Nicola Wilson

Nicola Wilson (née Tweddle) is a multi medal-winning British event rider based in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, who started eventing professionally after graduating from university.

She has represented Great Britain and won medals at Olympic, European and World Championship level.

Nicola got her first taste of success in 1997 when she was selected to ride as an individual for the young rider European squad in Pratoni on Mr Bumble. The combination then came 10th at Burghley Horse Trials in 1998.

Nicola was first selected as a senior British team member at the 2009 European Eventing Championships in Fontainebleau where she came home with a team gold medal riding Opposition Buzz (aka Dodi).

The talented gelding attracted a huge following thanks to his incredible scope and slightly unorthodox jumping style and the pair became regular pathfinders for the British team over the next few years.

Together they won team gold at the World Equestrian Games in 2010 in Kentucky, team bronze at the 2011 European Championships in Luhmühlen and team silver at the Olympics in London in 2012.

Nicola was also a team silver medallist at the 2015 European Championships at Blair Castle Horse Trials riding One Two Many.

Nicola Wilson won her first individual medal — bronze — at the 2017 European Championships in Strzegom in Poland with Bulana. She also led the British team to gold.

Bulana also helped Nicola to her best result at five-star level (previously four-star) so far when the pair finished second at Luhmühlen Horse Trials in 2017. Nicola has also won a number of times at four-star level (previously three-star).

Nicola married Alastair Wilson in 2006.