CARLY TAYLOR SMITH - dressage
Carly was born in England, UK and grew up around horses, she moved to the United States in 2010 to attend University and is now a U.S citizen.
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 British Talent Spotting Finals, riding for an international panel of judges.
Carly worked as a rider apprentice at Moody Dressage, in England. She is a former member of Great Britain's National Jnr/YR Dressage Squad and was also offered a position on the Jnr/YR 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.
While in the the U.S she has attained her USDF bronze, silver and gold medals. She has had a number of successes, including two Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage National Championship titles on Rosalut NHF, USDF 2nd Level Horse of the Year in 2015 and USDF 3rd Level Horse of the Year in 2016
Carly has been a demo rider in numerous symposiums in the UK but was most recently selected as a rider for both the Charlotte Dujardin Clinic 2016 (Thousand Oaks, CA) and the Carl Hester Symposium 2017 (Del Mar, CA)
She has trained with the likes of Hannah & Becky Moody, Ferdi Eilberg, Debbie McDonald, Robert Dover and currently receiving coaching from Charlotte Dujardin when she's in the U.S.
Carly is a current member of the USEF Development Dressage Program