Samantha is a professional dressage instructor and trainer. Originally from the U.K., she trained in Europe with some of the best dressage masters in the world, namely Johann Riegler (Chief Rider of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna) and Ferdi Eilberg (International Grand Prix rider and former Coach of the U.K. Eventing Team). During these years she competed heavily in dressage, eventing and in-hand and ridden showing classes, and became qualified as a U.K. dressage judge.
In 2002 she moved to the U.S. and after a couple of years started her own business. With a strong emphasis on training and producing young horses, Samantha ran her business on the East Coast for almost nine years, during which time she produced, competed and sold countless horses for breeders and individual owners, accumulating many Championships and winnings in Dressage, Young Horse, breed classes and others. Her students also enjoyed much success in the show ring. Samantha also produces and presents mares and stallions for their inspections and performance tests.
The last few years have been spent working in Southern Africa, training, show riding and conducting sales for some of the top stud farms in various countries there. Her most recent wins include Champion and Reserve Champion at the National Arabian Championships in Namibia. Samantha's training methods establish the horse and rider as true athletes, and her training programs help to ensure that every horse and rider reaches their full potential.