Kate Rocher-Smith

Kate Rocher-Smith

Manager & Rider

Kate began eventing when she lived in London and kept her horse near Guildford. She spent the summer of 2003 training and riding with Ann and Nigel Taylor at Washbrook Farm, Aston-le-Walls, prompting her to move her horse up there full time whilst studying for her A-levels. Despite being short listed for the British Junior team, she was unable to fulfill this ambition due to a lameness issue. After leaving school she took over her own barn at Ann and Nigel’s and commuted to Warwick University whilst studying Economics. In the spring of 2005 she moved a few miles down the road to Dassett Fields, where she went on to set up Dassett Eventing.

Since then, Kate has ridden full time and become a familiar face on both the National and International scene. She has produced horses up to the top level and sold horses worldwide. In 2010 Kate masterminded the prestigious 8/9 Year Old Advanced Class, run annually at Aston-le-Walls, which offers one of the most generous prize pools on the National circuit. Kate is constantly developing Dassett Eventing, and with her team, hopes to maintain Dassett Eventing’s place as one of the leading producers of event horses worldwide.

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