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DLS Showjumping, based in West Sussex, is home to husband and wife team David and Louise Simpson. David and Louise are both International Show Jumpers currently competing at the top shows all around the world. They pride themselves in tailoring all servicespersonally to their clients and their horses, whether you are an owner, a livery client or training with them. They have excellent contacts in both Ireland and England, and as such are able to source the perfect horses for you or find the best clients for your horse should you wish to sell



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Dubai off to a great start for David Simpson

Jess Crofts

To start 2019 David traveled out to Dubai with Breen Sport Horses’ Trevor Breen to join the horses as they came out of quarantine.  David’s rides in Dubai include Jenson 55, jointly owned by David and Charlotte Platt, and David’s own Starfighter. In addition David is riding Z7 Flo Jo, a six year old homebred owned by Team Z7 and both Foudre F and Corenter VA who are owned by Breen Equestrian.

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They kicked off the competitions out there with the CSI4* World Cup show in Abu Dhabi.  This was David’s first competitive ride on Foudre, Corenter and Flo Jo. Foudre got off to a good start in the 1.30, followed by six year old Z7 Flo Jo, whose competitive career only started in April 2018, but who jumped her strongest course to date in the Young Horse Class. Starfighter finished day one with a good round in the 1.40. On Friday Foudre impressed – finishing 7th in the 1.40, and Z7 Flo Jo really stepped up to jump the Young Horse Grand Prix. On Saturday Foudre jumped his first 1.45 ranking class for a single mistake.

The beautiful Al Shira’aa CSI4* in Abu Dhabi started well with a 10th place for Jenson 55 in the Longines Ranking Class. Starfighter jumped clear for a low placing in the 1.30 and Flo Jo was 12th in the Young Horse class. On Friday Jenson had an easy round in the 1.30 while Foudre was 8th in the same class. On Saturday Z7 Flo Jo finished 7th in the Young Horse Grand Prix. Abu Dhabi hosted its first ever Derby on the Saturday which was greeted with huge enthusiasm and excitement by the home crowd.  Complete with ditches, derby rails, gates and the Hickstead planks this was a really fast and competitive class.  David was drawn late to go on Starfighter and an early fence put paid to their chances so David sensibly saved him for another day.  The UAE’s Hamad Al Kirbi and Mohammed Al Hajri finished first and second for the home nation to fantastic cheers and applause. On Sunday Jenson 55 jumped in the 1.55/1.60 Grand Prix and Foudre made a very good finish with 6th place in the 1.45 ranking class.

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The third show was the CSI5* World Cup Show.  Thursday got off to an auspicious start with Jenson 7th in the 1.45 Speed Longines Ranking Class and Foudre F 9th in the 1.45 Two Phase Longines Ranking Class. On Friday Jenson 55 finished 10th in the 1.55 Winning Round class and Foudre jumped in the 1.45. The show finished with a great result on Saturday when Jenson 55 finished 2nd in the 1.45 Accumulator – just pipped at the post by Georgia Tame on Z7 Caretina.  A one-two for team Z7 and a great result for Charlotte Platt and Team 55.

The fourth show to date: CSI3* Sharjah, which got off to a good start with Foudre F finishing 12th in the ranking class, Z7 Flo Jo finishing 13th in the Young Horse class and Breen Equestrian’s Corenter VA making his debut in the UAE to finish 4th in the 1.25.

David on his own and Team 55’s, Jenson 55, coming 2nd in the CSI5* Accumlator at the Emirates Equestrian Centre out in Dubai

DLS dominate the leaderboard in Belgium

Jess Crofts

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A phenomenal first week of jumping for Team DLS back again at Zilveren Spoor in Moorsele, Belgium.

There were so many highlights we're not sure where to start! 


David took the victory the Longines Ranking class on Neil Torburns' mare Curly Sue with a fantastic and quick double clear.

Charlene Bastone beat both the bosses on Fyberlinus H, relegating Louise to 2nd place in the Friday Speed Class and knocking David off top spot in the 1m30 final on Saturday, giving DLS multiple 1-2's.

To round off the week DLS completely took over the the leader board in the Grand Prix with four horses in the top five. Louise emerged as the eventual winner with a fantastic round of jumping on First Colt jointly owned by A R A Equestrian and Breen Equestrian.  

Many thanks to all the team this week, results like this don’t happen without some serious support. Long may it continue.


Abu Dhabi CSIO5*

Jess Crofts

The end of DLS' time in Dubai has now come to a close but it is safe to say that we have finished on a high. 

Following selection for the Nations Cup at the Abu Dhabi CSIO5* David Simpson took to the Arena with Keoki and the pair put on a flawless performance. A double clear from the these two meant that Ireland (David, Shane Breen, Cameron Hanley & Paul Kennedy) secured second place at this fantastic show.

The foot perfect rounds from David meant that he could claim his share of the 50,000 bonus offered up by Longines to any riders to end the series with no faults. As one of only two riders' to achieve the feat everyone at DLS was over the moon to see David collect his prize alongside Samantha McIntosh.

Full details of the day can be read here


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Spring Tour Lummen - CSI3*, CSIYH1* &CSI1*

Sarah Lewis

The Spring Tour in Lummen is a huge two week show, incorporating a CSI3*, CSI1* and CSIYH1* classes for 5, 6 and 7 year olds. With 750 horses stabled at any one time, and ranking classes with up to 200 horses it is one of the most important trading shows of the year.

Clear the Way - 1.35 CSI3* - Lummen

I took Global van't Braunerhof, Arantos, Fiona van het Lemmenshof and and the Crossfield's Clear the way for the CSI3*, Louise took Sacripan la Chapelle and Paul Gill's Richi Rich for the CSI3* and Claire Inglis' Renkum Dorenda for the 7 year olds. Helen Cruden took her own Limestone Diamond and Little Penny for the CSI1* and we the horses were all looked after by Robyn Clohessy and Ludo Langton. Louise was also riding several young horses for Brendon Stud.

Global van't Branunerhof - Ranking class - Lummen 2014

Week one went extremely well. It was Louise's first show with Richi Rich who jumped really well, and both Global van't Braunerhof and Arantos jumped very well in the ranking classes. Clear the way jumped very well all week, coming 2nd in a 1.35 and 3rd in the 1.35 Grand Prix. Renkum Dorenda also had a fantastic week, 3rd the first day, 2nd the second day and then won the Seven Year Old Grand Prix. Helen also jumped consistently well on both Little Penny and Limestone Diamond in the CSI1* classes.

Arantos - 1.45 - CSI3* Lummen

Arantos - 1.45 - CSI3* Lummen

Week two got off to a great start when Renkum Dorenda was 3rd in the 7 year olds on the first day, but sadly Louise had a crashing fall in the warm-up on Wednesday, breaking her shoulder blade and doing considerable ligament damage which was a very sad and painful end to her show.  The three star horses continued to jump very well, and Helen recorded several placings on Limestone Diamond in the CSI1*.

Helen Cruden & Limestone Diamond - CSI1* Lummen

Helen Cruden & Limestone Diamond - CSI1* Lummen