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Win a lesson with Robert on one of his show jumping schoolmasters!

We are delighted to announce an exciting new opportunity for riders in 2020

Throughout the year Robert will be running a series of clinics at his yard in rural Warwickshire where you will not only be able to learn from Robert, but also from riding one of his well-schooled, show jumping schoolmasters!

Robert believes one of the best ways to progress your riding is to learn from a horse that has been properly produced and competed. “Good horses make good riders,” says Robert. “The better horses show you how it should be done, so this is why we wanted to offer riders the unique opportunity to have a sit on one of our horses.

“Nine times out of ten horses are not schooled in the way that they should be schooled. By using our horses, we are giving riders the chance to focus on themselves – their position and technique – which they can then take this back to their own horse and their training.

It is a great way to give riders the feel for how it should be done and will hopefully give them an experience that they won’t forget.”

The sessions will last for an hour and a half and will be in small groups of four riders all of a similar ability. We are keen to make the opportunity as accessible as possible, so Robert will be starting with sessions at 80cm/90cm and running up to 1m10. The clinics will be running from March and then will be available one weekend a month for the rest of the year. This once in a lifetime opportunity is available for just £225 per person and can be booked by getting in touch with us below:


Please check with us for Terms, Conditions and availability. Please note: Places available on a first come, first served basis.



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Training Opportunities with Robert Smith

Robert Smith is a sought after show jumping trainer with clients in the UK, Europe and further afield. Over the years, aspiring riders have come for training from all over the world. Now back in the UK, with his primary base in the heart of England, Warwickshire there are training opportunities for both horses and riders.

His excellent training facilities (close to the M40, M42 and M1 motorway networks) are easily reached from London (and just over an hour away if travelling from Marylebone Station to Warwick Parkway) making it ideal for those travelling from the city for tuition.

Horses are available for hire/lease with stabling at his Brook Furlong Farm. Robert is also an experienced agent in horse buying/selling with contacts worldwide.

Please get in touch using the Contact form on this website to make an enquiry.

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Animo New Arrivals – Zico and Zepellin

The wonderful new arrivals to kick off the 2014 spring-summer season are the men’s and women’s riding boots, as worn by Robert and his daughter, Chloe Smith.

Zico is the women’s model, while Zepellin is the men’s version. They come with a fabulous anatomical design created to fit perfectly around the leg, wrapping it like a glove thanks to the very soft leather.

They are a light, elegant and comfortable boot which allows maximum adherence to the horse and agile movement of the heel and foot. Available in black with details that add personality: a rear zip and two additional straps – one at the top in red, and one behind the heel and with the logo embossed on the side.

Available in sizes XS-S-M-L-XL. (Euros: 549.00 – 569.00)


Animo ZICO

For further details please visit Animo’s website: www.animoitalia.com

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How to get involved?

Check out our new page on this website “How to Get Involved”. It has full details on how to get involved with Robert Smith either as an owner or a sponsor.

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Team GBR Triumph in Dublin

Dublin (7-11 August) Team GBR rode to glory in the prestigious Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup securing a spot in the final in Barcelona. Team members were Robert Smith (Voila), Nick Skelton (Big Star), Ben Maher (Cella) and Scott Brash (Hello Sanctos).

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Team GB finish 2nd in Falsterbo

Falsterbo played host to the Swedish leg of the FEI Top Level Nations Cup series with Robert Smith’s talented bay mare Voila IV making an impressive debut in top level competition by achieving a double clear. The team of William Funnell (Billy Angelo), Alexandra Thornton (Cabellero 84), Tina Fletcher (Ursula XII) and Robert Smith (Voila IV) finished on 12 penalties narrowly behind Sweden, who were fielding their Olympic team.

Rob Hoekstra commented, “We are very pleased with the result. We had three new horses for the first time in Top Level Nations Cup. Robert Smith’s horse jumped superbly and they look like they’ve got a great future ahead of them and today gave us exactly what we needed and also shows that we are in a solid position with the way the strength of our team keeps building and developing. Will Funnell produced three fantastic clear rounds and Billy Angelo is proving to be a great team horse the more experience he’s getting under his belt. When you consider that Sweden had their Olympic team out I’m just please that we came so close to them!”

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Robert Selected for British Squad at European Championships

Robert and Voila IV have been selected as part of the line-up for the British showjumping team heading out to the European Championships in Denmark next month (20-24 August) along with fellow team members Scott Brash, Ben Maher, William Funnell and Michael Whitaker.

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Bavi Second in Aachen’s Prestigious Youngsters Cup

In just her sixth international show, the eight year old Balou Du Rouet mare, Bavi, shone once again to take second place in the prestigious Sparkassen Youngsters Cup at the World Equestrian Festival, CHIO Aachen (25-30 June). Germany’s Patrick Stuhlmeyer on Chasmo claimed the winning honours.

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Success for Robert in Rome

Five star Rome CSIO (23-26 May) once more proved successful for Robert Smith who finished with an impressive third on his talented mare Voila in the Rome Grand Prix, one of the world’s most coveted show jumping contests. With 14 horses in the jump-off and Robert third to go, he elected for a steady clear which ultimately proved a wise decision to clinch a very respectable third. For a while, he held on to the top spot until Nick Skelton took the risky ‘victory or nothing’ approach to win the class, with Italy’s Emanuele Gaudiano in second. Robert had already notched up an earlier win on Balourado in the two phase class.

Chef d’equipe, Rob Hoekstra said, “Robert’s horse (Voila) jumped a perfect first round and then repeated it in the jump-off.”

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Solid Performance from Smith at CHI Al Shaqab, Doha

Competitors at the impressive CHI Al Shaqab stadium in Doha had to tackle the technical tracks designed by Leopoldo Palacios in a demanding three round challenge for the 650,000 euros class which brought with it, its fair share of dramas.  Six remained clear in the Big Tour Grand Prix, including Robert Smith on Voila, but unfortunately they were the first of three pairs to be caught out by a tight double but finished a very credible 6th on 4 faults.

Balourado also came up trumps to finish third in a 12 rider jump-off in the three star Grand Prix.

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