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What Will Be: The Autobiography
William Fox-Pitt is one of the world's leading and most popular three-day eventers. In this autobiography he talks about the issues confronting the sport and reveals much about the vital partnerships with team-mates and, above all, the horses that help him to gain such success.
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by Orion Publishing
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After Mary King's autobiography, this had me almost choking on silver spoons. Both Fox-Pitt's parents rode competitively, his mother to international level, and the family certainly wasn't short of a bob or two. But you still have to do the work in your own right, and William certainly has. The style is as overwhelmingly bland as you'd expect from a ghosted bio, and there are some lines you need to read between. Enjoyed it though, and am looking forward to Minty Clinch's previous construction, t ...more
William Fox-Pitt has to be one of the most highly recognized sports professionals within his chosen sphere, as a fantastic event rider who is an inspiration to many an equestrian both young and old. Whether you are a young pony club rider or a happy hacker, it is those individuals at the top of their game that constantly enthuse and delight us with their exceptional horsemanship. This revised and updated autobiography takes one on a most intimate and personal journey through the life of this rem ...more
I could hardly put this book down, I found it very interesting. For the first week or so of owning it, I took it everywhere with me in case I had a moment to read a bit of it. Coincidentally, I took it in my bag to Chatsworth Horse Trials where I met Will and got him to sign it for me. I loved this book and would most definitely recommend it.