‘Hardcore Spider Monkey’ Woodge Fulton Comes Out on Top in Wellington

Woodge Fulton and Captain Jack. Photos by Kate Samuels.

Woodge Fulton and Captain Jack. Photos by Kate Samuels.

“Like a hardcore spider monkey” is the phrase EN eyewitness Kate Samuels used to describe Woodge Fulton’s save-of-the-day at the $100,000 Land Rover Wellington Eventing Showcase. When Captain Jack tipped the top of fence 6 the situation looked grim, but through a feat of athleticism and sheer grit Woodge managed to keep the horse between herself and the ground.

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The pair rallied and made short work of the rest of the course. Here they are jumping through the VIP tent:

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They ended up finishing clear with time and — most importantly — a big grin. Woodge’s mental and physical tenacity impressed us all, including John Nunn from Bit of Britain, who offered her a sponsorship! It just goes to show that anything can happen when you refuse to give up and just keep kicking!

Well-played, Woodge. Go Eventing!

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