International event rider, Nicola Wilson and her great partner, ‘Opposition Buzz’, have been one of the most consistent performing pairs at four-star level in recent years. They were pathfinders for the British Team, winning team gold and bronze medals at the European Championships in 2009/2011, Team gold at the World Equestrian Games 2010 (USA) and Olympic Team Silver Medal at London 2012 Olympics.
The 2015 eventing was Nicola’s best season to date with many personal bests being achieved, including a FEI world eventing ranking of 8th position in June and for the second year running finishing the highest lady rider in the BE rankings. Nicola notched up a list of 19 top 10 results at international level, as well as being crowned British National Champion at the British Open Championships at Gatcombe riding Beltane Queen. Going into the 2016 season, Nicola had three horses with Rio Olympic qualifications.
“As always there are highs and lows with horses and in our sport and I could not be more grateful to my wonderfully loyal owners with whom we all have so much fun along the way, my fantastic sponsors, the girls on the yard who work so hard to make sure the horses are looked after, my coaches and home support team, all of whom make up ‘Team Wilson’ and to the Equestrian World Class Programme, the UK Sport’s National Lottery funded programme who’s support makes so much possible.”
Photograph of Nicola Wilson and Annie Clover thanks to http://www.k2photographic.com/