Danny Bone Equestrian.
In September 2015 I set up Danny Bone Equestrian after spending a number of years coaching at a riding school and a brief spell as a working pupil for a local amature eventer.
It was during my time as a working pupil that I realised I wanted to coach competitive riders.
I was very very fortunate to have lots of help and support from people including Galloping Geldings and Sharon whom have helped me and encouraged me since day one.
I would never have been brave enough to make such a big lifestyle change if it was not for the on-going support. Leaving a stable job to become a working pupil was a tough decision but nothing was as scary as setting up on my own with my own string of horses.
2015 saw the start of my eventing passion taking my show jumping mare from BE80 to BE100. We both found it a positive discipline change and found out a lot about our partnership.
2016 is my first season competing with a team of horses, owners, sponsors and supports and with every ones help we plan on growing strength to strength over the season.
Bonki Van de Kapel
April was the real start to our season. Unfortunately Abby sustained a minor injury whilst training which saw her have a couple of weeks off.
However April saw the start to Ffynnon’s eventing career. Having predominantly show jumped his owner wanted him to have a little bit of fun whilst his normal jockey was off on maternity leave. He took on the BE90 at Kelsall Hill and produced an amazing double clear having only cross country schooled once prior to his event. Ffynnon may do a few more events throughout the year between his show jumping commitments.
Molly took on her first BE90 at Breckenbrough and her second BE90 at Kelsall Hill. As it’s her first season our main aim is just to get some mileage under our belts however she’s made BE90 feel effortless so we decided to get booked in for our first BE100 together.
Welldone stable name Abby
May has seen the return of Abby to the eventing scene. Following a scan at the end of April we were given the all clear to crack on with normal work and only a few weeks to get fit enough for Somerford Park Farm. Abby produced a lovely double clear at Somerford and finished in 11th place. Our aim for June is to step back up to BE100.
Onki also made his eventing debut. He was purchased in October as a lifetime project. He is incredibly talented and has all the ability in the world however it has taken until not to get him to trust me enough to be able to pilot him around a one day event. He found the dressage a little bit too much to mentally deal with so we didn’t start the day on the best note however by the time we got to the cross country he really came into his own showing his enthusiasm and talent all the way to the finish line. He is going to continue at BE80 for the remainder of the season and hopefully we will see him grow in confidence.
Molly ran her first BE100, she really made it feel like a trot around the park. She was amazing around the cross country had two silly poles in a decent show jumping round and was a little too full of it for the a nice dressage test. She has one more BE100 run an then will hopefully move up again to the novice. Once we are established at BE100 and Novice level we plan on getting those dressage scores up with the best of them.
We are super excited for the rest of our season and to show off our awesome bits of new cross country kit from Galloping Geldings. Once again a huge thankyou to all the help from Sharon and her team.