Justine Dutton

Sport Ponies UK is owned and operated by Justine Dutton, an international event rider hailing from Great Britain and now residing in Pennsylvania.

About Justine Dutton

Justine has ridden horses since she could walk, beginning her competitive career at age 5. Her very successful childhood career in the UK included wins in many disciplines including eventing, dressage, show-jumping, polocrosse and tetrathlon. Notable achievements included:

  • At age 12, Justine qualified for and became the National Pony Club Pony Champion, beating out hundreds of other competitors from all over the UK.
  • Justine rode as an individual representing her School in the National Dressage Championships and took home the National Champion title, at age 15
  • Justine represented her school nationally on the Tetrathlon and Eventing teams

After graduating from high school and spending some time in college, then working in the corporate world in London Justine decided she wanted to explore the world of working with horses. At age 19, she arrived in Canada and spent the next 3 years splitting her time between there and

the UK, working for well known eventers and show-jumpers (Amanda Hay and Damian Charles), learning the horse business and gaining valuable riding, teaching and horsemanship experience. Justine continued her success competing in Canada by finishing many events in the top 3 on green horses and ponies that she trained.

                                        

In 2003, Justine ventured down to the United States, where she continued to build her education and worked and trained with event riders Jane Sleeper, Courtney Cooper and Chris Grant. It became apparent by 2006 that Justine had gathered a following of students and owners, and it was time for her to go out on her own. Since then, Justine and her student’s competition records speak for themselves; Justine herself becoming Nationally ranked in 2007, as well as her students being named on Area and National Leader boards.

Currently Justine is competing multiple horses at all levels. She has two very exciting upper level horses who are turning heads everywhere they go; Huck Finn owned by Patricia Weiser who joined the team in November 2013, a 13yo 16.3hh TB who has cruised up the levels and is currently competing at Advanced with plans to run the CIC*** at Plantation International and the CCI*** at Fair Hill International in the fall of 2014. Jollybo joined the team in December 2013, a 15.2hh 10yo British Warmblood mare by Jumbo imported from the UK owned by the Sport Ponies UK Syndicate. An exciting mare who recently moved up to Intermediate in the Summer of 2014, posting a 1st and 2nd place finish out of her 3 intermediate starts! Jollybo is aiming for the Plantation International CIC** and the Fair Hill International CCI** fall 2014.

 

Justine trains with the renowned Buck Davidson who she feels has played a very big part in her success.

 

 

Notable achievements in the USA include:

  • Ranked 9th Nationally at Training level 2006
  • Ranked 3rd Nationally at Preliminary level 2007
  • Horse “Samson VII” ranked 4th Preliminary Horse of the Year 2007
  • Ranked 1st in Area 2 Preliminary Rider of The Year 2007
  • 3rd Place Finish at the American Eventing Championships Preliminary Level
  • Finished 1st and 2nd at Ocala National Horse Trials at Preliminary Level 2009
  • 2nd Place Finish MCTA Horse Trials Intermediate Level 2009
  • 9th Place Finish American Eventing Championships 2011 Preliminary Level
  • Multiple top 3 finishes on different horses at National events 2011
  • 2012 results include: An intermediate win, a 3rd and 4th at intermediate, 2 prelim wins, three top 4 prelim finishes and USEA Leaderboard rankings currently: Justine, #26 overall rider, #2 prelim rider, competition horse is #4 overall mare. Students are #1 junior novice rider and #2 junior training rider and #2 novice horse.

Justine took a break from competition for the majority of 2013 to focus on her students and  build a new string of horses and has exploded back onto the scene in 2014 with some exciting horses and incredible results including:

  • 2nd place finishes at Intermediate Level at Rocking Horse 1, 2 and Ocala 2 with Huck Finn
  • 1st place finish at Intermediate Level at Rocking Horse 3 with Huck Finn
  • 6th place finishes at Preliminary Level at Rocking Horse 1 and 2 with Jollybo
  • 7th place finish at the New Jersey International 2 Star with Huck Finn
  • 5th place finish at Plantation and 4th place finish at Flora Lea at Preliminary Level with Jollybo
  • 1st Place finishes at Fair Hill Novice and New Jersey Training with Here’s Jonny
  • 2nd Place finish at Plantation at Intermediate Level with Jollybo
  • 1st Place finish at New Jersey at Intermediate Level with Jollybo
  • 7th Place finish at New Jeresy at Advanced Level with Huck Finn
  • 24th Place finish at Millbrook at Advanced Level with Huck Finn

 

SPUK Addresses

Facility address:
SPUK Crumdale Farm
806 Grubbs Mill Rd
Berwyn PA 19312.

Winter address:
Rocking Horse Stables
Route 19 North
Altoona FL 32702

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