Butler has lived in the US, France, and the UK, and has worked
extensively in Germany, where he was the Managing Director
of Xybernaut GmbH, the worlds leading wearable computer
manufacturer. He also set up the company Irish Horse Marketing,
to promote the Irish Sport Horse in Germany and Switzerland.
Dan is the founder of the Irish Draught Society in Germany,
is also a member of the North American Society, and a member
of the West Cork Branch of the Society.
passion for horses started early with his family, and continued
with active participation in show jumping and dressage event
organisation in France, UK, and the US. Dan Butler has also
been an active stallion owner and breeder since the early
EFI believes his strong international background in commerce
and equine industries gives him ideal qualifications and experience
to further implement the modernisation of the EFI, and play
an active role in the future of Horse Sport Ireland.
about his appointment today (Thursday), Dan Butler said: <These
are exciting times for the Horse Sport industry in Ireland,
and my goal is to proceed with the modernisation and strengthening
of the effectiveness of the Federation, while working closely
with all our affiliates to make this happen, and those bodies
involved in the future of the whole industry.>