Whitaker, who stems from the famous Yorkshire Whitaker Show jumping dynasty, has competed from the age of eight, winning prestigious titles at every level. He has represented the UK on a number of occasions and was also selected to take part in the World Class Development Programme. This is a programme designed to help both horse and rider achieve their maximum potential through rigorous training and tutoring in many aspects of both human and equine science. Whitaker has recently returned from the USA and Belgium to now base himself at his family farm in Huddersfield.
Williams has a series of accolades to his name having previously won bronze at the European Championships, won the Hickstead Derby, landed the Hickstead Speed Derby five times, along with winning the masters at both Mechlen and Olympia. Previously based in both the USA and France but has recently come back to his roots in York to re-establish his yard the UK.
A past leading rider at the prestigious Horse Of The Year Show, Williams saw so much success over the years with his horse ‘Lora Piana Hamlet’ which he credits with changing his career.
Currently, the seventh highest Great Britain rider on the FEI rankings, and known for his speed against the clock, Williams will be an asset to have as part of ‘Team GAIN’.
Anne Priestman, National Sales Manager, GAIN Equine Nutrition said: “It is fantastic to have two such incredible show jumpers come on board with us this year.
“I am delighted to be in a position to provide expert nutritional support to both William Whitaker and Guy Williams through our range of products. I am confident that the horses will benefit from a consistently nutritious and balanced diet and very much look forward to working more closely with both athletes and their teams.”
William Whitaker commented: “My horses are looking and feeling great since switching to GAIN Equine Nutrition. I am delighted with the support and nutritional advice I have received from the team and am looking forward to the future and having them as our feed suppliers.”
Guy Williams (left) commented: “I am very excited to be joining the GAIN Equine Nutrition team. At our stables we know what we feed our horses is incredibly important so we only want to feed the highest quality. GAIN’s advice and recommendations are very professional and tailor-made for each individual horse in my yard. I look forward to the future and having them as our feed suppliers.”
They join an exemplary list of successful ‘Team GAIN’ riders across multiple disciplines, which includes Cian O’ Connor, Judy Reynolds, Denis Lynch, Anthony Condon, Oliver Townend, Gemma Tattersall and Greg Broderick.