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04-05-2020 14:55:59 in General by Admin
So we are still in Lock Down. But we have still managed to stay busy here at Team Spence. We have been running “Lock Down Farm” Dressage competitions here at “Lock Farm” we are very lucky that I have a couple of liveries base here so our day to day life hasn’t changed too much. Emerald has her own horse Lady, Sue and Mimi have Hamish, and then myself and Sara have be...

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21-04-2020 16:59:51 in General by Admin
Coronavirus has taken us all by shock and the impact it’s having on our everyday life is being felt by us all. After a few days of constantly changing situation’s the decision was made to postpone the season after it had only just started. We thought we would still be able to hire facilities and had Summerhouse and Rectory booked only two weeks ago. As you know this has all changed and...

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31-03-2020 10:09:47 in General by Admin
Well 2020 didn't last long. We were all plaited up and headed to Tweseldown with HALLTOWN HARLEY doing his first event of the year. He was competing in the OI. We were all expecting Tweseldown to cancel as the weather had just been so bad, but they did an amazing job to try and run. We preformed a rather spritely dressage test and went on to jump a super clear in the SJ before sadly they had to a...

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31-03-2020 09:57:58 in General by Admin
Well 2020 started with some SJ and dressage competitions, we then teamed up with TTY to start working together this year to gete some beautful photos for my team, owners, website and social media. Caitlin came over to the yard and has priduced some of the most beautful photos. She is a huge credit to the team and I cant thank her enough. If you are interested in any sort of photos of a photoshoot...

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15-02-2020 10:24:39 in General by Admin
At the end of 2019 I thought it woud be a great idea to team up with an up and coming photographer for the 2020 Season. So with a post on Facebook and Instragram later, and after far more interest than I can ever imagine, I am delighted to welcome Caitlin from TTY - True to You Photography. Caitlin will be doing some yard shoots at the yard as well as attending BE and BS shows accross the country...

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15-02-2020 10:10:40 in General by Admin
Here at Team Spence we have had quite a few changes of the 2019 / 2020 Winter. Firstly we had to wave good bye to long term groom and friend, Lydia Parnell. Lydia had been with Team Spence over 2 years and was a huge asset to us.  On a positive note, we have had 2 very exiciting new team members. Firstly, Chloe Howson who has started with us as Head Girl. I have been quietly looking f...

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04-11-2019 15:55:57 in General by Admin
We have had a great end to the 2019 Event season with some new and old faces. An old and very welcome face was in the shape of HOMERUS aka Jaffa, a horse I had for 3 years and the owner sadly sold a year ago, he had been having fun with his new owner/rider Susy who has been competing at BE100. As Susy is now off to Sandhurst, I am delighted to welcome Jaffa back to the yard and will be eventing h...

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23-10-2019 13:04:17 in General by Admin
With Burghley done and dusted for another year it was on to another event. Next stop was the last 'little Gatcombe' ever. Sadly gatcombe will no longer be running their March adn September events so it was great to be riding there with two nice horses. Both COOLEY LEGALAND aka Eddie and CAPTAIN FUTURE aka Captain were competing in the OI. Eddie was having his last run before his first 4*S at Ble...

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30-09-2019 17:24:49 in General by Admin
Well Burghley didnt quite go to plan. Wii Limbo aka Woody was heading their for his 5th Burghely. He arrived and was settled and happy, the normal hack around the park and iconic picture over the ears in front of the horse. He was number 25 to Thursday lunchtime dressage. He trot up as per usual on Wednesday was the highlight of Woodys day and he was jumping and leaping like an idiot but sailed ...

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30-09-2019 17:13:26 in General by Admin
So I had a very excting phone call to say I ahd been selected to represemt Team GB at Toyko, Japan for the OLympic tets event. Both myself and Halltown Harleys owner, Suzanne are absolutely over the moon and excited to be sending this golden superstar over to Toyko. I want to say a massive thank you to Mimi who was very busy in the run up to Toyko, working tirelessly behind the scenes getting...

