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27-09-2022 12:06:25 in General by Admin
Cornbury House Horse Trials   Excited to be heading to Cornbury House Horse Trials with our exciting team. Nicky Cooper and Lucy Flemings - Fanta Boy and Feloupe in the 3*S - their final run before Blenheim 4*L The Future Partnerships - Headleys Cosmic Twist and Molly fisher, Sam Wilson and Lucy’s - Kojak in the OI. Molly and Lucy’s - Sligo Just Tough and Woznia...

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27-09-2022 12:01:44 in General by Admin
West Wilts Nexgen 5yo Class West Coast Fog (Coco) now owned by Amy Hryhoruk jumped 2 amazing rounds at West Wilts @nexgenhorses just missing out on qualifying for the 5yo Championships. This superstar heads off to her new owners this week and we will all be gutted to see her go! Rectory British Shows Great trip to Rectory Farm for some BS last week… Ozzie - 4th 1.05m Crunchie - 1....

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27-09-2022 11:56:57 in General by Admin
Barbury Horse Trails   It was rather hot for Eventing on Friday at Barbury! KOJAK, owned by Lucy Fleming, Molly Fisher and Sam Wilson, was the star of the day leading his first IN after the showjumping, with a stunning 26.4 and clear round. Lucy Fleming and Molly Fisher’s SLIGO JUST TOUCH & WOZNIAK were both in the Novice both doing good tests and jumping well. P...

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06-07-2022 09:27:56 in General by Admin
Up North to Bramham June seems to be another season of Internationals, with the first stop being Bramham for the notorious 4*L.Dressage was a bit of a reversal to that of Houghton, with Lulu nailing her test to take us into the top 10 and Fanta's test not quite going to plan.  But, Bramham is far from a dressage competition.  Onto the cross-country and Fanta tried his heart out completi...

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06-07-2022 09:27:04 in General by Admin
Howick It was another WIN for gorgeous boy Kojak in the Novice who finished on his 29.3 dressage.  Meanwhile Ozzie and Crunchie both took on their 2nd Novice and came home with a double clear and 5th place, each just adding 2 penalties to their dressage scores.   Back to Norfolk for Houghton Back to Norfolk for another international, this time for Posy's first 3*L and for Lulu and Fa...

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06-07-2022 09:24:53 in General by Admin
    April started with a bang at The Eventing Spring Carnival at Thoresby Hall. Posy and Fanta both got off to a good start in the dressage with Fanta sitting inside the top 10.  There were a few errors from Posy but overall it was a great test, with plenty still to jump.  Lulu also put her best hoof forward with a super dressage of 29.5 to sit just o...

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18-04-2022 12:16:43 in General by Admin
March News   We're back eventing and have had a great start to the season!We did get off to a bit of a false start with Aston abandoning but we were very grateful to Nigel Taylor and his team for putting on a combined training event at the very last minute.  Then enabled Crunchie & Ozzie, to practice their dressage and showjumping und...

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16-10-2021 10:23:54 in General by Admin
An early season end...Unfortunately I picked up an injury during September that wasn't so easy to shake, I tried to keep riding and was able to get to a couple of events but whilst jumping at home the morning we were going to Pontispool is was apparant I would need some treatment and some time off.     This sadly meant that we had to mis...

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16-10-2021 10:11:17 in General by Admin
Cornbury Yet again Princess Lulu rose to the occasion and was hoof perfect  in the CCI3*S. Owned by Nicky Cooper, Suzanne Doggett and Lucy Fleming. She produced a super test to score 29 and lay in the top 6 out of 100 competitors after dressage, she then went on to SJ clear in the tough Cornbury SJ arena and really showed her class. Next was XC and a similar course to last ye...

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16-10-2021 10:07:09 in General by Admin
September signals the end of Summer and that we're nearing the end of the eventing season.  In normal years it also means Burghley and an end of Summer 5*.   With Burghley off the cards it was time to pack our bags for a Devon holiday instead!Bicton 5* The team at Bicton, ERA, the EHOA and BE did an incredible job to put a 5* on in 11-weeks.  Bicton certainly was a true 5*! It may ...

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11-09-2021 08:06:21 in General by Admin
AugustHomme HouseA busy day with some of the younger horses.  Sligo Just Touch, Wozniak and Ozone all doing their first BE100/5YO class.  Crunchie jumped a lovely double clear but I forgot what a long galloping stride he had and we picked up some too fast time penalties that knocked us out of the placings.  Ozzie had some flashy moments and some wobbly moments an...

