William Fox-Pitt
Rider William Fox-Pitt
D.O.B Jan 1969
Lives Dorset


William Fox-Pitt


With a background steeped in equestrian heritage William Fox-Pitt’s choice of career was almost inevitable. A previous winner of the HSBC FEI Classics in 2008, 2010 and 2014, he is the only rider to have won five of the six CCI4* three day events worldwide. William has been British Number One multiple times and was the first British rider to become the World Number One in eventing – a distinction he achieved in 2002, 2009, 2010, 2014 and 2015.

After a fall at Mondial du Lion Young Horse World Championships in France at the end of the 2015 season, William has come back out onto the competition circuit with some good results at Tattersalls and Bramham International Horse Trials. He is selected with his 2014 World Championship ride Chilli Morning.  

William lives in Dorset with his wife, racing presenter Alice Plunkett and their four children.  

Championship history

2015 European Championships: Team Silver (Bay My Hero)
2014 World Equestrian Games: Team Silver & Individual Bronze (Chilli Morning)
2013 European Championships: Individual Bronze (Chilli Morning)
2012 Olympic Games: Team Silver (Lionheart)
2011 European Championships: Team Bronze & 7th (Cool Mountain)
2010 World Equestrian Games: Team Gold & Individual Silver (Cool Mountain)
2009 European Championships: 4th (Idalgo du Donjon)
2008 Olympic Games: 12th (Parkmore Ed)
2006 World Equestrian Games: Team Silver & 15th (Tamarillo)
2005 European Championships: Individual Silver (Tamarillo)
2004 Olympic Games: Team Silver (Tamarillo)
2003 European Championships: Team Gold & 8th (Moon Man)
2002 World Equestrian Games: Team Bronze & 14th (Tamarillo)
2001 European Championships: Team Gold & 5th (Stunning)
1997 European ‘Open’ Championships: Team Gold & Individual Silver (Cosmopolitan II)
1996 Olympic Games: 5th (Cosmopolitan II)
1995 European Championships: Team Gold & 6th (Cosmopolitan II)
1990 Young Rider European Championships: Team Gold & 4th (Steadfast)
1989 Young Rider European Championships: Team Silver (Steadfast)
1988 Young Rider European Championships: Team Gold & 4th (Steadfast)
1987 Junior European Championships: Individual Silver (Steadfast)