His résumé includes the Medal/Maclay finals, Preliminary level eventing, 3rd level dressage and tutelage under Michael Page, Buddy Brown and Jimmy Toon. Darrell has worked with several talented Equitation and Hunter/Jumper students who did exceptionally well with their horses and traveled from Wellington, Florida to Vermont and Lake Placid to do the “big” shows. Some of their achievements include Equitation Championships in Vermont as well as Championships at the Aiken Spring Classics, 12-14 year old Equitation division. Currently his students are focusing on the Jumper classes and continue to have top placings at the shows.
Darrell’s interests and abilities cover many aspects of the equestrian world. He is a member of several area hunt clubs, frequently competes clients horses at local hunter shows and competes and coaches at the Aiken Horse Show, among various other venues. His clients compete in both the Hunter & Jumper rings, as well as, the Eventing circuits. Darrell is also a frequent clinician for the Aiken County Pony Club and enjoys his time with them. Darrell really enjoys bringing along young horses and taking his time with them. He excels at helping riders achieve their goals regardless of discipline. His system of cross-training and the biomechanics of horse and rider provide the conditioning methods you need to move forward in the ring, on course or on the trail. Problem horses are Darrell’s specialty. There is a program available for every rider and every horse.
His previous mount “Conversation Peace” competed in the jumper ring with Darrell before finding his niche as an Equitation horse. Now that “Pro” is sold, Darrell is focusing on “Irish Turf” and gearing up for the 1.20m Jumpers in 2014. Darrell has high hopes for his partner and is very excited for the upcoming season.