PIAFFE PRESENTS SPENCER WILTON - part one
Spencer Wilton was born in 1973 and raised in Suffolk, where he was a keen member of the Essex and Suffolk Pony Club. He represented Great Britain 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. The decision to switch to dressage came when he realised he was neither good enough, or brave enough, to stay in eventing. He won his first Dressage National title in 1999 and in 2006 he made his first international debut.
He achieved his dream this summer when he was selected to be a member of the British Dressage team at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, achieving a team team Silver medal, riding Jen Goodman's and his own Super Nova II. Here, he shares his story in the sport with Piaffe Presents, from the humble days of his eventing career through to the switch to dressage, working with Carl Hester and achieving the ultimate goal of representing his country at an Olympic Games.