Rose Hugh Smith

Award Winning Rose

roseRose Hugh Smith was just seven when she got her first pony, a few months after her family moved into the former Peppard Rectory in 2005. Her riding was to develop into a passion and a focus that was to set her on a highly competitive road.

At the tender age of nine she won the under 21 Fledgling Championship at Addington and in succeeding years she was twice Reserve Champion at Addington. On the second occasion she excelled with a score of 78.5% and received a standing ovation from the judges.

This year, Rose was selected to ride for the Under 21s in Ireland at the Marlton Friendly International and became Reserve Champion Novice Pony Rider

Rose received the Glamour Award at the Under 21 Championships. Previous winners are currently in the GB or Young Riders squads. She has been invited to the viewing day for the National Squads so Rose hopes that these are good omens for fulfilling her ambition of riding for Britain.

Rose is torn between the thrill of eventing and the discipline of dressage but her current pony doesn’t jump so it’s dressage for now! Watch this space.