June 15, 2014


 Equine sports veterinarian becomes Hall of Famer

Posted May 28, 2014

The Show Jumping Hall of Fame inducted three new members this past April, including Dr. Daniel Marks (UP ’65) of Santa Fe, N.M., making a total of 81 horses, riders, and officials who have been bestowed the honor since the Show Jumping Hall of Fame was established in 1987. 

Dr. Daniel Marks (Emily
Riden/Phelps Media Group)

For 24 years, Dr. Marks served as the veterinarian for the U.S. Equestrian Team and U.S. Olympic Teams in jumping and dressage. 

Dr. Marks also was a consultant to more than a dozen foreign jumping and dressage teams, and he was the veterinarian for the Canadian team at the Olympics and world championships, as well as for Olympic teams from Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Japan, Virgin Islands, and the Bahamas.

Prior to becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Marks was a professional horseman, competitive rider, and trainer; he still rides regularly. After graduating first in his veterinary class, Dr. Marks became a founding partner of the former Delaware Equine Center in Cochranville, Pa. Today, he continues his equine consulting practice.