Sam Watson IE

Sam Watson
  • Birth Date: 28/12/1985
  • Trains: Carlow, Ireland
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The Numbers Man

The math genius behind ERM stats partner EquiRatings. Represented Ireland at all the major championships and if that's not enough, Irish Champion Trainer Willie Mullins looks to him for extra jump coaching for his team of racehorses.

His father competed at the Seuol Olympics and won a Silver medal at the World Games in 1978.

As trailblazer, led the Irish team to a historic Silver medal at the 2018 World Equestrian Games, finishing 14th individually.  The teams first medal at WEG's in 40 years - since Sam's father won Silver in 1978. His father also won Team Gold at the Europeans in Luhmuhlen in 1979. 

Sam also won indidividual Gold at the Nations Cup in Camphire in 2019. 

FEI Career Record

Quick Facts

  • Member of 2018 World Games team who won Silver in Tryon
  • Competed three times at the World Games in 2010, 2014 & 2018
  • Competed four times at the European Games since 2009

Event Rider Master Series Results

Current Ranking: 16th

Rank Event Horse Dressage Show Jumping Cross Country Total ERM Points
18 Chatsworth House Tullabeg Flamenco 31 0 37.6 68.6 0
2 Millstreet Imperial Sky 27.5 0 0 27.5 28

Overall 2018 Ranking: 75th

Rank Event Horse Dressage Show Jumping Cross Country Total ERM Points
21 Chatsworth House Ardagh Highlight 38 0 13.6 51.6 2

Overall 2017 Ranking:

Rank Event Horse Dressage Show Jumping Cross Country Total ERM Points
Blenheim Palace Ardagh Highlight 56.1 12 - WD 0

Overall 2016 Ranking:

Rank Event Horse Dressage Show Jumping Cross Country Total ERM Points
Chatsworth House Horseware Lukeswell 44.2 0 - E 0
Barbury Castle Horseware Lukeswell 50.5 - - WD 0