Andrew will be generously sponsored at Cheltenham by Markel International, the specialist equine bloodstock insurer.
another life I would have loved to have been a jump jockey and riding at the
Cheltenham Festival, the home of jump racing, is the closest I’m going to get
to this dream! At my age, you need to take the opportunities whilst
they’re there and what better charity to do it for than the Injured Jockeys
Fund as I have the most enormous respect for jockeys. I’m looking forward to
the training for the race, but not to shedding two stone!”
Thank you for your support!
Andrew Nicholson is one of the world’s top event riders. He rode in his first Olympics aged 23 in Los Angeles in 1984, and has represented his native New Zealand in six Olympic Games and seven world championships, winning medals of every colour. At 53 Andrew is still at the peak of his powers, has perhaps his best team of horses ever and this year made history by winning Burghley International Horse Trials for the third consecutive year on the mighty Avebury. Andrew has been based in the UK since the 1980’s and lives near Marlborough with his wife and children.