Michael has been one of the mainstays of the British team since the 1980’s and has represented Great Britain at the past four major international competitions, the 2014 World Equestrian Games, the 2015 European Championships and last year's Olympic Games in Rio.
His first senior major team appearance came at the Olympic Games in 1984 in Atlanta, where he secured a team silver medal. He has also won prestigious titles such as the King George V Gold Cup and the Hickstead Derby, which he has won a total four times.
Michael traveled to the European Championships in 2013 with Viking and was part of the team that won Team Gold in Herning, Denmark.
In June earlier this year the pair enjoyed at good result at Hickstead winning The Bunn Leisure Derby Trial, ahead of his nephew and fellow selected individual, William Whitaker. Michael has also been part of four of Great Britain's Nations Cup teams this year.
2016 Olympic Games (Cassionato)
2015 European Championships (Cassionato)
2014 World Equestrian Games (Viking)
2013 European Championships (Viking): Team Gold
2010 World Equestrian Games (GIG Amai)
2007 European Championships (Suncal Portofino 63): Team Bronze
2006 World Equestrian Games (Insul Tech Portofino 63)
2005 European Championships (GIG Portofino 63)
2003 European Championships (Fleur Z)
2001 European Championships (Prince of Wales FCS)
2000 Olympic Games (Prince of Wales)
1999 European Championships (Calvaro Z)
1997 European Championships (Ashley): Team Bronze
1996 Olympic Games (Two Step)
1995 European Championships (Everest Two Step): Team Silver, Individual Silver
1994 World Equestrian Games (Everest Midnight Madness)
1993 European Championships (Midnight Madness): Team Silver, Individual Bronze
1992 Olympic Games (Monsanta)
1991 European Championships (Mon Santa): Team Silver
1990 World Equestrian Games (Hend. Mon Santa)
1989 European Championships (Mon Santa): Team Gold, Individual Silver
1987 European Championships (Amanda): Team Gold
1986 World Championship (Next WarrenP.): Team Silver
1985 European Championships (Warren Point): Team Gold
1984 Olympic Games (Overton Amanda)