Kaylawna Smith grew up in the equestrian world. She is an assistant rider for both Tamie Smith and Heather Morris, and also grooms for Heather at competitions. Kaylawna has competed up to the CCI3* level in Eventing, and FEI Prix St. George in Dressage during her time training with Niki Clarke.
At the end of 2019, Kaylawna was named to the 2020 USEF U25 Program Eventing Assessment Program. Kaylawna is grateful for the opportunity that was given to her to work as Niki’s right hand and one of the top dressage riders in the United States. Kaylawna also founded the Next Level Eventing Riding Academy, which promotes the sport of Eventing through the development of the Riding Academy’s junior riding program from beginner novice through training level.