David was appointed as part of the World Class Programme in 2003. He is also the Lead Co-ordinator for the BEF Sport England funded Excel Talent Programme.
David started his career via the British Horse Society exam route and is now one of their Chief Assessors. He has managed competition and training yards and competed in all disciplines before concentrating on dressage. He also has a background in further and higher education, lecturing on equine studies.
David trained with Cadre Noire at Saumur, France and has also gained valuable experience with top trainers in the UK, Germany and Holland. David has extensive experience as a dressage trainer and in talent identification and development.