William Fox-Pitt Awarded MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List

Published on: 11/06/2018


Former world eventing champion and multiple Olympic medallist, William Fox-Pitt, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Honoured with the award for his services to equestrianism for over thirty years, the Cub Cadet sponsored rider is one of the most successful and popular Three Day Event riders in equestrian history.

Here are some of Williams’s career highlights:

  • Six-time European Champion
  • Four-time World Number One
  • First British rider to become World Number One
  • Gold in the team eventing class at the World Championships in Kentucky in 2010
  • Competed at five Olympics
  • Medals at three consecutive Olympics: Silver in Athens 2004, Bronze in Beijing 2008, Silver in team eventing at London 2012


Barrus has a long-standing relationship with William who has been a great ambassador for the company’s garden machinery brands, including Lawnflite and Cub Cadet. Over the years, William has been supplied with a number of products, from lawn tractors to UTVs, to help maintain his 28-stable complex in Dorset.

The Cub Cadet machines are put through rigorous usage with the UTV being used daily by the Fox-Pitt Eventing team for everyday tasks, whilst the ride-on mower is used to keep the acres of grass under control.

“We are extremely proud of Cub Cadet Ambassador William Fox-Pitt for achieving the tremendous accolade of an MBE,” commented Karen Clarke, Marketing Services Manager, E.P. Barrus Ltd. “William has been honoured for his services to equestrianism which has spanned more than three decades. Huge congratulations from everyone at Barrus.”

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