Born on April 9, 1990, Emma has always been surrounded by horses. Emma’s mother was a Grand Prix showjumper herself, winning many competitions in Switzerland and in France. Smitten by the horses, Emma started riding ponies at home and went on to compete in the international rings – with success from the beginning.
When Emma’s sister Charlotte became too old to ride ponies, the two started riding horses together. Emma competed several horses at junior level, and before she knew it at senior level too – at the very young age of 16. At the age of 17, Emma competed in her first international World Cup qualifier in Leipzig with one of her previous top horses Gibson – finishing 9th, an impressive debut result.
At the age of 17, Emma competed in her first international World Cup qualifier in Leipzig– finishing 9th
It was with her horse L. Silver Joter that Emma got her international breakthrough. The two finished third in the CSI3* Grand Prix of Dresden in 2008, and qualified for the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Kentucky. Very sadly, Silver had a terrible accident and Emma had to let him go – withdrawing from the championships.
Having her best horse pass away, Emma focused on her young horses – using 2010 to 2014 to build up new ones.
Danthe RDPS was a young mare that Emma bought at the age of four in 2007, and she brought Emma back to the highest level of the sport. The two had plenty of top results together, including international wins in Hardelot and Linz, and earned their qualification for the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy. While the WEG-experience was unforgettable, Emma unfortunately did not have the result she desired – but still gained a lot of experience being able to participate at such an event which was a major step in her career.
In 2014, Emma competed at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy with Danthe RDPS
2014 was also the year when Emma made the decision to move to the Netherlands – basing herself at her trainer Vincent Voorn’s stable. A wise choice: Emma’s career has flourished since then.
At the end of 2014, Emma's sister Charlotte broke her wrist falling off Charly Brown. While Charlotte was out of action, Emma was riding and showing Charly and the two happened to become a great team. Emma brought Charly up to the highest level in less than eight months, jumping many clear rounds in Grand Prix classes and Nations Cups. In 2015, Emma and Charly was on the winning Czech team in the CSIO4* Nations Cup of Linz producing the only double clear round. They qualified for the 2015 European Championships in Aachen, and was also part of the Czech team that won the 2015 Furusiyya Nations Cup Europe Division 2 – qualifying for the final in Barcelona and for Europe Division 1 in 2016.
Emma’s first Nations Cup victory came in 2015 with the Czech team at CSIO4* Linz, and that same year she competed at her first senior European Championships in Aachen
In 2016, the Czech team was unfortunately not qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero – so Emma used the year to continue to develop the depth in her string of horses.
The year included several victories for Emma and her young horses Brighton Bay, Miss Pepper Pots and J.C.S. Chacco Dia, as well as with Copia and Kanonja – the latter won the CSI2* Grand Prix in Brussels with Emma in September 2016. Alongside this, Emma was slowly stepping up Diva to Grand Prix level. With the sale of Charly Brown in the autumn of 2016, Emma was ready to start a new chapter – this time with Diva leading the way as her main horse.
With Diva, Emma competed at the 2017 European Championships in Gothenburg
2017 was Emma and Diva’s breakthrough year on the international circuit as a combination. At only 9 years of age, Diva competed at the 2017 European Championships in Gothenburg. The two also had many other highlights during the 2017-season, including international wins in Vejer de la Frontera and Eindhoven as well as top five-placings in the Grand Prix classes in Vejer de la Frontera, Linz and Ommen. During 2017, Emma also took home international wins with Brighton Bay, Cadell, Copia, Estella W, Gradetty and Kanonja.
In June 2018, Emma won the CSI4* Grand Prix of Poznan with Diva as well as ending second in the CSI3* Grand Prix of Mannheim and 4th in the CSI3* Grand Prix of Eschweiler.
For 2018, Emma has her eyes set on the World Equestrian Games in Tryon