David Blake

At 25 years old, David came up through the ranks as one of Irelands top young riders. His climb to the senior ranks was impressive, winning his first Senior International Grand Prix at just 17 years old.

Trained by his father Michael at their family-owned training barn in East Clare, Ireland, David won his first national title at 12 years old. At 16, he represented Ireland at his first European Championships in Samuur, France. He also competed in Nations Cup Teams in Wierden, Verona and Fontainbleu during the same year.

Since 2012 David is head rider and trainer at Pine Hollow Farm, an equestrian centre in Florida, United States of America.

Career Highlights

2009 Young Rider European Championships Hoofdorp – Team 4th
David was awarded “Showjumping Ireland’s Young Rider of the Year 2008.”