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Jonna Esser (14) started late with the pony jumping, but then launched right through. In March 2019, the young rider took in part on her pony at an A-jumping and crying as it is not as closed as they had hoped.

Jonna Esser bei den deutschen Jugendmeisterschaften. © Giesen Jonna eaters at the German Junior Championships.

Still, the tournament was something like an initial ignition. The young Wipperfürtherin put her fear from, developed rapidly, and three years later, has qualified on her gray mare catness for the final of the World Cup Trophy. go after Christmas in Mechelen, Belgium 20 best pony riders and equestrians at the start. Jonna Esser is one of only two German riders and is ranked in third place. In Denmark and Lyon they had qualified on catness.

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Although her four year-old sister Milja was also a successful show jumper in the family tradition, Jonna took a long time until they dared. "She was scared and did not come until late in the show jumping," says Mother Eve eaters. Here, the equestrian runs in the family, Milja and Jonna grew with the horses on.

father Carsten Esser has a riding stable in Hueckeswagen, mother Eva rides as well and accompanied her 14-year-old daughter to the competitions and helping them to work in the stables and the horses. "It makes us all so much fun, the results are then the reward," she says.

Die 14-Jährige trainiert bei der RTG Silberberghof und lebt in Wipperfürth. © photo agency Dill The 14-year-old trained at the RTG silver Berghof and lives in Wipperfurth.

This Jonna who starts for the RTG silver Berghof, first not provoked the jumping. That changed when she took over eleven years, the success Pony Bente her sister. 2019 was Rheinische Vice Champion and was qualified for the German championships, where she was eighth straight away. There discovered the current German coach Karl Brocks them and since 2020 Jonna is owned by the Federal Executive of the Pony Riders on.

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Schnell und fehlerfrei absolvierte Jonna Esser alle vier Umläufe. © Giesen quick and error-free graduated Jonna eaters all four rounds.

In winter 2019, the young rider had already taken part in a Nations Cup in Switzerland and had been with the team second. With the Pony Jonna toured the world now and takes over the year distributed in international competitions. 2020 was then marked by the Corona pandemic and championships were canceled. Jonna eaters competed in Nations Cups on the pony and the large horse.

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the student reach their big goal and qualified for the European Championship in Poland. There opted mother and daughter that Jonna is to start with their debut on the experienced Bente.

Since the bangs her teammate Eva Kunkel had failed, the Wipperfürtherin asked her catness available. Eva Kunkel missed on the gray mare just a medal and was best German, Jonna Esser took on Bente 15th place with 52 starters. At age 13 she was the youngest rider at the European Championships.

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Two more years with the ponies

For Jonnas mother were at the German championships a fair price for their generous gesture to have asked the teammate the catness available. Daughter Janna won gold in show jumping. The only rider who Wipperfürtherin at the three championship days catness had no jumping faults in all four rounds.

The team was the young rider in the Dutch Kronenberg in the final of the Nations Award Series third parties.

until she is 16 years old, must Jonna eaters compete yet with the ponies, the EM in the coming year is again their goal. In parallel, trains and launches it on the big horse and preparing for the Junior Sports. First successful tournaments she has already ridden. "The CHIO in Aachen is my dream," says the 14-year-old. In addition to the School of Equestrian Sport takes all her spare time.

Her mother is glad that Jonna has two more years on the pony, "The time on the pony is awesome, even a really perfect world," says Eva eaters.

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