David Doel

Wednesday 7th - 11th May 2025

David Doel

Great Britain
  • 6 - Ferro Point
  • 113 - Galileo Nieuwmoed


British rider David Doel (31) made a successful Badminton debut in 2022 finishing 6th with Galileo Nieuwmoed – his entry this year also. Last year the pair successfully contested Lexington (8th) and later in the year was 2nd at Burghley. Since 2022 the pair has been in the top eight in 11 of 12 international events during that time.

David is based at the family farm near Lacock in Wiltshire where he runs Reybridge Eventing alongside running the Lacock Dairy ice cream company in partnership with his father.

David has come through the ranks of eventing. He started competing with the Pony Club competing at the PC Championships and rode in his first BE competition in March 2007, when he was just 14.  He was a member of Junior and Young Rider teams winning team gold, silver and bronze as well as an individual bronze at the Junior Europeans in 2011 and that year was selected for the World Development Programme. In 2014 he was selected for his first Nations Cup and at the end of the season was awarded the BE Goldman Cup (awarded to the rider U21 with the most BE points). He joined the senior ranks in 2015 since when he has been a member of several Nations Cup teams. In 2018 David made his 4* debut at Pau completing in 33rd place with Chap and in 2019 completed Burghley (Shannondale Quest).

He has been supported and trained along the way by his mother Maggie Doel BHSI who evented to advanced level was a member of the British 2* team and then competed to grand prix dressage. David also trains with Adam Kemp and Nick Turner. In 2017 David married showjumper Charlotte Addis.

Galileo Nieuwmoed is a 13-year-old Dutch-bred KWPN registered gelding. He is by the Holstein 5* grand prix jumping sire Carambole out of a mare by Harcos. He was originally produced by Joy Dawes and sent to David to compete in 2018 when David’s long-standing supporter Gillian Jonas stepped in. He placed 15th in his first 5* at Pau in 2021 was 6th at Badminton in 2022 and in 2023 was 2nd at Burghley. At the end of last year his breeder Andre Jurrius collected KWPN event breeder of the year.



Ferro Point

TB, Ireland, 2010
16.1hh , bay , mare

Sire Match Point

Dam Ferra Jones

Breeder Trevor Badger

Owner(s): Christine Lees

Galileo Nieuwmoed

KWPN, Netherlands, 2011
17.2hh , bay , gelding

Sire Carambole

Dam Sjaloma (Harcos)

Breeder A Jurrius

Owner(s): Mary Fox
Gillian Jonas

Notable Results

2024 – Kronenberg CCI4*S 4th Galileo Nieumoed

2023 – Burghley CCI5*L Galileo Nieumoed

2023 – Hartpury CCI4*S 2nd Galileo Nieumoed

2023 – Lexington CCI5*L 8th Galileo Nieumoed

2023 – Kronenberg CCI4*S 1st Galileo Nieumoed

2022 – Pau CCI5* 4th Galileo Nieumoed

2022 – Ballindenisk CCIO4*S 3rd Galileo Nieumoed

2022 – Maarsbergen CCI4*S 1st Galileo Nieumoed

2021 – Pau CCI5*L 15th Galileo Nieuwmoed, 26th CarneyHaugh Rua

2021 – Bicton CCI5*L El Galileo Nieuwmoed ret Ferro Point

2021 – Alnwick CCI4*S 19th Galilieo Nieuwmoed, 56th Ferro Point

2020 – Pau CCI5* 22nd Ferro Point

2018 – Pau CCI4* 33rd Chap

2017 – Bicton CIC2* 1st Shannondale Quest

2014 – Vale Sabrosa CH-EU-Y-CCI2* 19th Miss Caruso (team bronze)

2013 – Jardy Ch-EU-Y-CCI2* 33rd Ricoshea (team silver)

2012 – Malmo EU-CH-Y-C2* 12th Kings Cross

2011 – Vale Sabrosa Ch-EU-J-C1* 3rd Kings Cross (ind bronze and team gold)

2010 – Bad Segeberg CH-EU-J-C1* 10th Pick and Mix II


2022 6th Galileo Nieumoed (first time horse and rider)