April Eventing 2017

The love affair with CAPTAIN FUTURE continues. Superstar boy produced another great test to score 45 in the CIC**. I stuffed up a fence SJ so 4 faults to add, but stormed around the XC like an old pro to finish 10th!!! What a superstar!!
BLUSTEREN too, is ever improving. A PB dressage score for us of 48 still with so many mistakes, a very frustrating fence down as I seem to have 4 faultitis, but he too stormed XC making it feel far to easy, with just a handful of time which pushed us out the top 10, into 11th place.
And last but not least the very very consistent COOLEY LEGALAND in the Novice, 31 dressage and a super double clear just 1 second over the time to finish 7th!
A massive thank you to all my amazing owners, sponsors and support team. I could not do this without you, my boyfriend Toby for co driving and Kerryn for super grooming over the weekend and of course to mum, Tu and Anya for keeping things running at home!!

So proud of the boys at LARKHILL.

The horses were great at Portman. CALVIN scored 30.3 in the Novice and jumped an easy double clear inside the time to WIN the section!!
HOMERUS aka Jaffa was competing in only his second BE90, a few wobbles in the dressage but a good score of 29.5 and a lovely double clear, annoyingly a few time for going to fast pushed us out the top 10, but I’m delighted with him!

CALVIN was a super star in the Novice, with a 30 dressage and an easy double clear in time for 2nd place.

Then today I was back with my gorgeous babies. HOMERUS aka Jaffa cake was an angel in his first BE100, a 29.5 and seriously classy clear sj, then a bit of a green moment at the ditch XC, otherwise a nice experienced round where he learnt a lot and showed his potential for the future.

And last but not least SAN SOLO, his best test to date in terms of the way he went and a foot perfect double clear in time for 4th. I absolutely love this horse and think he’s going to be outstanding!

Gosh I’m lucky to have these horses. Huge thank you to Sam who owns Jaffa and Solo and to Lucy, Molly and newly on board Sue who own Calvin. Dad for driving and Tu and Sue for super grooming over the two days and Mum for keeping everything running at home!!!

 

March Eventing 2017

First day eventing of 2017 done!! Tweseldown with the two OI boys HALLTOWN HARLEY and BLUSTEREN. Spritely tests but as expected for the first event! BLUSTEREN had one down SJ and an easy clear XC! And super ponio HALLTOWN HARLEY ignored everything I said but jumped a great double clear to finished 9th!!! Thank you Anya for Grooming and Tu for sorting everything at home, and of course the boys owners, Lucy, Sam, Suzy and Jane!!!

Sooooo happy to have my beautiful CAPTAIN FUTURE back out and competing! Nearly a year since his last competition and he produced a 29 double clear, if his mother had kicked a bit, we would have won, but finished a creditable 2nd by 0.7!! COOLEY LEGALAND showed the dressage judge his gallop and bucking skills, as he was rather excited to be out on grass, but redeemed himself with a very easy double clear inside the time to finish 6th!! What a day with these two shining stars!!!

Wow!!! What a weekend.

HALLTOWN HARLEY headed the yard with a win in the OI at Aldon! I am so proud of him, he did his best test to score 27 and jumped a foot perfect double adding just a couple of time faults to win!!! BLUSTEREN continued to show his class, improving all the time with a 31 double clear, adding 10 time faults to finish 10th. CAPTAIN FUTURE was competing in his first OI for nearly a year, a few wobbles in his test, but scored 29 dressage and jumped a steady clear round.

On Friday we were there with CALVIN in the BE100, he produced another super test of 27, and a classy double clear to pick up 6th place. We also had COOLEY LEGALAND there, scoring 35, rolling a pole but finishing the XC easily inside the time to finish 9th!

Saturday was my first trip to Swalcliffe. It was HOMERUS aka Jaffas first BE event. He was beautifully behaved, producing a 28 dressage and jumping a lovely double clear, adding a few time faults. A great result for his first BE event! Next was SAN SOLO competing in his first BE100 and first event of 2017! He got a bit excited in the dressage but showed off his outstanding movement scoring 28 and he too jumped double clear adding just 0.8 of a time fault!!

Well what a weekend, I am now exhausted and ready for bed!!! Thank you to Brooke for grooming and to all my amazing owners who have helped out all weekend!

