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Nicola Wilson

Great Britain
  • 21 - Annie Clover

Biography

British Olympic rider Nicola Wilson (42), who is based near Northallerton in North Yorkshire, last competed at Badminton in 2017. With Badminton entry Bulana she led the British team to European gold in Strzegom 2017and won the individual bronze medal. The pair was second at Luhmuhlen four-star in 2017.

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 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

Bulana (aka Berry) is a 13-year-old Dutch-bred KWPN registered mare. Bred by Sietse van Dellen at his stud, Eloma Hoeve, she is by the stud’s stallion Tygo – a son of the jumping sire Numero Uno. She is one of 10 offspring for the mare Sulana by Furore (Ahorn-Lucky Boy xx), another of the studs stallions and like Tygo also bred for jumping.In 2011 Bulana was the highest placed mare in the five year old final of the BYEH and was then produced to two-star by New Zealander Lizze Brown – the pair represented NZ in the 2013 World Young Horse championships at Le Lions. Bulana was acquired for Nicola in 2014 and the pair was second in the two-star at Pau. Bulana is described as ‘fiesty on the competition field but a poppet to look after’.

 

 

Entries

Annie Clover

ISH, Ireland, 2004
16.1hh , dark brown , mare

Sire Newmarket Venture

Dam Kilderry Clover (Clover Hill)

Breeder James Bradley

Owner(s): Barry & Mary Tweddle, Morton on Swale, N. Yorks.

Notable Results

2018 – Barbury Castle CIC3* 1st Bulana

2018 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* ret Bulana

2017 – Strzegom CH-EU-CCI3* 3rd Bulana

2017 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 2nd Bulana

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

2016 – Blenheim CCI3* 4th Bulana

2016 – Blair Castle CCI3* 1st Annie Clover

2015 – Boekelo CCIO3* 1st Bulana

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

2015 – Burghley CCI4* El Annie Clover

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 – Caen WEG 25th Annie Clover

2014 – Hopetoun CIC3* 1st Opposition Buzz

2013 – Burghley CCI4* 11th Opposition Buzz

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

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 – 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

Badminton

2017 – ret Annie Clover

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