Welcome to Davison Equestrian
The name Davison has been synonymous with elite level equestrian sport in Great Britain for many years. Richard is a four-time Olympian (including the 2012 London Olympic Games) and European medallist, and has been at the fore-front of the international dressage world for more than three decades. As well as being among the world’s most experienced international riders he is in demand for his many other attributes.
In 2012 he completed his term of office as the British World Class Performance Manager and former British Dressage Olympic Team Captain. Since taking on the role in 2008 the British team had their most successful period in history including winning Olympic gold together with World and European team medals. In addition Richard has been a coach to the World Class Show Jumping Development Programme for more than a decade.
As a former successful Grand Prix show jumping rider Tom Davison coaches high level jumping riders in both the USA and Europe. He manages and prepares his students for some of the most prestigious competitions on the circuit, including the Global Champions Tour and other five star events.
Joe Davison is one of Great Britain’s most stylish young show jumping riders. He regularly competes at the highest international level and in 2016 has already represented Great Britain in senior Nations Cup competitions. Joe has learned his trade as former stable rider to Olympic gold medallist Ben Maher and from other show jumping greats such as Billy Twomey, Michael Whitaker and Jan Tops.
Both Joe and Richard are supported by, and are members of, Team Harmony lead by HRH Princess Haya of Jordan – herself an Olympic rider and former President of equestrian sport’s world governing body, the FEI.
Along with HRH Princess Haya’s horses, Richard and Joe Davison ride the elite horses belonging to long-time owner Gwendolyn Meyer of USA, Mark Lilley and other highly valued owners.
2016 will see no let-up for every member of the Davison family. While Tom and Joe embark on a busy show season around the world competing and managing clients, Gillian and Richard also have a full international calendar and might well have made history in being the first husband and wife combination to ride on the same British Dressage Nations Cup Team.