Coaching with British Team showjumper Holly Smith

Holly Smith’s reputation as a coach is well recognised internationally. Her skillset and positive approach to coaching has helped numerous riders fulfil their aspirations in many disciplines. As a regular member of the British showjumping team, Holly has vast experience to call upon which she uses to the benefit of her clients.

She is focused on getting the best from every level of combination; pupils commit to a training programme where their results speak for themselves.

Holly can offer several options for coaching, from short term to long term programmes and even residential placements.

For more information about training packages, please get in touch…

Words from Holly’s clients…

Ava Vernon

"I started training with Holly Smith when I was 13, and she has helped me from jumping 138 ponies to selling me my first horse. Here I’m B was the perfect horse for me to learn the ropes on. Soon after buying 'Tommy', with Holly’s guidance and support, we started to have a lot of success together with wins at Liverpool International and Bolesworth. I’m now 17 years old and jumping my best horse Jolie Fleur in 1.45m World Ranking Classes. He is another exceptional horse sourced for me by Holly. Holly’s very driven and focused but also dedicates her time into helping and coaching me. I really couldn’t ask for any one better to learn from."

Emilie Chandler

"Holly Smith is an inspirational rider and coach, who has really helped me take on the challenge and technicalities of the show jumping phase with a further developed skill set. I now have much more self-belief and her straightforward, positive coaching manner combined with honest constructive feedback has kept me confidently working towards the next competition. She has always provided new ideas and skills that I’ve been able to practise from our training sessions, which have been invaluable. She is extremely knowledgeable and is passionate for her pupils to produce their best performance."

Kate Walls

"As an event rider, clear rounds in the show jumping phase are key to a good end result. Holly Smith has given me a completely different perspective and a new insight to performing in the ring. She gives you self-belief, is compassionate, patient and coaches with the individual combination in mind. Her coaching philosophy is simple, yet her attention for detail is what makes her stand out from the rest."

Nicole Lockhead-Anderson

"I started working for Holly Smith in February 2019, at the age of sixteen. Her attention to detail is second to none, and my riding has greatly improved thanks to all of the help she gives me. I've had opportunities to ride on Nations Cup teams, as well as shows in the UK and Europe, from Novices to Grade A. I cannot thank Holly enough for her help and, with her expert guidance, I am excited about what the future holds."

Dani Cuomo

“I have predominantly evented all of my life until a few years ago when I switched to show jumping. Holly Smith has been amazing, guiding me to jumping my first 1.40m and achieving a dream of competing at Horse of the Year show in the Foxhunter final. My horse is sharp and quirky, but Holly knew how to deal with her right from the start and get the very best from her. We owe a lot to Holly and hopefully there is a lot more to come in the future.”

Simon Grieve

“Holly Smith has helped me with my showjumping for a number of years now. Her training is tailored individually to each horse I ride, always in a simple yet very effective way. Not only that, but she is very interested in my performance and keeps up with everything I am doing. We often analyse videos together to see where improvements can be made, which is a big help to my training programme. It's great to have such an invested coach who is always constructive and positive.”