William Fox-Pitt MBE

Rider Profile

Name:
William Fox-Pitt MBE
DOB:
January 1969
Location:
Dorset

With a background steeped in equestrian heritage, William Fox-Pitt’s choice of career was almost inevitable. A previous winner of the HSBC FEI Classics in 2008, 2010 and 2014, he is the only rider to have won five of the six CCI4* (now 5*) three-day events worldwide. William has been British number one multiple times and was the first British rider to become the World number one in eventing – a distinction he achieved in 2002, 2009, 2010, 2014 and 2015.

After a fall at Mondial du Lion Young Horse World Championships in France at the end of the 2015 season, William bounced back onto the international competition circuit in time to be selected for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

In 2019, William was made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to Equestrian.

Sporting Achievements

Date Event Horse Medals
2016 Olympic Games Chilli Morning  
2015 European Championships Bay My Hero Team silver
2014 World Equestrian Games Chilli Morning Team silver and individual bronze
2013 European Championships Chilli Morning Individual bronze
2012 Olympic Games Lionheart Team silver
2011 European Championships Cool Mountain Team bronze 
2010 World Equestrian Games Cool Mountain Team gold and individual silver
2009 European Championships Idalgo du Donjon  
2008 Olympic Games Parkmore Ed  
2006 World Equestrian Games Tamarillo Team silver
2005 European Championships Tamarillo Individual silver
2004 Olympic Games Tamarillo Team silver
2003 European Championships Moon Man Team gold
2002 World Equestrian Games Tamarillo Team bronze
2001 European Championships Stunning Team gold
1997 European ‘Open’ Championships Cosmopolitan II Team gold and individual silver
1996 Olympic Games Cosmopolitan II  
1995 European Championships Cosmopolitan II Team gold
1990 Young Rider European Championships Steadfast Team gold
1989 Young Rider European Championships Steadfast Team silver
1988 Young Rider European Championships Steadfast Team gold
1987 Junior European Championships Steadfast Individual silver