Nicola, riding Beltane Queen (owned by Mrs Val Robson and Mrs Ann Robson) was the best of the British riders in the CIC*** Open at the Festival of British Eventing, Gatcombe, to be crowned the new British National Champion. Nicola who was bubbling after her super ride on Beltane Queen said, “She was phenomenal; she’s just getting better and better. I can’t believe it!”
Nicola was also ninth on Bulana, owned by (Mr James Lambert OBE and Mrs Jo Lambert) jumped a brilliant double clear thrilling Nicola on how the mare had performed over a technical show jumping track and a tough cross-country course.
Understandably a delighted Nicola comments, “I’m so happy with my girls Beltane Queen and Bulana. Thank you to their owners, my home support team – TopTeam – my sponsors, UK Sport and The National Lottery who have helped make it all possible. I REALLY can’t quite believe it – Am I Dreaming!?!
Nicola is now the British National Champion as well as the current Scottish Open Champion, having won that in 2014 riding One Two Many.