Michael Whitaker to stand as non-travelling reserve for Team GB with Viking

Michael Whitaker to stand as non-travelling reserve for Team GB with Viking

Non-travelling reserve for the Team GB Equestrian Jumping Team, Michael Whitaker, will now ride Viking rather than Amai if he should get called up to compete. Following veterinary advice and taking in to account that the Olympic Team competition is a demanding series of three rounds, the decision has been taken, with the best interests of the welfare of the horse to make the change.

Viking, owned by the rider, is a 10 year old 16.3hh chestnut gelding. The combination have been well placed at grand prix level and were members of the nations cup team in St Gallen, June 2012 where the British finished second.