Based in Glendale, California, he started show jumping aged 10 and was nicknamed ‘The Master of Faster” 13 years ago when he first hit the Grand Prix show jumping scene. His idol is Hugo Simon. Richard has a talent for discovering the track that takes just a fraction off his competitors time. This combination is what has kept him at the top of the Show Jumping World for over a decade. With over 100 Grand Prix victories, Richard Spooner has been the Pacific Coast Horse Show Association Grand Prix Rider of the year twelve times. Among his most memorable career highlights are competing on the United States Equestrian team in 2009 winning 2 Super League Nations Cup Gold Medals in Rome Italy, and St. Gallen Switzerland. Following these team competitions, Richard then continued his stay in Europe to compete in the Global Champions Tour and won the Monaco Grand Prix for the second year running (2009).