Exclusive Horse and Hound interview with Nicki Thorne, endurance horse rider sponsored by Kestrel.

Exclusive Horse and Hound interview with Nicki Thorne, endurance horse rider sponsored by Kestrel.

3 years ago

Nicki Thorne gives her thoughts on horse welfare. She also explains why all women should give endurance riding a go.

As a member of the Team GB Endurance Riding Squad, Nicki has great experience in the sport. She first got involved in endurance when she was taking part in pleasure rides with her chestnut mare, Alaska.

Unfortunately, Alaska passed away in 2012 at the age of 29. Bouncing back from the loss, Nicki came second in her first ever FEI 3* 160km race the year after. She also ranked number one in the FEI rankings.

The Kestrel team are delighted with Nicki’s success and it’s great to hear her views on the sport. You can watch the full interview here.