National Convention: Get to know host Daniel Bachmann Andersen

  • Written By: British Dressage
  • Published: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 13:36

Ahead of this month's National Convention in association with Harrison Clark Rickerbys, meet international sensation Daniel Bachmann Andersen who joins us at Addington Equestrian for his first training convention in the UK. 

After a top ten performance at the 2018 World Equestrian Games, Daniel Bachmann Andersen became a household name to those passionate followers of the FEI dressage scene. Numerous Western European World Cup league wins followed, and it’s very clear the 28 year old Danish superstar is force to be reckoned with through his partnership with Blue Hors Stud and the string of talented stallions under his care at the esteemed Randbøl breeding and training centre.

This season, Daniel earned fourth spot in the World Cup Final on board Blue Hors Zack - the impressive Rousseau x Jazz stallion with a laudable list of achievements in both the sports arena and the breeding industry – before going on to achieve further strong results at this summer’s FEI European Championships in Rotterdam.

Daniel’s path to greatness has been one carefully charted, as he learned from some of the brightest dressage brains on the continent, earned his berietership and in turn landed impressive riding roles in Scandinavia’s best stud farms. From a skilful under 25s rider, to one of the most exciting talents of the modern dressage era, it’s a privilege to present Daniel for his first UK training appearance at this year’s National Convention in association with Harrison Clark Rickerbys.

Quick fire questions with Daniel Bachmann Andersen

How did you start your journey in dressage?
Through my mother.

Who have you trained with throughout your career?
Morten Thomsen, Rudolf Zeilinger and Lars Petersen.

What are your competition highlights?
Winning the World Cup qualifier in Hernig in 2018, and then later in S’Hertogenbosch in 2019. I’d also add placing fourth in the FEI World Cup Final in 2019.

What’s your best achievement to date?
Educating several horses to Grand Prix!

Who’s your most admired rider?
Isabell Werth.

What’s the most inspirational advice you’ve given or received?
Work hard and stay humble!

What piece of training advice would you give our members?
When you think you work a lot, always put a little more on top and stay critical of yourself.

What are your hopes for your future in dressage?
I’d like to ride and produce many more horses for the top level of the sport, Grand Prix.

Learn from Daniel at the National Convention, tickets are available online or call the BD team on 02476 698833 to book over the phone.