Danielle Holt

Danielle Holt

Postgraduate Researcher

Dani is currently completing her Ph.D. with the RACES team and is funded by Myerscough College.

Dani joined RACES as a Masters Degree student at the start of 2012 and was involved with testing the equestrian surface developed for the 2012 Olympics. Dani is always keen to assist with the research and consultancy work carried out by RACES and alongside this has more recently (2013) been studying for a Ph.D. investigating the response of the horse to changes in the functional surface properties. Dani presented her Masters research at the 2014 International Sports Engineering Conference and other work related to rider preference at the 2014 International Conference for Equine Exercise Physiology. Away from the research world, Dani loves to ride and competes her horse in British Eventing and British Dressage competitions.

Key Skills


  1. 2013 British Horse Society Stage 4 Care and Riding
  2. 2012 MSc Equine Surfaces – UCLan
  3. 2010 BSc (Hons) Equine Science and Management (Physiology) – First Class, UCLan
  4. 2010 British Horse Society Assistant Instructor

View Dani’s Master’s Research and Rider preference work.