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Philip Spivey's Blog


Introducing Philip Spivey

Philip Spivey was born in Khatmandu, where his parents were based in Nepal before moving to India where he developed a passion for horses.

Philip trained with former British Team Chef d’Equipe Ronnie Massarella before moving on to work for Robert Smith.

In 2000, Philip joined the prestigious Traxdata showjumping team, which included the international riders Peter Charles, Tim Stockdale and James Fisher.

Since then, he has enjoyed numerous successes with the backing of his sponsors Saracen Horse Feeds and Equistro.

2005 was a notable year as Philip and his string of horses won no fewer than three prestigious championships. Philip and Worlds Fair became the Walwyn Novice Champions at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, while at CSI Le Touquet, Philip and Romanov took the Overall 7 Year Old Championship. October brought perhaps the highlight of his career to date as he triumphed on Romanov in the Horse & Hound Foxhunter Championship at the Horse of the Year Show.

Philip’s career has gone from strength to strength, culminating in Grand Prix wins and representing his country 8 times with Romanov on British Nations Cup teams including Aachen and Falsterbo super leagues. In 2009, they were non-travelling reserves for the European Championships at Windsor. In 2010, they finished 6th in the prestigious $1m CNN International Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows.

Philip prides himself in producing his own horses through the grades and also training riders of all calibres.

May 18, 2017
Here we are in Norway, the day before you compete once again for your country in the Nations Cup, you must be delighted to be here? Yes I am very delighted to be here to and be representing my country once again, the weather isn’t fantastic but the ground is good and hopefully my horse...
March 25, 2017
It’s now the middle of March and I’ve been home for a week from the Vilamoura Atlantic Tour after 4 weeks of competition during my first leg. I brought the young horses home and I’m about to head back out for the second leg of the tour. We left back in mid Feb (Valentine’s Day)...