Daniel Meech (New Zealand)
Daniel Meech was born into an Equestrian family in New Zealand where he was introduced to many top coaches doing clinics and shows. In the school holidays, Daniel worked in Bruce Goodin’s stable in Te Kauwhata and later went on to work for Bruce’s father David when he finished school.
In 1995 Daniel left New Zealand to base himself in Europe where he worked for legendary Dutch stable Henrix before making his debut in the 1996 Olympic Games. Daniel then spent two instrumental years riding for Paul Schockemohle where he was able to prove himself and get a very good string of horses together.
At the 2004 Olympic Games, Daniel achieved the highest Olympic finish for an NZ in individual showjumping with his 12th place. Daniel was also part of the first event New Zealand team to win a Nations Cup title at the 2018 Nations Cup in Abu Dhabi.
Daniel’s clinics at Equidays will focus on improving both rider and horse keeping them both in a positive form and finding out horse’s strengths and improving their weaknesses. Daniel believes in training with harmony and confidence and a determination to get a good days training in.