Britain's Fox-Pitt, 2012 Olympic Equestrian "One to Watch"

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In eventing, Great Britain's William Fox-Pitt squeaked through at the 11th hour to clinch the USA's Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event, a four-star FEI-sanctioned competition, in late April. William is currently at the top of the leaderboard of the HSBC FEI Classic Series. His Rolex win was his 11th lifetime four-star victory. How badly would William love to win the gold medal at home in London this summer? You know the answer to that question! But he'll be head-to-head with the world's best, including the masterful New Zealand eventers, the 2008 gold medalists from Germany, the super-adept French, the outrageous Aussies (hopefully included 2008 silver medalist Shane Rose), a solid and determined Team USA, and his own British compatriots who will also be riding for the gold. In eventing, anything can happen--and probably will. Keep an eye on Canada, coached by USA Olympic gold medalist David O'Connor, as well as top riders from Belgium, Sweden, Italy, and several other nations.