Danny had horses in his life from day one!
His mother Julia Brooke trained point to pointers, and ran a successful business breaking & schooling youngsters, pre-training racehorses and rehabilitating lame / injured horses.
Danny and his elder brother Henry had a variety of ponies that they produced themselves to enjoy success on Pony Club teams, show jumping and in the hunting field. Henry subsequently took out his Conditional Licence (becoming champion Conditional in the 2011/12 season) and for some years now has been an established Professional Jump Jockey.
In the spring of 2015 Julia took out a dual licence to train under Rules and two years later, aged just 19, Danny officially became Assistant Trainer. He was soon instrumental in helping to grow the business; buying horses and attracting new owners to the yard, as well as gaining invaluable experience.
In 2020 it was agreed that the time was right for Danny to take over the Trainer’s Licence and shortly after his 22nd birthday the BHA granted him a Dual Licence to Train, making him one of the youngest holders of a licence in the country at the time. Julia became Assistant Trainer and whilst ultimate responsibility now rests with Danny, the business infrastructure remains both consistent and solid.
Danny is also grateful to our Owners for their support & encouragement, and is excited to bring further success to the yard.