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Omaha , Nebraska

August 28, 1980

Campbellville , Ontario

Full-time Athlete

Robert Dover and Nicholas Fyffe

David Marcus Dressage


Born in Omaha, Nebraska, David Marcus began riding at the age of seven, having spent years watching his mother ride. Although he competed in eventing and show jumping growing up, it was the highly-technical discipline of dressage that captured his attention. In 1996, he made a decision to take the sport to the next level, heading north of the border to Canada to train with Olympic-level coaches while also pursuing his university education.

Success followed, and David represented the United States in five North American Young Riders' Championships, winning silver and bronze medals as well as the Captain Andrew B. De Szinay Sportsmanship Award. In 2008, David competed at the Prix St. Georges and Intermediaire I level aboard Wolkensong, culminating in the Reserve Advanced Champion title at the Blainville Summer Classic in Blainville, Quebec, and the Advanced Champion title at the CNE Classic in Toronto, Ontario.

At the end of 2011, David officially became a Canadian citizen, and immediately began representing his new home country successfully at the Grand Prix level. Riding Chrevi's Capital, David made his Canadian Team debut at the 2012 CDIO3* Wellington Dressage Nations' Cup in Wellington, Florida.

With their results growing more impressive with each outing, David and Chrevi's Capital were soon named to the Canadian Olympic Dressage Team and competed at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Upon his return to North America, David dominated the 2012 CDI-W Dressage at Devon, winning the Grand Prix for Freestyle with Chrevi's Capital and topping both the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special with Don Kontes.

In 2013, David contested the prestigious invitation-only World Dressage Masters Palm Beach where he and Chrevi's Capital were the only Canadian combination to advance to the Freestyle, placing sixth among an international field of the sport's top contenders. The pair went on to win both the Grand Prix and the Freestyle at their next outing, the CDI-W Global Dressage Festival. Not to be outdone by his stable mate, Don Kontes also excelled at the Grand Prix level in 2013; he and David led Canada to a Bronze Medal in Nations' Cup competition at the CDIO3* Adequan Global Dressage Festival in April to successfully conclude the Wellington winter show season. Based on his impressive results throughout the season, David topped the 2012/2013 North American World Cup League.


Chrevi’s Capital
2000 dark bay Danish Warmblood gelding by Chrevi’s Cavallo x Weinberg
Owner: Deborah Kinzinger

Don Kontes
2000 dark bay Swedish Warmblood gelding by Don Schufro
Owner: Deborah Kinzinger

2006 bay Dutch Warmblood mare by Oscar x Vincent
Owner:  Deborah Kinzinger

Don Altena
2008 bay Dutch Warmblood gelding (Wonderboy x El Corona)
Owner:  Deborah Kinzinger

David Marcus

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