Name:
Monika
Surmane:
Martini
Date of birth:
22/01/1992
Country:
Greece
Trainer:
Dietmar Gugler

Competitions and results

Latest results

'S-Hertogenbosch CSI 5* 140 class 1st place,140 class 12th place.

Oliva CSI 1* 140 1st place, 4th place.

2014
Greek Seniors Championship, 145-150 , 4 rounds. 1st place.

Dreams and thoughts

Since the day that I can remember I have been riding in Greece, a country not really renowned for its horse riding level. I had the luck to compete in some shows abroad, including the European Championships from children’s to YR’s. However, being based in Greece never gave me the chance to be prepared for such shows and to perform to my full potential.
Since 2011 I have been very lucky to be riding a mare of great quality, Cleopatra VI. Thanks to our good results, in national and international shows last year, we are currently ranked first in both Greek riders’ and horses’ ranking lists. Although I am proud of being number one in Greece, I am fully aware that that does not mean much!
The Young Riders Academy is an opportunity for me to take my riding to a whole different level; a level which I cannot even dream of reaching by jumping only 6 international shows per year.
I wish I was young enough to jump again the Europeans in Arezzo,  with the others guys from Young Riders Academy.  Meanwhile I am really enjoying the training in Germany with Dietmar Gugler.