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11-09-2021 08:05:59 in General by Admin
JulyJuly started with the long and wet trip to Keysoe.  A venue that we haven't been to for a long time but has undergone a lot of investment making it a very worthwhile trip.Keysoe InternationalFeloupe produced a 31.8 and Harley a 32.2 to sit in the top 20 and 30, respectively, of the CCI3*S.  The cross-country offered up a VERY decent 3* track that caught a lot out, so w...

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11-09-2021 08:03:21 in General by Admin
JuneAfter a fairly manic May it was nice to have a quieter June.Johnnie WalkerSusy's Johnnie headed off to Ascott Under Wychwood at the start of the month for the BE100open where he jumped a lovely double clear, adding just 2 time faults to his 27 dressage to finish 5th.  He then headed off to West Wilts to step back up to Novice level.  A fab dressage of 23 but sadly a very out of chara...

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11-09-2021 08:00:01 in General by Admin
May 2021 May bought us our first 3 day event in what feels like years. We headed to Houghton Hall with Halltown Harley in the 4*S Nations Cup Team for Team GBR,  Fanta Boy and Feloupe were in the 3*L and we also took the two 5yo Sligo Just Touch and Wozniak for the Nexegn Qualifer.

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01-06-2021 15:04:14 in General by Admin
 We are starting to get a bit busier now as the events have all opened up. Our main event in April has been Burnham Market international.   We had a solid start at Burnham Market with all 4 horses producing good tests but all 4 have plenty more to come.   In the CCI3*S “Feloupe” after a stunning test we were all a little disappointed with a score of 30.1...

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13-04-2021 11:48:16 in General by Admin
Well we have had a busy start to the season already. I was lucky enough to be able to compete in the Elite Events in March, kicking off with Aston Training Event. I took, Halltown Harley, Uppercourt Cooley and Feloupe. All 3 horses produced good but bright tests and jumped lovely jumping rounds, as it only classed as a training event not a competition there was no placings, but it was a great out...

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26-02-2021 08:00:52 in General by Admin
It has certainly been a strange year, we all luckily were able to get some events in July - October, but then back inot lock down in November allowed the horses to have a bit of a holiday and some down time.  I was lucky enough to then be able to get to some jumping shows in December. At West Wilts, we got some of the younger horses out, Billy Clarenza and Johnnie Walker jumped lovely double...

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06-11-2020 11:19:33 in General by Admin
Well it has been a short but sweet season eventing which has sadly had to come to a close. After Uppercourt Cooleys fantastic win at Cornbury it was back out with the younger horses. At Moreton Morrell we had 3 horses in the Novice, Knockenroe Spirit produced a lovely test, sadly spoilt by a couple of fences down but a lovely clear XC. Homerus jumped another super double clear after his out of ...

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19-09-2020 09:16:17 in General by Admin
Just where this amazing horse deserves to be! At the TOP!!!   I am absolutely delighted with "Buenos" preformance in all 3 phases. He produced a super test to score 31.4 and went on to jump a foot perfect double clear bang on the optimum time!   Couldn’t be possible with his owners Molly Fisher, Nicky Cooper, Lucy Fleming and Sam Wilson!!   And my team at home Chloe...

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07-09-2020 16:41:05 in General by Admin
Well August has certainly been a busy but great month!!   We were very sad to wave good bye to COOLEY LEGALAND who has gone to a super new horse. But excitingly his old owners, Molly Fisher and Lucy Fleming have bought my beautiful 4yo Crunchie. We also had the arrival of new ride FELOUPE owned by Nicky Cooper, Suzanne Doggett and Jo Spence. She has competed upto Advanced level and t...

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03-08-2020 15:52:19 in General by Admin
It has been great the be back out competing, which started with a couple of BS shows and some great results of horses being on great form, and then two super BE events at Tweseldown and Aston le walls, then Swalcliffe unaffiliated. Tweseldown - Day 1 -  This time with Suzanne Doggettvery fresh HALLTOWN HARLEY. A lovely test for 30.9 but he felt the need to go so fast SJ he had a r...

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19-06-2020 16:16:06 in General by Admin
Well this has definitely been a more exciting month as we have managed to get out and about in the lorry. Our first 2 trips were to Wayfarer to go XC schooling. We took 5 horses both times and it was really great to get them out, they all behaved beautifully and thoroughly enjoyed their time out. Next we headed to Summerhouse to hire the show jumping course, this time we took 7 of the more exper...

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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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