Love this horse so much! CAPTAIN FUTURE, owned my Lucy Fleming and Molly Fisher, a great score of 41.7 in the CIC** to lie 2nd after dressage, such a shame we couldn’t SJ and XC!! Huge thanks to Laura Young for coming all the way to Burgham for a dressage competition! We also had BLUSTEREN owned my Lucy Fleming and Sam Wilson, scoring a great 49.1 in the CIC** and HALLTOWN HARLEY owned by Suzanne Doggett scoring 54.7 in our first CIC*** together. Also my boyfriend was competing his and my own DIAMOND COVE to a great score of 49.8 in the CIC**

OWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY

I have an incredible horse in my yard who I am looking for an additional 1/3 OWNER

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A 16hh Chestnut gelding who I bought in September 2016. He is a horse I think a lot of, having previously competed with a young rider at 2* level.
At the end of 2016, we competed in two OI’s where he jumped confident double clears. We then went on to storm around a tough CCI** at Osberton.
‘Wotsit’ is a flashy horse, who is 82% TB but moves and jumped like a warmblood but gallops like a TB. In my opinion he has all the ability to make a top class 4* horse.
In 2017, our aims are to move him up to Advanced and CIC*** level with a CCI*** at the end of the year being a plan.
Wotsit is currently owned by two of my amazingly supportive owners and we are looking for an additional 1/3 sharer to join the team and enjoy following Wotsits career.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

 

 

Wotty is a lovely horse who I think a lot of, he currently has 2 owners on board with him and we are looking for a like minded and keen owner to join the team.

I have a 1/3 share available in each horses, with a set monthly fee, so no surprises.

If you have any questions, please contact Georgie on georgie@georgiespence.com or 07816 098844 (leave a message as I don’t always have signal)

February 2017

Well we have kept up out busy winter with lots of outings this month.

We had a great day out with some of the horses jumping at west wilts! Was lovely having CAPTAIN FUTURE out jumping again for the first time in nearly a year!!! And I think the star of the show was SAN SOLO who is showing what an exciting future he is going to have! Just needs to realise he doesn’t need to keep showing off with how high he can jump! Thank you to my two girls Tui and Jane for standing out in the freezing rain doing fences today!!! Your both so good to me!!!

Then back to dressage and a couple to great days at West Wilts doing British Dressage with my dressage divas…. SAN SOLO won the Prelim and was 2nd in the Novice with 73%. CALVIN won the Novice, COOLEY LEGALAND and CAPTAIN FUTURE 2nd in Elementary on different days. And then BLUSTEREN and CAPTAIN FUTURE competed in their first Medium finishing 2nd and 3rd with 67%

Next was a trip out XC schooling, two days at Boomarang, everyone in the yard got to have a play on grass over XC fences! The horses felt fab and ready for the season! A big shout out to my 2 girls Jane and Tu for having everything ready, even in the horrible rain today! Star of the day has to be SAN SOLO, who although has done less than any other horse in the yard jumped all the tough combinations without a flicker, a huge prospect for the future!!!

Superstar dressage ponies at Summerhouse. A very competitive day, as it was a pre regionals warm up at Summerhouse, more like 30 in each class rather than the usual 5-10, but the boys seriously held their own. CALVIN won the Novice on 71.9%, SAN SOLO on 71.3% and COOLEY LEGALAND 3rd on 69%. Then COOLEY LEGALAND and CALVIN finished 2nd and 6th in the Elementary in the soookt new indoor school! Very pleased with the boys!!Very proud of my 3 boys today at Hunters BD. CAPTAIN FUTURE won the gold section in the Elementary on 69% and also won overall and then went on to win only his second Medium test. BLUSTEREN won the silver section of the Elementary on 68% and was 2nd overall. And HALLTOWN HARLEY finished top 5 in both the Elementary and Medium classes!!! Thank you to Tu my super groom for having everything ready on time.

We had a great day jumping at Summerhouse, my first trip BSJA in 2017 and my gosh I have missed it. Sadly I had all the horses competing on a ticket as I have been concentrating on BD this winter.
COOLEY LEGALAND was a bit spooky, pretending he was a 4yo who had never been out, but he jumped well with a double clear in the Newcombers and rolled a pole rolled in the 1.15m Open. CALVIN II was a super star, jumping a lovely double clear in both the Newcombers and 1.15m Open and would have won both classes.
BLUSTEREN felt incredible, an easy double clear in the 1.20m and 1.30m. He would have been 2nd in the 1.20m and would have won the 1.30m
CAPTAIN FUTURE was on his first jumping show in 10 months!!!!!!! After an interesting first attempt he jumped a lovely double clear HC in the 1.20m and then he popped easily around the 1.30m, just rolling the last fence.
We all felt a little rusty, but it was great to be out jumping!!!

