Samantha Brown is an elite British Dressage rider who has competed nationally and internationally for Great Britain. She is also a well known trainer and prolific breeder of ponies.
2019 - Began with qualification of the Regionals for Holmegards Bastian and attending Myerscough Premier league. Myerscough is the first premier league of the season and so its always a good one to go and iron out the winter training. With some highs and lows from the event Sam is preparing for the season ahead and looking forward to really beginning to train her young horses this year. With her 5 year old and 4 year olds coming out under saddle and preparation it is sure to be an exciting year.
2018 - Sam will begin her first crop of young horses under saddle and continue to educate the young ponies and horses for sale. If you are looking for a quality young horse or pony then please contact Sam for further details of the sales list via Godrics Stud www.godricsstud.co.uk
2017 - Began well with the outstanding success of Snakes & Ladders and the introduction of leap frog also. Some exciting projects to end the year too! Your Horse Magazine continue to promote a few of the exercises from the Snakes & Ladders series with
2016 - A great year for developing the horses with Holmegards Bastian stepping up the levels and LE Chiffre being chosen for the European Championships in Sweden with his rider Lara Kuropatwa. They both did extremely well and finished as best of the Brits gaining top 10 in the Team and Kur and just outside in the individual. Sam also focused her efforts on some major events this year with another great Masterclass with Helen Langehanenberg, the first Rainbows and Flowers Charity Show, Masterclass with Spencer Wilton, Louise Bell, Super groom Alan Davies and the Olympic Dressage Gold medal horse Uthopia and then the finale for the year Masterclass with Carl Hester. Sam worked alongside Leamside Equestrian and the Piaffe Presents team to make both events a huge success. Unfortunately she broke her wrist and was unable to ride in the event which allowed her to focus on ensuring the team had that extra support in organising such an event.
2015 – Continued to develop her youngsters including breeding horses of her own and developing partnerships within the stud. Began working on a new project Samantha Brown Academy with the introduction of Snakes & Ladders Series 1 in a 6 part series. Spent time training in Germany.
2014 – Focused on developing her younger horses and qualifying for the Winter Regionals. Sam was an influential part in the organising of the Masterclass with Helen Langehanenberg at her base, Leamside Equestrian, Leamside, County Durham.
2013 – Represented British Young Breeders in Bollerup Sweden. This time as a senior competitor.
2012 - Developing youngsters and pony stallions in preparation for pairing through the T.E.S.A. program (www.theequinesportsacademy.co.uk)
Her young Pony Stallion, LE Chiffre, began his competitive career and did very well under saddle and started his competitive season this year. This was very exciting for Sam as Peanut is a homebred stallion from her own pony mare Tiger Lily and my other Pony Stallion, Caesar 171. She was present for his birth, showed him in hand as a foal where he achieved Best British Bred Pony Foal and then produced him for his stallion grading, backed and ridden away.
2011 - With no competition horse to rider Sam focused on education and training. She qualified as a British Dressage Assistant Stable Manager and gained her UCKK Level 2. Sam also then began training towards being one of the first British Young Breeder competitors. It was the first year for the British teams and a successful beginning for sure. This also cemented Sam’s education on the breeding side and helped her develop her ‘eye’ for a good performance horse. The training was invaluable and the bank of theory questions tested the knowledge.
Member of the First ‘British’ Young Breeders Team attending the World Championships in Lyon, France. Best British Junior.
2010 - Began with a fabulous start with Sam competing in her first PSG at Vale View Equestrian. It was a winning debut in a hot class and part qualified for the summer regionals. Qualification at Advanced Medium and PSG was secured that year so a great start. lnternational Season began with Addington Manor Equestrian and a full season of competing saw them secure yeat another Junior European team placing.
Unfortunately things did not progress well and during the test Kwadraat didn't feel his usual self and after the team test it was decided to retire him from the competition. A really devastating result and Sam so worried for Kwadraat however she managed to enjoy the rest of the competition and continue to support her team members. Bronze was so close that year too and despite the result the team still finished in 4th placing at the Europeans. With Kwadraat needing time out Sam had to withdraw from World Class selection and also from regionals and the Nationals. A devastating blow but this is life with horses.
A Junior European Team member, Kronberg, Germany.
2009 - International career began with her first International being at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre in the April of that year. With a mere 20 or so dressage tests under her belt this was a huge ask for Sam. It was also a devastating time personally for our family with the loss of her Granda the week before.
Never the less the experience gained this year led to a very successful dressage debut both Nationally and Internationally. To compete at various premier leagues throughout the season and at the world renowned Hickstead venue too. It was certainly a memorable year. Kwadraat and Sam really began to form a partnership around the time of Hickstead premier league and this began to show throught he remaining qualification competitions. With her success and consistency Kwadraat and Sam made their debut at the European Dressage championships’ in Ermelo Holland.
Hickstead International – Junior Team, individual and Freestyle Champions
Junior European Team member in Ermelo, Holland. Best British Junior combination.
First person to be awarded the ‘Trendall Trophy’ and also another award for the most improved Young Rider of the season.
U25′s Championships- Kwadraat. Taking 3 titles – Junior, Young Rider and Advanced Medium Champions
2008 - Began her ‘British Dressage Apprenticeship’ at Moody Dressage.
Selected for Prime Squad GB Junior Dressage Squad with the Moody sister’s Kwadraat
2007 - Muschamp Korsakof became a member of the team and provided Sam with a variety of Talent Spotting Final – 2nd Place
2006 - Sam began her introduction to British Dressage and BYRDS. She regularly trained with the Moody Sisters through BYRDS and in June 2006 completed her first British Dressage Novice test with her pony stallion Caesar 171. Later that year she was a Member of the winning Pony Team in County Wicklow, Ireland