Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

Wednesday 3rd May - Sunday 7th May, 2017 #MMBHT

Camilla Speirs

Ireland
  • 38 - Portersize Just A Jiff

Biography

Irish Olympic rider Camilla Speirs (26) and Portersize Just a Jiff completed Badminton last year and the pair represented Ireland (individuals) at the European Championships at Blair Castle. They also represented Ireland at the 2014 WEG and the 2012 London Olympic Games where she was the youngest rider and Just a Jiff was the smallest horse.

Camilla, who is based in Kildare, and runs her own yard, started eventing she was eight years old and ‘never really thought about doing anything else’. Her father was the Master of the local Hunt, and her mother formerly worked in a large Leicestershire hunting yard.

With Just a Jiff Camilla won the International Junior Class at Tattersalls twice and represented Ireland on two Junior teams and two Young Rider teams. In 2009 at Tattersalls (CIC***W) Camilla was awarded the Ian Olding Memorial Trophy for the Irish rider making the highest rise after dressage (35th to 9th). After a successful Badminton debut in 2010 the pair was selected for the WEG at Lexington but were eliminated on the cross country. They were 25th at the European Championships in Luhmuhlen 2011. In 2013 they won the Connolly’s Red Mills super eventing league.

Camilla, who trains with Ian Woodhead and Gerry Flynn, was studying English and film at University College Dublin, but left the course early due to time commitments of eventing. She instead did a one-year part-time course in marketing and advertising.

Her interests outside of eventing are; skiing, cinema, the gym and NH racing.

Portersize Just A Jiff is a 16-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding. He is by the Connemara Crosskeys Rebel out of a mare by the thoroughbred Mizen Melody and was acquired by Camilla in 2004. He was originally intended for pony classes but grew too tall and at 15.1hh is one of the smallest horses on the circuit. Together the pair has competed at two Junior Europeans, two Young Rider Europeans, one senior European, two World Games, one Olympic Games and have two Badminton completions.

 

 

Horses

Portersize Just A Jiff

ISH, Ireland, 2000
15.1 hh, brown, gelding

Sire Crosskeys Rebel

Dam Mizen Talent (Mizen Melody)

Breeder Philip White

Owner(s): Bridget Speirs, Co. Kildare, Ireland
& Rider

Notable Results

2015 – Blair Castle CH-EU-CCI3* 29th Portersize Just a Jiff

2015 – Cappoquin CIC3* 12th Portersize Just a Jiff

2015 – Burgham CIC3* 6th Portersize Just a Jiff

2014 – Caen WEG 32nd Portersize Just a Jiff

2014 – Aachen CICO3* 17th Portersize Just a Jiff

2014 – Saumur CCI3* 7th Portersize Just a Jiff

2014 – Ballindenisk CICO3* 10th Portersize Just a Jiff

2013 – Boekelo CICO3* 7th Just a Jiff

2012 – London OG El Portersize Just a Jiff

2012 – Ballindenisk CIC3* 1st Portersize Just a Jiff, 13th BT Crewmaster

2011 – Boekelo CCI3* 2nd Portersize Just a Jiff

2011 – Luhmuhlen CH-EU-C3* 25th Portersize Just A Jiff

2011 – Bramham CCIU253* 2nd Portersize Just A Jiff

2010 – WEG Lexington EL XC Portsize Just a Jiff

2009 – Boekelo CCI3* 16th Portersize Just a Jiff

2009 – Le Lions D’Angers CCI* 5th BT Crewmaster

2009 – Waregem CH-EU-Y-C2* El Portersize Just a Jiff

2008 – Kreuth CH-EU-Y-2* 9th Portersize Just a Jiff

2007 – Avenches CH-EU-J-C1* 37th Portersize Just a Jiff

2006 – Necarne Castle Ch-EU-J-C1* 13th Portsize Just a Jiff

Badminton

2015 – 40th Portersize Just a Jiff

2011 – EL XC Portersize Just A Jiff

2010 – 14th Portersize Just a Jiff (First time)