Its not long now, only a couple of days until the 2017 event season gets under way!!!

 

January 2017

Well Happy New Year everyone, 2016 has flown by and we have already had a busy16508711_1856476627902101_8084076115588721068_n January with lots of dressage outings.

I had a good start to the month… The event planning is complete!! I had a really good few days getting all the horses plans organised, so plan A is now in place!!

My first trip out in 2017 was a day of 2nds at Summerhouse. CAPTAIN FUTURE and COOLEY LEGALAND were the two I had competing!! Although it would have been lovely to have a win with either of them, but I was really pleased with how both of them felt! Their scoring ranged from 67-71% over their two classes and both being placed 2nd in both their classes!!

Next I had my gorgeous boys back out at Summerhouse. This time with COOLEY LEGALAND again and he won the Novice and SAN SOLO competing in his first BD competition, placing 4th in the prelim and 2nd Novice!! What a star!!!

We then headed to West Wilts again doing British Dressage. COOLEY LEGALAND wins both Silver Elementary sections on 68% and 69% gaining a qualification towards the Regionals and CAPTAIN FUTURE wins both Gold Elementary sections and Overall winner of both sections on 70% and 72%, gaining his second Regional Qualification!! Fab day with my gorgeous boys!!! A huge thanks to my amazing Sponsors Mark Todd, Gatehouse, Baileys Horse Feeds, Treehouse Sporting Colours, Antares Saddles and The Spanish Boot Company, as well as my amazing team of owners who always come to support, Jane for top show Grooming and for Tui holding the fort at home and hanging on the naughty horses!!!

We then had two trips to Wickstead HorsePlay schooling the babies, I am Very excited about my rising 7yo COOLEY LEGALAND and CALVIN for the coming season!!! They are feeling fantastic and jumping amazingly well!!

We have also had a trip to Rabson to XC school, amazing the ground is holding up and it was lovely to have them out on grass again!!!

The first event of the season is now entered and it’s only 5 weeks to go!!

WEST WILTS BRITISH DRESSAGE

We had another great day, back doing more Dressage.

CAPTAIN FUTURE again shown what a great horse he is winning the first Elementary class on 67%

 

Winter Dressage – December

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First we headed to Hunters with CAPTAIN FUTURE, our first British Dressage experience and it was a good one, winning both Elementary’s, the later on 70%!! t was particularly nice as this was his first competition since he broke his pedal bone in May this year, so its lovely to have him back out and feeling well.

Next we were at West Wilts with the Young horses, SAN SOLO and TOP HONOURS. They both preformed brilliantly, both scoring 70% and 74% in BE100 tests. This was there first outing since their event in November at Aston Le Walls.

The the Following day, we headed back to West Wilts for BD with CAPTAIN FUTURE and again he was a superstar winning the first Elementary class on 68%!!! Absolutely delighted with him!!

ASTON LE WALLS

Well I am have had a quiet November.

My last event of the season was Aston le Walls with the young horses.

NADAQ HIGH was doing our 3rd event if the year together, He scored a respectable 29 in the dressage and went on to jump double clear inside the time to finish in 3rd place.

Next was SAN SOLO. He was super, a lovely test but still a few wobbles to score 28.8 in the dressage, a pole down SJ and a lovely clear XC to finish in 6th place.

And last to go was new ride, TOP HONOURS. He is an ex race horse, who myself and Sam Wilson bought just a few weeks ago, he is a lovely horse and I feel has a bright future. He produced a lovely test to score 28, one fence down SJ but a lovely clear XC adding no time faults to finish in 4th.

What a fantastic end to 2016. The horses will now all have a holiday, whilst Toby and I head off to Mexico!!!

Calmsden and Broadway

Its just the last few events of the season now. Just the young horses doing a young of14639852_1795302294019535_3359063426937212952_n 14650139_1795302284019536_3254178574410380542_n BE90’s to gain some experience in preparation for next year.

We started at Calmsden. SAN SOLO and NASDAQ HIGH, both new rides to me. NASDAQ HIGH has previously done two BE events and has now come to me to continue his education. He put in a good test with a few wobbles but a nice rhythm and picture, scoring 31.0 and adding nothing to that with a double clear inside the time. I sadly had the compete HC, but he would have finished in the top 10.

