David started riding when he was four years old in Paris, France, where he began his career as a jumper.
He switched to dressage when he was fourteen and within two years won his USDF Bronze Medal.

In 1998 David won his USDF Silver Medal and the Gold Medal in 2003.
Soon after David was chosen to train in the US Equestrian Federation’s Young Horse Program
where he honed his skills as a young horse trainer that he is so well known for today.

David has had the extreme pleasure of training with some of the greatest
in the Dressage business; Jan Ebeling, Janet Brown, Michael Poulin,
Axel Steiner, Harry Bolt, Christine Traurig and Stephen and Shannon Peters.

David is now working and training with Guenter Seidel, a long time mentor and highly respected Olympian. Guenter has been instrumental in David's success in the past few years notably guiding David through his first CDI Grand Prixs in Europe.
David has the pleasure of being married to and working with his wife Rebecca Rigdon.
They are located in Encinitas Ca at the beautiful Ad Astra Stables.
Rebecca is not only a valued business partner but an integral part of his training process.

Some of David’s accomplishments include:

2016 Championship FEI 6 yr old San Juan Capistrano CDI on Heide Spirit
2015 winner of the Capistrano international Dressage Grand Prix Freestyle. Scoring a 72.6%
2014 Chosen for the USDF High Performance Clinics
2013 CDI Grand Prix European Tour with Ikaros
Placed CDI Grand Prix Lingen 3 Star, Germany
5th place in the Grand Prix Special at Muenster, Germany
Represented the US in Hickstead Nations Cup, England
2012: David and Royal Prince: I-1 Reserve Champion with an overal score of 72.353
USEF Dressage Festival of Champions in Gladstone, NJ
2011: David and Lord Albert place 9th overall with a 68.807% at the USEF/
Collecting Gaits I-1 National Championships in Gladstone, NJ
2011: David and Lord Albert: 1st Place I-1 Freestyle, 74% at Dressage at Pebble Beach CDI
Pebble Beach, CA
2011: David and Falsterbo: 4th Place I-1 Freestyle, 72% at Dressage at Pebble Beach CDI
Pebble Beach, CA
2011: David and Lord Albert: 1st Place I-1 with a 72% at Dressage at Pebble Beach CDI Pebble Beach, CA
2011: David and Falsterbo: 4th Place I-1 with a 68% at Dressage at Pebble Beach CDI Pebble Beach, CA
2011: David and Lord Albert: 2nd Place PSG with a 69.8% at Dressage at Pebble Beach CDI Pebble Beach,
2011: David and Falsterbo: 4th Place PSG with a 67% at Dressage at Pebble Beach CDI Pebble Beach, CA
2011: David and Catapult: 2nd Place GP Special with a 65% at Del Mar National in Del Mar, CA
2011: David and Catapult: 1st Place GP with a 68.9% at Dressage Affaire in Del Mar, CA
2011: David and Catapult: 1st Place GP with a 66% at Mid-Winter Dressage in Burbank, CA
2011: David and Falsterbo: 2nd Place I-1 with a 71.3% at Dressage Getaway in Indio, CA
2011: David and Catapult: 4th Place GP with a 66% at Dressage Getaway in Indio, CA
2011: David and Lord Albert: 2nd Place PSG with a 72% at Dressage Getaway in Indio, CA
2011: David and Falsterbo: 3rd Place PSG with a 69.8% at Dressage Getaway in Indio, CA
2011: David and Catapult: 3rd Place GP with a 65% at Dressage Getaway in Indio, CA

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