Name – Nicola McArthur
Age – 33
I Live – Dunfermline but the horses live in Castlecary, Cumbernauld
Favourite Things – My friends, my Samshield Hat and chocolate!
Most Disliked Things – Spiders, seeing people at shows with tight flash/grackle nosebands done up way too low!! Rudeness and having no chocolate!!
Essential Piece of Kit – Neue Schule Bits
|Name||Ben Quicke (Cruise)||Cadvaloro (Euro)||Amaretto VI (Danny)||Sooky Toory (Oddy)||Blarfiled Allegro (Ally)|
|Breeding||By Cruising||Holsteiner by Caretino||KWPM by Syndey (Goodtimes)||British WB by Allround||SSH by Cassini|
|Level Competing||Grade A (1.30+)||Grade A (1.30+)||Fox/Grade C||Newcomers (Previous up Elem dressage)||Discovery|
Aims for 2015– To have a repeat of last year!! To compete at Hickstead and other big shows down south and possibly Ireland. Move all the horses up a level, in particular Danny aiming at more HOYS qualifiers.
Biography – I come from a non horsey family and started riding lessons at age 9, finally being allowed my own horse aged 13 (Bumble who is 24 and I still have!) I then did an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design at college and worked part time as a designer whilst also working in a riding school. In 2003 I began working full time with horses and spent the next 8 years working as yard manager doing everything from teaching, training students, selling and jumping the horses. I also competed during this time and was a show groom (National and International). Then in 2011 I started to working in the family business doing admin (which allows me to be very flexible for shows!) I also began riding for current own David Kerr and I do equine/animal portraits as a sideline!
2013 was our best year so far, some of the best results amongst others :
• Reaching 120 in the GBR rankings list
• 1st Amatuer final at RHS
• 1st Newcomers 2nd round
• Qualified for HOYS
• Competing at Hoys
• 1st in Scottish Senior Points League for 2013