Raised among horses in Sweden, Fred began competing very early in western events. At the age of 19, Fred moved across an ocean to work with reining legend, Bob Loomis, at Loomis Ranch in Oklahoma. Thirty short days later, Bob offered Fred the job of a lifetime and he remained at the ranch for the next 6 years, honing his horsemanship skills. During that time, Fred was part of the crew that started the first foal crop from 12 million dollar sire, Topsail Whiz, and earned his first NRHA money on one of these colts.
From Loomis Ranch, Fred trained more than a decade at Nedpoint Quarter Horses for Irmgard Geul. During these years, Fred rode many champion horses, including Banjo Whiz, on whom he won the 2003 AQHA Reserve World Championship in Junior Reining.
Additionally, Fred was honored to represent his home country at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky. Here he made history as the first Swedish rider to ever qualify for the Individual Finals.
In addition to these accomplishments, Fred earned an international title in 1999 as European Champion in Junior Reining and has ridden multiple Finalists in the NRHA Open Futurity, NRHA Open Derby, and the National Reining Breeders Classic
Fred currently trains out of his ranch in Pilot Point, Texas where he remains dedicated to pursuing his passion for working with reining horses and their riders.