22 June, 2012
Dorset rider William Fox-Pitt has claimed his horse
Lionheart is ideally suited to the upcoming London 2012
Speaking to campaignseries.co.uk, the world number one said he
"can't wait" for the Olympic Games to start after hearing he had
been picked for Team GB and suggested the Greenwich stage will
bring the best out of Lionheart.
Fox-Pitt said: "Lionheart is a phenomenal horse and an
incredible athlete with a great temperament. He will be able to
cope with Greenwich perfectly. I'm really looking forward to riding
there. He is only a ten-year-old but very generous and talented. In
my opinion, he's made for Greenwich."
The 43-year-old has competed in three Games before now; he was
picked for the London competition alongside Mary King, Piggy
French, Tina Cook and Zara Phillips, the Queen's granddaughter.
Looking ahead to the Olympics, Fox-Pitt should be full of
confidence after dominating the 2012 Equi-Trek Bramham Horse Trials
in West Yorkshire this month. Horseandcountry.tv reported that he
took home the CIC*** and CCI *** titles at the Wetherby event.
For the CCI race, he competed on "relatively new ride" Chilli
Morning, while Fox-Pitt won the CIC competition on Neuf Des Coeurs.
The horse-riding star is being hotly tipped to win a medal for Team
GB at the Games.
Source: Vertical Leap