Achievements

Sophie’s success as a rider & trainer has won her many awards, here are her most notable National & International achievements.

 

Grand Prix prize giving at the Cornish Dressage Festival, July 2012

2017

  • Passed all three sections of the British Dressage List 1 Judges exam. 2017 is the first year that judging exams have become modular and it means that Sophie is now a List 1 BD Judge (the highest level possible in GB) and allowed to judge all British Dressage classes at all levels, up to and including Grand Prix.

2016

  • Upgraded to become a British Dressage List 2 Judge – able to judge all levels of British Eventing classes, all British Dressage Young Horse classes and all British Dressage classes up to and including Prix St Georges level.

2015

  • 7th in Intermediare 1 Freestyle at Myerscough Premier League Show

2014

  • 4th in PetPlan Intermediare 1 Area Festival

2012

  • Winner of both the FEI Grand Prix & FEI Intermediare 2 classes at the Cornish Dressage Festival

2011

  • Winning debut at Grand Prix level
  • 8th in Grand Prix at Myerscough Premier League show

2010

  • 4th in Intermediare 2 at Hartpury Premier League show
  • Finalist in Badminton Young International Dressage Horse Championships

2007

  • 5th in Prix St Georges at PetPlan Festival Final
  • Winner PetPlan Prix St Georges Area Festival (for the second time)

2006

  • PetPlan Prix St Georges Area Festival Winner

2005

  • Awarded European Union Leonardo Scholarship to train Riding Instructors in Spain.

2001

  • GB Team for Student Riding Nations Cup, Italy:
    Team & Individual Gold (Dressage & Show Jumping)

2000

  • GB Team, World University Equestrian Championships, Switzerland: Winning individual bronze in dressage.
  • Finalist in the Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year Awards.
  • University of Bath Martin Hedges Award for Outstanding Commitment to Coaching & Furthering Sport for Others.
  • British University Sports Association Bursary for Services to University Sport.

1999

  • GB Team for Student Riding Nations Cup, USA:
    Individual 4th (Dressage & Show Jumping).
  • University of Bath Full Blue for Outstanding Performance & Commitment to Riding.
  • Young Farmers Club Horse Judge & Stable Management National Champion.

1998

  • National Student Show Jumping Champion.
  • GB Team for Student Riding Nations Cups;
    Switzerland: Individual 5th (Dressage & Show Jumping)
    Luxembourg: Individual 10th (Dressage & Show Jumping)

1997

  • University of Bath Sports Bursary.
  • Individual Dressage Silver Medal at British University Games.

1996

  • Member of GB Young Rider Dressage Squad.
  • Selected as a Pony Club Visiting Instructor.

1995

  • Selected as a Pony Club Advanced Young Instructor.

1993

  • National Schools Dressage Champion (Team & Open Individual titles).

1991

  • Second National Junior Horse Trials Championships.

1990 – 1991

  • British Dressage Group’s Talent Spotting Finalist.

1988

  • Young Judge of the Year Finalist at Horse of the Year Show.

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