New Zealand Riding Team
Ross Smith
Nickname(s): Ross
Riding Diciplines: Showjumping
Horses: Quite Cassini, Ajado, Vera Mera & Cesann

Breed(s)/Breeding (pedigree)/Breeder of horses:
All holstieners from Europe

Name the most influential person in your riding career and why:
Colman De Bolgar. He taught me strong foundational principles that i still relay on today. He taught me when I was 8 years old.

Describe your riding history:
grew up riding on a large station. I rode for 6 years professionally in USA.

Special highlights in your riding history:
Winning the lone star classic GP in Texas. Also, competing at Madison Square Gardens.

What are your ambitions?
To produce a continuous string of specific horses to take back to Europe to compete.

Have you trained or coached any riders who have had success?
6 of my students appear in the New Zealand series results including, Stacey Anderson, Hayley Morris, Olivia Robertson (x2), Becky Harki, Amanda Roy and myself.

Special care and management considerations of your horse(s):
All our horses have individual and specialised exercise and feed programs, with a huge emphasis on fitness, condition and soundness maintenance.

Which Pryde's feeds do you use and why do you like them?
EasiResult - excellent
Polished - hoof care
For Quiet Cassini as he is a fussy eater.

How will Pryde's Sponsorship make a difference to you?
The sponsorship means every one of our horsers are fed a premium feed for a very reasonable price. Our horses have thrived on this feed since introducing it only a month ago!