Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

Wednesday 1st May - Sunday 5th May, 2019 #MMBHT

Georgie Spence

Great Britain
  • 2 - Halltown Harley
  • 89 - Wii Limbo

Biography

It will be the eighth visit to Badminton for British rider Georgie Spence (30), who is based near Chippenham in Wiltshire. Georgie competed here last year completing with two horses; Halltown Harley and Wii Limbo who are both entered this year also.  She now has six Badminton completions. In September she completed Burghley with Wii Limbo.  Last year with Halltown Harley she was the winner of the CCI3* in Millstreet and was second in the Nations Cup in America (The Plains) and in 2017 the pair won the Nations Cup three-star competition in Wiener Neustadt, in Austria – Georgie’s first Nations Cup.

Georgie has been a full-time rider since leaving school and with help from her mother Jo runs a yard from home. Georgie first competed in show jumping until asked to be a member of her school’s eventing team. In 2004 she was reserve for the 2004 British European Pony team and decided to stick with eventing. Four years later she first competed at Badminton aged 19 with Running Brook and in 2009 was the only rider to complete the cross country with two horses inside the time.

In 2006 she won the Under-18 National Championships, and for two years running (2007 & 2008) was the recipient of the BE Edy Goldman trophy presented to the leading rider Under 21. After a successful 2009 season Georgie was selected for the Young Rider European Championships with Skylight, bred by FEI judge Christian Landolt, and won team gold. In 2015 she gained her best result when 12th at Burghley with Wii Limbo.

She trains with Dickie Waygood and Laura Tomlinson.

Halltown Harley is a 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding. He is by the Irish-based Selle Francais sire Harlequin Du Carel (also the sire of event horses Boleybawn Ace, Back to Business, The Court Jester). He is one of 16 offspring for his dam Cummer Beauty by Clover Hill, a former jumper and five-star rated mare in Ireland. She is also the dam of International showjumpers Camblin (by Lux) formerly ridden by Shane Breen, Dorada (William Funnell) and BP Blondey both also by Harlequin Du Carel. Harley was formerly ridden to three-star by New Zealander Caroline Powell; Georgie acquired the ride at in the middle of 2016.

 

 

 

Entries

Halltown Harley

ISH, United Kingdom, 2006
16.2hh , chestnut , gelding

Sire Harlequin Du Carel

Dam Cummer Beauty (Clover Hill)

Owner(s): Suzanne Doggett, Riding Mill, Northumberland
& Rider

Wii Limbo

KWPN, United Kingdom, 2003
16.0hh , bay , gelding

Sire Highline

Dam Patricia (Landwind II B)

Breeder H. Vosman

Owner(s): Sam Wilson, Norwich, Norfolk
Suzanne Doggett, Riding Mill, Northumberland
Lucy Fleming, Henley on Thames, Oxon.

Notable Results

2018 – Burghley CCI4* 20th Wii Limbo

2018 – Millstreet CCI3* 1st Halltown Harley

2018 – Alnwick Burgham CIC3* 9th Wii Limbo

2018 – The Plains VA CICO3* 2nd Halltown Harley

2018 – Belton CIC3* 5th Wii Limbo, 17th Halltown Harley

2017 – Waregem CICO3* 14th Halltown Harley

2017 – Burghley 23rd Wii Limbo

2017 – Wiener Neustadt – CICO3* 1st Halltown Harley

2015 – Burghley CCI4* 12th Wii Limbo

2014 – Burghley CCI4* 23rd Wii Limbo

2012 – Burghley CCI4* 35th Running Brook

2012 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 23rd Bow House Mandelin, RET Running Brook

2011 – Burghley CCI4* 33rd Running Brook

2009 – Waregem CH-EU-YR2* 15th Skylight (team gold)

2009 – Burghley CCI4* 35th Running Brook, El Birthday Night

2008 – Burghley CCI4* 17th Running Brook

Badminton

2018 – 21st Wii Limbo, 33rd Halltown Harley

2015 – 36th Wii Limbo

2009 – 36th Running Brook & 40th Birthday Night

2008 – 30th Running Brook