'5 MINS WITH DANNI DUNN'
As part of our #TEAMHUFF launch I spent 5 mins with Danni to find out more about her life, her lifestyle and her passions:
Tell us about the horses that got you where you are today…
I was lucky enough to have an ex 4* horse called Herbie who took me to my first 2* at the age of 16. He really gave me a buzz and thrill for the sport, he was a bit of a nutter but he gave me nerves of steel.
After many other good horses, I started riding my all time star, Zocarla BLH. We went from BE100 to being selected to represent GB twice on Young Rider teams and ultimately getting to my first Badminton this year. What dreams are made of.
How do you relax at the end of the day?
I love a good book or a good film.
What do you do to keep fit?
Riding 8 or 9 horses a day keeps me pretty fit, but for that competition edge I need to make sure I have good stamina and all the other muscle groups get a good workout. I really enjoy running and spinning. I also do a few core work sessions a week.
What’s your biggest luxury in life?
Obviously my Huff Equestrian gear!! I might spend most of my day in the saddle, but I still like to look good both on and off the horse. I love the layering effect, it means I can easily keep at the right temperature. Couldn't live without it.
When the going get’s tough, what keeps you motivated?
My family. They always make me see the light at the end of the tunnel. Plus I NEVER give up!
What do you think is the biggest challenge you face as a professional rider?
Finding that special horse that is capable of winning a gold medal - what everyone is looking for!