Without doubt one of the best young riders in the country, Dan's climb up the senior ranks has been very impressive. After an very good start to his senior career in 2008, Dan won his first senior International class in 2009 and finished the year in very impressive fashion winning two classes at the Porto CSI**** International show in December. 2009 also included numorous wins at home including the Crofton Manor Grand PRIX and victory at Royal Windsor. On the home front Dan has won the Olympia U23 Great Britian Championships at Olympia.
The last few seasons have seen Dan develop into a top class rider and he has established his International pedigree with a string of successes abroad. He has produced some outstanding international five star horses including Zigali PS, Congo Bongo, Varo M and Chauvanist and Dan contines to be a top class developer of talent.
Based in Essex at the high class equestrian yard Aspen Stables, Dan and the team have built up a very impressive squad of horses for 2017 including the very exciting 8yr olds Strides Hattens Treasure & Cirrus, who has produced some outstanding results including back to back Grand Prix wins in Italy last year. Clinta continues in impress in classes up to 1.40m and with Newton Nickel already being placed in world ranking events, 2017 promises to be another very exciting year for this talented International class rider.
"I'm really pleased with the way the 2016 season went. We have concentrated on going abroad to gain experience for the horses and they all have improved because of this exposure. I have a great team at Aspen stables behind me, I have some exceptional owners together with some high class sponsors, including Hermes Sellier, Equilibrium, Balanced Horse Feeds, TRM and Group Metals Business Ltd. My main objective for 2017 is to keep improving, produce the current string of horses and trying to push for some International team events."