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April 24, 2012

William Fox-Pitt & Parklane Hawk

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PARKLANE HAWK
b. g., 16.3 hands, 12 years, New Zealand-bred Thoroughbred (Grosvenor—DeeBee Lady, Brilliant Invader), owned by Catherine Witt.

WILLIAM FOX-PITT (GBR)
age 43, Dorset, England.

This pair won the 2011 Burghley CCI**** (England) after placing second at the Blair Castle CIC*** (England). They also won the Blenheim CCI*** (England) in 2010.

Next to Mark Todd, William is the most successful eventing rider in the world. There are only a couple of things left for William to do before he hangs up his tack. He has won everything there is to win except the Rolex Grand Slam and an individual Olympic medal. I predict that William will be the winner here. This will give him a second leg on the Rolex Grand Slam and increase the chances that he will be standing on the podium in London when they hand out the Olympic medals. If you have never seen William ride, you're in for a treat.

 
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