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 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 reach international level.
In the late Summer of 2017 and Jeannie relocated from their first Kentucky farm near Richmond to their new farm in Lexington.
Wainui Farm was named after Nick's parents' farm in New Zealand, and after some construction it provides much improved facilities and opportunities to develop their horses and assist other riders with their mounts.
Wainui Farm is home to their riding horses, two yearlings, several retirees and a number of dogs and cats.