Sunday, 17 June 2012

GB Rider Profile; William Fox-Pitt

William Fox-Pitt has recently been selected for the GB eventing team for the 2012 Olympics. He is currently ranked number 1 in the world in the HSBC rankings. When watching eventing William Fox-Pitt always stands out as he is very tall! He is definitely one to look out for if you a new spectator to eventing and he has a number of achievements at a high level of eventing.William has ridden from a young age and came from a family in which both parents competed in eventing.


William's achievements include being part of the bronze winning team at the Beijing Olympics and part of the Olympic team at Athens 2004 that won a silver medal. He won a team gold medal and an individual silver medal at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky in 2010. In 2011 he became the first rider to win five different four star events having won Burghley Horse Trials six times and winning once at each of Badminton Horse Trials, Rolex Kentucky Three Day, Luhmuhlen Horse Trials and the Stars of Pau.

Below is an interview with him after he won the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI **** on Parklane hawk.

William Fox-Pitt has his own website (click here!). This is what he said on his website after being selected for the games; "I received exciting news last night that I have been selected for the British team for London 2012.  I have been selected on Lionheart as my first choice with Neuf Des Coeurs and Parklane Hawk as my equal second reserves and I am now very fortunate to have Bay My Hero as a reserve to them.".

(I do not own these photos).

Love Laura

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