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SPORTS & RECREATION

160 Pages, 7.5 x 9.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $32.95 (US $32.95) (CA $39.95)

Publication Date: August 2014

ISBN 9781909471580

Rights: US & CA

Racing Post Books (Aug 2014)

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Overview

The revealing autobiography of one of the world's top horsemenAndrew Nicholson is one of the world's leading event riders. At only 23, he rode in his first Olympics in Los Angeles in 1984, and has represented his native New Zealand in six Olympic Games and six world championships, winning medals of every color. Andrew is respected and admired by his peers and sporting fans as a brilliant rider and competitor. Now in his 50s, he is at the peak of his powers and, with the best team of horses he has ever had, is focused on winning one of the very few prizes to elude him—an individual gold medal—at the 2016 Rio Olympics. This book tells the story of the boy from a farm in New Zealand who came to Britain as a raw 19-year-old and conquered one of the most demanding sports in the world. Illustrated with superb photographs of Andrew's career and life with horses, it reveals how he got to the top and how hard he still strives to up his game. We discover the personalities of his top horses, and the secrets he has learned in his 35 years as a horseman.

Author Biography

Andrew Nicholson is a New Zealand horseman who has competed at six Olympic Games. He is currently World Number One in Three Day Eventing. Captain Mark Phillips is an Olympic gold-medal-winning horseman and a leading figure in British equestrian circles.