In 1967 Kyra
participated in her very first competition, the Nordic Cup
in Lahtis, Finland. She rode a horse called Dragon in a novice
jumping class. After winning two classes, the chef d'equipe
of the Finnish jumping team asked if the horse was capable
of jumping in a higher class. If he were, he and Kyra would
be included in the junior team. Although she had never jumped
at the higher level, Kyra relied on Dragon, and answered yes.
With Kyra on the team, Finland won the Nordic cup and individually
she was placed second.
left school 1972. She planned to become a veterinarian, however
she went to Stromsholm to take a year out and learn more about
riding before her studies began. She stayed for more than
two years and became so enthusiastic about the horses that
the veterinary career was shelved.
She left Stromsholm and returned to Finland to work with showjumpers
for a year.
Kyra on Piccolo
Moscow Olympics in 1980
Two years later,
Kyra's parents bought her first horse, Kasper. That same year,
Kyra participated in three different Finnish junior championships.
She won the dressage competition, was second in the eventing
and fourth in the jumping - all with Kasper.
school horse Laura
Kyra gained a thorough theoretical framework along the traditional
military lines that permeate Europe. This was to form the
solid foundation for the strongly practical emphasis she was
to have in Germany.
in the world have managed to train and successfully compete
so many different horses in international Grand Prix dressage.
Kyra has obtained this exceptional result fourteen times,
with Piccolo, Nör, Matador, Ramon Navaro, Edinburg, Vancouver,
Flyinge Amiral, Midt-West Ibi-Light, Dakar, Patrick of Finland,
Master, Asterix, Lillemarkens Arkibal and Max.