William Fox-Pitt began riding at an early age and started what would be a record-setting eventing career at 15. With the support of his parents, both of whom competed to the CCI4* level, he represented Great Britain at the Junior Europeans in 1987, where he won individual silver. He went on to team gold medals as a Young Rider at the European Championships in 1988 and 1989, and completed Badminton for the first time at age 20. Five years later, he won the Burghley Horse Trials and was selected for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
His incredible career has earned him medals across the globe and made him a household name in equestrian circles. He brought home team silver at the 2004 Athens Olympics, team bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and team silver at the 2012 London Olympics. He also won team bronze at the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez, team silver at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen, team gold and individual Silver at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, and team silver and individual bronze at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy.
He was the first British rider to become the FEI World Number 1 Event Rider, a title he earned in 2002, 2009, 2010 and 2014. He is also the only rider to have won five of the six CCI4* events held worldwide.
William is a Board Director for the Event Riders Association and the Vice President for the Dorset County RDA. He resides in Hinton St. Mary, Dorset, with his wife, Alice Plunkett, and their four children, Oliver, Thomas, Chloe and Emily.