ANDERS DAHL

Anders was born in Denmark in 1976 in Haderslev. At the age of 10, Anders started riding at the local riding school where he spent six months on ponies and quickly moved onto horses. The first seven years, he purely show jumped up to 1m 50 classes.
 
At 17, he started the Danish Berider programme for first four years in Haderslev with Jørgen Christensen, where all of the focus was on Show Jumping. After completing the first section of this programme, he moved to Hasse Hoffmans stable, where he started his dressage training. He was under the supervision of Hasse and Børge Rasmussen and within two years, he went from riding Novice dressage to competing nationally at GP level. He learned a great deal during this time and will always remember his time at Hasse's.
 
After completing the final exam, Anders moved to Rudolf Zeilingers where he trained for one year and developed his skills as a GP rider.
 
After finishing with Rudolf, Anders moved to Fionas stable in Germany where he helped train her horses. Anders first international horse was Afrikka and together, Anders was the most successful rider in 2008 and received a Golden Needle from the Danish Federation. He competed at the World Cup Final in 2008 and was placed 10th in the World Championship in Aachen for the Danish Team in 2006. He also won a car at the World Cup Qualifier in Kaposvar in 2007 which he was thrilled about! He qualified individually for the Bejing Olympics, but sadly because of Afrikka's age, he was not selected. Afrikka retired on fine form at 18 years old and is enjoying life in the field.
 
Bukowski was then purchased through Patrick Kittel and became one of Anders' favourite horses owing to his special character. He had many successes with Bukowski and many wins at International GP level. He was sold in 2011 to South Korea.
 
Anders then took over the ride on Wie Atlantico in 2013 and is currently still campaigning him with many top placings on the international GP scene. Along with Atlantico, Anders is currently riding Selten HW who was purchased from the Equine Elite Auction in 2012. Selten is the most talented horse Anders has ever ridden with his exceptional gaits and good looks, he turns heads at every competition. He won every class at Barcelona CDI 3* and 4* in 2014 at PSG and Inter I level and started 2016 off strong. Anders and Selten were selected to represent their country of Denmark at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro 2016. An incredible achievement: Selten HW is a horse of the future and is truly very exciting for Anders and Denmark. 

Anders credits his team at home as being an invaluable part of the success to which he says their contribution is 'immeasurable'

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