David Doel

Horses for 2016

Miss Caruso 2* / 3* owned by Jane James and David

Chap 2* / 3* owned by Gillian Jones

Eisfee 1* / 2* owned by Jane and Ian James

Best 2015 ResultsBarroca d’Alva CIC** – Winner

  • Gatcombe Novice – Winner
  • Belton International Advanced – Winner
  • 2nd at Barroca d’Alva CIC*
  • 3rd at Belton International Intermediate
  • 2nd at Nunney International Intermediate

2016 Goals

  • To compete consistently at 3* level
  • To be selected for the Nations Cup competitions
  • To secure my place at senior level

Top Tips

  • Look up and keep kicking!

Personal highpoint

  • Medals won at Junior and Young Rider level
  • Riding the Badminton ‘guinea pig’ dressage test in May 2015





Memorable Horses

  • Miss Caruso – for her numerous international wins
  • Koyuna Sun Magic – took me round my first Advanced and had good placings at 3*- now retired


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October Sponsored Rider Update

With the eventing season drawing to a close, Louise Doherty, Becci Harrold and David Doel have been reflecting on a successful season, what to improve and what to look forward to next year in their latest updates… Becci Harrold Well that’s 2016 wrapped up! The last few weeks have been fairly quiet compared to usual as lots of work has been going on with my house so Annie has had an easy run up to her last event. In hindsight this wasn’t the best idea as I have always found the more consistent her runs are the better she has gone! On the run up to Norton Disney RF, she had 2 other finals to attend. At Vale View Equestrian Centre, she finished 8th in the Intermediate class at the Arena Eventing Championships and 10th in her other class despite picking up 4 faults, which she would have won if she didn’t have as she was spot on the optimum… typical! Still a good day was had and that set us up nicely for the Eventer Trial Champs at Osberton. This was held over the 5yo championship course, something I have always wanted to jump around. Although Annie didn’t manage it as a 5yo she flew round a year later picking up 3rd place which we were delighted with. As we prepared for our last event I couldn’t prepare for how Annie was about to act! We turned up for the dressage warm up and low and behold, someone decided to sit right behind the dressage judge eating their breakfast behind the bushes which sent Annie into a spooky... read more

David Doel: Summer Season Update

David Doel and his team at Reybridge Eventing have had a busy couple of months, competing regularly at several high profile events, including both the Blenheim and Burghley International Horse Trials. We catch up with him in his latest blog update below: Following his successes at Barbury Horse Trials, David’s next event was competing in the Advanced section at Aston le Walls, where he rode Chap to finish in 8th place in the U25 section , with Alice (Eisfee) in 20th in the 8/9YO section. The end of July then saw him in Ireland, at Camphire CIC1* for Cracker Jack II (Jack) and Rainstown Star (Duncan) as well as the CIC*YH for Dunge’s Don Perignon (Don) and Ferro Point, and CIC2* for Mocklers Hill Buster (Magic Mike). It was a rollercoaster of an event with positions changing almost by the minute! The horses all performed well and Cracker Jack II finished third in his section so a good day was had all round! They then headed to Blenheim Palace  for another exciting three days of competition, with Eisfee (Alice) scoring a 48 in the 8/9YO CIC3*, and Chap a 51 in the CCI3*. David was ‘super chuffed’ with Chap who gave him a great ride XC clear with 24 time faults – in almost torrential rain, to collect 25 points for his first CCI3*.  It’s a qualifying score and although SJ was disappointing, it didn’t change the end placing by very much. Eisfee proved herself around a tough CIC3* track, with only a small blip XC but a very exciting future ahead! As the end of the season is nearing, David... read more

A Successful June for David Doel!

David Doel has achieved a fantastic array of results over the course of June, starting with a successful outing to West Wilts Horse Trials with Man About Town II (pictured) where he achieved a 6th place in the BE 100 class. He also took both Ferro Point and Dunges Don Perignon for a run out in the Novice and took 5th and 8th place respectively. The following weekend saw him take the same three horses to compete at Nunney International Horse Trials, where Man About Town II finished 5th in the BE100 5 Year Old class on his dressage score of 29.00. He also entered Eisfee and Mr Hiho into the CIC ** and emerged as the victor on only his fourth time out with Mr Hiho, the twelve year old gelding who he took over the ride on earlier this year, after competing under Emily King and Oliver Townend in previous seasons. He finished well under the time and rode a very competitive double clear to beat Kitty King to first position, and also, he finished 10th in his section on Eisfee at this event. Man About Town II was competing again at Chepstow on the 2nd July, where he came 5th again in the BE100 Five Year Old Class to qualify for the finals at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials at the start of September. After such a successful month, we wish David the best of luck for the events he has planned for July and for regular updates, please visit www.bluechipfeed.com and follow our pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram... read more

Latest News from Reybridge Eventing

With the season getting off to a slow and soggy start, David is now achieving so me excellent results with his string of horses: Cracker Jack II, a new horse for David this year, has finished in the top six every time, including winning his first CIC1* competition at Chatsworth. Jane and Ian James’ Eisfee has also been consistently placed in the top five in each of her runs at Intermediate / 2* level; and Chap, owned by Gillian Jonas, has maintained a good performance at Advanced / 3* level, finishing in the top 20 at Bicton Arena, Withington Manor and Chatsworth. David’s most recent success has been to finish second in the Connolly’s Red Mills CCI2* u24 event at Tattersalls International Horse Trials in Ireland with Niki Ryan’s Kiltubrid Rhapsody.     David’s next event will be the Nunney International Horse Trials on Friday 17th June – keep an eye out for his latest results and the Blue Chip news and Facebook... read more

Granny doing what she loves – collecting prizes!

