William Fox-Pitt

William Fox-Pitt is one of Britain’s top event riders. He has won an unprecedented 14 five-stars and more than 50 three-day events. William has been a British team regular for many years, representing Team GBR at several Olympic, World and European Championships.

Notable results during his career include:

  • A member of the British team at five Olympics, where he has won two team silvers and a team bronze.
  • Nine-time senior European team member, winning six team golds, one team silver, one team bronze, two individual silvers and one individual bronze.
  • Four-time World Championships team member, winning one team gold, two team silvers and one team bronze, as well as an individual silver and an individual bronze.
  • The only rider to have won five of the seven CCI5* three-day events worldwide.
  • He has been British number one multiple times and was the first British rider to become the world number one in eventing.
  • He has won Badminton twice, in 2004 with Tamarillo and in 2015 with Chilli Morning, who is the only stallion to have ever won the event.
  • William has won Burghley Horse Trials an incredible six times, riding six different horses.

William Fox Pitt wins Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2011

William Fox-Pitt made a dramatic recovery after he sustained a brain trauma in a cross-country fall while competing in the seven-year-old class at the World Championships for young eventing horses in 2015 at Le Lion d’Angers. He returned to competition in the spring of 2016 and went on to be selected for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, where he finished best of the Brits in 12th on Chilli Morning.

William Fox-Pitt is married to racing presenter Alice Plunkett. They have four children.