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Samantha Osborne

Team Treehouse Ambassador

UK based horse rider. Competing in showing and showjumping.

Instagram: @samanthaosborneequestrian

**January 2023**

2022 was a really successful year! Kornetto achieved some wins in between the white boards and went on to secure a top 10 at our first BD Area Summer Festivals, before he was sold to a dressage home. Bertie arrived and we have enjoyed a range of BS and BD shows and picked up several wins along the way. He managed to qualify for Prelim and Novice Winter Area Festivals. We also secured Second Round tickets for 2 amateur classes as well as for British Novice. We stepped up in track to 1m10 and jumped double clear at our first attempt. Some of the season highlights included: winning our first Freestyle Novice BD; scooping a double win at Harrogate BS in the 90 and 1m Open sections; winning at our first stay away show, which was the Amateur Festival. 
In 2023, my main goal is to qualify for the British Novice Final at Stoneleigh. I would love to get a top 10 placing at Aintree BD Winter Area Festivals in the Prelim Bronze too. I hope to step up to Elementary BD too. We are currently in the top 20 of over 800 for the BS Northern Bronze League and so we will aim to stay in a good position. 
I have lots of projects on as a freelance equestrian writer and I am looking forward to expanding my work as an equestrian influencer on my page @samanthaosborneequestrian throughout the year. I have been invited to judge for The Equestrian Business Awards for a third year, too. 

**January 2022**
2021, despite Covid restrictions, was a productive and action packed year. As well as completing a Level 5 Equine Behavioural Science qualification, purchasing my own horsebox and being a judge for The Equestrian Business Awards, I was also kept busy with riding and competing. I broke in 3 horses, schooled several and competed a range to bring home red rosettes from racehorses in showing classes through to Irish Draughts in SJ competitions. My own horses also bagged some beautiful sashes in the virtual show ring, and my Highland managed to be in the ribbons for his first arena event and hunter trial. The horse highlight of the year had to be my partnership with Leyward Diamond Jubilee, former show horse mare who turned her hoof to British Showjumping in 2021. I produced the mare to gain double clears to qualify for the British Novice Second Rounds and 85cm second rounds. We also had a ball at a number of stay away shows, including Spooktacular, which has always been on my bucket list! I have been very fortunate enough to train with Geoff Billington, Peter Allen and Paul Barker - something I intend to continue in 2022.
This year, I am going to step Jubilee up from British Novice to Discovery classes. I am also going to try to qualify for the 95cm amateur second rounds. I would love to try to compete at some new venues - Bolesworth is at the top of my list! I am also saving hard at the moment to purchase a showjumper to aim at Newcomers and Foxhunter in the future. I also have a sport horse / hunter yearling to prepare for the show ring for his owner, and I will be his show ring handler at a select few county shows this summer. I would like to continue to progress with my writing as I loved writing for Showing World and Native Pony magazines last year. Finally, I am hoping to invest in lessons as much as possible so that I can keep developing with showjumping.