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Interview with Nicola Wilson

Nicola was one of the world's top three day event riders who has won numerous medals for Great Britain at Olympics Games, World and European Championships, including becoming European Champion in 2021. Nicola suffered a horrendous, career ending fall at Badminton in 2022 and is on a long and arduous road to recovery. Nicola is an inspiration to us all, her competitive spirit, positivity and determination is unbelievable and is playing a huge part in helping her regain her mobility and make the most of her life now, as it's taken a new direction.

Nicola talks openly and honestly about that awful day at Badminton last year, we chat about her journey over the last 18 months and what her hopes and dreams  are for the future. I was blown away by her gritty determination that clearly shows why she was such an amazing event rider. 

The British Eventing Support Trust has helped Nicola massively with her recovery, supporting both her and her husband, Alastair, both financially and emotionally. If you feel you would like to make a donation to support this fantastic cause, you can do so here, there is also an auction with masses of fantastic lots, including an overnight stay and 2 days with Nicola with your horse, for her expert eye, training and advice.

If you would like to watch the full, unedited version of the interview, you can watch this here.

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