Next was SAN SOLO. I have only had him a couple of weeks and up until then, he had seen a few dressage arenas and SJ courses, but no XC fences. He felt lovely in his test, some obvious greenish and wobbles and looking around, but I think he first time doing dressage on grass. A pleasing score of 32 and a lovely clear SJ giving everything a lot of air time. Sadly XC we had a good (and long) look at the water fence, and waited there quite a while, but he did go on and stormed around the rest of the course like a machine.

We then headed the Broadway the following weekend with the same two horses.

This time, they both felt a lot more confident and both scored very well in the dressage, NASDAQ HIGH on an impressive 23 and SAN SOLO on 28. The course was more challenging and asked a couple of questions going into and out of the woods early on but both horses felt very brave, with them both jumping double clear inside the time to finish on their dressage scores. They would have finished in 1st and 2nd, if I hadn’t had to be HC.

They will head to Aston Le Walls next before they have a bit of a holiday!!

OSBERTON INTERNATIONAL

We had a fantastic week at Osberton with 4 superb horses. I was lucky enough that Brooke14446118_1792619427621155_485669727164300861_n 14457476_1792619837621114_8283851007160698730_n

came along to groom for the week alongside Emma, as we had HALLTOWN HARLEY and BLUSTEREN in the CCI** and COOLEY LEGALAND and CALVIN in the CIC*YH 6yo Championships.

We started with the 2 CCI** boys, I have only had both horses about 6 weeks so we are still getting to know each other, they both settled in well and happily trotted up Wednesday afternoon. Both horses worked well and warmed in nicely for their test, they scored 52 and 53 in the dressage and this lay in the top half. There was plenty for me to work on, no major mistakes with either of the horses, but a few little areas where I feel we can pick up marks when I no them better.

Saturday day for XC, and the course was tough, with a lot of talk over the water fences which were full up and asked the horses plenty of questions. HALL TOWN HARLEY was first out on course and he flew round, like a complete machine clear inside the time. The commentary then suggested that the course was riding well with an easy to make time, but as the day went on, it became more obvious that the course caused plenty of problems all over and the time proved tight. Next was BLUSTEREN, he’s a horse with a history of being strong, so I had him in a strong bit, he has felt fantastic in it the last 2 runs I have had on him, but I do find it a bit much for him. But he too was a complete star and flew round. He felt fantastic and so straight and genuine, a couple of places I over checked him and wasted some time, but he finished 1 second over the optimum to pick up 0.4 of a penalty!!14479644_1792619470954484_2655242465139387918_n

Sunday – and it was Show Jumping day. The boys came out fresh and well and trotted up sound. The course was a nice course with a couple of distances causing problems. Both my horses jumped brilliant rounds, frustratingly both having a fence down coming out of the double. This caused costly but they still finished 20th and 21st which was a great result out of nearly 100 competitors. I am very excited about both these horses future, next year they CALVIN made it worth while. I was delighted with both horses tests, COOLEY LEGALAND felt soft and relaxed throughout and I was very pleased with him. CALVIN was super flashy and confident in the arena, but sadly a few errors towards the end of the test effected the mark. The Show jumping was the following day, it was an unto height course and a test for both horses. COOLEY LEGALAND jumped an easy clear, sadly CALVIN showed his lack of experience, and although he was very genuine and kept jumping, two fences fell and dropped him out of contention. will aim to move up to Advanced and 3* level.

 

Fitting in the CIC* 6yo was quite tight over the weekend.

Following CALVIN’s Showjumping, I just took him quietly around the XC, he is not that experienced at Novice level, and this was his first CIC*, he popped round the course really well, picking up 5.2 time faults but finishing well.

COOLEY LEGALAND showed what an exciting horse he is for the future jumping an very14572145_1792620217621076_7440520796504972406_n easy clear inside the time. He felt class from start to finish and although he still doesn’t have a huge amount of experience, he was very straight and genuine with all the more challenging fences.

These 4 horses will now have a well deserved holiday and then will come in to concentrate on preparation for the 2017 season!!

Gatcombe

HALLTOWN HARLEY posted a dressage of 33.4 and I made the decision to withdraw14358841_1785809214968843_4374123849491152282_n him before the show jumping as he had only been to Pontispool and few days before and I didn’t feel needed the run before Osberton CCI** next. BLUSTEREN however made the trip very worth while with a 33.4 and an easy double clear. Time faults pushed us out of the placings but overall I am very excited about this horse, as we have only had a few weeks together.

