Corona Times: Hit & Run with Lone Jørgensen

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 21:03
Hit & Run
Lone Jorgensen at the 2012 CDIO Rotterdam :: Photo © Astrid Appels

In corona times we are all ordered to stay at home, self quarantine, and do social distancing. With more time on your hands to spend online, Eurodressage launches a "Hit & Run" interview series so that you get to know the world's most famous dressage riders and personalities more closely. 

Danish born Grand Prix rider Lone Jørgensen began her professional career in 1982 when she moved from Denmark to Germany to work at her husband Ulli Eggers' yard. Her first international successes were achieved on Wempe Jewel (sold to Van der Vorm for Leida Strijk, also competed by Christoph Koschel) and then FBW Kennedy with whom she competed at the 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003 European Championships and 2000 Sydney Olympics. She sold the horse to Jane Clark for Robert Dover to ride. Her next Grand Prix horse was FBW Ludewig on which she rode the  2004 Olympics Games, 2005 World Cup Finals, 2005 European Championships and 2006 World Equestrian Games (sold to Brazil afterwards), followed by the top mare Donna Asana, which sold to Evelyn Haim-Swarovski. With FBW De Vito she rode the 2012 World Cup Finals (Sold to Stable Pinnenberg for Martin Christensen to ride). In 2012 Lone and Ulli decided to emigrate to Australia, where they have been running a training facility. Lone has now declared for Australia and made her come back to the CDI ring in 2019 and became Australian Grand Prix Champion. 

Hit & Run - Lone Jørgensen

What is your earliest memory? 

I got bitten by a dog when I was 5 or 6 year old. 

Which person alive do you admire the most and why?

The Danish Queen. She’s an amazing down to earth woman 

When were you the happiest?

When my daughter was born and at her wedding a few months ago. 

What is your biggest fear?

To lose any family members . 

What was your first thought today?

My dog is taking too much space in the bed.

What is your most annoying character trait?

Stubborn at times ... quite often actually 

Which trait do you dislike the most in other people?


What is your dearest possession?

My family and my dogs 

If you look into the future, what do you see?

A corona free world hopefully 

What makes you unhappy?

Nothing really. 

What is the love of your life?

My family and my dogs 

What was the best choice you ever took in life?

Started riding

What's your guilty pleasure?

Becoming a bit lazy during lockdown

What do you owe to your parents?

Spending more time with them when it was possible. 

Who can sit next to you at your dream dinner table?

Michelle Obama

What was the worst job you ever did?

Working in a nursery green house at 40 degrees .

What was your biggest disappointment in life?

When a friend cheated on me . 

What would you change if you can go back into the past?


Name one thing that would improve your quality of life?

Having more time

What is your biggest achievement?

Having brought up a caring and honest minded daughter

What is the most important life lesson you have learnt?

Carpe diem

Where would you like to be right now? 

in warm Queensland (it's winter and raining here) 

What's your favourite scent?

The murraya flower 

Which character would you dress up in for Halloween?

I don't like dressing up

To whom would you like to say sorry?

I say it when it’s has to be said 

What does love feel like for you?


When are you most relaxed?

On holiday

What super power would you like to have?

To be able to fly 

When did you last cry, and why?

At my mum's funeral

When were you closest to death?

haven’t been close yet, I think 

How do you want to be remembered?

As a quirky but nice person. 

Related Links
Lone Jorgensen is the 2019 Australian Grand Prix Champion
Lone Jorgensen to Move to Australia
Dressage Next to the Castle: A Touch of CDI to the 2011 CDN Ludwigsburg
FBW Kennedy Passed Away
FBW De Vito Acquired as Ride for Martin Christensen
Donna Asana Sold to Evelyn Haim-Swarovski