Swedish A-team rider Michelle Hagman is pregnant and will be missing out on Swedish team selection for the 2017 European Championships in her home country this summer.
Hagman is currently four months pregnant and the baby is due in July. It will be the first baby for Michelle and her partner Arne.
"Yes we are expecting a child, so I will have to deal with that instead of going for the European Championships in Gothenburg," Hagman told the Swedish equestrian Ridsport adding that she has suffered much from morning sickness.
The 31-year old Hagman works as an assistant trainer at Gestut Sprehe in Loningen, Germany. She rides stallions Millennium and Furst Wilhelm amongts others as well as her Grand Prix horse Happiness, which was originally owned by the Rueben family but recently acquired by Sprehe.
Aboard the 12-year old Hanoverian mare Happiness (by Hochadel x Walt Disney), Hagman is one of Sweden's highest scoring combinations at the moment. At the 2016 CDI Frankfurt she finished fifth in the Grand Prix (72.600%) and third in the Special (72.784%).
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