Smooth Serena

1996 Sorrel Mare

Dam: Smooth Spun

Sire: Mr Zippo Jet

 

Smooth Serena (aka Schweee) was born on 19/4/96 in the UK, she was to be  the first in a long line of Champions to come…. When I saw her it was love at first sight and I had never ridden anything so comfortable before, she really did live up to her name! After a lot of gentle (annoying!) persuasion my mum purchased Serena for me. I was only 12 years old at the time and a few months later we were off to our first AQHA competition.  I was incredibly inexperienced as a western rider at the time, but Schweee pulled out all the stops allowing me to win both our classes on our debut performance! After that I was hooked on Western riding! Being over ambitious our 3rd ever show was at the Europeans and although I was extremely nervous we sailed through the go rounds and made all our finals! She really was a school master and a pro at her job, however she did have a very good sense of humour mixed with a great personality that taught me the importance of show prep, early mornings and lots of practise!!

Serena paved the way for my career, allowing me to qualify for the Youth Team in my 2nd year despite being an underdog and looked after me many a time on the world stage building my skills, technique and ring craft (she taught me a lot of that!!) After 4 years of International competition Schweee went off to be a broodmare and produced 3 wonderful babies who have all grown in to Champions themselves, Smooth Chip Leaguer, Ima Smooth Leaguer and Miss Hollywood Jac. I owe all my future success as a western rider to Schweee ‘The Original Pleasure Queen’

2001

  • AQHA International Youth Rookie of the Year UK
  • AQHA.UK Champion Youth Western Pleasure
  • AQHA.UK Res. Champion Youth Hunter Under Saddle
  • AQHA International Youth Hi-Point Champion Western Pleasure
  • AQHA Youth Register of Merit
  • AQHA European Championship top 10 Finalist

2002

  • AQHA Internatiional Youth High Point Horse
  • AQHA.UK Champion Senior Hunter Under Saddle
  • AQHA.UK Champion Youth Showmanship
  • AQHA.UK Champion Youth Hunter Under Saddle
  • AQHA.UK Champion Youth Western Pleasure
  • AQHA.UK Champion Youth Hunt Seat Equitation
  • AQHA.UK Res Champion Youh Western Horsemanship
  • AQHA International Youth Hi-Point Western Pleasure
  • AQHA International Youth Hi-Point Hunt Seat Equitation
  • AQHA International Youth Hi-Point Hunter Under Saddle
  • AQHA International Youth Hi-Point Western Horsemanship
  • AQHA Performance Register of Merit
  • AQHA European Championship top 10 Finalist
  • 1 x AQHA All-Around
  • 3 x  Res AQHA All-Around

2003

  • AQHA International Youth High Point Horse
  • AQHA.UK Champion Youth Western Horsemanship
  • AQHA.UK Champion Youth Western Pleasure
  • AQHA.UK Champion Youth Hunt Seat Equitation
  • AQHA.UK Champion Youth Hunter Under Saddle
  • AQHA.UK Champion Youth Showmanship
  • AQHA.UK Champion Open Aged Mares
  • AQHA International Youth Hi-Point Western Pleasure
  • AQHA International Youth Hi-Point Hunter Under Saddle
  • AQHA International Youth Hi-Point Showmanship
  • AQHA International Youth Hi-Point Western Horsemanship
  • AQHA International Youth Hi-Point Hunt Seat Equitation
  • AQHA European Championship top 10 Finalist
  •  5 x AQHA All-Around Titles

2004

  • AQHA.UK Champion Youth Halter
  • AQHA.UK Champion Youth Showmanship
  • AQHA.UK Champion Youth Western Pleasure
  • AQHA.UK Res Champion Youth Trail
  • AQHA.UK Res Champion Youth Hunt Seat Equitation
  • AQHA.UK Res Champion Youth Western Horsemanship
  • AQHA.UK Res Champion Youth Hunter Under Saddle
  • AQHA International Youth Hi-Point Western Pleasure
  • AQHA International Youth Hi-Point Showmanship
  • AQHA International Youth Hi-Point Halter
  • AQHA International Youth Hi-Point Western Horsemanship
  • AQHA International Youth Hi-Point Hunter Under Saddle
  • AQHA International Youth Hi-Point Hunt Seat Equitation
  • AQHA European Championship top 10 Finalist
  • 6 x AQHA All-Around Titles