Per Michanek

At 59 Per is amongst the oldest riders on the field but his fitness should not be in doubt as he rides every day mostly in flat and jump race training (but also show-jumping, hunting, team chase).

Per's horses have four times won the 'Jump Race Horse of the Year'. He feeds them, grooms them, shoes them, does all their training, transport and veterinary care.

Outside the saddle he is busy jogging 6 km most days, playing tennis twice a week, skiing (snow and water), and diving.

Adventures? Not really, the Derby is my first, although some would say I do them all the time. I am seldom bored.
— Per