George Whitaker
GBR

George Whitaker

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Longines Rankings
1986th
Age25
Competing forGreat Britain - GBR
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Statistics

Jumping

Number of starts: 686
Number of wins: 18
Only the results from 01 January 2010 included
Year2012
Year Venue Horse Individual Rank Team Rank
2011  Continental/Regional Championships Comporta Tubana 20
3
2010  Continental/Regional Championships Jardy Tubana 24
6
Discipline: Jumping Born: 2004 Studbook: HANN Sex: Gelding
Discipline: Jumping Born: 2009 Studbook: CDE Sex: Mare
Discipline: Jumping Born: 2006 Studbook: KWPN Sex: Gelding
Date Show Event Competition Obs. Height Horse Position Score
08/10/2017 Vilamoura CSI3* Grand Prix Table A 150 Bengtsson
08/10/2017 Vilamoura CSI3* Table A 130 Cream Caramel 44
07/10/2017 Vilamoura CSI3* Table A 140 Flip 34
Ranking/Standing Horse Rank Points
Pan-American Rankings 948 100
Longines Rankings 1986 25
Combination in Jumping Balibu 3526 30
Biography
General Interest
Awards and honours He was presented with the 2008 Best Pony Rider of the Year award by British Showjumping. (britishshowjumping.co.uk, 16 Apr 2009)

He was named Pony Showjumper of the Year at the 2007 Horse of the Year Show [HOYS] in Birmingham, England. (georgewhitaker.co.uk, 23 Apr 2014; horseandhound.co.uk, 07 Oct 2007)
Famous relatives His uncles John and Michael have represented Great Britain in showjumping and won silver in the team event at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. His other uncle Steven, his brother William and his cousins Richard, Ellen, Louise, Joe, Thomas and Robert have also competed in the sport at international level. (SportsDeskOnline, 20 May 2015; yorkshirepost.co.uk, 25 Mar 2013; horsetalk.co.nz, 10 May 2012)
Other information YOUNG RIDERS ACADEMY
In May 2015 he was one of six riders selected for the Athenaeum Young Riders Academy programme. Set up by the European Equestrian Federation in 2014, the scheme gives talented young showjumpers the chance to spend six months training at a top stable. (worldofshowjumping.com, 13 May 2015; ridersacademy.eu, 12 May 2015)

FAMILY
He runs a training operation separate from other members of his family such as his uncles John and Michael, who were both part of the British team that won silver in showjumping at the 10983 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. "They have helped me a lot with the training side of it with their facilities, but I have to go out and find my own horses. I can’t just go to their place and pick out a good horse. A lot of people think it is handed to us on a plate but it’s not like that at all." (Facebook profile, 2015; yorkshirepost.co.uk, 25 Mar 2013)

WORLD CLASS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
He was selected for British Equestrian Federation's [BEF] 2013-2015 World Class Development Programme. He receives access to world class mentoring, coaching, human and equine sports science and medicine. His performance is continually assessed throughout the programme and he is formally assessed every six months. (bef.co.uk, 02 Jan 2013)

Medals description

Olympic Games
Gold medal - First place Gold medal - First place
Silver medal - Second place Silver medal - Second place
Bronze medal - Third place Bronze medal - Third place
Ranked Ranked
FEI World Equestrian Games™
Gold medal - First Place
Silver medal - Second place
Bronze medal - Third place
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