Rowan Willis has certainly made a name for himself on the world jumping stage, with his latest major achievement being his incredible back to back win last week in the Spruce Meadows Derby.
As we look towards Tokyo 2020 – just over a year away now – Australian Jumping caught up with Rowan to ask him a few questions about his journey so far.
Can you tell us a bit about your early days of riding and when you decided that jumping was the sport for you?
I started off at Warialda pony club. My dad bought my mum a horse, she had always wanted one. Then my sister Renee and I wanted one. I was 4. My grandfather was a boundary rider in central Queensland, dad wasn’t keen on riding (must have skipped a generation), but he supported the rest of us, with many hours of driving the truck around the country (he’s even driven it for me in England).
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