Nicola Hammond

Riding Disciplines:

Showjumping

Coach(es): 

Jeff McVean (NZ)

Horses: 

Carlo I, Links Hot Gossip

Breed(s):

Carlo I - 10 y/o Dutch warmblood gelding by Cantos out of Grace

Links Hot Gossip - 14 y/o Australian thoroughbred gelding by Natural Act out of Kokum

Name the most influential person in your riding career and why:

The most influential person in my riding career is Olivia Hamood (AUS).  I aspire to be as disciplined, skilful, and as dedicated as she is as a top level rider & horseman. 

Describe your riding history:

Started riding competitively when I was 10 years old in Singapore, and represented Singapore at Junior level, winning team gold & individual silver at the CSIY-B 2014.  Moved to New Zealand to pursue my career with horses. I brought Links Hot Gossip over from Singapore, and have had consistent placings in the ESNZ Junior Rider Series.  More recently, I have been competing Carlo successfully at both Young Rider & Grand Prix level. 

Special highlight(s) in your riding career:

-  winning Team Gold & Individual Silver in the CSIY-B 2014

-  winning my first Young Rider with Carlo this season and consistently placing throughout

-  coming 2nd in the 1.40m Grand Prix Classic at the Taupo Christmas Classic 2016 on Carlo - this was our first GP together. 

What are your ambitions?

To continue riding as a career and buy, train, and sell successful showjumping horses. Also to coach up and coming younger riders.

Have you trained or coached any riders who have had success?

I have coached a few younger riders and have coached at the St Peter's School Equestrian Academy. I hope to later on gain ESNZ qualified Coaching Certificates. 

Which Pryde's feeds do you use and why do you like them?

All of my horses do so well on Pryde's EasiResponse, with just the right energy amounts for full work and high level competition, and easily keeping on weight and coat shine!

How will Pryde's Sponsorship make a difference to you?

It's so great to have access to such a wide range of feed to suit different horses and to have any questions about nutrition answered by people I trust with the health of my horses. I know I am feeding my horses the best, which is essential to perform consistently and at a high level.