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.
2018 - Sam will begin her first crop of young horses under saddle and continue to educate the young ponies and horses for sale via Godrics Stud. If you are looking for a quality young horse or pony then please contact Sam for further details of the sales list.
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.
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.
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- Qualified as a British Dressage Assistant Stable Manager and started working towards UCKK Level 2
Member of the First ‘British’ Young Breeders Team attending the World Championships in Lyon, France. Best British Junior.
2010- lnternational Season
A Junior European Team member, Kronberg, Germany.
2009- International career began
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- Talent Spotting Final – 2nd Place
2006-Member of the winning Pony Team – County Wicklow, Ireland