WELL-known show jumper Daniel Moseley visited Chichester College’s Brinsbury campus recently when an enthusiastic audience were thrilled to see him give a demonstration using a number of his own horses, as well as Katie, one of the college’s horses.
Last year Daniel became the youngest male rider to take home the famous Queen Elizabeth II Cup title at the age of 21. He represented Great Britain in his first Senior Nations Cup in Sopot, Poland, at the age of 20, going on to be a member of the under 21 European Championship team in Jardy, France.
His first big prestigious international triumph was the International 3* Grand Prix in Spain, which attracted some of the world’s best riders. Last year, he was crowned National Gents Champion and was also a member of the British Nations Cup team in Lisbon.
In a demonstration lasting for 90 minutes, he showed students just how well he could ride each horse, navigating jumps, turns and changes with skill and prowess.
Open to students, staff and the general public, the interactive display drew quite a crowd. The demonstration ended with an interesting talk from Daniel, about his successful show jumping career, followed by an interactive question and answer session.
This was Daniel’s first demonstration to such an enthused crowd, which was eager to watch and pick up tips and advice wherever possible.
He said: “As it was my first individual demonstration, I was a bit nervous to start with but once I got into it, I really enjoyed it. I think it was exciting for the students to see me ride Katie as they can relate to her. I tried to explain to them what her weaknesses were and what they could do to improve them when they ride her themselves.”
The Brinsbury campus Equine facilities are a British Horse Society (BHS) approved training and examination centre, near to Pulborough in West Sussex. They are available to the public to hire and comprise of an indoor schooling arena, two outdoor arenas and a classroom. The college also caters for pony club camps and can hire out stabling and rooms for accommodation.