Laura Kraut was born November 14th 1965 in Camden, South Carolina. Laura is an American show jumping competitor and for almost two decades, Laura has represented the United States in the Olympic Games, World Cup Finals, and Nation’s Cup teams.
Michael Whitaker (born April 17, 1960) is a British Olympic equestrian rider, who competes in the sport of show jumping.
Younger brother of John Whitaker, Michael Whitaker began competing on ponies at the age of 7 years. At the age of 16, he made his debut in international competitions and at 20 years in 1980, he became the youngest winner of the famous Hickstead Derby. In September 1993 he took over from his brother John as the world’s no.1 show jumping ride.