Getting to know... Andrew Nicholson Part 1
Ellie Kelly caught up with Andrew Nicholson at his home in Wiltshire, fresh from his Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials victory in May 2017. Andrew reflected fondly on Nereo's performance, spoke about how he deals with competition nerves and how he prepares for events.
New Zealand event rider Andrew Nicholson is based near Marlborough (Wiltshire), where he trains and competes his team of event horses.
Andrew has been selected to represent New Zealand in six Olympic Games, and six World Championships. He has won an Olympic team silver medal (Barcelona) and an Olympic team bronze medal (Atlanta). He also won a team gold medal at the World Championships in Stockholm (1990), and team and individual bronze medals at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky in 2010. He has won the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials twice (1995 and 2000) as well as recording numerous top placings at other CCI4* events - Badminton, Pau and Luhmühlen. He holds the record for the highest number of completions at Badminton, and has topped the British Eventing rider rankings a record 12 times.