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Profile: David Ziegler

During the week he was compared to Superman by one interviewer and had his riding style likened to William Fox-Pitt’s by a number of others. David Ziegler of Beiseker, AB, found himself in the middle of a media frenzy as he rode to two medals in two different disciplines, landing him in the record books as the first to accomplish this feat at the Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships. The 21-year-old took his NAJYRC debut in Kentucky in July and the two medals in stride, with a heartfelt thanks to his team and the officials. “I have a great team behind me: my parents, the chef d’équipes, my coaches, my grooms. My twin sister Courtney is grooming for me here. Dougie Hannum is here doing all of the physio work on the horses. So, both the horses and I were in a top-class program going into…

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