Hometown: Temecula, California
Tamra Smith is an ICP Level 4 Certified Instructor with over 25 years of eventing experience. In addition to having ridden dressage at the Grand Prix level and earning multiple jumping accolades, Smith has made a name for herself in the eventing spotlight, with career highlights that include competing at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI4* and developing a two-time USEA West Coast Young Event Horse Champion. Smith has competed many horses, such as Chaos Theory, Bubbles Bricky, and Mar De Amor at the CCI three- and four-star level.
In 2014, Smith began riding the talented mare Twizted Syster to top placings at the two-star level, including second in The Event at Rebecca Farm CCI2* and third at the Copper Meadows CCI2*. The pair capped off their campaign with a fifth-place finish in the CCI2* at The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International in October.
Smith is off to a strong start in 2015. At the Fresno County Horse Park CIC, Smith and Mai Baum were second in the CIC2*. Smith was first and fifth in the Advanced division with Mai Baum and Twizted Sister, respectively, at Copper Meadows Horse Trials. Smith continued her success on the East coast in early May, placing second with Mai Baum in the Jersey Fresh CCI2*.