Robert was born into the Whitaker dynasty and is the son of International show jumper John Whitaker.
Born in 1983 Rob was introduced to horses at an early age. He remembers starting by sitting and playing around with ponies from age of 3 and being part of the family yard throughout his childhood and teens.
Now with his own young family and wife Kate he is based in the South of England.
Current top Horses
- Major delacour
- Madrid grand Prix - Nicolette
- Winning the World cup and grand Prix at Helsinki with Catwalk in 2019
- Winning nation's cup team Rome 2015
- Royal windsor grand Prix Catwalk and Lacroix
I first tried the Harcour products at Olympia in 2018, I was not an ambassador at the time but I tried and liked them a lot. The Pegase Jacket was really smart and easy to wear and the Costa breeches I found very comfortable. It is hard to find mens competition wear that is smart, technical and that does not cost a fortune. The range is really good for men as well, with casual jumpers and waistcoats for teaching and training so it's a winner all round for me.
An advice for riders
Be patient with your horse, if you make a mistake don't blame the horse, you can always keep on improving.
A best memory with the horses
Best memory has to be Helsinki World cup with Catwalk.