CARLY TAYLOR SMITH
Carly Taylor Smith is a US FEI rider currently training horses in Malibu, California.
Carly completed one year as a riding apprentice at Moody Dressage, in England and is a former member of Great Britain's National Jnr/YR Dressage Squad. She was also offered a position on the Junior / Young Rider Eventing Squad, but turned down that appointment in favour of dressage. She was the Scottish Junior Dressage Champion at two levels on two different horses and represented Great Britain at CDI's in Addington, Hickstead and Roosendaal, Holland.
Carly began riding at age two and received her first pony for her fifth birthday. Actively involved in Pony Club for many years, she rode for the National Pony Club Dressage Team and was named Pony Club Member of the Year when a teenager. During those years she earned distinction as the runner-up in the Junior section of the Talent Spotting Finals, riding for an international panel of judges.
While in the the U.S she has attained her bronze, silver and gold medals. She has had a number of successes, including two major national titles on Rosalut NHF and now rides for the United States.