We are delighted to add the wonderful Samantha Osborne to the PegasusTeam.
Samantha is a Yorkshire based freelance rider, equestrian influencer @samanthaosborneequestrian and brand ambassador for a range of companies. She also interviews for The Horse Feed UK podcast and writes freelance as an equestrian journalist for a range of national magazines, including Showing World and Native Pony Magazine.
In 2014, she won the TSM BETA International award for Amateur Sponsored Rider.
She is "thrilled to join Pegasus Jewellery as a sponsored rider for 2021" and has been a customer for many years. Samantha said: "I love the equestrian range of jewellery designed by Pegasus. There is something for everyone in the equestrian collection. My friends introduced me to the Vitality bracelet and since then I have been obsessed with this brand. I am passionate about supporting small businesses, especially through the Covid19 era. Pegasus produce quality items and versatile designs. They provide an informative service and a speedy delivery service too."
Samantha has been involved in the horse world since the age of 6. She mainly competes in showing but last year gained some British Showjumping experience too which she is keen to build on.
Samantha has worked on a number of professional yards to gain experience riding different horses from show ponies to racehorses to Grand Prix dressage horses. Some of her favourite memories include riding in a charity flat race at Southwell Racecourse; gaining the ride on a show cob at Royal Dublin Horse Show; competing in the Ladies Side Saddle Class at The Great Yorkshire Show, and qualifying for HOYS 2012 in the main area at Burghley Horse Trials, where she went on to finish 7th at the final, followed up by a 9th in 2013.
Samantha has judged and competed at HOYS/ RIHS / county level. She also teaches freelance, including at clinics. Over the last ten years, she has tried to give back to the equestrian world as a judge or steward. In particular, she has enjoyed ride judging in a range of classes for HOYS S4AS classes, BSPS RIHS PBA classes, Equifest Hack Final and ROR Hickstead classes.
Samantha recently completed a Level 5 Equine Behavioural Science qualification and is working alonside her partner, ex professional NH jockey, Fergus King, to develop a business plan for their own yard.
In 2021, Samantha aims to write her debut equestrian novel, ride freelance in the show ring, continue her media work on mindset, fitness and also as an Instagram micro influencer.