Richard Davison

Richard combines top-level dressage and teaching with a tireless dedication to the promotion and improvement of equestrian sport.

Richard Davison at a glance

Richard Davison is a well-known figure throughout the equestrian world, thanks to his dedication to its improvement. He has competed on the world stage for almost four decades, including four Olympic team appearances. He was a member of the gold-medal winning team at the London 2012 Olympics.

Richard is credited for ‘masterminding the strategic plan behind Britain’s most successful period of international successes’ which resulted in the team’s historic Olympic and European team gold medals and World Championship medals. He served for four years as the British World Class Performance Manager and as captain of the British Dressage team, and he continues to coach the UK Sports World Class Development Showjumping Program, a position he has held for nearly a decade.

An events organiser for many international and World Cup competitions, he now mentors other equestrian events managers. He was recently made a Fellow of the International Dressage Trainers Club and the British Horse Society, for which he has also served as a board member, examiner, and chairman of the examinations and training council. He is also a part of the FEI Task Force, which reviews international dressage competition.

Richard also founded the Burghley Young Event Horse series and runs the Dressage Convention with Carl Hester. He is an active contributor to Horse&Rider.

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