- Anna Kellnerova
- Competing for: Czech Republic
Anna began competing at the age of 12. In 2011 she resided in England, where she trained under Kenneth Clawson however now trains in Prague, Czech Republic.
From a young age, Anna always loved horses and being around them. Because nobody in her family was connected to them in any way, she would beg my mom to take me and see them when ever she had the opportunity. They would drive around the country side and if they spotted a stable, they would knock on their door and ask if she could help them carry buckets of water or sweep the ground. After a while her parents realised that Anna wouldn’t let go of my passion, and she joined a pony club at the age of twelve. After a year, her coach at that time suggested that she make a national license which led to her first contact with the sport. Eventually, Anna's first small experience with the international sport came at the age 15. Her first horse was a mare named Catherine who later gave her a colt called Oříšek.
At the same time, she began to train with the British trainer Kenneth Clawson and completed residency training in England where she also competed. In September 2011, she moved on to a successful cooperation with a new trainer, Marek Javorský. Together they won two championship titles in the junior category (teams in 2012 with Zonny and individuals in 2013 with Curley Sue). In 2013, she participated in the European Junior Championship with Kashmir and in the same year she also started competing in the top Czech cup series within the Czech Jumping Cup.
Thanks to the incredible support from her family as well as her closest friends, Anna was able to slowly gain more experience, jump in her first Nations Cup at the age of 19 with her boys Baccara and Kashmir, and work her way up in the sport. Now with the opportunity of attending the Global League and Champions Tour, she cannot wait to gain even more experience and compete with her great horses in the amazing locations.