Name:
Jack
Surmane:
Dodd
Date of birth:
02/05/1993
Country:
Ireland
Trainer:
Markus Ehning

Competitions and results

Lier CSI 2* LR 145 2nd place

Opglabbeek CSI 3* LR 145 1st place

Moorsele CSI 2* GP 4th place

Münster CSI 4* LR 155 class 4th place, 140 class 3rd place, 150 class 5th place

Wilkow CSI 3* GP 9th place, LR 150 class 2nd place, 145 class 6th place

Selva di Val Gardena CSI 3* GP 7th place, LR 150 class 4th place

 

 

Dreams and thoughts

Well I do have a lot of dreams, mainly big ones which might not be possible in the next year but I believe with the help of the YRA I can improve myself not just as a rider but as a person to achieve those dreams.

I know I might not have the experience and horses it takes to go to a senior championship and win a medal now. However the beauty of showjumping is that you can have a long career. I believe that with the help of Marcus Ehning I can be a great rider. I also believe that with the help of the education programme I can learn how to improve myself all round as a person in order to find these top horses, produce them, manage a stable and take proper care of the horses, because nowadays just being a good rider isn't enough to be the best.

In the next year I want to achieve a lot. I'm lucky enough to have amazing horses, a world class coach and I am part of the most prestigious academy for young riders in the world so there is no excuse for not achieving.

I really hope to get the chance to compete at some of the bigger shows on the calendar this year hopefully the ones with the biggest crowds. I believe that apart from riding on Nations Cups and Championships, there is nothing like riding at the traditional shows such as Verona, Geneva, Rome, Aachen and of course Dublin. Thanks to the young rider academy I am a lot more than one step closer to getting there.