Dan got his start in eventing at a young age in Maryland under the tutelage of Ann McKay. She also bred both of his advanced level event horses, Yardley and Houston. He started eventing seriously at the age of 13, training with Packy McGaughan and with Phillip Dutton since 2003. His early career highlights include winning the 2002 Virginia CCI*, Team Bronze at the NAYRC CCI*, and a solid Intermediate and Advanced campaign with Yardley.
He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from the University of Delaware, competing throughout his undergraduate career while based in Unionville, PA. Dan opened his training business at Yardley Hill Farm in 2007, enjoying a return to Maryland. Several strong seasons at the Advanced level with his horse Houston, a 17 h TBx gelding, culminated in a 21st place finish at the 2013 Rolex Kentucky **** going double clear cross country. He and Houston kicked off 2014 with two runs at Pine Top with the goal of another run at Rolex in April.
Dan is now located at the beautiful, historic Hermitage Farm with state of the art amenities just minutes away from Plantation Fields.
Dan is proud of the fact that he has brought all of his horses up the levels, usually doing the saddle breaking and continuing the education all the way to the top of the sport.