Rider Nicola Thorne
D.O.B May 1971

Main horse name:  LR BOLD GREYSON

Stable name: GREYSON


Age: 15 YRS


Height: 15H



Nicola Thorne


I have been involved in endurance riding now for a number of years and have had the opportunity to ride all over the world, however still predominantly ride in the UK and in my home county of Norfolk.  My first endurance horse was my much loved gelding ZA Marengo, known affectionately as Mango the Magnificent. He took me through the learning process at the shorter distances with many years of fun riding around the UK.

I had always wanted to ride the longer distances, with FEI aspirations, and having become addicted to endurance riding I went on to ride all over the USA, South Africa, Argentina, Europe, Dubai, Ireland and have continued to compete in the UK.  I was delighted to hold the FEI Number One rider spot two years in a row, and to also to gain my Elite status. This year I completed the Sheikh Mohammed Cup in Dubai on my reserve horse LM Bolena which was a huge training challenge for me. My biggest career highlight to date is, without a doubt, the privilege of riding for Team GBR at the European Championships last year on LR Bold Greyson, the horse I am taking back to the World Championships this year.  I feel incredibly honoured to have this opportunity to ride for my country. 

Key results

  • Keysoe GB, 6/8/2016, First & National Champion, FEI 3* 160kms, 13.4 kmph, LM 42
  • Samorin Slovakia, CH EU E, 11/8/2015, 31st, FEI 4* 160 kms, 17.43 kmph, LR Bold Greyson
  • Dubai, HH Sh M Cup, 9/1/2016, 80th overall, 12th of International, FEI 3* 160 kms, 14.47 kmph, LM Bolena

Kings GB, 12/7/2015, First, FEI 3* 160 kms, 16.97 kmph, LM 42