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Andrew Nicholsons’s career has spanned four decades, during which time he represented

New Zealand at six Olympic Games and seven World Championships.

World Championship Team Gold – Stockholm 1990

 Olympic Team Silver – Barcelona 1992

Olympic Team Bronze – Atlanta 1996

World Championship Team and Individual Bronze – Kentucky 2010

Olympic Team Bronze – London 2012

Andrew has won every CCI5* in the Northern Hemisphere.

From 2012 to 2014 he won six CCI5* events riding four different horses and was No.1 in the World Rider Rankings.

The historic back to back victories at Burghley in 2012/13/14 riding Avebury were undoubtedly a career highlight.

His record number of Badminton completions were crowned by his win there in 2017, riding perhaps his horse of a lifetime, Nereo.

Andrew is very grateful to his loyal owners, whose support made this possible.

In 2018 Andrew was awarded an O.N.Z.M (Order of New Zealand Merit) in the Queen’s Honours List for services to Equestrian Sport.

At the end of the 2021 season he announced his retirement from top level competition but continues to produce and compete his young horses for sale.

As a highly respected eventing coach, he works with the Swiss team as their cross‐country coach, and also trains elite individual riders from other countries.

Aside from eventing, Andrew has a keen interest in National Hunt racing which he follows closely. His career started in racing and on moving from New Zealand to the UK, he initially worked for National Hunt trainer Derek Kent. He has had success purchasing unbroken thoroughbred stores which he produced and then sold into training when ‘ready to run’.

Andrew has enjoyed a long association with his great friend, trainer Nigel Twiston‐Davies, offering advice on how to improve the jumping performance of the horses he trains.

Andrew Nicholson

Andrew Nicholson