Name:
Wilma
Surmane:
Marklund
Date of birth:
23/03/1999
Country:
Sweden
Trainer:
Henk Nooren

Competitions and Results

July 2019

European Championship Zuidwolde 

Dreams and Thoughts

I am born and raised in Piteå in the north of Sweden, near the arctic circle.

I have always loved horses and I started riding before I could even walk.

When I was three years old I got diagnosed with cancer and lost my right eye as a result.

The first time that I competed in the Swedish championships as a junior in 2015 I won the gold medal, and I have won twice more since then. For my entire equestrian career I have trained with Michael Schultz and my mother, Linda Marklund.

I received a degree from a three year program focused on math, data and technology. Directly after I finished school I went to Germany to work as a rider at Thomas Brandt Sportpferde.

My favourite activity during winter time in Sweden is to ride snowmobiles with friends.

I am extremely honoured to be a part of the YRA team 2019 and to exploit all opportunites offered by the YRA program to develop my career and pursuing my dreams.