William Fox-Pitt GB

William Fox-Pitt
  • Birth Date: 02/01/1979
  • Born: Hampstead, London
  • Trains: Hinton St Mary, UK
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Four-time World No 1

Charming, brilliant, elegant, articulate; William has been at the top of this sport for over two decades. Most successful British rider in history. He makes it all look effortless.

William was the first British rider to become eventing’s World No 1, a distinction he achieved in 2002, 2009, 2010 & again in 2014. He has represented his country consistently over the past 20 years, winning team Silver at the 2012 London Olympics, team Silver at the 2004 Athens Olympics, team Bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, team Silver and Individual Bronze at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, Individual Bronze at the 2013 European Championships in Malmo, team Gold and Individual Silver at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, team Silver at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen, and team Bronze at the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez.

He has won seven team Gold medals at the European Championships and has been the British No 1 eleven times. He is the only rider to have won five out of the six CCI****’s worldwide having won Burghley (1994, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011), Badminton (2004 & 2015), Luhmuhlen (2008), Rolex Kentucky (2010, 2012, 2014) and Pau (2011, 2013). He has won the HSBC FEI Classics, a series linking the top six Three-Day Events in the world, four times (2008, 2010, 2012 and again in 2014) and finished second in 2011.

In 2011 William became the first rider to win a record six Burghley titles (on six different horses) and became one of the first riders to ever win a CCI*, CCI** and CCI*** at the same event on the same day - a feat acheived at Tattersalls, Ireland.

William has won an unprecedented 14 CCI****'s, 50 CCI three-day events and 21 CIC one-day events. His achievements in the sport make him the most successful British event rider of all time.

FEI Career Record

Quick Facts


  • Competed 4 times at the World Games winning Silver in 2010 and Bronze in 2014
  • Winner Badminton in 2015 and 2004
  • Six time winner of Burghley

Event Rider Master Series Results

Overall 2018 Ranking: 36th

Rank Event Horse Dressage Show Jumping Cross Country Total ERM Points
9 Chatsworth House Bay My Hero 31.6 0 10.4 42 18
Barbury Castle Bay My Hero 27.8 16 - WD 0

Overall 2016 Ranking: 37th

Rank Event Horse Dressage Show Jumping Cross Country Total ERM Points
Chatsworth House Cool Mountain 47.6 1 - WD 0
Bramham Park Cool Mountain 44.1 8 - WD 0
7 Barbury Castle Cool Mountain 45 0 2 47 20