Judge of Behavioural Trainer of the Year
Equine Service of the Year
Instructor of the Year
Samantha Osborne is a Yorkshire based freelance rider, equestrian influencer (Brand Ambassador for Posh Muckerz, Pommel, Tidy Tack, Need4Tweed, The Dressage Coach, LW Equine, Equestrian Sponsorship Hub, Treehouse Sporting Colours and The Horse Feed UK podcast plus sponsored rider for Equilibrium Products, Amy Griffiths Photography, Equishine and Feather and Fell Equestrian) and freelance equestrian journalist. She currently writes for Showing World and Native Pony Magazines and is working on her debut equestrian novel. 

Samantha has been involved in the horse world since the age of 6. She mainly competes in showing but last year gained some British Showjumping experience too which she is keen to build on. Samantha has worked on a number of professional yards to gain experience riding different horses from show ponies to racehorses to Grand Prix dressage horses. Some of her favourite memories include riding in a charity flat race at Southwell Racecourse; gaining the ride on a show cob at Royal Dublin Horse Show; competing in the Ladies Side Saddle Class at The Great Yorkshire Show, and qualifying for HOYS 2012 in the main area at Burghley Horse Trials, where she went on to finish 7th at the final. In 2014, she won the TSM BETA International award for Amateur Sponsored Rider.

Samantha has judged and competed at HOYS/ RIHS / county level. She also teaches freelance, including at clinics. Over the last ten years, she has tried to give back to the equestrian world as a judge or steward. In particular, she has enjoyed ride judging in a range of classes for HOYS S4AS classes, BSPS RIHS PBA classes, Equifest Hack Final and ROR Hickstead classes.

Samantha recently completed a Level 5 Equine Behavioural Science qualification and is working alongside her partner, ex professional NH jockey, Fergus King.

Head to Samantha's website to find out more and catch up with her on Instagram.
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