Sasha is a 24 year old show jumper based in Marden, Kent. After spending a few years on the eventing circuit and competing up to CCI3*L (new 4*), Sasha made the move to show jumping full time. Which is probably a good thing because her 3* horse got a 73.5 dressage in her test before going Double Clear!!
Being part of Step up To Gold 2018 with the BSJA, jumping up to 1.40 internationally, and gaining top 10 placings on her very special (and naughty!) mare, Quality Dreams (aka Ruby) are some of her biggest achievements. Having produced her from a very nappy and unhappy 4yr old! Ruby unfortunately died very unexpectedly at only 10 years old, but Sasha always says she owes her whole career to her.
Since then she has had the ride on Godies a 9yr old mare – Owned by Alex Clover – she also had a very difficult start in life and couldn’t be backed until she was nearly 6yrs old but is now jumping consistently 1.30/1.40 and Sasha hopes to aim her for the world ranking small Grand Prix at CSI2* for the future (since Covid-19 put a spanner in the works for Olympia U25’s!). Sasha also has the ride on another 4yr old mare owned by Alex.
Alongside Godies, Sasha also has 6yr old Indio W (owned by herself) who has a very promising future. He is one of the most naturally talented horses she has sat on and he has really come into his own recently, and is now happily skipping round fox hunter classes.
Sasha also rides Tara for Richard Maxwell.
Due to her working hunter and eventing background Sasha has always worked with a firm basis on flatwork and gymnastic exercises. She regularly partakes in dressage training to keep her horses supple and healthy.
“I am very passionate in giving competition horse’s time and patience and getting the best out of them for their future career. All my horses go out in the field every day and do a variety of different work. I am very lucky to have regular lessons with Liz West – an Inter 1 dressage judge. She really is key to getting the horses to use themselves correctly, it is unbelievable how much it helps their jumping. It has made all my horses as they often come to me very bad on the flat, and I truly believe it is what sets them apart from the rest.”
Sasha has been very fortunate to have some amazing training opportunities with Shane Breen at Hickstead, and spending a few months in the USA with Bruce Davidson.
Something you may not know about Sasha is that she has a 2:1 degree in digital media. She used to have a full time office role and balance show jumping on the side, however she now rides full time and is loving it!
Sasha is so grateful to work with such talented, kind individuals and companies. She truly believes in the products she endorses and is thankful for their choice to support her. Sasha is always open to new sponsorship opportunities. If you think Sasha would be the right fit for your company please get in touch here