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30-09-2019 16:57:52 in General by Admin
A great couple of months eventing and Show jumping over the Summer. The Future Partnerships HEADLEYS COSMIC TWIST jumped her way around a tough Novice course feeling more confident with each run! Then a busy two days at Upton.Day one was with the ‘big boys’Lucy Fleming, Suzanne Doggetts and Sam Wilson’s WII LIMBO was having his first run for a few months, a rather exciting...

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07-06-2019 10:56:06 in General by Admin
Renswoude, Holland. This was our first visit to Renswoude and it was a really lovely event. Easy to find and good roads all the way there! We had a good first few days at Renswoude with Cooley Legaland in the CCI3*L scoring 33.3 to lie 7th after dressage and Captain Future in the CCI3*S to score 30.0 and lie 7th after the first day of dressage, with another 30 competitiors to do. Sue and Mima ha...

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07-06-2019 10:42:31 in General by Admin
The younger horses have had a bit of a ceash course with a couple of events close together!! Aston A very early but lovely day at Aston!We had 3 horses in the BE100.Headed by The Future Partnership’s HEADLEYS COSMIC TWIST. A 32 double clear in time to finish in 6th place! She has really started to come into her own this year and showing what she’s capable of!Next Molly Fisher and...

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07-06-2019 10:39:14 in General by Admin
Harley is happily grazing in the field having completed his second Badminton. A bitter sweet day at Badminton.... Harley was the perfect and was an absolutely amazing from start to finish! Very frustratingly I came too quick to the Normandy Bank and Harley didn’t have time to read the hedge at the bottom! It was the best round I’ve ever had at Badminton! He’s a dream ...

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17-04-2019 07:46:49 in General by Admin
So the 2019 season has began!!Tweseldown Wii Limbo and Halltown Harley both had fun on Thursday in the OI. With me trying to have a steady run on both, Woody behaving and Harley ignoring me as per usual to finish 7th!The today, in the ON Cooley Legaland was super, a lovely test, forgot about fence 1 and 2, then jumped fab SJ round and flew XC! Captain Future is back, 29 and an easy double clear!!...

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26-01-2019 17:02:20 in General by Admin
I am very excited to announce I have been selected for the World Class UK Lottery Podium Potential Programme!! This is a huge honour for myself and my whole team including my family, the girls who do the horses day in day out, as well as my amazing owners and sponsors! This would not be possible without the whole team but most importantly to the horses, led by Wii Limbo and Halltown Harley. ht...

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26-01-2019 16:58:31 in General by Admin
We have had a great winter. Most of the horses had an earlier holiday and came in early. There have been some old faces sadly sold, A horse I had had for 3 years, HOMERUS aka Jaffa has sold to a perfect home, but having had hims since a 3yo I was very sad to see him go. ARDEO KOTO who I thought of huge amount of has gone to a young girl to play with and I really hope to see him winning Badminton...

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01-11-2018 19:04:39 in General by Admin
And that’s a wrap.....The 2018 Event Season is over for Team Spence. I was delighted with the 3 young horses at Bovingham. The Future Partnerships ‘Ardeo Koto’ produced a beautiful test to score 26 and a lovely double clear to finish 4th and Natalie Royals ‘Billy Clanenza’ scores 28 and also double clear to finish in 9th!! My beautiful HEADLEYS COSMIC TWIST did her f...

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23-09-2018 10:44:34 in General by Admin
A great couple of days of Gatcombe with Sam Wilson’s two super young horses. HOMERUS jumped a super clear inside the time in the Novice and TOP HONOURS stepped up to discover his first CIC*. Still developing his technique in the SJ but jumped well and flew round the XC clear inside the time.These boys now have a couple more Novices before to go to Osberton for the CIC 6yo* and he CCI*  ...

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23-09-2018 10:42:20 in General by Admin
We have had a busy month this August. I was very proud of the babies It was a first BE for REDINAGH PERCISION aka Polly owned by The Future Partnership, a 30.5 double clear in the time to finish 3rd in the BE90open. New ride BILLY CLARENZA aka Lilly owned by Natalie Royal 30.8 clear SJ and a little look at the water but still in time to finish just outside the top 10! Next they head to West Wil...

