Royal Windsor Welcomes First Ever Ambassadors

British Show Jumpers Joseph Stockdale and Jack Whitaker become the Royal Windosr Horse Show’s first ever official ambassadors.
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The Royal Windsor Horse Show organisers have unveiled two official Show ambassadors for 2023. The Show, running from 11-14 May, will see British Show Jumpers Joseph Stockdale and Jack Whitaker become the Show’s first ever official ambassadors.

Whitaker, who hails from the legendary Whitaker dynasty and Stockdale, son of the Olympic showjumper Tim Stockdale, are two of Great Britain’s most exciting up-and-coming Show Jumpers. 

Stockdale experienced success at Royal Windsor, winning the Puissance at the Show in 2021, as well as the prestigious Under-25 class in 2019. His team bronze medal at the FEI World Championships in Herning in 2022 capped his most successful year to date as he continues to take the senior ranks by storm.

Stockdale has said, of his role as a Royal Windsor Horse Show ambassador:: 

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I am delighted to be an official ambassador for Royal Windsor Horse Show this year. I love the Show and have some great memories already. It has to be one of the most amazing locations for a show in the world and the atmosphere is always incredible – I can’t wait to be back competing in the Castle Arena.”

Whitaker has represented Great Britain in showjumping throughout his youth career and has now become a regular on senior FEI Nations Cup™ teams. Now the under 25 World No.4, Whitaker made his mark last year on the international stage, coming fifth in the Longines FEI Word Cup™ Jumping Final.  He further hopes to impress selectors this year ahead of the FEI European Championships later in the summer.

Whitaker says: 

I have been coming to Royal Windsor for years, either to watch my Dad or competing myself, so it’s really great to be an ambassador. I was really disappointed not to be able to compete there last year, because I got injured, but it’s a Show that I always plan my calendar around as it’s such a special place and it’s so amazing to compete at the top level in front of a home crowd.”

By using social media platforms such as Instagram and attending media days and onsite appearances, the ambassadors are sure to take forward the narrative of the Show far beyond the actual event itself. They will provide valuable insights into how riders prepare for prestigious shows such as the Royal Windsor whilst enabling fans to experience exclusive behind the scenes experiences and content whilst providing distinctive insights into the world of top international equestrianism.

Simon Brookes-Ward, organiser of the Show says 

Joe Stockdale and Jack Whitaker are two of the most promising show jumping talents that we have in Britain, and we are extremely proud to have them as ambassadors to the Show. We are looking forward to working closely with them in the build-up to the Show, providing fans with exclusive access to some of the biggest stars in the British equestrian world.” 

To find out more about Royal Windsor Horse Show, or to book tickets, visit the rwhs website.

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Jan Hughes

News Reporter, Everything Horse

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