Equestrian who won a silver medal at the 1984 Olympics in the jumping team event.
He began riding horses when he was just 6 years old.
He won four gold medals at the European Championships: in 1985, 1987, and 1989 in the jumping team event, and in 1989 in the jumping individual event.
He raised three children with his wife Clare Barr.
His niece, Ellen Whitaker, also became a successful equestrian.