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Daniel Bourke


Company name: Utopia Performance Horses

Location: Sebastian, Central Vic 3556

Tell us a bit about your background.

I was lucky enough to be born into a horsie family, my father broke horses into harness and saddle and I was able to watch and learn these skills from a young age. I started my first horse under saddle at age 15 and have continued to strive to learn more and help horses reach their potential. I now work full time running our business Utopia Performance Horses where we offer starting and training of horses in both ridden and driven as well as lessons and float training.

What is your favourite thing about the standardbred breed?

My favourite thing about the standardbred is the versatility they offer. From harness to showjumping to showing they have the ability to do it all.

What do you enjoy most about the work you do?

The opportunity to work with each horse as an individual, to grow trust and mutual respect to enable the horse to meet its full potential. To see these horses have their first ride/drive with their owner is so special!

What do you enjoy doing outside of your regular work?

We have a beautiful property in Central Victoria where I enjoy spending time with my wife Joanne and our two kids (Lucas 5 and Abigail 4). We all enjoy riding horses and love campdrafting.

What’s the best way to contact you?

Via facebook - Utopia Performance Horses or email

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