“David’s season continues in good form.  The highlight recently has been the team of youngsters, who are showing promise and ability in equal measure. We have two five year olds – Christine Lees’ Ferro Point (Ferro) started at Badminton BYEH and just missed the final call.  She then went on to finish 6th at Purston Manor BE100, 10th in the 5 year old class at Homme House, and 3rd at West Wilts BE100. Tim and Alice Page’s Dunge’s Don Perignon (Don) is a similar story – started at Badminton and just missed the final shortlist;  and has finished in the top 20 at each of his BE100 events at Purston Manor, Tweseldown, Dauntsey Park, Homme House, with a 4th at West Wilts, and 3rd at Goring Heath. And two six year olds are both owned by Jane and Ian James – A Cooley Connection (Juno) made a fantastic start with a dressage mark of 17 at Purston Manor BE100, and went on to Tweseldown and Dauntsey Park, where she finished 2nd, Homme House – 6th, and Bicton Arena, which she won, and most recently a 2nd at Goring Heath. Meanwhile My Friend Jackson (Kevin) was 2nd at Purston Manor, 3rd at Dauntsey Park, won at Homme House and was 5th at Goring Heath. With dressage scores consistently in the high 20s or low 30s, and only a few poles down between them, they are gaining invaluable experience and proving to be a very exciting team to take forward to next... read more

David at Goring Heath Horse Trials

“David had a very successful day at Goring Heath Horse Trials, and even won some Blue Chip goodies as three out of his four BE100 entries placed in the top 5 – a 2nd, a 3rd and a 5th.  David is off to Gatcombe this Friday, followed by South of England, Dauntseys, Calmsden and the Aldon to finish the season... read more

David at Camphire

“David had an excellent trip to Camphire (23-26 July), where he finished 3rd in the CIC* (Gillian Jonas’ Ricoshea) and 8th in the CIC* (Mark Milligan’s Bottoms Up III). MocklersHill Buster jumped beautifully in his first CIC** to finish in the middle order, and Gillian Jonas’ Chap, who moved up about 15 places in the CIC*** after show jumping, unfortunately left a leg at a fence XC and shot David out of the front door!  I’m also attaching a photo which his horses bear at every event – lovingly prepared by Lucy... read more

The Latest From Reybridge Eventing

The Reybridge Eventing Team have recently come home with: a win (Tweseldown ON with Gillian Jonas’ Ricoshea), nine more top 5 positions, a further six top 10 placings, and another nine top 20 finishes Many of these successes have been at BE100 level, with all the youngsters going clear XC in a very stylish fashion.  The 5 year olds have understandably had 'baby' moments but are doing well to keep up with their older companions, and we are really pleased with the Fantastic Four - Jane and Ian James’ A Cooley Connection (Juno) and My Friend Jackson (Kevin), Christine Lees’ Ferro Point (Ferro), and Tim and Alice Page’s Dunge’s Don Perignon... read more

The Reybridge team at Nunney 19-21 June

Rainstown Star Larkill April 2015   The Reybridge team had a full-on weekend at Nunney (19-21 June) and thankfully, some lovely weather. Mark Milligan’s Bottoms Up III (Charlie), and Rainstown Star (Duncan) kicked off with the Novice on Saturday, and both had lovely dressage tests, with scores of 24 and 31.5 respectively. Charlie was clear show jumping and ran a beautiful cross country into 3rd place. Duncan also jumped clear SJ and was giving David a super ride across country but unfortunately slipped between two elements of a combination and had a ‘rider dismount’ moment! Both unhurt, picked themselves up and carried on but had clocked up 65 penalties! Chap‘s 2* dressage finished off the day.  Never his strong point, he was quite far down the order but an accurate show jumping round, and a swift and sure run across country on Sunday morning brought him back up to finish 9th. Eisfee (Alice) and MocklersHill Buster (Magic Mike) continued the good work in Sunday’s Intermediate with dressage marks of 30 and 30.9 and double clears, to finish in 2nd and 7th. And finally – the very last horse of the day! – Madeleine Barr’s Get Set Autumn Star (Tigga) maintained the good dressage theme with 29.6, rolled a pole SJ but ran very quickly XC to make up for it, and finished 4th. Two beautiful days, six horses, five top 10 finishes – a good weekend.  “A really good day” is how David summed up the outing to Purston Manor with the four youngsters on Saturday (4th July). This was the first BE100 for all of them, and they certainly rose to... read more