Lifetime achievement award for showjumper Harvey Smith

  • Former top showjumper Harvey Smith has been honoured for his lifetime achievements and services to the sport at the recent British Showjumping (BS) awards.

    The award to the two-time Olympic rider and one of the sport’s greatest characters was one of 11 given out at during the BS awards ball in Birmingham on 6 April.

    Around 500 guests attending the event at the Hilton Metropole, which was sponsored by the British Showjumping Business Partnership.

    Other winners included:

    Jessica Mendoza — Best Pony Rider of the Year
    Jemma Kirk — Best Rider under 21 (on horses) of the Year
    Geoff Billington — Members’ Personality of the Year
    Ben Mayer — Riders’ Rider of the Year
    Ben Mayer and Robin — International Horse/Rider Combination of the Year
    Helen Tredwell — Area/International Points Winner
    Ingliston Country Club — Members’ Show Venue of the Year and Equestrian Centre
    Great Yorkshire Show — Members’ County Show of the Year
    Old Lodge — Breeders Award
    Susie Gibson — British Showjumping Coach of the Year.

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