Chance to ‘own’ a leg of an elite eventer up for grabs

  • Medal-winning British event rider Georgie Spence is looking for a new syndicate member to help fund the running costs of her top horse, advanced eventer Wii Limbo.

    Georgie told H&H that she is keeping the ride and is looking for someone to join the three others in his support syndicate.

    Bought by Georgie as a three-year-old, Wii Limbo has been produced by her from BE100 to four-star level.

    Known as “Woody” at home, the 12-year-old gelding came 12th at this year’s Burghley Horse Trials (3-6 September).

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    “He was very sharp and difficult when I first bought him, but always showed a lot of ability,” Georgie added.

    Since then the combination have had a number of top-10 placings at advanced level and have jumped double clears at Badminton and Burghley.

    The Dutch-bred event horse, by Highline, is now coming back into work following a six-week holiday after Burghley.

    “I am aiming him for Badminton and Burghley next year and I would love to do some Nations Cup team competitions with him too,” said Georgie.

    “I run a racing-type syndicate with him. I have four people that run a leg each — it is the same cost if he runs at a local show or if he competes abroad.”

    Wii Limbo is currently supported by Lucy Fleming, Ben Chittle and Vanessa Jamieson.

    There is no buy-in fee, but rather foster owners commit to a year at a time and can either pay the monthly running costs as a direct debit or pay the 12 months in full.

    Georgie, 27, won team gold at the young rider European Eventing Championships in 2007 and 2008. She also won team silver at the 2006 junior Europeans.

    Georgie is a frequent competitor at top-level competition. In 2008 she made her four-star debut at Badminton the age of 19 with Running Brook, where she finished 30th.

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