Geoff Billington

Geoff Billington

Discipline: Showjumping

Geoff Billington is a name synonymous with the dizzying heights of British Showjumping in the 1970’s and 1980’s, since then Geoff has continued to be a household name as one of Britain’s top riders. He boasts both European and World Championship team Bronze medals and has won numerous Grand Prix’s. Geoff began riding at a local stable aged nine, his first pony cost him £10 which he went onto sell for £325, showing his potential as an accomplished horseman. Committed to an equestrian career, he went on to complete an apprenticeship with David Bowen, who is now regarded as one of today's most outstanding trainers and top showjumpers.

Geoff laughs that his biggest achievement is simply “staying alive.”

Notable Results:

  • Geoff represented Great Britain again 1981 at the Hamburg CSIO
  • Geoff has been a valued member of Nations Cup teams, securing nine victories and appearing almost 50 times
  • Geoff is most famous for his partnership with the much loved horse called, It's Otto, who received the BSJA Team Lifetime Award in 2001. The duo went on to amass over £650,000 in winnings, made 15 Nations Cup appearances, were Britain's highest-placed partnership at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics finishing in sixth place, they then represented Britain again at the Sydney Olympics in 2000
  • Geoff won the Hickstead Derby in 2007 riding Cassabachus, they had been third there the year before

Geoff’s latest results can be found here.  

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