Why Serious Horse People Tom Foran and Daphne Thompson USE SUCCEED®

Tom Foran and Daphne Thompson

Los Angeles natives Tom Foran and Daphne Thompson are the power couple behind Foran Performance Horses in Burbank, California. The duo combines their reining and hunter-jumper backgrounds to train riders and horses of all levels, from beginners to World Champions.

Tom and Daphne’s show horses are healthy, top-performing competitors—thanks to SUCCEED.

Tom and Daphne’s Achievements

Growing up in a populous city didn’t prevent Tom Foran from pursuing his passion for horses. His Hollywood actor father and fellow horseman, Dick Foran, kept a horse for Tom at a nearby ranch. Tom’s childhood exposure to reining followed him into adulthood and past college graduation. In 1999, Tom opened his own business, where he now trains horses, competes, judges and offers multi-level reining clinics.

Like Tom, Daphne Thompson has pursued horses throughout her life. She started competing hunter-jumpers as a child and still competes to this day. Daphne met Tom when she began exploring other riding disciplines in her early twenties. Daphne also fell in love with reining, picked up the sport and is currently ranked one of the top 20 professionals in the National Reining Horse Association.

Together, they run Foran Performance Horses with a well-balanced, cross-discipline approach. Clients are trained from the 88-acre Los Angeles Equestrian Center, while the engaged couple maintains a six-stud, full breeding stable at their home.

Tom Foran performing with his horse
Daphne Thompson performing with her horse

Foran Performance Horses are Strong and Healthy on SUCCEED®

For Tom and Daphne, SUCCEED is the cornerstone of their nutrition program. Every show horse, along with several broodmares and young ones, receive SUCCEED daily.

“We’re big believers in SUCCEED,” shares Tom. “I learned early on that when you’re in a very high-end competitive sport, any little advantage you can get, you should take — whether that means the best vet, great conditioning, or simply having your silver polished a little shinier than everyone else’s. We pay attention to every detail, and that includes monitoring what goes into our horses’ mouths. We need our athletes to be at the top of their game, and since they can’t talk to us, it’s up to us to support them.”

“We ask a lot of our horses,” adds Daphne. “Feeding SUCCEED is our way of giving back to them.”