Last summer Lina Uzunhasan made quite an impression at the FEI European Championship for Juniors. She performed there under the Turkish flag, but as of this year Lina will be competing for the USA. The 17-year-old rider who has a double nationality has chosen her native country instead of the country she grew up in.
George Williams, the United States Equestrian Federation USEF National Dressage Youth Coach says: “We are thrilled about Lina’s decision regarding her nationality and look forward to her riding for the US. I am sure she will continue to build on her recent successes and am excited to see what the future brings.”
Her trainer Anky van Grunsven predicts a bright future for her pupil: “Lina is young and inexperienced, but already capably of really improving a horse in a positive way. Her progression is impressive. If everything falls into place, we’ll see some really nice things from her in the future!”