David Brooks is a Certified Polo Instructor, Certified Master Saddle Fitter, Saddler, and an accomplished horseman. These four traits produce a unique talent not commonly found.
From birth David has been a part of the Equestrian Community. At an early age David began riding horses to tend cattle on his parent’s farm. By age twelve, David was working in his family’s tack shop making, repairing and selling tack. As a teenager David started training horses in all disciplines. He competed in Barrel Racing and Western Pleasure Shows. At the same time, he started young horses for top trainers in Dressage and Show Jumping. He became involved in polo in 1989 and competed professionally in Florida. He competed on a 1990 United States Polo Association Delegates Cup National Championship team. David continued working in the polo industry as a professional player and horse trainer through 2000. In 2006, David represented the United States in Ireland as a member of the 2006 Men’s National Polocrosse Team. David was the Head Coach of the 2007 Youth National Polocrosse Teams. He also served as a member of the American Polocrosse Association Board of Directors.
In 1994, David began DDB Customs, Inc. DDB Customs began as a saddlery repair company that specialized in saddle fitting. It has evolved into multi-dimensional equestrian company that serves customers from boarding horses, training horses and rider, professional player, coach, farm maintenance and development. In 2000, as part of DDB Customs, David opened Crooked Creek Farm, LLC (CCF). CCF is a full service polo farm; and the home of Triangle Area Polo Club (TAPC). David specializes in boarding, training polo horses, teaching polo lessons, developing and managing multiple polo horse strings, and coaching TAPC’s youth team. David works with our Local and State representatives to promote the sport of Polo within the State of North Carolina.