Born in Nambour, Queensland, Australia, Rowan decided to move to the UK in 1999 to take his passion to a professional level. Rowan started riding for the show jumping couple Sue and Fred Welch, whose previous riders include Peter Charles, Nick Skelton, James Fisher, and Tina Fletcher. There he had the opportunity to thrive and succeed beyond young rider competitions and campaigned successfully in England and on the continent. One of his most significant successes then was to win the young rider final at Olympia, London in 2001 and most recently claiming victory at the Ocala CSIO5* as the winner of the $265,000 LONGINES GP as well as the 2018 Spruce Meadows Sun Life Financial Derby Winner.
Willis will be representing the Finish Line® Horse Products team at upcoming show jumping events, including the 2018 World Equestrian Games. Willis is also affiliated with fellow Finish Line® Horse Products endorser and Olympic Gold Medalist, Chris Kappler and signs on with his blessing of a promising future.
“As an up and coming force on the show jumping scene here in the United States and beyond, Rowan Willis is at the top of his sport and the performance his horses put out is a great testament to our products,” said Ashley Robinson, Marketing Manager at Finish Line Horse Products. “Being an equine health focused company means the horse’s performance in the show ring is a direct connection to the quality of our products and Rowan’s addition to our roster takes our presence in the competitive show jumping world to a new level.”
Finish Line® Horse Products looks forward to keeping Willis’ show string healthy, happy and sound.
Read the official Press Release here.