Nicola Wilson, part of Team GB’s Olympic silver medal winning eventing team at London 2012, is delighted to be named as a Ambassador for the Friends of Sense Stables.
Nicola had her first taste of competition with the Hurworth Pony Club, where she competed in numerous pony club games and tetrathlons. Nicola’s first senior team appearance for Great Britain was in 2009, when she was part of the team that secured gold at the European Eventing Championships in Fontainebleau. The following year, Nicola won a team gold medal at the World Equestrian Games.
Nicola’s dream to be part of Team GB came true at the London 2012 Olympics. She said that winning a team silver medal was ‘thrilling and a great honour’.
Inspired by the work of the Sense Stables and the encouragement deafblind people receive to work in a team, learn new skills, become independent, and find the passion and potential that is inside everyone, Nicola said:
‘I'm lucky to have a great support team at home but also the support that surrounds Team GB.
‘Deafblindness is a complex and frightening disability that adds many barriers in life, but riding at the Sense Stables is one way that people can feel part of a team for the first time, to engage with life, and horses, and feel truly independent.
‘I’m delighted to lend my support to the team at the Stables and raise awareness of this great project’.
First published: Tuesday 23 October 2012
Updated: Friday 6 January 2017