Katja MelkkoKatja Melkko is from Finland and she been around horses her whole life, she started out like so many other girls with riding horses.
When her family moved out to the country, she first got in contact with a trotter. The trotter Katja started to ride was a sister to a derby winner and after a few years they decided to take a foal by her. That foal was named Peggy Lady and was Katja first own real trotter, Peggy lady maid almost 1 million Swedish crowns.
Katja have built up her stable very carefully together with her sambo Janne Soronen. She trains about 30 horses today where the majority is young horses, and she reached several big accomplishments.
She raced the Elitlopp 2017 and 2020 with Elian web and she win the Criterium for Cold bloods in 2017 with Vixus.
Her biggest victory so far according to herself is the Derby victory with Elian web in 2016, Katja was the first Female trainer to ever win the Derby and of course it got a little extra special due to that her sambo Janne Soronen drove Elian Web to the Derby victory.
Katja started up her filial here at Julmyra in December 2018 with 4 horses and now the number of horses increased to 40 horses. So far in 2020 she has made over 5 million SEK got a winning percent of 20%. Elian Web win both The Paralympiatravet and Suur-Hollola 2020. This year she also became the first trainer ever to race in both the Elitlopp and the Elitkamp with Elian Web and Vixus.