James Sommerville is a Professional Event Rider based in Yorkshire, competing at Horse Trials all over the UK and abroad. James first started Eventing in 2002, and has now been participating in the sport professionally for 10 years. Based near Boroughbridge, James has a reputation for getting the best out of difficult/tricky to ride horses, making James an attractive choice of rider for prospective owners, and has a large number of horses based with him. James competes at a large number of events all over the country and abroad, in national and international levels of competition.

Team Sommerville are in full swing with getting ready for the 2018 season. exciting times with lots of young horses excelling in their eventing careers. Top horse Talent made his 4* debut at Badminton, "We always knew we had a true super star in our yard....but this week Talent showed the rest of the world just how awsome he is. After his brilliant cross country round Talent went on to get a double clear around Badminton Horse Trials 2018!!!! He show jumped one of only 8 clear rounds. We can not describe just how proud we are of this little horse!!!"

James wears USG’s Flexi-Motion body protector with the Equi-Airbag add on.
Winner of the 2013 BETA Innovation Award.
"I will always choose the USG flexi motion body protector with the EquiAirbag combo as I find it is the most comfortable, lightweight body protector around, allowing the rider to still be able to move easily whilst providing essential safety. This is crucial for any rider from starting out to being at the top level of the sport. Safety is everything in our sport and I am proud to wear such amazing protection and feel safe doing what I love.'