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Spencer’s Blog January 2018


It’s been a nice quiet time for me and the horses over December. I had a short holiday in the USA visiting my girlfriend’s family and then spent Christmas at home in Lincoln with my family.

I’m heading out to Spain at the beginning of next month to compete in the Sunshine Tour (Circuito Hipico del Sol) in Vejer de la Frontera, Andalusia and will be over there until mid-March. This competition brings together riders from all over the world for both show jumping and dressage and there will be around 1500 horses taking part.

I will be taking seven horses with me to compete on so we’re currently looking for another groom to assist my head groom whilst we’re there. We’ll be driving and so will need to take both lorries, and along with all our kit plus the horses’ tack, feed and HorseHage, it’s quite a logistical challenge! We’ll be using Ryegrass HorseHage as it offers a little more in energy levels and I can use it confidently, knowing it’s dust-free and has BETA NOPS certification.

Coming along will be Wonder Why (Disney), my very experienced five star horse who is now 15, and Chaccomo Agostini (Chacco), a 12-year-old Oldenburg stallion owned by myself and Mr Darren Hardy. I’ll be aiming both these horses for the Grand Prix classes and hoping for good results to help get me noticed for Nations Cup team selection.

Spencer Roe Wonder Why

Wonder Why
I also have couple of relatively new rides – Esunja, a nine-year-old KWPN mare owned by the Morris Group Stud and Merlin’s Montana (Monty) – a five-year-old stallion who I purchased last summer and part-own with Mr Harry Whall.

My younger horses, KWPN stallion, Hero VD Akkerhoeve (Hero), Gambler B (King) and Gusto (Gus) will be aiming for some good results in the six and seven-year-old classes.



Gambler B

I always enjoy this competition as it’s great to get away from the British winter weather for five weeks and to be jumping outdoors and it’s also the horses’ first show of the season so is a good opportunity to get them up to speed for the season ahead.

Best wishes,