William Whitaker
Rider William Whitaker
D.O.B Jul 1989
Lives West Yorkshire

Utamaro d'Ecaussines owned by Lugwig Criel


William Whitaker


William spent a lot of childhood around horses and at the age of 8 he started competing in jumping on ponies. Four years later, he won his first of three pony titles at the Horse of the Year Show.

He won Individual Gold at the Junior European Championships in 2006 and he then won European Team Gold as a young rider in 2007.

After finishing school he spent a stint in America training with showjumper, Aaron Vale and then worked at his uncle's [Michael Whitaker] yard before he setting up on his own in 2011.

As a senior rider, William has been selected for a number of Great Britain's Nations Cup teams and this year he has been selected for the teams in St Gallen, Rotterdam, Hickstead and Dublin. This will be William’s second major championship after representing Great Britain at last year’s Europeans in Gothenburg.


2017 European Championships: (Utamaro d'Ecaussines)