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John Whitaker (equestrian)

Medal record
Alternative Olympics
Silver 1980 Rotterdam Jumping Individual
Silver 1980 Rotterdam Jumping Team
Olympic Games
Silver 1984 Los Angeles Team jumping
World Championships
Bronze 1982 Dublin Jumping Team
Silver 1986 Aachen Jumping Team
Silver 1990 Stockholm Jumping Individual
Bronze 1990 Stockholm Jumping Team
Bronze 1998 Rome Jumping Team
European Championships
Silver 1983 Hickstead Jumping Individual
Silver 1983 Hickstead Jumping Team
Bronze 1985 Dinard Jumping Individual
Gold 1985 Dinard Jumping Team
Silver 1987 St Gallen Jumping Individual
Gold 1987 St Gallen Jumping Team
Gold 1989 Rotterdam Jumping Individual
Gold 1989 Rotterdam Jumping Team
Silver 1991 La Baule Jumping Team
Silver 1993 Gijon Jumping Team
Silver 1995 St Gallen Jumping Team
Bronze 1997 Mannheim Jumping Team
Bronze 2007 Mannheim Jumping Team

John Whitaker MBE (born August 5, 1955) is a British equestrian and former Olympian. Horses he has partnered include Ryan's Son, Milton and Gammon in the sport of show jumping. Milton is arguably the horse Whitaker is the most famous for riding; having competed him successfully several times at olympic levels.

He has three children — Joanne, Louise and Robert. Robert Whitaker has successfully show jumped at the highest levels. John's niece Ellen Whitaker, nephew William Whitaker and younger brother Michael Whitaker are also show jumpers.

John's wife Clare helps run the yard, arranging show entries and administration. They run a business called John Whitaker International which sells horse equipment.


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