Even as a baby Melina started having contact with horses. She inherited the Love for horses from her father, who has always bred showjumping horses and who was in a younger age a successful showjumping rider. At the age of four, with Pamela her first Pony, she competed on her first show. Than came Pony Suleika a very competitive Pony, that made her more eager to continue competing.
Trained by her father, Melina achieved a lot of success and started winning many golden ribbons. At the age of fourteen Melina rode her first Grand Prix with a gelding, bred by her father. Her success leaded her to become a member of the German Team, representing her country in Junior Championships.