Beezie Madden completed her domination of the World Cup jumping final this afternoon in Paris, while Britain’s riders suffered mixed fortunes
British showjumper Robert Whitaker was born on 26 January 1983 and now lives in West Yorkshire. He is the son of John Whitaker and nephew to Michael Whitaker, so has grown up in oneof the most successful showjumping families in the world.
He has enjoyed considerable success is puissance competitions, including clearing 2.12m bareback while riding Waterstone in Stockholm.Robert became a father for the first time in April 2013 when his partner Kate Jackaman gave birth to their daughter Evie. Evie is John and Clare Whitaker‘s first grandchild.
The US rider repeats her first place from yesterday tonight in Paris, while Michael and Robert Whitaker both make the cut for the final competition on Sunday
The US was the dominant nation tonight in the first leg of the World Cup jumping final, while Britain’s pair of riders performed creditably
The uncle and nephew are to fly the Union Flag in Paris this spring
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