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.