RICHARD DAVISON -PRESS BIOGRAPHY –
EUROPEAN TEAM SILVER MEDALLIST
EUROPEAN TEAM BRONZE MEDALLIST
Four-time OLYMPIAN – ATLANTA, SYDNEY, ATHENS and LONDON BRITISH OLYMPIC TEAM MEMBER
Other British Team appearances WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (ROME, JEREZ) and EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS (LIPIZA, VERDEN,ARNHEM,HICKSTEAD) .
Former BRITISH OLYMPIC DRESSAGE TEAM CAPTAIN
Former WORLD CLASS DRESSAGE PERFORMANCE MANAGER (2008-2012)
2009 EQUESTRIAN PERSONALITY of the YEAR AWARD, HORSE OF THE YEAR SHOW
2009 WINNER KAMPMANN TROPHY, GERMANY
2009 WINNER GRAND PRIX KUR, BIARITZ, FRANCE
2009 WINNER GRAND PRIX & KUR, HARTPURY, UK
2009 WINNER GRAND PRIX KAMPMANN TROPHY, HICKSTEAD, UK
2009 WINNER GRAND PRIZ KUR, SUNSHINE TOUR, SPAIN
FIVE TIMES WORLD CUP FINALIST
FORMER BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPION & BRITISH NUMBER 1 INTERNATIONAL DRESSAGE RIDER
SINCE 1997 SPONSORED BY HISCOX INSURANCE PLC – UK’s leading high net worth & bloodstock insurer.
2009 Member FEI (international governing body equestrian sports)Task Force
2010 Member FEI Working Group on Hyperflexion
Former Member FEI Dressage Committee
Life member & Former Member British Dressage governing body
Former representative British Equestrian Federation
Current HORSE and HOUND MAGAZINE COLUMNIST
Regular television commentator (BBC & other channels dressage coverage throughout 2009), various DVDs, articles and author of Dressage Priority Points
FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT INTERNATIONAL DRESSAGE RIDER CLUB
MEMBER INTERNATIONAL DRESSAGE TRAINERS CLUB (since 1986)
FOUNDER MEMBER BRITISH INTERNATIONAL DRESSAGE TRAINER FOUNDATION
BOARD MEMBER UNITED EQUESTRIAN ATHLETES ASSOCIATION
HONOURS and AWARDS;
BRITISH EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION’S MEDAL OF HONOUR
HORSE of the YEAR SHOW EQUESTRIAN PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
FEI GOLD BADGE OF HONOUR
FELLOW OF THE BRITISH HORSE SOCIETY
FELLOW OF THE INTERNATIONAL DRESSAGE TRAINERS CLUB
Married to Gillian successful Grand Prix rider, former event and point-to-point rider. They have two sons: Tom (24yrs) and Joe (21yrs) both successful show jumpers and members of the British Show Jumping Young Riders International squads. Joe former member of World Class Development Show Jumping Programme and former British Under 18 Championship titleholder. Tom former member of band ‘Dakota’.
Live on family farm in Staffordshire.
London Olympic horse is Hiscox Artemis, owned by Countess of Derby (family notable for horse racing, owner of Ouija Board) and John Dodd Esq. Freestyle music by Sir Elton John and played and recorded specifically for Hiscox Artemis by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and arranged by Joost Peeters.
For more detailed information, competition plans and results please contact:
Annabel Venner at Hiscox 020 7448 6000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated 29th December 2012