Introduction

After a serious fall in 2015 left him in a coma for two weeks, William Fox-Pitt fought back to earn a place representing Great Britain at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.  With his horse Chilli Morning he was part of the team which finished fifth in the three-day eventing, and he also placed 12th individually in the show-jumping.

William successfully competed at the London 2012 Olympic Games with the GB Eventing team, where he received his third Olympic medal when the team finished with silver. The team, consisting of; Nicola Wilson, Zara Phillips, William Fox-Pitt, Mary King and Tina Cook, came a close second to the German team.

He won his second Olympic medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games when he won eventing team bronze along with Tina Cook, Daisy Dick, Sharon Hunt and Mary King.  At the 2009 European Eventing Championships William along with Cook, Nicola Wilson and Oliver Townend won the team competition for the eighth successive time.

Profile

Date of birth: 2 January 1969

Borough/District: Lived in Canterbury

Current ranking – World No. 1

Career highlights

  • 2016: Selected for TeamGB at Rio 2016
  • 2013: Selected for the FEI Senior European Eventing Championships in Malmö, Sweden
  • 2012: Silver medal in the Team Eventing at London
  • 2012: Selected for TeamGB at London 2012
  • 2013: Selected for the FEI Senior European Eventing Championships in Malmö, Sweden
  • 2012: Won the Professional Rider Category of the PagePlay Equestrian Social Media Awards
  • 2012: Won the Rolex Trophy with Parklane Hawk at the Rolex Kentucky CCI4* held in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 2012: Won the Equi-Trek Bramham Horse Trials in both the CIC3* and CCI3* classes with Neuf Des Coeurs and Chilli Morning respectively
  • 2011: Became the first rider to win six Burghley titles (on six different horses)
  • 2011: Became the first and only rider to win five out of the six CCI4* three day events worldwide
  • 2010: Gold medal in the Team and Silver medal in the Individual event at the World Equestrian Games held in Kentucky, USA
  • 2010: Won the Rolex Trophy with Cool Mountain at the Rolex Kentucky CCI4* held in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 2009: Gold medal in the Team event at the European Eventing Championships held in Fontainebleau, France
  • 2008: Bronze medal in the Team Eventing at Beijing 2008
  • 2008: Represented GB at the Beijing Olympic Games