Nick's principle accomplishments are winning the inaugural Adelaide International Horse Trials 3-star, the inaugural Rolex Kentucky 3DE 4-star (now called 4 and 5-star respectively) and riding for the New Zealand Equestrian Team in Australia and the WEG.
These were all with Red, a NZ thoroughbred.
Nick has competed in eventing, show jumping and dressage, in New Zealand, Australia, the US and in Europe.
Two unusual aspects of their story are the Rolex 4-star winner's purchase price of about $900, and the fact that Nick took out a bank loan, boarded a plane with Red and arrived in the US with a few bags and a need to win something to pay back that loan.
Nick stepped away from competing for over a decade during which time he and his wife, Jeannie, moved to Kentucky, trained racehorses and steeplechasers.
After attending the 2015 Rolex Kentucky 3DE, Nick realized that he wanted to ride competitively again.
Jeannie and Nick are developing a number of horses, and believe some have the talent to be successful at the top international level. Nick recently made his first Advanced start in about 20 years with Alex, a home-bred thoroughbred and is on track to have a couple of their horses at 5-star level in the next year.
Home is in Lexington on about 100 acres of the bluegrass and only a short drive to the Kentucky Horse Park.