Ellen Whitaker- Talent and Ambition

The British showjumper Ellen Whitaker was destined to follow the footsteps of her family. With talent and ambition she fought to the top. Ellen remembers: "Two really stand out for me for completely different reasons. First, jumping three out of three clears at the [2007] European Championships in Mannheim, which qualified Team GB for the Beijing Olympics [in 2008] and winning team bronze with my uncles John and Michael on the same team. Secondly, jumping a clear round in the Hickstead Derby to finish second to my uncle John when I was 18." Watch her fastest rounds in this playlist!