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Harvey Smith and his Relationship with Day, Son & Hewitt

When I was a little girl, the highlight of my year was to sit on my rocking horse, and watch the¬†television coverage of the Horse of the Year Show at Wembley. My hero was Harvey Smith, riding Harvester, or O’malley, to name just a couple of his legendary horses.

Rather like the late Baroness Margaret Thatcher, Harvey has always courted a love/hate relationship with the British public, after finding notoriety with the famous V sign, after winning at the all England Jumping arena. As a horseman, he was born to ride and always happy to share his knowledge and invest his time. In his Channel 4 Racing interview after victory in the great race on Saturday,¬†Ryan Mania, was happy to give credit to the legend that Harvey is. (more…)