Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

Wednesday 1st May - Sunday 5th May, 2019 #MMBHT

Nicola Wilson

Great Britain
  • 73 - One Two Many


British Olympic rider Nicola Wilson (40), who is based in North Yorkshire, is currently 10th in the FEI world rider ranking and at the end of last year was fifth in the BE end of year rider ranking. Last year with Badminton entry Annie Clover she won the CCI3* at Blair Castle and was eighth at Pau CCI4* (where she was fourth with One Two Many).

Nicola first competed at Badminton in 1999 and is a long-standing member of British teams. In 2015, with One Two Many she was a member team that won silver at the European Championships at Blair Castle. In 2014 she ran as an individual at the WEG in Caen (Annie Clover) and in 2012 was a member of the silver medal team at the London Olympic Games (Opposition Buzz).

Nicola from Northallerton in North Yorkshire, started competing with the Hurworth Pony Club and began eventing in her teens. In 1997 she was selected as an individual, for the British European Young Rider Squad on Mr Bumble, a horse that Nicola’s mother bought as a four-year-old when Nicola was 13. Nicola combined riding and competing with University studies gaining a degree in Sport and Business Management and was able to contest her first four-star at Burghley in 1998 coming 10th with Mr Bumble.

Nicola then enjoyed success to four-star level with Skiver with who she was selected as reserve for the 2005 Senior British team for the European Championships at Blenheim.

In 2009 Nicola gained her first British Senior team place, winning team gold at the European Championships with British-bred Opposition Buzz. The pair was pathfinder for the British team at four consecutive championships (2009-2012), helping Team GBR to win two golds, one silver and one bronze medal.

Nicola has always enjoyed hunting and has been a keen member of the Bedale Hunt, along with her husband Alastair, brother, sister and Mother Mary who was a Master for eight seasons.

Nicola trains with Christopher Bartle and Ian Woodhead

Annie Clover owned by Barry & Mary Tweddle, is a 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse mare. Bred y James Bradley, she is by the Irish-based Hanoverian, Newmarket Venture and out of a mare by the legendary Clover Hill. (Badminton entry Fernhill Adventure is also by Newmarket Venture and also out of a mare by Clover Hill – but not the same one). Annie was acquired as a four-year-old and is owned by Nicola’s parents Barry and Mary Tweddle. She has been produced through the grades by Nicola. In 2011 she was second in the Le Lions six-year-old World Young Horse Championship and the following year 5th in the seven-year-old World Championship.




One Two Many

ISH, Ireland, 2002
16.2hh , bay , gelding

Sire Chacoa

Dam Cul Na Breather (Colin Diamond)

Owner(s): Gerry & Mary Kemp, Alne, York.
Janine Shewan, Alne, York.

Notable Results

2016 – Pau CCI4* 4th One Two Many, 8th Annie Clover

2016 – Blenheim CCI3* 4th Bulana

2016 – Blair Castle CCI3* 1st Annie Clover

2016 – Burgham CIC3* 2nd Annie Clover

2016 – Bramham CICO3* 21st Annie Clover

2016 – Houghton hall CICO3* 3rd Annie Clover

2016 – Fontainebleau CICO3* 9th One Two Many

2015 – Boekelo CCIO3* 1st Bulana

2015 – CH-EU-CCI3* 27th One Two Many (team silver)

2015 – Burghley CCI4* El Annie Clover

2015 – Gatcombe Park CIC3* 3rd Beltane Queen

2015 – Burgham CIC3* 1st One Two Many, 3rd Annie Clover

2015 – Hopetoun CIC3* 1st One Two Many

2015 – Bramham CIC3* 1st Annie Clover, 4th Watermill Vision

2015 – Lexington CIC4* 8th Annie Clover, 26th Watermill Vision

2014 – Pau CCI4* 8th One Two Many

2014 – Blair Castle CIC3* 1st One Two Many, 24th Beltane Queen

2014 – Caen WEG 25th Annie Clover

2014 – Burgham CIC3* 2nd One Two Many

2014 – Hopetoun CIC3* 1st Opposition Buzz

2014 – Bramham CCI3* 4th Annie Clover, El One Two Many

2013 – Burghley CCI4* 11th Opposition Buzz

2013 – Bramham CCI3* 5th Annie Clover, 8th Beltane Queen

2012 – London OG 28th Opposition Buzz (team silver)

2012 – Le Lions D’Angers CH-YH-CCI2* 5th Annie Clover

2011 – Luhmuhlen CH-EU-C3* 16th Opposition Buzz

2011 – Blair Castle CIC3* 1st Bee Diplomatic

2010 – WEG Lexington 15th Opposition Buzz (team gold)

2010 – Blair Castle CIC3* 1st Opposition Buzz

2010 – Barbury Castle CIC3* 1st Opposition Buzz

2009 – Burghley CCI4* 30th Master Banks

2009 – Blair Castle CCI3* 1st Opposition Buzz

2009 – Bramham CCI3* 2nd Master Banks

2009 – Lexington CCI4* 11th Opposition Buzz

2008 – Burghley CCI4* 5th Opposition Buzz

2008 – Gatcombe British Open 2nd Opposition Buzz

2007 – Burghley CCI4* 15th Opposition Buzz

1998 – Burghley CCI4* 10th Mr Bumble


2016 – Ret One Two Many

2015 – Badminton 7th One Two Many, 19th Beltane Queen

2014 – W/D before SJ Beltane Queen, W/D after dressage Annie Clover

2013 – 30th Opposition Buzz

2011 – 7th Opposition Buzz, RET Bee Diplomatic

2010 – 8th Opposition Buzz

2008 – 7th Opposition Buzz

2007 – 16th Opposition Buzz

2003 – 27th Skiver

2000 – 23rd Mr Bumble

1999 – 29th Mr Bumble