The following day we were back with COOLEY LEGALAND and CALVIN. COOLEY LEGALAND posted another very impressive 25.8 and jumped a lovely double clear inside the time to finish in 4th place. CALVIN too impressed with a 29.0 dressage and he too jumped double clear inside the time to finish in 2nd place and give him a qualifying result for a NRF next year.

These 4 horses all now head to Osberton for the CCI** and Young Horse Championships

Pontispool

Pontispool was a busy day with the 3 new horses, HALLTOWN HARLEY and14355589_1785808031635628_4818365132993077104_n 14355719_1785807991635632_6640289153255970787_n 14358982_1785808011635630_549641519790764665_n BLUSTEREN were in the OI and COOLEY LEGALAND was in the Novice.

HALLTOWN HARLEY scored 33.2 and jumped a very easy double clear adding just 2.8 time faults to finish 4th. BLUSTEREN was also super, it was my first event on him and a very tough intermediate course. He scored 33.0 and also went on to jump double clear. I just cantering him around the cross country quietly picking up 12.4 time faults but finished 9th.

Next was COOLEY LEGALAND in the Novice. He scored a fantastic dressage score of 25.8 and added another double clear with 4 time faults to finish in 2nd place. This was a fantastic result for his new owners who have just bought him off me for me to ride!!

Next these horses head to Gatcombe.

Goring Heath

We had a lovely day at Goring Heath. Very strange as we have 2 new horses there.14355719_1785807991635632_6640289153255970787_n HALLTOWN HARLEY was in the intermediate Novice. CALVIN and new horse COOLEY LEGALAND in the Novice and VENDI FOX in the BE100.

HALLTOWN HARLEY was very happy to be out, it was my first run on him. A spritely dressage to score 32.5 but a lovely double clear inside the time to finish 7th, a great start to our partnership together. Next was CALVIN, 30.0 dressage and a super double clear adding just 2.8 time faults to finish in 4th place. COOLEY LEGALAND was also in the Novice and again this was my first event on him.

He scored 33.0 in the dressage but felt awesome and jumped a lovely double clear, again adding 2.8 time faults and he to finished in 4th place. The star of the show however had to be VENDI FOX who scored 30.3 in the BE100 and went on to jump double clear inside the time, to WIN the BE100, his first BE win!!!

Are you interested in becoming an Owner?

Are you interested in becoming an owner?

Maybe you already have a horse and are looking to move them, or you are interested in buying into a horse. I have competed 4 horses up to 4* level, and have produced horses from BE100 to Advanced/3*. I have also competed on Junior and Young Rider European Teams for 4 years, winning 3 medals.

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West Wilts

We took the three younger horses to West Wilts. LANZAROTE and CALVIN in the14372074_1784437848439313_7265190925861946145_o Novice and VENDI FOX competing in his first BE100 in the 5yo class.

LANZAROTE was a star, producing some of his best work to score 32.0, an unlucky pole show jumping but of course a very easy clear round the cross country, finishing in 3rd place, he is such a star and is almost ready to move up to intermediate. Sadly now though he is for sale, and I won’t compete him again, but I think will make an amazing Junior / Young Rider team horse.

CALVIN too didn’t disappoint. A beautiful test as always with a not so impressed judge to score 30.0, but a super double clear with just a handful of time faults to finish in 2nd place again. He is such an exciting horse for the future.

VENDI FOX was next, his test was by far his best to date, he felt as though he was more confident and balanced and was rewarded with a 26.3. And of course a beautiful double clear inside the time. He really it getting the hang of this eventing and feeling as though he has a lot of potential to move up the grades. I was also delighted with him finishing in 9th place.

Hartpury International

A very relaxed week at Hartpury with just BILLY BALL there competing in the CCI**14183950_10154409723589014_5028219629956527043_n

He flew through the trot up and looked beautiful as always, his test was Thursday lunchtime and I was really pleased with him, one annoying mistake but otherwise he was super, calm and relaxed and was listening to me.

The crossed was a nice track but

The Following day he came out fresh and well. Again flying through the trot up. The show jumping course was causing quite a bit of trouble especially the time. But BILLY BALL14212186_10154409723634014_3699948917763073051_n jumped his socks off, feeling as fresh as a daisy, giving everything plenty of room. We cut a few corners to save time and he was therefore easily inside the time.with plenty of Skinnies and corners, he came out the start box and felt a lot more established. He popped round the course really nicely and jumped a lovely clear. It was actually quite hilly and he got a little tired towards the end and picked up some time faults, but I was delighted with him

A great finish to the season for him.