Menina's great grand father... Novilheiro, one of the all time great representatives of our breed. This amazing Lusitano was a world class champion show jumper, trained by J.P. Giacomini and ridden by John Whitaker. Here is a rare photo of J. P. on his beloved horse Novilheiro at Brinsop Court in 1977. JP bought Novilheiro as a young colt and trained him not only in Dressage, but in Eventing and Show Jumping - he was the top money winning show jumping horse in England during the eighties.
John Whitaker and Milton 12 things you need to know about Milton Milton may have been a superstar, but he was also a typical horse. "he often had a battle of wills with our grooms and would push them as far as he could and if he didn't fancy doing something, be would blow raspberries," says John
Here’s Stephen Hadley on Milton at the Newbury Show in 1983. The later legendary Milton is here six years old. Stephen Hadley rode Milton for a while after Caroline Bradley’s death in 1983 and before John Whitaker took him over. Stephen Hadley is now an outstanding commentator of the show jumping on FEI TV.