David Doel

Horses for 2017

  • Chap 3* / 4* owned by Gillian Jonas
  • Eisfee 2* / 3* owned by Jane and Ian James
  • Shannondale Quest 2* / 3*owned by Gillian Jonas

Best 2016 Results

  • Winner CIC2* Nunney International, June 2016
  • Winner CIC* Chatsworth, May 2016
  • 3rd CIC2* Rockingham, May 2016
  • 4th  CIC2* Bicton Arena, April 2016
  • Best u25 CIC3* Barbury, July 2016
  • BYEH Finalist, September 2016

2017 Goals

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

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
  • Competing at Blenheim in the CCI3* and CIC3* 8/9YO classes
  • Getting engaged





Memorable Horses

  • Chap – because he tries so hard!
  • 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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News From Reybridge Eventing

News From Reybridge Eventing

We’ve had a very exciting few weeks since our last Newsletter, including a 2* win, a weekend in Holland, the babies at Badminton, David’s first ride in the 2017 3* ERM series, and the u25 National Championships. And not forgetting that Travelling Head Groom Jade Roberts was voted ERM Supergroom at Chatsworth – very well deserved as Chap looked amazing. Our first trip in April was to Oudkarspel in northern Holland with Jane and Ian James’ Eisfee (Alice) where she finished in 5th in the CCI2*. Next stop Bicton Arena (Devon) with six horses, which were rather scattered across the three days, meaning quite a lot of driving up and down but it was worth it. Carneyhaugh Rua (Roly), Dunge’s Don Perignon (Don), Ferro Point (Ferro) and Rainstown Star (Duncan) were all entered in the Intermediate. Duncan did a great dressage test (27.1) but had two down SJ, and David decided to withdraw from quite firm going XC and save him for Chatsworth. Meanwhile Don, Ferro and Roly all had mid-30s dressage marks and went into the showjumping very evenly matched. Ferro had a double clear and minimal time faults XC to finish 5th.  Don and Roly had one and two down respectively, and a few more time faults to finish 15th and 16th. Gillian Jonas’ Chap was another withdrawal after dressage – also going to Chatsworth (see more below) – but Gillian’s other horse, Shannondale Quest (JJ), was in second after dressage in the CIC2* and despite a pole down, David really went for it XC. JJ duly obliged and galloped as fast as he needed to, finishing... read more
October Sponsored Rider Update

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: 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!

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

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!

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