Daniel Reeds | 34 | UK
Riding Experience: The riding partner and fiancé of Sarah Cooksey, Daniel took up riding after retiring from rugby league, where he played for England Amateurs. He was quickly hooked and he went, with Sarah, on a horse back safari in Botswana. Whilst he's been training hard for the Derby, his main concern is adapting to the different horses. He is used to riding a big horse, at 17.1hh, so the Mongolian ponies may feel somewhat different.
Outdoor/survival experience: While he claims to be the inferior rider to Sarah, Daniel hopes that he can bring something to the table from his previous adventures. Last year, Daniel ran a small expedition in the Venezuelan jungle to climb a previously unclimbed, vertical mountain called El Soy y La Luna. As part of his training for the Derby, he's also recently completed the Ultimate Three Peaks Challenge, which involves not only climbing the highest peaks in England Wales and Scotland but biking between them too.