Return to news index

Sadie Smith Trades in Carl Hester's Yard for Van Olst Horses

British Grand Prix rider Sadie Smith, Carl Hester's number one assistant rider; has traded in her job of five years at Hester's to cross the Channel and begin riding at Van Olst Horses in The Netherlands.

Sadie Smith is the unsung hero at Carl Hester's yard, the head assistant rider who does not get the press and publicity as does Charlotte Dujardin or trainer and employer Carl Hester. Smith succeeded Amy Woodhead, who decided in October 2016 to start her own business at her family's yard.

Five Years at Hester

Sadie went straight from school to work with horses. She worked for Roland Tong, Bent St. John Hames, as well as rode freeland for annie McDonald Hall and Sarah Tyler Evans, before she was offered the job as head assistant rider at Carl Hester's Oakelbrook Mill stables in Newent, U.K.

Please click here to read the rest of the article as it appears on the Eurodressage website.

Your browser is out of date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now