Dan Steers of Double Dan Horsemanship Announced as First Competitor of Road to the Horse International 2014
Australian clinician, Dan Steers of Double Dan Horsemanship, was announced as the first competitor at Road to the Horse 2014. Steers will make his way to the Kentucky Horse Park March 14-16, 2014 to compete for the World Championship of Colt Starting title representing his homeland of Australia.
Both Dan Steers and Dan James are all too familiar with the Road to the Horse phenomenon. Steers’ business partner James competed at Road to the Horse 2012 and 2013. James, as one half of the Australian team, took the World Championship title in 2012 by storm. Both years, Steers assisted James outside the round pen as Pen Wrangler. As the other half of Double Dan Horsemanship, Steers entertained crowds with his light-hearted humor and demonstrated his amazing talent performing in horsemanship demonstrations alongside James. Now, Steers leaves behind his position as wrangler to step into the Road to the Horse spotlight as a competitor.
Steers received the personal invitation from Road to the Horse Owner and Producer Tootie Bland. At the time of the call, Steers was competing at the Australian Stock Horse National Show in Tamworth, New South Wales with Double Image, an Australian Stock Horse stallion.
“It is an honor to be invited to compete at Road to the Horse 2014,” stated Steers. “Being able to share my passion for the horse with the thousands of fans at the Kentucky Horse Park is a once in a lifetime opportunity and being chosen to represent my country will be an unbelievable experience.”
Steers will be joined by other chosen competitors, to be announced later in the year by Road to the Horse, and a Wild Card contestant, determined by a separate competition before the first round pen session at Road to the Horse 2014.
Tickets for Road to the Horse 2014 are available for Nations Members and go on sale to the general public May 14, 2013. For more information on Road to the Horse visit www.RoadtotheHorse.com. For more information on Double Dan Horsemanship visit www.DoubleDanHorsemanship.com and check out Double Dan Horsemanship on Facebook for regular Road to the Horse 2014 updates.
About Dan Steers of Double Dan Horsemanship
Dan grew up in the South West of Western Australia and was first introduced to horses in his early teens and at 15 years of age he began working for master farrier and horseman Pete Webber. Learning from Webber, Dan developed both his horsemanship and farrier skills. At 17 years of age Dan began working for cutting trainer Corry Holden in Cobram Victoria where he spent the following six months starting and training young horses – it was here that Dan was first recognized in the show ring
During 2008, Dan joined his good friend Dan James at El Caballo Spanish Horse Center, Wooroloo WA – where they performed as “The Dan & Dan Show” each weekend – refining his showmanship and training skills. In 2009, Dan & Dan relocated their training business to North Arm Cove, NSW and “Double Dan Horsemanship” was born.
For more information visit www.DoubleDanHorsemanship.com