DDH Team

Our Horses

Swampy

2009 AQHA Gelding
Seven from Heaven x Remember Hanna

 

Swampy was bred by the AQHA all-time leading breeder of both performance and race money winners, the 6666 Ranch. Dan James chose Swampy during the 2012 Road to the Horse World Championship which he went on to win. Since that time Swampy has gone on to be one of the most famously photographed rearing horses being featured in photoshoots with Vogue, Versace, Country Music Weekly, and The Walking Dead. Swampy is well known for his bareback and bridle-less high level dressage work, liberty performances, long-lining expertise, and versatility.

Apollo

2001 AQHA Gelding
By One More Play Boy

 

Apollo was bred in Australia and came over to the US with Dan James in 2010. Dan bought Apollo when he was 3 years old and today Apollo is one of the only liberty Roman riding teams in the world and the only known liberty team in the US. Apollo has one of the strongest, most distinct rears on the team and is also known for his bareback and bridle-less work. Apollo has been featured in thousands of Double Dan Horsemanship performances as well as photoshoots for Vogue and Versace.

Amelia

2001 Australian Stock Horse Mare

Mesquite x Stock Horse station mare

 

Amelia was bred at a cattle station in Western Australia where Dan James first started her. Dan bought her and took her with him when he left the station and she became one of the first liberty horses he trained. Amelia is one of the only liberty Roman riding teams in the world and the only know liberty team in the US. Amelia is the only one of the DDH Team trained to ‘attack’, ‘fetch’, and carry things in her mouth. Amelia’s personality is always on display when she steps into the arena and she has been featured in thousands of Double Dan Horsemanship performances as well as photoshoots for Vogue and Versace.

Top Gun

2001 AQHA Stallion

Playgun x Little Peppys Vet

 

Top Guy was the first reining horse Dan James owned, trained, and showed. Together Top Gun and Dan have won numerous Freestyle Reining Competitions including the 2016 Quarter Horse Congress Freestyle Reining, 2014 Kentucky Reining Cup and the Denver Stock Show???. They have earned the Crowd Favorite Award every time they’ve competed and in addition Top Gun has performed in hundreds of Double Dan Horsemanship shows. Throughout his career as part of the DDH Team, Top Gun has accomplished many firsts. He was the first horse to ever complete a reining spin and sliding stop at liberty in a competition. Top Gun continues to travel with the team doing performances and photoshoots, he also stands at the Australian Equine Performance Center. For more information about breeding to Top Gun please click HERE.

Spider Pig

2010 AQHA Gelding

 

Dan bought Spider Pig from Terry Hanscom in ___. Since joining the DDH Team Spider Pig has become a regular in Double Dan Horsemanship shows.

Vanilla Ice

Vegemite

Goose

Ozzy

Lucy