Nicola has been dedicated to horses since a young age, getting her first taste of competition with the Hurworth Pony Club, where she competed in numerous Pony Club games and tetrathlons.
Nicola got her first taste of success in 1997 when she was selected to ride as an individual for the Young Rider European Squad in Pratoni del Vivaro on Mr Bumble, a horse that Nicola had ridden since the age of 13. The combination then came 10th at Burghley in 1998. Nicola was first selected as a senior British team member at the 2009 European Championships in Fontainebleau (FRA) where she came home with a team gold medal riding Opposition Buzz.
Blair Castle has proved to be happy hunting ground for the British rider, having won the CIC3* class in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014.
In 2016, Nicola placed 4th in the Blenheim Palace International CCI3* and runner-up in the German CCI4* event, Luhmühlen with Bulana. They then went on to represent Great Britain at the European Championships in 2017, helping to secure team gold.
|2017||European Championships||Bulana||Team gold and individual bronze|
|2015||European Championships||One Two Many||Team silver|
|2014||World Equestrian Games||Annie Clover|
|2012||Olympic Games||Opposition Buzz||Team silver|
|2011||European Championships||Opposition Buzz||Team bronze|
|2010||World Equestrian Games||Opposition Buzz||Team gold|
|2009||European Championships||Opposition Buzz||Team gold|
|1997||Young Rider European Championships||Mr Bumble|