Name:
Jack
Surmane:
Whitaker
Date of birth:
09/10/2001
Country:
England
Trainer:
Jos Lansink

About Me

Hi, my name is Jack Whitaker, I’m 19 years old and I live in Nottingham, Great Britain. Although I’ve been riding for the majority of my life, when I was in school, I took part in most sporting activities, predominantly football and rugby, but with showjumping being more of a lifestyle than many other sports, I realised my passion was there and I had to put as a much time and effort into it as possible. I’ve always been around horses and I really enjoy watching them grow and develop, where I’m based at home, we have nice farm and a small breeding program also, so I get to see how different horses develop and hopefully one day be able to compete one or two of our home breeds to a high level. My primary goals are to get the Olympics and other championships and to be in a chance of winning them! But also to sustain a long career at the the top of the sport, competing at the best shows and riding against the best riders. I am massively grateful for the young riders academy giving me this opportunity, I hope to take advantage of all the learning and opportunities they give me, to use them to help me reach my goals.

My Achievements

December 21

London CSI5* 155 class winner, Grand Prix 8th place

Geneva CSI5* Rolex Grand Prix 17th place, 160 combination class 6th place

November 21

Madrid CSI5*-W  Grand Prix 8th place

October 21

Oslo CSI5*-W  Grand Prix 7th place, 155 class 5th place

Barcelona CSIO5* Queen's cup 150 class 9th place

September 21

Valence CSI5* 150 class 2nd place, 145 class 7th spot

July 21

Vilamoura European Championsips individual silver medal, team bronze medal

July 21

Harthill CSI3* 145 class 3rd spot

April 21

The Dutch Masters CSI5 155 class winner 

February 21

Vejer de la Frontera CSI4* 150 class 3rd palce

Vilamoura CSI3* Grand Prix 9th place

November 20

Vilamoura CSIO3* Grand Prix 5th place

Vilamoura CSIO3* Nations Cup 3rd