Saturday, 07 February 2015 00:00

Daisy Completes Advanced Apprenticeship

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Daisy attended the graduation ceremony at Hartpury College where she was presented with her certificate for completion of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence by Nick Burton. Daisy was selected 1 of 12 out of 80 applicants to study the course which she did under the Guidance of Dan Greenwood and Nick Burton. Dan is one of the UK’s leading dressage riders and trains riders up to Grand Prix; Nick is a list one Grand Prix and FEI international judge and an FEI Course Director; he is also one of the World Class Development Programme Dressage coaches and an Olympic selector. Daisy is now working towards obtaining her UKCC level 2.

Tuesday, 03 February 2015 20:15

Divine New Partnership for 2015

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Daisy's partnership with Larkshill Divinity was featured in February's Everything Horse.

Click on the image below for the February issue of Everything Horse. The article can be found on page 12.


Horse and Hound also featured the new partnership, see below:


Eurodressage also covered the news in their What's Happening in the Dressage World? pages online here >>



 The following announcement was released on the Larkshill Stud website:


Daisy Jackson

I am delighted to announce a very special new partnership with talented young rider Daisy Jackson. I have known Daisy for 6 years and from the very first day I met her I was so impressed with her dedication, talent and passion for horses and the sport.


I have been very fortunate with my breeding programme and we have so many fantastic supporters and owners of Larkshill horses all around the world, I thought it was time to give a little something back, to someone who really deserves it. So I have given her a half share in one of my top young horses, Larkshill Divinity by Don Frederico out of St Pr St Ronja.


When Divinity was born we knew he was special, but then he should be - he is the full brother to a licensed Stallion, to a Bundeschampionate qualifier winner, a young horse Champion in South Africa to name but a few.


We decided to keep him and raise him as a stallion prospect and future Grand Prix horse but then I had the idea of sharing him with Daisy and see, if together, they can reach the top! For sure we will all have fun along the way and I will enjoy watching and supporting them and Daisy can have what I hope will be a top international horse without the fear of him ever being sold and her losing the ride.


Daisy is an exceptionally talented young rider and was a member of the GB Junior Squad 2012-2013 with Saint Swithens, who was sadly put to sleep in 2013 through illness. She is currently aiming for Young Riders with Fürst Larkshill by Fürst Heinrich, also a Larkshill baby, who she has trained herself up the levels and is competing Advanced Medium and training at PSG. If you would like to find out more about Daisy and her horses here is a link to her website.


Read the release at Larkshill Stud Website >>

Sunday, 28 December 2014 14:15

Thank you to all my Supporters

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I have the very exciting news that I had to postpone announcing back in the summer/autumn, 2 new sponsors to announce and my website launch in the new year!

I am so excited for 2015 but couldn't do it without all my supporters, team and sponsors. So thank you everyone who follows my page it means so much and thank you toTopSpec Bespoke Bandages Wolds Exclusive Bling Caroline Bennetts Performance Massage - Masterson Method Jessica Grove Personal Training Larkshill Stud The Balanced Rider Tracey Bywater Nicola Buchanan Dressage Olivia Oakeley Dressage and my parents for all of your support. I hope to be working with you all again next year and am working as hard as I can to make you all proud xxxxxx

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Monday, 01 December 2014 17:48

Article in In the Stirrups - Dec 2014

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Article in In the Stirrups - December 2014


Click here to visit the site and read the article

Saturday, 01 November 2014 18:00

Sponsored riders - Wolds Exclusive Bling

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Wolds Exclusive Bling Features Daisy in their Sponsored riders post


Tuesday, 16 September 2014 17:40

Professional View: Daisy Jackson Dressage

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The following was published on the Bespoke Bandages Blog:

Our second article comes from Daisy Jackson, one of Bespoke Bandage's supported riders.  Daisy is a professional dressage rider who works for International Grand Prix rider Nicola Buchanan and was a GB Junior Squad member 2012-13. Here she shares some of the key lessons she's learnt in training. 


Based in Dorset, Daisy Jackson is what can only be described as a super talented future Dressage Star. From a young age Daisy found her seat in the saddle and by the time she was 8, Daisy had been bitten by the Dressage bug!


Read the full article at Everything Horse UK:

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 12:32

Nicola Jourdain's Saint Swithens Passed Away

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Nicola Jourdain's Grand Prix horse Saint Swithens has passed away on Tuesday 26 March 2013. The 18-year old Hanoverian gelding was euthanized after a sudden onset of lameness, which turned out to be incurable.


"His prognosis for any quality of life was very poor and so his brave owner had to make the terrible decision," said Daisy Jackson, who has been riding the horse since 2010. "It has come as an unbelievable shock and I can’t explain how truly heartbroken we all are. He has been my friend and teacher for the last 2+ years and I will miss him every day."


Saint Swithens was bred by Holger Siems in Sebbenhausen, Germany and born in 1995. He was by Saint Cloud out of Joanna. He was originally bought for Nicole Jourdain's mother Sandra as a 5-year old but the horse turned out to be a naughty youngster and Nicole took on the ride.


Jourdain still remembers her first competition on the gelding. "We were both competing at Wellington Riding," she reminisced. "My mother asked me to ride him in a novice class. I had to borrow her jacket and hunt round for a hat. He bolted, bucking and careering to the horseboxes in full gallop. I managed to stay on but felt sorry for the other competitors competing as I sped by."


Saint Swithens was trained and competed by Jourdain up to Grand Prix level. The duo became the 2003 Prix St Georges British Winter Champions. One of their highlights was winning the Grand Prix Special at the 2007 CDI Hartpury.


At the end of 2010 Saint Swithens went to British Daisy Jackson as a schoolmaster. The new duo was recently submitted to the British Junior Progress Squad.

Photo © Caroline Finch

Juniors and Young Riders including BYRDS

British Dressage, British Showjumping and British Eventing have pathways for riders under 21yrs to train, compete and advance in their equestrian discipline.

The Balanced Rider is proud to sponsor BYRDS squad member Daisy Jackson.

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