Student Trainer, Equitation Science International
Nicki has competed in dressage, show-jumping and eventing, gained her Equestrian Australia Coaching qualification in 1996, and has been principal trainer at Kersbrook Equestrian Centre for three decades.
After being introduced to Equitation Science in 2000, Nicki found how positively its theory and techniques enabled her training and assisted her clients to produce reliable, relaxed horses. Her contributions to the development of Equitation Science include producing the Academic Horse Training DVDs, managing the 2nd edition of the Equitation Science text and co-authoring ‘Go Forward, dear’ with Dr Andrew McLean.
Her holistic approach to training encompasses a keen interest in developing organised, effective, independent riders whose training is enhanced by evidence based techniques. Nicki is dedicated to improving horse welfare and fostering harmonious relationships between humans and horses.
Nicki has joined the ESI team to provide student support and assist trainers of the Diploma of Equitation Science. She is currently undergoing her RTO Trainer & Assessor qualifications to eventually move into a Training role.