William Whitaker has made his international debut with new ride Galtur

British showjumper William Whitaker has made his international debut with new ride Galtur, who was formerly ridden to great success by Helen Tredwell.

Owner-breeder Philip Tuckwell offered William the ride on the 12-year-old gelding a couple of months ago and the new combination have been in action at the CSI3* Cantaleu, France, over the past couple of weeks (18-27 September).

“That was actually my first international show of the year but also my first bigger show with Galtur,” said Yorkshire-based William of the gelding by Cornet’s Stern out of top mare Balouetta (by Balou Du Rouet), who Helen also used to ride.

“He’s a lovely horse but he’d been back at his owner’s place for a while and had a break.

“Galtur is an exciting prospect, a very nice horse and obviously he’s been produced very professionally — he’s had a great start in life, which always helps,” William told H&H.

 

Source Horse and Hound

Photo by Hippo Foto

Photo: William Whitaker( GBR) riding Fandango at the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ FinalBarcelona 20128.

 

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