Danish Team Rider Mikala Münter Becomes American Citizen, to Ride for USA
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WELLINGTON, Florida, Oct. 26, 2018–Mikala Münter, who rode for Denmark at the 2014 World Equestrian Games and the 2015 European Championships, became an American citizen Friday, 15 years after moving to Florida with her family. She intends to ride under the United States flag.
Mikala, 50, the mother of two children, had the most competition success on My Lady, a Danish Warmblood mare owned by former Dane Janne Rumbough, a longtime resident of Palm Beach, Florida and active amateur rider. My Lady was retired in May, 2017.
Mikala and My Lady won more than $200,000 on Wellington’s Global Dressage Festival winter circuit. In addition to riding for Denmark at the 2014 WEG and 2015 Europeans, the pair competed at the World Cup Finals in Lyon, France in 2014 and Las Vegas in 2015 as well as four Danish championships and five Nations Cups on both sides of the Atlantic.
“I am excited to announce that as of today, October 26, 2018 I am a US Citizen,” Mikala reported on her Facebook page. “15 years ago when my family and I first moved here I had no idea that I one day would be waving the American flag. Thank you for having me here and making me feel at home.”
Lars Petersen, an Olympic, World Games and World Cup competitor for Denmark who first moved to the United States more than 35 years ago, became an American citizen in 2016 and a year later opted to ride under the U.S. flag. He trains some of the riders, including Daniel Bachmann Andersen, at Denmark’s Blue Hors stud.