#KnowYourColleague – with this series of articles we highlight our colleagues’ hobbies and their stories. We aim to create a safe space where everyone is welcome to bond and share their adventures as we grow as a community.
Our colleague and Marketing Director, Valentina Rusnac, has a passion for multiple sports including horse riding and diving.
For the last seven years, Valentina has been busy with Equestrian and, despite never really having had an ambition to ride horses, she has fallen in love with the sport from the first day of training.
Last year she qualified in the first category in equestrianism and is now a rider representing Republic of Moldova. Valentina is now in the process of gaining the status of a Candidate in Masters of Equestrian Sports and, although she still has a lot to learn, she is determined to reach that goal.
Equestrianism has become an important part of her life so Valentina has a daily routine that needs to be respected. Early in the morning (from 06:00 till 07:30) she gets ready for training with her buddy, Reglament, who is a British/Latvian breed of horse. For three hours, four times a week, she spends time training and preparing Reglament.
Another passion of Valentina’s is diving and last year, she has received a certificate as an Advanced Diver and reached a maximum depth of 50 meters in the Red Sea.
During the winter she also is busy with skiing and recently passed a beginner’s certificate on the slopes in Austria.