William Fox-Pitt has been one of the most successful three-day event riders for many years. The son of two Badminton riders, he was born into the sport, and by the time he won his first gymkhana at eight, he was hooked. In 2004, he had a year of extremes, going from winning Badminton to having the agony of seeing his horse get injured during the Olympics, which destroyed his chances of an individual medal and prevented the team from winning gold. The following year, he won Burghley, Gatcombe and Bramham to confirm himself as Britain's top rider for a fifth year and was ranked No 2 in the world. In 2007, he will again be challenging for all major events. In his eagerly awaited autobiography, he talks about the issues confronting the sport and reveals much about the vital partnerships with team-mates and, above all, the horses that help him to gain such success. It is a book that will fascinate all those interested in equestrian matters.
William Fox-Pitt is one of the world's leading three-day eventers, and the winner of the 2007 Burghley trials, among many other events. He is married to the broadcaster Alice Plunkett and lives in Dorset.