Robert Smith Show Jumper




Official Website for one of Great Britain’s most successful international show jumpers.



Robert combines his competitive show jumping with sourcing and selling quality horses, as well as training aspiring young riders who are serious about pursuing show jumping as a career. He is based in the UK and has clients from all over the world.

Born in June 1961, Robert is originally from Yorkshire but today is based in Warwickshire. His yard has on average between 20 to 25 horses with superb facilities for schooling and training. Robert is a sought-after trainer for aspiring show jumpers and Brook Furlong Farm is now regarded as one of the elite show jumping training centres in Great Britain.

In a show jumping career that has spanned three decades, Robert is a consistent performer and has won in the region of £5 million during this time including finishing fourth in Athens Olympic Games in 2004. He topped the BSJA’s show jumping rider ranking list for three consecutive years and has represented his country in Nations Cup teams on over 100 occasions. Robert won back-to-back British Open titles in 2005 and 2006, as well as having won numerous World Cup Qualifiers, Grands Prix and Puissance competitions around the world.

Robert was invited to appear as one of three judges for the BBC’s successful ‘Only Fools on Horses’ reality programme for Sport Relief.

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Robert has many career highlights. Expand the box below to see just a few!
1st Grand Prix - BSJA Scope Festival (Ronaldo)
1st World Cup Qualifier - Goteburg (Kalusha)
1st Lisbon (Marius Claudius)
3rd: Estoril – 300,000 Euros Global Champions Tour (Ronaldo) 1st Estoril (Vangelis S)
1 st: Speed Champion, Royal Dublin Horse Show (Gerry Maguire)
1st: Nations Cup Winning Team Member, Royal Dublin Horse Show (Ronaldo)
1st: Nations Cup Winning Team Member, Rome (Ronaldo)
1st: Young Horse Champion, Valkenswaard (Talan)
2nd: Grand Prix, Valkenswaard (Ronaldo)
1st: Six Bar Final, Rome (Vangelis)
1st: Royal Windsor Horse Show (Vangelis)
1st: Speed GP, France (Marius Claudius)
1st British Open Show Jumping Champion, Sheffield (Kalusha)
1st Wellington Masters Grand Prix, Florida (Gerry Maguire)
1st Speed Stakes, Florida (Gerry Maguire)
1st Nations Cup (Team) Hickstead (Marius Claudius)
1st Grand Prix, Arena UK (Marius Claudius)
1st British Open Champion, Sheffield (Kalusha)
1st Sheffield Masters (Marius Claudius)
1st Eindhoven (Marius Claudius)
Leading Rider of the Show - Geneva
1st World Cup Qualifier, Olympia London (Kalusha)
1st Grand Prix, Olympia London (Kalusha)
Leading Rider of the Year: BSJA Ranking List
4th: Olympic Games, Athens (Individual Show Jumping) Mr Springfield
3rd: $1,000,000 Grand Prix, Spruce Meadows (Mr Springfield)
1st: Nations Cup, Hickstead (Mr Springfield)
1st: International Stakes, Hickstead (Marius Claudius)
1st: Gothenburg Cup, Sweden (Kalusha)
1st: Sires of the World Grand Prix, S'Hertogenbosch (Marius Claudius)
2nd: British Open Show Jumping Championships, Sheffield 2004 (Mr Springfield)
1st: Speed Stakes, British Open Show Jumping Championships (Marius Claudius)
1st: Goteburg Trophy (Kalusha)
Leading Rider: Belfast International Horse Show 2004
Leading Rider: Geneva 2004
1st: Prix du Leman, Geneva (Kalusha)
1st: Prix Tribune, Geneva (Marius Claudius)


Robert Smith is an Olympic Showjumper, having placed individually fourth in Athens. He has represented Great Britain in Nations Cup teams on over 100 occasions (winning over 20 times), and frequently tops the BSJA Showjumping Riders List. Robert is one of Britain’s most well known and consistently successful international showjumpers, as well as being a highly sought-after trainer.

Robert has fantastic equestrian facilities and offers a range of options for jumpers of all experience levels from his base in Warwickshire. This location offers easy access for our many students that travel from central London in approximately an hour:

One-to-one sessions.

Small Groups and Classes.

Accommodation for yourself and / or your horse can be arranged.

Sessions and schedules to fit everyone from amateurs to professionals.

Gain skills from one of the UK’s most successful show jumpers.

We can manage all your show jumping needs.

We also offer private individual lessons on competition horses all the way up to Grand Prix horses. Please ask for details.

Robert has trained and competed with the worlds greatest and is able to pass on his hard earned skills and experiences.

If you want a straight, no nonsense, approach then Robert Smith can help you. Robert has an enviable success rate.

If you are serious about making progress and want to learn from someone who can help build the confidence of both you and your horse please get in touch and request further information about training with Robert Smith.

Robert is assisted by his daughter Chloe who trains ponies and amateurs to young riders.

Some of Robert’s past pupils include:

Ben Maher

Tim Gredley

Joe Clee

* Please note that due to the popularity of our training, we cannot offer refunds if you cancel a course or session.

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HORSES – Click an Image to Enlarge


Quality competition horses of all standards for sale. 6 – 12 month leases also available.
We also add clients quality horses to our website – we can promote to an exclusive list. Contact Us.

Mullaghea Miss Douglas

VDL Douglas x Toprage
Year of Birth: 2004
Gender: Mare
Colour: Bay
Height: 15′ 3″

Candy Boy

Triomphe Demuze x Tulpia
Year of Birth: 2002
Gender: Gelding
Colour: Bay
Height: 16′ 2″


Heartbreaker x Calvaro
Year of Birth: 2008
Gender: Stallion
Colour: Bay
Height: 16′ 3″