Dressage

Emily Smith

Emily has her USDF Bronze and Silver medals, Silver Freestyle Bar, as well as her USDF Rider Performance Awards at Training, First and Second level. She is a 2x Young Rider for the USA Region 8 team at the North American Championships and has over 35 CDI-Y starts. Emily trains with Beth Baumert, Bill Warren, and George Williams in Massachusetts and Wellington, Florida. She is also at university majoring in Electrical and Aerospace Engineering. Her horse, Dublin, is a 2007 Hanoverian sired by the 2x Olympic stallion, Desperados.  Dublin was bred by Heinrich Giesselmann in Germany and was imported to the United States as a 3-year-old. Dublin has many similarities to his Olympic sire and has a big character in the barn. Emily and Dublin have multiple regional and national year-end awards and were 7th at the 2017 NAJYRC Young Rider Freestyles.  Emily hopes to someday get her USDF Gold Medal on Dublin and to compete in the Young Rider Grand Prix. 

 

Rhiannon Williams

Rhiannon Williams started riding when she was only two years old. By the age of nine, she was competing in G.D.C.T.A. dressage shows on her two Arabian ponies called Little Bit and Lord Grey Stoke. Over the years she has participated in many Hunter, Jumper, C.T. & dressage shows.  Rhiannon has also enjoyed many Pony Club events, such as mounted games, clinics and cross country events.  Rhiannon has been a member of Hilltoppers Pony Club since 2010.
In 2016 Rhiannon and her 12.2” jumper pony, Simba’s Pride were Silverthorne’s Intro Jumper Champion.  They also brought home Junior High Point rider and High Point pony.  That same year Rhiannon and her OTTB, Now Daddy’s Broke were the AAHJA Short Stirrup champion.  In 2017 Rhiannon and Now Daddy’s Broke (aka Ossi) were the Low Hunter TIP division champions at HJ Fox, they were also the overall winning OTTB of 2017 HJ Fox TIP series. 
Rhiannon and Ossi love a challenge.  In 2018 they hope to do well in GDCTA’s dressage and C.T  shows.  They will continue to compete in the TIP divisions at HJ Fox.   But, their new goal for 2018 is to qualify to attend the TIP Championships in Kentucky in September. 
Rhiannon is excited to represent Southern Equestrian.