Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

Wednesday 2nd May - Sunday 6th May, 2018 #MMBHT

Dan Jocelyn

New Zealand
  • 19 - Beaucatcher


After several years absence British-based New Zealander Dan Jocelyn (46) has returned to four-star level. He competed at Badminton last year and at Burghley was 13th with his Badminton entry Dassett Cool Touch.

Dan, who was born New South Wales Australia, runs a livery and training yard near from Oaksey, near Malmesbury, with 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 Tomlinson (née 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. He has a daughter, Jaz (12), whose mother, Tanya Cleverley was 3rd at Badminton on Watkins (1993). In his spare time Dan enjoys golf.

 Dassett Cool Touch, owned by Therese Miller and rider, is an 11-year-old Irish-bred ISH 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.  





TB, GB, 2006
16.1hh , bay , gelding

Sire Prospector John

Dam Beaucatcher (Last Tycoon)

Breeder Laurie Fogarty

Owner(s): Dan Jocelyn & Tanya Cleverly, Newbury, Berks.

Notable Results

2016 – Boekelo CICO3* 16th Beaucatcher

2016 – Burghley CCI4* 13th Dassett Cool Touch

2016 – Gatcombe CIC3* 16th Dassett Cool Touch

2016 – Bramham CCI3* 16th Dassett Cool Touch

2016 – Chatsworth CIC3* 24th Dassett Cool Touch

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

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

2015 – Millstreet CIC3* 12th Dassett Cool Touch, 20th Beaucatcher

2015 – Cappoquin CIC2* Beaucatcher

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


2009 – 49th Special Attorney

2008 – 24th Silence, 33rd Special Attorney

1999 – 8th Silence