John Whitaker
GBR

John Whitaker

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Longines Rankings
193rd
Age64
Competing forGreat Britain - GBR
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Statistics

Jumping

Number of starts: 1934
Number of wins: 79
Only the results from 01 January 2010 included
Year2016
Individual Rank 57
Team Rank 12
Year Venue Horse Individual Rank Team Rank
2008   Olympic Games Hong Kong - The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Peppermill 70
5
2000   Olympic Games Sydney NSW Calvaro Z 42
8
Discipline: Jumping Born: 2002 Studbook: AES Sex: Stallion
Discipline: Jumping Born: 2007 Studbook: KWPN Sex: Gelding
Discipline: Jumping Born: 2006 Studbook: AES Sex: Mare
Date Show Event Competition Obs. Height Horse Position Score
03/04/2019 Göteborg CSI-W Final Int. jumping competition presented by Volvo 140 Argento
24/03/2019 Gorla Minore CSI3* Table A 150 Jb's Hot Stuff 11
24/03/2019 Gorla Minore CSI3* Table C 135 Unick Du Francport 23
Ranking/Standing Horse Rank Points
Longines Rankings 193 961
FEI Jumping World Cup™ Standings 90 0
Pan-American Rankings 196 948
Biography
General Interest
Nicknames Spot [when he was in the United States of America with a colleague in the 1980s a reporter called him 'Johnny on the spot' and the name stuck]. (horseandcountry.tv, 06 Oct 2012)
Most influential person in career His father. (fei.org, 06 Dec 2007)
Hero / Idol British jumper Harvey Smith. (fei.org, 06 Dec 2007)
Injuries In August 2017, on his 62nd birthday, he fell from his horse while competing at the Global Champions Tour event in London, England. He was taken to hospital but was given the all clear, allowing him to return to riding the following week. (horseandhound.co.uk, 09 Aug 2017)

In December 2000 he became ill and collapsed prior to a show in Stockholm, Sweden. He was taken to hospital with a suspected brain haemorrhage and needed emergency surgery to correct the problem. Following treatment, he made a full recovery and returned to competition in May 2001 at an international show in St. Gallen, Switzerland. (fei.org, 06 Dec 2007; dailymail.co.uk, 30 May 2001; horsetalk.co.nz 01 Dec 2000)

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 Championships
Gold medal - First Place
Silver medal - Second place
Bronze medal - Third place
Ranked