We are pleased to announce we are sponsoring Philip Spivey
We are extremely pleased to be sponsoring International show jumper Philip Spivey. SMS-qualified saddle fitter and Co-Founder of First Thought Equine, David Kempsell, says he is excited to be working with Philip. “Philip is a renowned trainer and producer, so progressive improvement and correct development of the horse is paramount to him – that’s what builds equine strength and ability. Philip understands the technology behind WOW Saddles, and their potential for enhancing equine comfort and performance,” David states.
Philip Spivey trained with former British Team Chef d’Equipe Ronnie Massarella, and later, show jumper Ludo Philippaerts. Philip is based in Suffolk, where he trains and produces young horses; he has represented Britain eight times on British Nations Cup teams. Philip continues to train riders of all calibres and competes internationally; he says he is thrilled to be working with WOW Saddles.
“Obviously, comfort and performance are key for show jumping horses, which is why I was interested in the concept of WOW saddles. The carbon fibre tree is excellent for allowing equine stretch and extension through the back and shoulders, and the Flair air bag flocking really appeals to me, as it increases pressure distribution over the horse’s back. It is also great for cold-backed or generally sensitive horses,” Philip states.
Philip is working with WOW on an exciting, secret prototype jumping saddle, to create the perfect saddle offering rider stability and comfort, along with enhanced equine performance. The saddle launches shortly. Philip joins a ‘stable’ of successful equestrian competitors sponsored by First Thought Equine, including eventers Francis Whittington, Kitty King and Paul Tapner, and dressage riders Richard Davison and Wayne Channon.