Today, we introduce you one of our young French ambassadors : the very talented Clara Maître. On the occasion of the TDA of Le Mans on February 21, 22 and 23, our teams were able to meet her and thus create an interview. To find out more about this deserving rider, you can read more about her just below :
- Could you introduce yourself ?
My name is Clara maître, I’m 14 years old. I’m a jumping rider and I ride at the Saint-Leu stables.
- When and how did you start riding ? What about competition ?
I started riding when I was 4 years old, it’s been 10 years now. For my birthday, my mom took me to a pony ride and since, I have never stopped ! I started competition tow years later, when I was six.
- Could you introduce us your ponies ?
I have three ponies. First, I have Ramauna de Raches, a 14-years old mare of proven origin. She is pretty calm and very smart. I love her ! Then, I have Celtik de Mioko, he’s an 8 years-old Connemara stallion. He’s very smart and has a lot of strength. He’s gifted so he’s really great ! Finally, I have Nieland’s Joris, a 10-years old New Forest. He has a lot of character, but also a lot of strength and means so It’s going pretty well !
- What are your sports goals for this year ?
Foy my sports goals this year, with Celtik, I would like to do AS Pony Elite pretty well. And with Nieland's Joris, to remake AS Pony 1 good as well.
- How do you organize yourself between school and your ponies ?
I’m in a regular secondary school so I don’t have an adjusted schedule. So, with my coach, we set up a schedule where I ride four times a week : Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. And the other days, I work on my classes and make sure Ihave as little homework as possible.
Yes, Marcus Ehning !
- Do you have a rider who inspires you ?
PS : If you want, the video interview is available on our YouTube Channel !