Showjumper George Whitaker has been named the Rolex “one to watch” for May – after moving up 123 places from 354 position to 231 in the Rolex rankings.

George, 19, has had a successful year claiming victory in the CSI** Grand Prix Comporta in Portugal and the CSI*** Grand Prix Maubeuge in France with his 11-year-old mare, Tubana.

George, who is based in Yorkshire, is brother of showjumper William and cousin to Ellen and Robert.

George said: “I was talking about it with my brother and my cousin and we all said you must have to do some serious winning. I’m over the moon.”

Sweden’s Rolf-Goran Bengtsson remains number one in the Rolex rankings for the fifth month in a row.