About Nicky

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Riding Achievements

  • Won a title at every level from Novice to Grand Prix at the British National Dressage Championships.

  • Won up to and including International Overseas GP.

  • Won Bronze and Silver medals at European Pony and Young Rider European Championships.

  • Shortlisted for World and Olympic Games.

  • Reserve Rider for the World Games.

  • Trained and competed numerous horses to GP level.
     

I can unfortunately no longer ride, not by choice but after having 6 back operations I had to stop. It started with a stress fracture in my teens and ending up with a broken back in my very early 20’s after too many falls off youngsters. I was told I would never walk again, and I was in plaster and a wheel chair for a year. I feel I am very lucky to have continued riding for over 20 years. Sadly I can not even walk on a horse anymore, let alone do the fun stuff! However, I am fortunate to still do what I love and help people avoid some of the pitfalls and experiences I had in over 35 years of International Competition.

Training Achievements

  • Private Trainer to pupils that have won British and Swedish National Championships up to U25 and Intermediare 11 and International Grand Prix level.
     

  • Offical Trainer for the World Young Horse Championships for Spain.
     

  • Offical Team Trainer for Junior and Young Riders for Team GB for 2 and 3 years.
     

  • Offical Team Trainer for  Children, Pony, Junior, Young Rider, and U25 Level for Team Spain.

I have also been the private trainer to numerous riders getting them to their first International shows and then onto Pony, Junior an Young Rider European Teams and medals. As well as Senior International winners at both Small and Big Tour.

Judging Achievements

  • I am a List 1 judge. Judging at all level up to Grand Prix. Young Horse Championships both in the UK and Europe.
     

  • I have also commentated at all major dressage events from Olympic Games to World Cup Finals for British Eurosport.