Heath Farm, Chipping Norton, England
- Team Bronze Medal at the European Championships in 2013
- Winning two Regional Championships
- Winning her first Polo tournament
Rose Hugh Smith, Between dressage and polo fields, a love of horses and sport.
Why this rider?
Rose was one of the first dressage feminine riders to join Horse Pilot adventure. Rigor, precision, elegance, her discipline brought a lot to the brand. High level competitor, Rose divides her time between dressage and polo fields. A passion for horses and complementary values make so that we are proud to stand by her in her rise.
Why Horse Pilot?
I think the question is who wouldn’t want Horse Pilot as a sponsor! They effortlessly blend innovative, technological designs with style and elegance, meaning not only are the clothes perfect to wear anywhere but help improve my performance. The ethos of the brand and their focus on sustainability and environmentally friendly techniques puts them above and beyond in my eyes. It is amazing to work with a brand that also recognises the amazing contribution horses make, not only to our sport, but to our lives as a whole. I am honoured to be supported by Horse Pilot and I think it would be any rider's dream.
Any Ritual ?
I always listen to my favorite podcast when I plait my horse in preparation for a show and always make sure they get carrots and apples as soon as they are untacked.
A fact linked to Horse Pilot
I first stumbled upon Horse Pilot in a small tack shop in Germany and loved their clothes immediately! I googled the brand to see if I could order some clothes and noticed they had an ambassador challenge running. I decided to apply, not thinking I would ever be picked as I was only a junior rider at the time, but I soon became a part of the team and have never looked back!
A mantra ?
"Somewhere behind the athlete you've become, and the hours of practice, and the trainers who have pushed you, is a little girl who fell in love with horses and never looked back."