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Dan Jocelyn

New Zealand
  • 19 - Dassett Cool Touch


British-based New Zealander Dan Jocelyn (47) completed Badminton last year with Dassett Cool Touch – his entry this year.

Dan, who was born in New South Wales Australia, runs a livery and training yard near Oaksey in Wiltshire with his partner Emma Shoesmith.

Dan came to prominence with Silence with who he represented New Zealand in the 2002 WEG (12th). The combination was previously selected for the 2000 Sydney Olympics but had to withdraw due to injury. With Silence, who was bred at the Mamaku stud, Dan contested four-star events for 11 seasons and after his retirement after Burghley in 2008 Silence was competed at lower level events by British team dressage rider Laura Bechtolsheimer.

Dan then competed the full brothers Special Attorney and Special Advocate up to and at four-star.

He trains with British international dressage rider and judge Isobel Wessels and Luis Alvarez-Cevera. In his spare time Dan enjoys golf.

Dassett Cool Touch is a 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding. He is by the thoroughbred Van Dantzig out of Touch of Cavalier by Cavalier Royale. Dan took the ride at the beginning of 2015.  




Dassett Cool Touch

ISH, Ireland, 2006
16.2hh , chestnut , gelding

Sire Van Dantzig

Dam Touch of Cavalier (Secret Touch)

Breeder Briege Farrelly

Owner(s): Therese Miller, London
& Rider

Notable Results

2016 – Burghley CCI4* 13th Dassett Cool Touch

2016 – Bramham CCI3* 16th Dassett Cool Touch

2015 – Boekelo CCIO3* 18th Beaucatcher, 45th Dassett Cool Touch

2015 – Blenheim CIC3* 8/9 20th Dassett Cool Touch

2015 – Strzegom CCI3* 12th Dassett Cool Touch

2011 – Burghley CCI4* 47th Special Advocate

2010 – Burghley CCI4* 24th Special Advocate

2009 – Burghley CCI4* 19th Special Attorney

2008 – Burghley CCI4* 15th Silence

2007 – Gatcombe British Open 2nd Silence

2005 – Burghley CCI4* 9th Silence

2005 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 8th Silence

2004 – Olympic Games 29th Silence

2003 – Blenheim CCI3* 18th Silence

2002 – Jerez WEG 12th Silence

2002 – Burghley CCI4* 13th Pee Wee

2001 – Burghley CCI4* 3rd Silence

2000 – Lexington CCI4* 16th Silence

1998 – Burghley CCI4* 5th Silence


2017 – 29th Dassett Cool Touch

2009 – 49th Special Attorney

2008 – 24th Silence, 33rd Special Attorney

1999 – 8th Silence