Nikki Crisp

Nikki Crisp RED MILLS Ambassador Dressage

Hometown: Newmarket

Competes for: Great Britain

Notable Achievements: Test rider for the London 2012 Olympics, competed on the Nations Cup team at Aachan three times and member of winning Nations Cup team at Hickstead 2014.

Current String of Horses: Pasoa, Beau de la Bryere, Durable, Forever Young Even Song and Dancer.

Biography: Horses have always been a major part of Nikki's life. She competed across all disciplines:­ showing, showjumping, dressage and eventing before her focus later shifted to dressage after her parents bought her a very special horse. He was a 13.2hh with show pony breeding.

The pair competed in the talent spotting finals, the BYRDS winter training weekends and six months later represented the British Team at the European U21's Championships, placing fourth.

At the European Championships they won a team bronze medal. It was such a fantastic sense of achievement for Nikki as both ponies were home produced and had been brought on from scratch.

She was then loaned a horse for Junior Teams and went on to compete at the Europeans in Denmark. He was not your typical dressage horse, a wonderful Irish Draught cross thoroughbred, who always gave 110%.

After this, Nikki spent time in Germany training with Christilot Boylen and Udo Lange, where she learned a new way of riding and training and gained an incredible amount of experience working with young and advanced horses.

On returning home she went to University to study photography and began teaching and competing for her clients. Freelance photography allowed Nikki the flexibility needed to combine her teaching, riding and "work".

It was when teaching a client that she came across Pasoa. Despite being a difficult young horse, in 2012 she competed for Great Britain on two Nations Cup teams in Rotterdam and Aachen and was shortlisted for the Olympic Games. A highlight for the pair was performing as the test rider at the London 2012 Olympics.

Nikki now competes and and produces horses full time - with a 20 box yard near Newmarket housing future international stars.

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Getting to Know Nikki Crisp

Written by Laura Hoey on 12 October 2015

Getting to Know Nikki Crisp

Our nutritionist Laura Hoey was out on the road recently visiting our RED MILLS ambassador, international dressage rider Nikki Crisp. It is all go at Team Crisp’s Newmarket base...

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