Michael Whitaker

International Grand Prix Show Jumper

International Accomplishments:
1984
– Team Silver Medal at the Los Angeles Olympic Games; 9th in the FEI World Cup Final
1985 – Team Gold Medal at the FEI European Show Jumping Championships; 6th in the FEI World Cup Final
1986 – Team Silver Medal at the Aachen World Equestrian Games
1987 – Team Gold Medal at the FEI European Show Jumping Championships; 10th in the FEI World Cup Final
1989 – Team Gold Medal and Individual Silver Medal at the FEI European Show Jumping Championships
1990 – Team Bronze Medal at the FEI European Show Jumping Championships; Team Bronze Medal at the Stockholm World Equestrian Games
1991 – Team Silver Medal at the FEI European Show Jumping Championships
1992 – 15th individually at the Barcelona World Equestrian Games
1993 – Team Silver Medal and Individual Bronze Medal at the FEI European Show Jumping Championships; 8th in the FEI World Cup Final
1994 – Competed in the Den Haag World Equestrian Games; 3rd in the FEI World Cup Final
1995 – Team Silver Medal and Individual Silver Medal at the FEI European Show Jumping Championships; 5th in the FEI World Cup Final
1996 – Competed at the Atlanta Olympic Games
1997 – Team Bronze Medal at the FEI European Show Jumping Championships
1999 – 5th in the FEI World Cup Final
2000 – Competed in the Sydney Olympic Games
2001 – 3rd in the FEI World Cup Final
2005 – 2nd in the World Cup Final
2006 – 8th individually at the Aachen World Equestrian Games; 6th in the FEI World Cup Final
2007 – Team Bronze Medal at the FEI European Show Jumping Championships
2008 – 9th in the FEI World Cup Final
2010 – Competed in the Lexington World Equestrian Games
2013 – Team Gold Medal at the FEI European Show Jumping Championships
2014 – Competed in the Caen World Equestrian Games
2016 – Competed in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games

Notable Horses:
Overton Amanda, Warren Point, Henderson Mon Santa, Handel II, Portofino 63, Two Step, Cassionato, Viking

Michael Whitaker was born and raised on his parents’ farm in Yorkshire, and he began riding when he was three years old. Initially taught by his mother, he grew up riding alongside his siblings and began competing on ponies at age five. He rode in his first international competition at age 16 and became the youngest winner of the prestigious Hickstead Derby when he was 20.

Since then, he has represented Great Britain in numerous international competitions with highlights including team and individual medals at the World Equestrian Games and Olympic Games. He currently in Nottinghamshire with his wife, Melissa Braybrooke, and their three children: Jack, Molly and Katie.

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