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Mathilda Karlsson Riding Waves of Success: The Unstoppable Journey of an Equestrian Icon

4 March 2024 03:15 pm

Introducing Mathilda Karlsson, an accomplished equestrian luminary whose journey to international acclaim epitomizes dedication and passion in the world of competitive riding. Born in Sri Lanka and raised in Sweden,Mathilda’s deep-rooted love for horses blossomed early, propelling her to pursue a career in the equestrian arena. With unwavering commitment, she transitioned from a groom to a rider, establishing her own stable and conquering elite competitions like the Global Champions League.Mathilda’s crowning achievement came with her beloved equine partner, Chopin VA, with whom she realized her Olympic dreams. Beyond the arena, Mathilda is a philanthropist advocating for global education and a fashion enthusiast known for her elegant style. Through her journey, she inspires aspiring riders worldwide, embodying the ethos of authenticity, resilience, and unwavering passion. 

Words - Sachini Perera

To start the interview, could you introduce yourself to our readers?

I’m Mathilda Karlsson, and I proudly represented Sri Lanka at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 alongside my once-in-a-lifetime horse, Chopin VA. Born in Sri Lanka and adopted into a family in Sweden as a baby, my upbringing in Sweden nurtured my passion for horses. Later, I relocated to Germany to pursue my professional career working with these magnificent animals.

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