Britain's Bob Ellis was honoured to be the designer for the 2012 London Olympic
Please see 'Bob in the News' for more information on Bob's exciting appointment.
Bob Ellis is an International Judge and one of the World’s leading course designers. After
hanging up his competition clothing Bob has progressed quickly up through the ranks and is now one of the finest and
most highly respected course designers in the world. Bob has built at many of the globe’s most renowned
shows that have included World
Cup Shows in 8 countries, Nations Cups, Senior European Championships, Young Rider European Championships & Junior European
Championships at both Hartpury and Lisbon, plus the Pony European Championships to mention but a few.
With a focus on achieving the ultimate
test for horse and rider Bob has also been a catalyst for change understanding the need to not only listen to the show organiser
and competitors needs but to also be extremely sympathetic to the sponsors and spectators needs.
'There were rumblings about Bob’s tracks being tougher than last year’s Olympics, but
I thought he built brilliantly all week. He’s proved once again that he’d make a worthy Olympic course-builder.'
Robert Smith assessing Britain’s FEI 2009 European Showjumping result.
"Having watched William (Whitaker), I just knew I had to jump the second fence and I gave it an awful
lot of respect" he said praising Bob Ellis's superb track, the biggest outdoor test of the season so far. Geoff Luckett and Valblanc Van Het Panishof on the £12,500 prize pot Alltech Royal Windsor Grand Prix.
"It's right and fitting that we should have a Brit do the job,"....."Bob
is more than qualified." 2008 Olympian Tim Stockdale on Bob's appointment as the London Olympic 2012 Course
“He has proved his talent as a course designer at the top level.”John Roche, Director of jumping for the sport’s governing body, the FEI.
His sentiments were echoed by British showjumping team
manager Rob Hoekstra, who added: "I've got a great deal of respect for him.
I know he'll come up with something special."