Hometown: Murrieta, Calif.
Tamra “Tamie” Smith always enjoyed working with horses and made it into her career in 2005 when she started her business, Next Level Eventing. Her business has thrived over the years with Smith training numerous horse and riders up the levels of eventing.
Smith found much success with Mai Baum, a horse formerly ridden by one of her students. Their competitiveness at the upper levels of eventing became apparent when they won The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Champion at The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International. In 2018, Smith and Mai Baum won the USEF Advanced Horse Trials National Championship at the United States Eventing Association American Eventing National Championships. In 2019, the pair won the Galway Downs International CCI3*-S and the Twin Rivers CCI3*-L, and represented the U.S. as part of the gold medal-winning eventing team at the Pan-American Games.
That same year, Smith rode Danito to wins at the CCI3*-S at Fresno County Horse Trials and the CCI3*-L at Galway Downs. In 2020, the pair won the CCI4*-S at Woodside International. Also in 2020, Smith took victories in the CCI3*-S with Solaguayre California at Woodside and in the CCI4*-S at Twin Rivers Fall International with Passepartout.