Joanne Whitaker joins top German rider Katharina Offel

Joanne Whitaker, 29 – youngest daughter of Britain’s legendary showjumper John Whitaker and his wife Clare – will now ride under the banner of Katharina Offel Sporthorses based in Holland.

Joanne got to know Kathi during last year’s Autumn MET tour at Oliva Nova.

“Kathi was looking for a rider to join her team and asked me if perhaps I was interested. I started up this week and have also brought over a couple of my own horses and will be joining Kathi to compete a group of her horses at the Sunshine Tour and then further on at the Z tour,” Joanne told Jumping Around.

“I’ve watched Kathi over the years and think she is a brilliant rider and I’m looking forward to working with her and learning as much as I can along the way,” she added.

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