Stuntwoman Nina Armstrong spends her days dodging spells and driving fast cars in Harry Potter and James Bond films, but now she has discovered real excitement — she has qualified for the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS).
“I nearly didn’t go to the New Forest as I had been filming the final Harry Potter film all night and was tired, but we got there just in time, went straight into the ring and he qualified,” she told H&H. “I’m over the moon.”
“As a little kid I used to trot down the centre of the arena pretending I had just won the Horse of the Year Show, so it’s really exciting to have qualified,” added the 29-year-old, who performs stunts on behalf of actresses including Catherine Zeta Jones, Halle Berry and Helena Bonham Carter.
This article was first published in Horse & Hound (1 October, ’09)