Watch young Spencer Roe’s ‘wiggle’ riding

Team GB’s newest recruit to the showjumping team heading for the World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Normandy later this month hasn’t always been as stylish in the saddle as he is now.

Spencer Roe, 21, recently admitted in an interview for H&H (14 August 2014) that he used to have a rather novel approach to riding into his fences. Ten years ago the ‘ugly’ pony ‘Inky’ took Spencer to the Pony of the Year show where the 11 year-old’s unique technique nicknamed  ‘the wiggle’ seemed to do the trick!

According to Spencer: “I thought I was kicking, coming into fences, but for some reason I actually just got this wiggle on. I never knew I was doing it!”

Read the full interview with Spencer in this week’s Horse & Hound magazine (14 August)