John Whitaker MBE

John Whitaker MBE

Discipline: Showjumping

Part of the illustrious Whitaker Showjumping dynasty John Whitaker has enjoyed success across four decades. He has competed at World and European Championships as well as the Olympic Games. John is probably best known for his partnership with the horse Milton which started in 1985. Milton went on to become the first horse outside the racing world to win more than £1 million in prize money. John retired Everest Milton at the 1994 Olympia Horse Show.

Notable Results:

  • John is one of the world’s most respected and renown riders and has represented Great Britain at six Olympic Games, four World Championships and eleven European Championships
  • He has also won the King George V Gold Cup three times and the Hickstead Derby four
  • He has four European Gold medals, six Silver and three Bronze: three World Championship Bronze medals and two Silvers, as well as one Olympic Silver. Major Achievements: Total Medals = 25; Total Nation Cups =183

John’s latest results can be found here. 

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