Equestrian: Laura Gramaglia to represent Monaco at U21 World Championships

Monaco's Laura Gramaglia

Having battled through injury, Monegasque rider Laura Gramaglia will compete in the FEI U21 Endurance World Championships, which are set to take place in September.

The 2023 World Championships will take place in Castelsagrat in the Tarn-et-Garonne, and thanks to her impressive exploits this summer, Gramaglia will be there. The young rider, part of the EFG Monaco team, had to undergo knee surgery recently, but despite being rushed back to training in order to qualify for the event on 2nd September, she has successfully qualified for the tournament.

19-year-old Gramaglia and her team were pressed for time, but were determined not to miss out on the qualification deadline of 17th July. This meant that there was no option but for Gramaglia to ride Raya de Galonne in a CEI 120km endurance event in Barre-des-Cévennes earlier this month. A technically and physically demanding course, the Monegasque rider nonetheless got the job done and made the Top 10, a requirement for qualification for the World Championships.

A podium for another young Monegasque rider

A day later, Marie Roung, a 14-year-old rider from the Principality, also a part of EFG Monaco, rode Bahidja Al Mounira to second place in what was only her first CEN 20km race.

Gramaglia will next compete in a French Championship qualifier on 12th August in Gréoux les Bains, ahead of the World Championships taking place in just over one month’s time.

The future is seemingly very bright for Monaco’s young riders.


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