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Les Smith

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Les Smith

British Dressage List 2

BD List 2 judge, International Event 3/4 star judge. Read more…

About Les

Les became a judge to put something back into the sport that he enjoyed as a competitor and has had the pleasure of judging Eventing dressage all around the world. Some interesting venues including Russia, America, New Zealand, Poland, France, South Africa, Belgium, Brazil, Argentina and South Korea to name a few. As well as several of the top competitions in Britain and Ireland. Les has judged at Burghley and Pau 4 star level competition and regularly judges at National BD competitions and the winter regionals.

Three things you may not know about Les

  1. Used to say I would never fly
  2. Trained with the Bartle's at Yorkshire RC in the 70s
  3. Broke the first of many bones at the age of 11 due to a bolting pony

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