Martin Dawes had a vision of creating a stud farm to produce award winning show jumping horses, breeding only top class thoroughbred stallions with quality mares. Not only has he achieved this but he is currently competing internationally and enjoying a good partnership with 4 horses Dornkaat, Lovely Rita Z, Minestar and Questro Z.
Richard was born in Cheshire in 1980. The eldest son of Jean Davenport (winner of the Queen Elizabeth II cup in 1974 & 1975), and Stephen Davenport, a fomer National Hunt Jockey. He started riding at a very young age and success came early on in his career, winning pony/young rider European gold medals before moving on to horses. Richard spent 4 years training in Holland with Jan Tops and went on to win Grand Prix, World Cup and Nations Cup before setting up a dealing and training stable to channel his knowledge and experience and help others. Richard was also a member of the number 1 show jumping team in the world "Team Sony Ericsson".
James was born in 1982 and also took to riding from an early age. He trained as a mechanic before taking to riding full time. He then trained in Holland with Jan Tops and Rolf-Goran Bengtsson. Throughout his show jumping career, James has had some great results including 4 team gold medals and an individual silver medal, in Junior and Young riders and numerous Grand Prix wins. James recently spent a successful 18 months in Sweden to make Scandinavian contacts.
Angelie von Essen
Angelie was born in Sweden in 1978. She is a successful show jumper who also trained with Rolf-Goran Bengtsson for 2 years. For 10 years, Angelie has educated young horses producing them to International level. She moved to Dinmore in 2008 to join the team.