Jump 4 Joy Announce Support of Three Future Stars as Part of their Ambassador Programme
The UK’s leading show jump manufacturer Jump 4 Joy has announced that as part of their Ambassador programme, they are sponsoring 3 “up-and-coming” riders in showjumping and eventing.
Paul Gaff, Millie Dumas and Georgie Spence have all been selected to receive sponsorship from the company as part of their initiative to assist riders rising through the ranks in their chosen specialism.
Paul Gaff, who came from a non-horsey background started riding in his local Pony Club around the age of 5, progressing to FEI 2* eventing. He is now focusing on pure show jumping, having already jumped his first Grand Prix and had much success from national 4yo classes to 1.40M level as well as winning big classes at a Hickstead Derby meeting and the All England Jumping Championships.
Commenting on his sponsorship with Jump 4 Joy, Paul said,
I’m really excited to be working with Jump 4 Joy. The light weight wings and weighted poles make them very easy to move around, and change courses easily, as well as all the different designs being great for schooling spooky horses over!”
26-year-old event rider Millie Dumas already has a wealth of experience behind her winning at many levels. Amongst her many achievements to date, Millie has been selected for the Young Horse World Championships a commendable 4 times at Le Lion d’Angers 2012 ,2016, 2017 & 2018. She was the winner at Millstreet CCI** 2018 and is a regular GB Nations Cup team member winning Team Silver at Millstreet and Team Gold at Waregem 2018.
I am delighted to be in working with Jump 4 Joy. The jumps are long lasting and low maintenance which is why we have used them for over 20 years now – we wouldn’t use anything else. We are lucky enough to have a full set of show jumps on the grass which are a huge asset to us and for others who train here, they are extremely educational for horses of all levels.”
Georgie Spence has also racked up an impressive eventing track record to date, competing on her first Senior Nations Cup in Austria in 2017, and was the overall winner of the CIC*** at Wiener Neustadt, Austria. In 2018, Georgie added another two Badminton competitions, with clears XC and a top 20 on Wii Limbo. On her first trip to America, to compete in the Nations Cup team they won team gold. She then headed to Millstreet where she and ‘Harley’ won their first CCI***. A top 20 at another Burghley with Wii Limbo, was topped off with selection onto the “World Class Podium Potential” podium.
I am very excited to be working with Jump 4 Joy. Over the last few years I have slowly been adding to my collection of Jump 4 Joy fences, and am now lucky enough to have a full course on grass and some fences in my arena which are both educational for my horses and for the clients that I teach!
Georgie, Paul and Millie will join world champion event rider Ros Canter and Olympic eventer William Fox-Pitt on Jump 4 Joy’s impressive roster of high profile riders to be sponsored by the company.
Nigel Underwood, Managing Director at Jump 4 Joy commented,
It is really important to us to be supporting the next generation of riders coming through the ranks. In their own way, all three of our sponsored riders have shown their potential for world class success and we believe they are destined to be stars of the future so we are really looking forward to supporting them and sharing in their successes.
It is a great testament to our product that all 3 of our sponsored riders, as well as our ambassadors Ros Canter and William Fox Pitt have all chosen to train with our jumps and we are thrilled that through providing first class jumps we can help contribute towards their future achievements.”