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 to ride Chilli Morning at the World Equestrian Games in 2014, a horse he would later win Badminton with in 2015 and represent Great Britain with at the Olympic Games in 2016.   

Championship history

2016 Olympic Games (Chilli Morning) 

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)