Former world number one William Fox-Pitt fell of his horse in last October’s World Young Horse Championships which made people think that his riding days had come to an end. The 47-year-old suffered a head trauma which put his live is a huge risk. However, after months of treatment, he is back and competing in Burnham Market International.
The Jockey spend three weeks after the full in a French hospital trying to keep him alive. He was in intensive care for two of those weeks where his life was in great danger. However, he recovered well, and was sent back to England after those three weeks to get the rest of his treatment. He now has four horses entered into the tournament he is going to, and will be hoping to get back to winning ways straight away.
William himself has come out saying he has been checked over and over again by specialists and they are 100% positive that he is ready to compete once again. He has also thanked everyone for the support they have shown him and all the people that helped him recover from the horrible incident that occurred.
William Fox-Pitt has won 20 major championships over the course of his career, and if he can win another after all that has gone on, it will be a great story for the sport, and it could well be the proudest moment in Fox-Pitts career.
When he gets back out on the course, he will be hoping that he can regain his number one title, and also become England’s greatest ever.