Spencer Wilton alongside other members of Team GB, brought home the Team Silver Medal from the Olympics at Rio this year. An truly outstanding achievement.
Born in 1973 and raised in Suffolk, Spencer was a keen member of the Essex and Suffolk Pony Club and represented GB as an individual at the Pony European Eventing Championships. After leaving school, Spencer worked as a working pupil for Ruth McMullen, Lucinda Green and Mark Todd. He later switched to Dressage and won his first Dressage National title in 1999. In 2006 he made his first international debut and to date, Spencer has now won thirteen National titles.
With his mount, Super Nova II, the duo achieved notable results during the 2016 season, including top ten finishes in Roosendaal, as well as first placings in the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special classes in Lier but the greatest was yet to come. Spencer and Jen Goodman’s Super Nova II were selected to represent Great Britain at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and alongside team mates, Carl Hester, Fiona Bigwood and Charlotte Dujardin, they made the nation proud as they brought home the Team Silver Medal; an astonishing achievement and a dream realised for Spencer and the talented Super Nova.
The Society now is delighted to announce that Spencer Wilton will now be Patroning the work of the Society in the future.
British Dressage and VHS recently joined forces to offer Veteran Horses and Riders the opportunity to compete at their own ‘Veteran Dressage Championship’ and with the popularity in 2015, the 2016 Championship increased to 3 days. Those riders wishing to qualify for 2017, will need to obtain 2 scores over 60% at an affiliated BD competition and become a member of each organisation.
Spencer spoke of becoming Patron
I am truly honoured to represent all of our mature veteran horses and ponies and patron the Veteran Horse Society. Whatever discipline they have previously encountered, it is wonderful to see them enjoying or revisiting competitions. Dressage is now my passion and fully endorse this within the Veteran Horse Society.