Official Representative of Selle Francais Studbook
Scott Smith is one of the most recognised and successful show jumpers of his generation.
During his teenage years Scott won several national titles and European championship medals with ponies, and was crowned Junior Showjumper of the Year before his 16th birthday. Success with horses soon followed and by the age of 26 Scott established himself amongst the elite of the Equestrian world with his first Senior Championship appearance.
Scott's greatest achievements include World Equestrian Games and European Championship team appearances for Great Britain as well as some 35 Nations Cup (5*) team appearances since 1998 at senior level. He has won and been placed in most of the worlds leading Grand Prix and Nations Cups including Aachen, La Baule, Rotterdam, Spruce Meadows Masters, Rome, Lucern, Dublin, Barcelona, Lisbon, Madrid, Hickstead and Olympia.
Scott has also been ranked as high as no.2 on Britain's computer list for numerous seasons and has been classed as part of Britain’s Elite Riders Squad for a total of 5 years. His competition experience with a wide variety of horses and breeds is second to none within his age group. Scott has also been awarded the FEI Bronze and Silver Medals of Honour.
Helen has a background in 3 Day Eventing, and has competed up to CCI3* level, as well as having a degree in Financial Services. Along with riding, Helen takes care of all the organisation and office work for the stables.
Hannah is currently competing on horses in CSI and National classes in between her school studies. In 2017 Hannah was the overall winner by team at the German Friendships CSI, and 3rd individually. She was also the overall winner of the 'Tournee des Crampons' show series. 2018 saw many wins and placings in the Amateur Elite and CSI divisions.
Our farm is located in the beautiful Normandy countryside, only 6km from St-Lo. We are right in the centre of the breeding area in France, where more than 10,000 horses are bred for sport each year, and where there are around 2000 competitions each year, with a variety of shows within easy reach of our home upto 1.50m national level, and CSI5* level.
We have 50 acres of grassland, divided into a number of paddocks and fields for our sport and breeding horses, 4 new large foaling boxes, with heat lamps and cameras, a number of large young horse pens, plus stables and exercise areas for our sport horses.
We generally breed between 6 and 8 foals each year for sport, from embryo transfer and natural births, using the best stallions and mother lines possible to maximise the future potential of our horses.