William Fox-Pitt celebrates his 54th birthday immediately (2 January). The occasion rider wants no introduction with 14 five-star, greater than 50 three-day occasion and greater than 20 worldwide one-day occasion titles to his identify. He has competed at 5 Olympic Video games and numerous senior European and World occasions, the place he has amassed plenty of medals. William has been a British crew common for a few years, representing Staff GBR at a number of Olympic, World and European video games. He has been British primary a number of instances and was the primary British rider to turn out to be the World Quantity One in eventing. He has received Badminton twice; in 2004 with Tamarillo and in 2014 with Chilli Morning, who’s the one stallion to have ever received the occasion and he additionally has notched up a exceptional six Burghley titles besides.
Right here we check out his stellar profession to have a good time his birthday…
1. Beautiful, an ex-racehorse by Ring The Bell, was ridden as much as CCI4*-L degree by Mark Todd earlier than becoming a member of William’s yard in 1999. He was fourth at Kentucky CCI5* in 2002 however he was an actual three-star specialist, with wins at Blenheim, Thirlestane, Chatsworth and Lulworth to his identify in addition to taking the Britsh Open Championship in 2003. Earlier than his dying, aged 26 in 2012, Beautiful loved looking with the Portman in his retirement with William’s head groom Jackie Potts.
2. Profitable four-star horse Macchiato was an Argentinian-bred horse by Octante who raced in Australia earlier than William purchased him from a video. He received at Luhmuhlen on his CCI5* debut in addition to claiming CCI4*-L wins at Blair and Bramham.
3. William along with his spouse Alice Plunkett and two of their youngsters, Oliver and Thomas
4. William with Tamarillo throughout a photocall for members of the British Olympic Eventing Squad for Athens Olympics in 2004 at Waresley Park, Bedfordshire.
5. Winners of the gold medal-winning crew on the senior Europeans at Pratoni in Italy in 1995. Left to proper: Charlotte Bathe, Tina Gifford (Prepare dinner), William Fox-Pitt and Mary King.
6. Moon Man on his approach to profitable certainly one of his two British Open Championship titles at Gatcombe.
7. William along with his Athens Olympics teammates at a photograph name at Windsor in 2004. Pictured entrance row from Left, Pippa Funnell, William Fox-Pitt, and Sarah Cutteridge. Again Row, Yogi Breisner and Leslie Regulation.
8. William and Ballincoola on their approach to profitable Burghley in 2005
9. William and Seacookie, who had a number of prime four-star (five-star) placings together with a win at Pau in 2013. They’re pictured right here competing at Chatsworth in 2008
10. Highland Lad on his approach to profitable Burghley in 2002
11. William and Tamarillo competing on the World Equestrian Video games in Jerez in 2002 the place they received a crew bronze medal
12. Chilli Morning en-route to profitable Badminton in 2015, changing into the one stallion to take action
13. Fernhill Pimms at Blenheim within the eight- and nine-year-old CIC4*-S in 2013, the place he received
14. Staff GBR on the London Olympics in 2012. Left to proper: Zara Tindall on Excessive Kingdom, Tina Prepare dinner on Miners Frolic, Mary King on Imperial Cavalier, Nicola Wilson on Opposition Buzz and William on Lionheart
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