Monday, April 07, 2008

Keeping it in the family

History was made yesterday on the final day of the 2008 British Open Show Jumping Championships. The Championship final saw Robert Whitaker take the coveted title riding Lacroix 9, closely followed by his Uncle, Michael Whitaker, and cousin, William Whitaker, who took second and third places respectively.

This is the first time there has ever been a Whitaker, or any showjumping relatives, placed first, second and third in any international event, and is perhaps a sign of things to come from this extremely talented family.

Astonishingly, Robert’s father John finished 5th and cousin Ellen was placed 9th.

Robert said: “It feels great to win the Championship again, and even better that my family are beside me on the podium! I look forward to future family victories and of course, next year’s British Open.”, for horses, horseboxes, trailers, equestrian clothing, riding instructors, equestrian insurers, riding equipment and so much more.

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