Jake Saywell is a dedicated and successful show jumping rider.
A keen rugby player, Jake trained at the Leicester Tigers Academy until he was 15, when he took the decision to concentrate fully on horses. He was an outstanding player winning ‘Player of the Year’ at his school and club two years running.
Following in the footsteps…
He now follows in the footsteps of his parents and grand-father who have all been successful show jumping riders. Mike Saywell, was a top international rider, competing in the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.
The family have a lot of young horses in the yard and Jake enjoys spending time producing them, bringing them on to be his competition horses.
In 2012, he was selected on to the World Class Development Programme having qualified through his success at the European championships and after an assessment on his riding ability and an interview process.
Over the years, Jake has gained training and experience from top international riders, including his grandfather Mike Saywell, David McPherson, and George Morris.
Jake has furthered his career by basing himself in Holland, where he has been competing across Europe, as a jockey for Roelof Bril.