Jeremy Spring returns to the Meadows

Jeremy Spring BR Farm
SUCCESS: Left, Jeremy Spring BHSI had great success in the saddle. (FW07-563NN)

THE Flexi Eventing at The Meadows Equestrian Centre has, to date, attracted some very accomplished dressage judges. None moreso than Jeremy Spring BHSI, who judged the Novice and Intermediate classes on Saturday, February 2.

Jeremy was a long-standing member of the Irish Three-Day Event Team and is a renowned international equestrian trainer. In fact, he currently travels all over the world to train horse and rider combinations at various levels and makes regular trips to Norway and Kenya!

Jeremy grew up in Co. Wexford, where his father was Master of the Wexford and Island Foxhounds for over 17 years, and bred successful show horses, sport horses and racehorses at his stud in Enniscorthy.

Jeremy had great success in the saddle, including a Three-Day Eventing Silver Medal at the European Championships at Punchestown in 1991 and a double victory in open and novice Combined Training at Wembley – to this day a feat that remains unequalled. He also rode on the winning home team at the Punchestown CCI*** in Ireland in 1989 and competed at the inaugural World Equestrian Games in Stockholm 1990.

He has competed throughout Europe, Asia and North America in a riding career that spanned 25 years. He was honoured to have been consistently rated in top 20 riders in the world by the World Rankings between 1988 and 1999. His competitive boots have now been hung-up.

Throughout his riding career, Jeremy has been committed to coaching and guiding the next generation of equestrian talent. Himself schooled at the world renowned Talland School of Equitation, and later by such equestrian luminaries as Jennie Loriston-Clarke MBE FBHS (Dressage), Iris Kellet (Show Jumping), and Lucinda Green MBE (Cross Country), he has enjoyed considerable success with senior and junior equestrians.

He was Norwegian eventing coach from 1989-1996 and led their Senior team to a notable Three-Day Eventing Gold Medal at the Baltic Games in 1996 and the Junior team to a Silver Medal the same year. The following year, Norway achieved a national first of qualifying for the European Championships. Jeremy has also enjoyed success with riders he trains in the UK, including some of the rising stars of Three-Day Eventing of the 1990s.

Jeremy currently delivers clinics, seminars and master classes in the UK and Ireland, and continues to teach throughout Europe.

He is set to judge dressage again at the Flexi Eventing at the Meadows this coming Saturday and plans to give up his time to go back to the Meadows on Sunday for anyone who wishes him to go through their test from the day before.

For details of future clinics, seminars, and master classes, please contact Jeremy at springy10@hotmail.com or +44 7889 759618.

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