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13-09-2018 14:16:07 in General by Admin
WHAT. A. WEEK The horses have been on fire this week!! First time three day for VENDI FOX in the CCI* put in a superb performance. Jemima Stewart’s ‘Herbie’ posted a 31 dressage followed by a super double clear to finish in 3rd place.Next was Molly Fisher, Sue Vintcent’s and Lucy Flemings COOLEY LEGALAND, taking on his first CCI**. A few mistakes in dressage but still ...

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19-07-2018 11:29:04 in General by Admin
A great day at Great Meadows for all of Team GB. We lay in first place after dressage with all the horses producing some of their best work! I was first out with Suzanne Doggett’s HALLTOWN HARLEY aka Barbie Pony and he was a star, a little tension in the walk but otherwise I couldn’t fault him.Next on to SJ and of course my Barbie showed America what a fantastic SJ he is with a lovely ...

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19-07-2018 11:25:43 in General by Admin
WEST WILTSThe gorgeous HOMERUS owner by Sam Wilson, jumping another lovely clear at a Novice level. SOLIHULL UNAFFMy beautiful 5yo Polly producing at 28 double clear for 6th place. A old ride of mine, VENDI FOX owned by Jemima Stewart has returned to compete alongside Jemima, having his first run of 2018, finishing 2nd with a 27 double clear!! Nunney InternationalIt was great to have my Badmin...

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19-07-2018 11:24:06 in General by Admin
I am drawn No. 2 and No. 89 at Badminton!!!! Argghhhhh exciting!!!    Fab start to Badminton with both boys producing some of their best work in the dressage arena. A huge Thank You to Laura Tomlinson who has been with me every step! A huge thanks to all my owners and team and of course Laura Young who turned them out beautifully!! WII LIMBO scoring a PB of 28.9 And HALLTOWN HARLEY 3...

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19-07-2018 11:21:53 in General by Admin
  Well Larkhill and all the team involved...... Thank you for letting us have some fun!! There were quite a few of us eventers wondering if we were ever going to get to an event, but we’ve had our XC fix!! Holly Farr and team, thank you sooooo much for all your hard work, it would have been easy for you to just cancel so a huge well done and thank you! And my boys were so happy to be ...

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18-03-2018 00:00:00 in General by Admin
Amazing first day out evening for 2018! Lucy Fleming, Sam Wilson, and Suzanne Doggett’s WII LIMBO scored a credible 30.2 and jumping a lovely double clear in the OI. I just ran him quietly XC and he felt fantastic. Suzanne Doggett’s HALLTOWN HARLEY producing a much improved 29 dressage as a winters training with Chris Bartle and Laura Tomlinson. And went on to jump double clear a...

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01-03-2018 00:00:00 in General by Admin
Well what a fab start to 2018.BS at West Wilts. HALLTOWN HARLEY wins both his classes by nearly 10 seconds….. I think he remembers the indoor XC in Sweden! WII LIMBO jumped a lovely double clear for 2nd. COOLEY LEGALAND and TOP HONOURS were both fresh and happy to be out jumping double clear for 3rd in their classes!! Thank you to Connie and Lydia for having them all ready in time!We were b...

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18-02-2018 00:00:00 in General by Admin
What a fantastic afternoon!I want to thank everyone so much to who took the time to come over! A great day, the sun shone even though it was a bit chilly. I always enjoy putting on an owners open day, its great for everyone to be able too come down and see the yard and watch one of the horses work, this time the start of the show was HALLTOWN HARLEY, I did a demo of things we had been working on a...

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01-11-2017 00:00:00 in General by Admin
I could not have asked for a better horse to introduce me into the Nations Cup Team series this year!Yet again HALLTOWN HARLEY proves how exciting he is for the future. His amazing owner Suzanne Doggett sadly couldn’t be here this week but I hope we made you proud!!A massive thank you to my incredible team mates, Sarah Bullimore Harry Dzenis and Franky Reid-Warrilow and of course Richard Way...

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01-11-2017 00:00:00 in General by Admin
I am so lucky to have such exciting young horses coming through. My amazing trio, allownered by my hugely supportive owner, Sam Wilson, I’m not quite sure where I would be without you!HOMERUS aka Jaffa, a super smooth test to score 26.5 and a lovely double clear in time to finish in 2nd.SAN SOLO, having his first run back after slicing his knee. He coped well to produce a 29 dressage in a ra...

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