LANCE WHITEHOUSE - RIDER PROFILE
Date of Birth:
Rides for: Great Britain
Horses Competing: Vik II, Sir Henry V, Wolfgang, Dior V Overis Z
Lance is 24 years old and lives on his yard in Melton Mowbray with his wife and parents, it is a family run yard that is kept to the highest standards by Lance and his family who are all passionate about horses.
Lance first started riding when he was just 3 years old and by the age of 10 he had already won the Royal International 128. Lance began his career riding ponies and has always been supported by his parents, Lance’s family all have a background in horses so it was always a natural choice for him to take up show jumping.
Lance has had a very successful career for his age, he is and has competed at some of the biggest shows. Lance won the young riders championships at Olympia on his horse ‘My Boy’.
Lance has had training from John Whittaker, The Edgars and more recently Nick Skelton when he went and rode for him for 2 years. In that time he gained valuable knowledge and experience from Nick. Whilst at Nick’s he also learnt a lot in how to produce and progress young horse up through the classes. Lance also rode for the American Olympic gold medallist Laura Kraut. Lance had some great wins at his time at Nicks, where he had the ride on Transmission. Lance and Transmission were a great partnership and it showed in the results that they were getting. Lance also had great success on one of Nick’s 6 year olds Zancarra that he won the 6 year old final in Spain and back in the UK.
Highlight of career to date?
Winning young riders at Olympia and then going on to ride for Nick Skelton
All time favourite horse and why?
Big Star - I was lucky enough to ride him when I was at Nicks as a 5 & 6 year old, he is really beginning to prove himself and he is unbelievable when he jumps
What do you enjoy most about your chosen discipline?
I enjoy the winning and also the pleasure of progressing the horses
Favourite Barnsby product and why?
The Auro saddle, it is really comfy to ride in and i think the horse feel more free and loose compared to other saddles
Other hobbies / interests?
I enjoy watching Man United and going to old trafford if by the off chance I have a free weekend when I m not competing
Who is your hero/person you most admire and why?
Nick Skelton because of the length of time he has been at the top of out sport and he always gives 110% he has an amazing string of horses and shows so much dedication to the sport
All time favourite film?
Transformers has to be one of the best films