History has been made 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 the first time there has ever been [...]
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As the race for the Championship becomes more intense, one family name is certainly making an impression. The Whitakers are currently dominating the British Open Championship leader board and the probability of Robert, John, Michael, Ellen or William scooping the title is looking extremely likely. Robert is top of the leader board followed by Dad [...]
In the most important show jumping competition of the day, riders faced the second round of the British Open Show Jumping Championship. 12 riders went through to the jump-off and victory went to Ireland’s Jessica Kürten who took first place with the fastest clear in a time of 42.47 on Quibell. Second place went to [...]
Thursday 3rd April…The all important first leg of the British Open Championship was fiercely fought by leading riders from Great Britain and abroad today. The 2003 British Open Champion, Robert Whitaker, won the opening round of the this prestigious four day competition riding Lacroix 9.
Robert jumped clear in 57.19 narrowly beating 20 year-old Dutch rider Maikel [...]