Mikael ”Mikko” Forstén

Mikael’s ability to ride very different horses comes from a deep understanding regarding modern showjumping and horses themselves. Mikael has very good flatwork skills and he can really improve horses’ physiological weakness. Mikael has ridden and jumped over a thousand different horses over the past +30 years and taken lessons from some of the world absolute best trainers. He has seen the modernisation of current showjumping and understands it demands regarding both the rider and their horses. Mikael has a long list of successful trainees whom have climbed up to international level.

Mikael has been very active in other sports as well- he has competed in racing, down hill skiing, football, ice hockey and triathlon.

 

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Just a fraction of Mikael’s results

2012 NAT. Finnish Show Jumping Championship winner (Isaac du Jonquet)
2012 NAT. Finnish Volkswagen leading rider Grand Prix winner (Nandele)
2012 NAT. Savonlinna Tapiola Grand Prix winner (Nandele)
2011 CSIW5* Bordeaux world cup qualifier 9th place (Nandele)
2011 CSI3* Lummen Grand Prix seventh place (Isaac du Jonquet)
2010 WEG Kentucky 34th place (Nandele)
2010 CSI2* Neeroeteren Grand Prix second place (Nandele)
2010 CSIW Leipzig 150cm fifth place (Nandele)
2009 CSIW London world cup qualifier ninth place (Nandele)
2009 EU-CH Windsor final result eleventh place (Isaac du Jonquet)
2009 CSIO3* Bratislava Nations Cup team comp. double clear and second place (Nandele)
2009 CSIO3* Copenhagen Nations Cup team comp. fourth place (Maike)
2009 CSIO5* Lummen Grand Prix eighth place (Maike)
2009 CSIW Final Las Vegas final result thirteenth place (Isaac du Jonquet)
2009 CSIW4* s’Hertogenbosch 150cm qualifier third place (Nandele)
2009 CSIW5* Bordeaux world cup qualifier fifth place (Isaac du Jonquet)
2009 CSIW5* Zurich World Cup qualifier second place (Isaac du Jonquet)
2009 CSIW5* Zurich Rolex Grand Prix sixth place (Isaac du Jonquet)
2009 CSIW5* Zurich Mercedes Swiss Master sixth place (Isaac du Jonquet)
2008 CSIW3* Mechelen Grand Prix fifth place (Skybreaker)
2008 CSIW5* London World Cup qualifier fifth place (Isaac du Jonquet)
2008 CSIW5* Geneva World Cup qualifier thirteenth place (Isaac du Jonquet)
2008 CSIW5* Amsterdam World Cup qualifier winner (Isaac du Jonquet)
2007 CSI3* Zuidlaren Grand Prix second place (Isaac du Jonquet)
2007 CSIW4* Helsinki World Cup qualifier seventh place (Isaad du Jonquet)
2007 CSI3* Giubiasco Grand Prix second place (Skybreaker)
2007 CSIW4* Amsterdam Grand Prix seventh place (Isaad du Jonquet)
2006 CSI2* Wisbecq Grand Prix victory (Quinault)
2006 CSIO4* Ypäjä Grand Prix fourth place (Skybreaker)
2006 CSIW5* Kuala Lumpur Putra Cup victory (Melansa)
2006 CSIW5* Kuala Lumpur Grand Prix fifth place (Melansa)
2005 CSI2* Mons Ghlin Grand Prix sixth place (Melansa)
2005 CSIO4* Hamina Nations Cup team comp. victory (Napoleon)
2004 CSIW4* Mechelen 150cm second place (Melansa)
2004 CSIW5* Geneva Grand Prix fifth place (Melansa)
2004 CSIW4* Helsinki World Cup qualifier ninth place (Indira)
2004 CSIO4* Ypäjä Grand Prix victory (Indira)
1996 CSIW4* Bologna World Cup qualifier seventh place (Invitation)
1995 CSIW4* Bologna Grand Prix victory (Invitation)

Four time Finnish Senior Champion (Invitation, Jeffrey, Charleen, Isaac du Jonquet)
Two times young riders Finnish Champion (Zephyr)

 

Noora Forstén

Noora made a sensational rise to the Finnish national team with the help of Mikael and her former trainer Henk Nooren. Since those days Noora has jumped many Nations Cups and been internationally successful with several horses. Noora is a precise rider whom emphasizes the importance of dressage and relaxation.

Noora enjoys yoga and pilates on her spare time.

 

Some of Noora’s results:

2015 NAT. Tampereen Palkinto winner (Lord Lohengrin)
2012 NAT. Finnish Tapiola Grand Prix series winner (Quinault)
2012 NAT. Helsinki Tapiola Grand Prix Final 150cm winner (Quinault)
2010 CSI2* Valencia Grand Prix 7. place (Lavillon)
2009 CSIW5* Helsinki Grand Prix 4. place (Quinault)
2009 CSIO4* Barcelona Copa la Reina 155cm 5. place (Quinault)
2009 CSIO4* Bratislava Nations Cup team competition 2. place (Vasco)
2009 CSI2* Moorsele Grand Prix 5. place (Campari)
2009 CSI2* Neeroeteren Grand Prix 2. place (Quinault)
2008 CSIW3* Mechelen Grand Prix 6. place (Vasco)
2008 CSI2* Brussels Grand Prix 8. place (Winnie PV)
2007 CSI2* Toledo Grand Prix 2. place (Condino)
2007 CSIO4* Hamina Nations Cup double clear (Cagliostro)
2007 CSI3* Balve OBO Betterman Preis 155cm 5. place (Condino)
2006 CSIW4* Helsinki Grand Prix 3. place (Navarro)
2006 CSI3* Gera Grand Prix 3. place (Cagliostro)
2006 CSIO4* Ypäjä Grand Prix 3. place (Cagliostro)
2006 CSIW5* Kuala Lumpur Power & Grace Trophy 155cm 3. place (Cagliostro)
2005 CSI2* Brussels Grand Prix 2. place (Navarro)
2005 CSIO4* Hamina Nations Cup team competition winner (Navarro)
2005 CSI3* Vejer de la Frontera Grand Prix 3. place (Isaac du Jonquet)
2002 YR NAT indoor Finnish Championship winner (Curry H)
2002 YRC Finnish YR Championship 3. place (Curry H)

 

Petra Huru

Petra Huru is a 25-years old rider from Pori, Finland. Having trained with Mikael unregularly for some years already Petra started as our full time home rider in the summer of 2015. Petra has had national success with her own horse Stranger and currently manages and rides Forstén-Pentti stable horses. Petra is a hard worker and has a good attitude.

 

Lauriane Peirani

Lauriane Peirani is a 24-years old rider and groom from France. She has groomed for Forstén-Pentti stables since June and followed us also now to Finland. Lauriane has long grooming experience and is always very sensitive and attentive with horses. She is our main show groom.