Dan James

Liberty Specialist


A competitor, trainer, teacher and performer, Dan James is setting the horse world on fire. Born on a cattle farm in Queensland, Australia, he began his lifelong passion for horses at an early age, starting his first colt in his teens. James began traveling the world as a student of the horse, developing the methods he uses today as Double Dan Horsemanship with his partner, Dan Steers.

Recognized as a world class performer, James displays a connection with horses that inspires and excites audiences wherever he performs. From the thrill of Roman riding and cracking stock whips set on fire to provoking emotion with beautiful liberty performances, James and his horses remind us all that through understanding and trust, anything is possible.

As a competitor, James has been a Road to the Horse Champion and a Mustang Million Finalist, and won the “Way of the Horse” at Equitana Asia Pacific. During the Mustang Million, James and the mustang “Punk” were deeply honored to be voted the overall Fan Favorite for an exhilarating display of horsemanship. But to James, competition is not just about winning. It’s about refining skills, improving and learning.

Dan James is living a dream come true – traveling the world, teaching the Double Dan Horsemanship method and inspiring audiences with exhilarating performances that showcase what is possible through the understanding, trust and everlasting love of the horse.

To learn more about Dan James and Double Dan Horsemanship you can visit www.doubledanhorsemanship.com.

Double Dan's appearance is sponsored by Cinch Chix

Dan James is scheduled to appear:
Friday at 10:30 am in the Nutrena Arena & 1:00 pm in the Hutchison HW Brand Arena
Saturday at 11:30 am in the Nutrena Arena & 3:30 pm in the Hutchison HW Brand Arena
Sunday at 9:00 am in the John Deere Coliseum & 12:30 pm in the Nutrena Arena

Who's Coming?

John AdametzA to Z Percherons & Official Farrier of the 2014 Midwest Horse Fair

Ray AinsworthEquine Teacher

Fabien BedouchaBit Designer

Eitan Beth-HalachmyCreator of Cowboy Dressage

Jessica BlairTrick Riding

David BodinThe Horse Trailer Guru

Dana Boyd-MillerMaster Body Clipper

Sharon CamarilloBarrel Racing Champion

Hoyt Cheramie, DVM, MSLarge Animal Veterinary Professional Services Manager

Chris CoxHorsemanship Expert

Dairyland Driving ClubDriving Clinicians

David DellinWestern Pleasure Clinician & Judge

Jerry DiazSuperior Horseman and Roper

Nicolas DiazEquine Safety & Horsemanship

Dan JamesLiberty Specialist

Robert Eversole"The TrailMeister"

Danyelle GabbertEquine Consultant for Nutrena

Larry GarnerSpalding Fly Predators

Glitter to GoreEquine Artists

Dan GrunewaldVersatile Training

John HarrisonPRCA Barrelman

Anita HoweGaited Clinician

Irongate Equine ClinicOfficial Veterinarian of the 2014 Midwest Horse Fair

Nick KarazissisHunter/Jumper Clinician

Tim LepardTeam Ghost Riders

Twain LockhartNutrena Poultry Specialist

Lodi Veterinary CareEquine Care & Wellness

Crystal LyonsCowboy Church Presenter

Madison MacDonaldTrick Riding

Madison RisingPatriotic American Entertainment

Heidi McLaughlin"Fearless Rider"

Michael McMeelInner City Slickers

Ken McNabbHorsemanship Clinician

Amy MillerIntuitive Animal Communicator

Steffen PetersDressage Master

Tyler SchiferlLeather & Rawhide Demonstrator

Todd ShockeyShockey Overland Express

Daniel StewartEquine Sports Psychology Trainer

Dr. Dan UndersanderForage Research & Extension Agronomist

Steve WallHunter/Jumper Trainer & Judge

Wisconsin Equine ClinicEquine Health & Wellness