William Fox-Pitt Back in the Tack Just in Time for Christmas

Wonderful news, EN! William Fox-Pitt had his first ride this week after the scary fall at Le Lion d’Angers that sidelined him through the remainder of the fall season with a head injury.

William shared a heartwarming Christmas message on his Facebook page that also shows a brief clip of his first ride back, plus we get a glimpse of this year’s Badminton winner Chilli Morning.

“Thank you so much for all your support over the last few weeks. I had a very exciting day today down in the stables — my first ride, got that in before Christmas,” William says in the video. “I had to set myself a target and was very happy I was able to do that.”

William also says that Chilli will start back to work in January — “he has a little holiday now, just like me — and that he is “looking forward to getting started and seeing you all again in the new year.”

We’re thrilled to see William back in the saddle!