We are proud to announce that showjumper Dani Stapleton has joined Ballinger Equine’s line up of Ambassadors and has won in competition at Keysoe on her first outing wearing the Ballinger Equine brand.
A fabulous first outing as Ballinger Equine ambassador
Dani Stapleton has won on her own Fire II (Frenchie) in competition at Keysoe (7 August 2021) in the National 1.40m Open Competition. And she finished fourth in the National 1.30m Open Competition on the same day. Dani’s win is a terrific sign of what’s to come as she wears the Ballinger Equine brand and celebrates Equestrian Sporting Excellence in competition throughout the UK and europe.
Dani trains and competes her own string of horses
Dani has her own string of horses, regularly riding Frenchie, Orla and Gary. Frenchie jumps at national and international shows and Orla and Gary are earmarked to compete in Spain at the end of 2021 – COVID-19 permitting. Dani previously also jumped Classic Touch who remains hers and is now on loan very happily enjoying a successful new career as a novice level eventer.
Career highlights include successes on the Sunshine Tour in Spain where Dani is a regular competitor. Dani usually also competes in Belgium and closer to home may be seen at venues including Hickstead, Keysoe and Bolesworth.
Training and competing in all disciplines has been hit hard by COVID-19 and Dani’s aim for the rest of 2021 is firmly focused on regaining her and her horses’ pre-pandemic performance level and then taking the next step up.
Part of a growing team of specially selected Ambassadors
Dani is the latest sportsperson to join Ballinger Equine’s specially selected team of professional and amateur equestrians. Ballinger Equine Ambassadors are chosen to champion Equestrian Sporting Excellence and embody Ballinger Equine’s values and ethos. Ambassador Katie Branley is an amateur dressage rider who regularly competes with her own Buntino and who, in a stunning start to the season, has already achieved her aims for 2021 which included qualifying to compete at Prix St George and qualifying for the British Dressage Area Festivals at Advanced Medium.
Harry Horton and Sophie Woolford make up professional eventing team Horton Eventing based at Arkesdon in Essex. Harry rides a string of exciting competition horses from BE90 to Intermediate level. Sophie competes at PSG level dressage. Her career highlights include 4 wins at Advanced Medium, Advanced and PSG level dressage in autumn 2018. Sophie has previously won at every level up to PSG.