Get the Lowdown on Robert Whitaker
LEADING British rider Robert Whitaker has six European team gold medals and an individual bronze at European pony, junior and young rider championships.
Sponsored by Suregrow, Robert has also represented his country on senior Nations Cup teams on more than 25 occasions.
Son of the legendary John Whitaker, Robert is an international star in his own right. He is a top producer of young horses, with a show jumping business in the south of England.
The family’s incredible show jumping success may have started many years ago, but with two representatives at the 2016 Olympic Games, this Yorkshire dynasty is showing no sign of slowing down.
Born: January 16, 1983 in Yorkshire.
Family: wife Kate and daughters Evie and Millie.
Best current horse: Catwalk
Best ever horse: Lacroix
Horse I would love to ride: McLain Ward’s mare HH Azur. She’s something else.
Equestrian hero: Ludger Beerbaum
Best ever win: The Grand Prix in Madrid on Nicolette.
Equestrian ambition: To be world number one. The Olympics would be good too.
Alternative career: I haven’t a clue, but it would have to involve making money!
Did you know? I hold the world record for the bareback puissance. In 2011 in Stockholm, I cleared a 2.12m wall riding Waterstone without a saddle.
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September 4, 2018 |
Suregrow Support the SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials
SUREGROW are delighted to announce their support of the Ground Care Day and sponsorship of the 'Forest Glade' cross-country fence at this year’s SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials.
Specialising in the care of grassland for horses and ponies, Suregrow has a range of products including fertilisers, mineral and trace elements and grass seeds specifically selected for horse and pony paddocks.
Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials takes place from September 13to 16 at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.
Suregrow will be sponsoring the 'Forest Glade' a challenging cross country combination on the estate’s unique and undulating cross-country course.
The Suregrow team will also be supporting the new and informative Ground Care Seminar held on Thursday, September 13, at the event.
The day will include a presentation from the Sports Turf Research Institute, displays and demonstrations of ground care equipment from specialist companies, and a Q&A session with the groundsmen from Badminton, Blenheim and Burghley Horse Trials.
Jonathan Cox of Suregrow said: “We are pleased to announce this new sponsorship at Blenheim International Horse Trials. It is a fantastic event that attracts the world’s best riders and thousands of spectators.
“As grass care specialists, we hope the Ground Care Day provides vital insight and knowledge on how to manage grounds and grass correctly to ensure it looks healthy all year round.”
Look out for Suregrow’s sponsored event rider Nicola Wilson, who will be competing on One Two Many.
Suregrow products include Suregrow Fertiliser, CSM, Paddock Grass Seed Mix, Fast Grass, Meadow and Laminitics Grass Mix.
September 4, 2018 |
Success for Nicola Wilson at Somerford Park
Well done to Nicola Wilson riding Chabadu for winning the Novice (I) at Somerford Park Farm.
Mount St John
Mount St John: "Can’t believe how quickly our grass has bounced back after the dry summer since we’ve had a bit of rain & added SureGrow."
Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin named for World Equestrian Games
The shortlist for the British Dressage team has been confirmed for the British World Equestrian Games (WEG). The team will travel to Tryon, North Carolina in September.
We are delighted to announce Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin have been shortlisted.
Carl Hester has been selected with his young grand prix star, his own, Anne Evans and Ann Cory’s Hawtins Delicato. This British-bred 10-year-old, by Diamond Hit, is in his first year of grand prix.
Charlotte Dujardin with Emma Blundell’s nine-year-old mare Mount St John Freestyle. The talented Fidermark mare only began her grand prix career this year but is so far unbeaten, with scores of over 80%in the grand prix special.
Read more at https://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/british-dressage-shortlist-world-equestrian-games-661052#ixE7302TiX8uifHk.99
Personal Best for Bublingh
Congratulations to Richard Davison and Bublingh, who performed really well at Hickstead CDI. In the Grand Prix, Bublingh achieved a personal best of 73+% to finish 2nd.
Brilliant Result for Nicola Wilson
Fabulous result for Nicola Wilson and 'JL Dublin' owned by James and Jo Lambert and Deirdre Johnston, at The Festival of British Eventing, Gatcombe. The pair achieved a lovely double clear to finish 8th in the British Intermediate Championships.
Pictures courtesy of Trevor Holt
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