Interview with Mathilda T Karlsson


Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

I fell in love with horses as a little girl and it came naturally to me to try making a career as a Showjumping rider.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

I became the first-ever Sri Lankan equestrian to qualify for the Olympics.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

To put small but many reachable goals and to enjoy the ride.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

Yes, I am grateful to my trainers during the years of sweat, tears, and laughter.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

I am trying the best I can, helping kids and young women in Sri Lanka and all over the world.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

“Be the best version of your self”, I think it’s very important to try to push yourself to always become better and a better person, to become a person and live a life you can be proud of.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

The readers can follow me on various platforms of social media. I’m most active on Instagram (Im_mathildatkarlsson), but also available on Facebook (Mathilda Karlsson) and YouTube channel (MathildaK84).

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