Hailing from down under, Australian Dan James of Double Dan Horsemanship is a lifelong horseman with a passion for understanding and connecting with horses, showcasing their skill and dropping jaws with the possibilities of a horse’s talent.

James is a master of ‘liberty training’, connecting with horses while using the least amount of ‘equipment’ as possible. While working his horses without halters, bridles and even saddles, James showcases the strength of his bond with horses and their incredible capacity and intelligence in this style of horsemanship.

Double Dan James

James has many notable accomplishments in his equine career, having worked and competed all over the world. In 2008 he won “Way of the Horse” at Equitana Asia Pacific, and most recently won the prestigious “Road to the Horse” world championship of colt starting as a member of Team Australia in 2012.

Dan James performs daily in the Agrium Western Event Centre with professional trick rider and liberty horsewoman Niki Flundra.

Performance times:

  • Friday, July 11- 11:50 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. performance
  • Saturday, July 12 – 6:45 p.m. performance
  • Sunday, July 13- 5:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. performance

Come on down or watch live at http://ag.calgarystampede.com/agrium-centre-ustream

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Check out Dan’s experience with the winners of a Calgary Stampede Twitter contest.