Horseland Sponsored Rider - Nikki Richardson


Date of Birth: 27th June 1973

Where do you live? Scone, NSW

When did you start riding? Aged 3 - 5

Why did you start riding? Lived on a cattle property and mustered stock horses

Horse/s: Knightrider, Wish Wash

Favourite Horse: Wishful Thinking, Wishful Dreaming, Knightrider

Describe a typical day for you: Get my 2 sons Oscar and Charlie up and ready for school & pre - school, rider horses madly then pick up children at 2.50

Highest Achievement: Competing at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games on Wishful Thinking.

Highlight of career so far: 1st Taupo Trans tasman 95, 1st Lochinvar CCI*** 96

Most Influential person on your riding career? My brother Gordon Bishop and Heath Rayn

Who inspires you? Mary King- Still winning Olympic medals having had children!

What is your favourite competition accessory? My Innova dressage saddle and my Bates Momentum Jump saddle - I'd be lost without them!!

What is the handiest item in your tack room?
Our Roma horse work boots, they go on every leg of every horse every day.

What advice would you give to other riders?
To be a top rider you have to be extremely dedicated and when you get there the reward is unforgettable.

What do you do outside the horse world?
Look after my 2 boys who are 3yrs and 5yrs. We go around the bike track on bikes and scooters around town nearly every spare moment.

Make sure I am sitting on a good horse!