Place of Birth
(Wales, United Kingdom, South Glamorgan, Glamorgan, South Wales, Brecon Beacons, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories)
David McPherson Broome CBE is a retired Welsh show jumping champion.
Broome was born in Wales, attended Monmouth School and still maintains his stables at Mount Ballan Manor, Crick, near Chepstow in Monmouthshire. He won the European championships in 1961, 1967, and 1969, individual Olympic bronze medals in 1960 and 1968, the latter on his best-known horse Mr Softee, on which he was only two fences behind the Gold medal position. In 1960 he was also voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year. He won the World individual championship in 1970, and in the same year was Western Mail Welsh Sports Personality of the year. In 1978 he was part of the world championship winning British team. He turned professional in 1973. David Broome has won the King George V Gold Cup a record six times on six different horses between 1960Ã¢â‚¬â€œ1991, a record yet to be equalled. He has enjoyed most of his success on Irish Sport Horses and he has said his favourite horse of all was Sportsman.
Broome is still active in the administration of the sport.