Danielle is from North Arm on the beautiful sunshine coast where she owns and runs a busy training and agistment yard, Diamond View Dressage Park. Horses are able to be taken in for training, sales prep, competition prep and campaigning.
Danielle started riding at age 5 and through the early years, would work weekends at local riding schools in return for a ride on one of the school horses, so began her passion for horses.
Moving to Hong Kong in her teens Danielle really began her riding career working for the Hong Kong Jockey club retraining and rehousing their ex racehorses until she finished school. Once school had finished she then went over to the UK and trained gaining her BHS coaching qualification in the process. On returning to Australia Danielle became a qualified physiotherapist where she now also part owns and runs a multiple physiotherapy centres on the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.
As horses has always been her number one passion Danielle continued to train and compete through these years and went on to gain her NCAS coaching qualification as well.
Danielle has been very lucky to own some beautiful horses with great competition success at state and national level. At present Danielle has 3 current competition horses:
KP London's Calling – Prelim/Novice. Will be first year in competition
Federation – Elementary/Medium
Welfadon – PSG/Inter 1
Welfadon has had many wins and placings at state level with a second in the advanced 2017 state championships and being the most recent awarded a silver medal for 2017 his most recent achievements.
Federation has had a great competition career so far with many wins and placing up to state level. This year due to her achievements she was runner up Novice HORSE OF THE YEAR and has been accepted on the 2018 QLD Talent Recognition Squad.