Nick Skelton OBE
Rider Nick Skelton OBE
D.O.B Dec 1957
Lives Warwickshire
Horses

BIG STAR OWNED BY BEVERLEY WIDDOWSON

Nick Skelton OBE

Biography

With a career that has now spanned four decades, Nick has been one of the major front runners of the sport at both a national and international level. An injury to his neck in 2000 forced him to retire but after being given the all clear, he returned to the sport in late 2002 and has never looked back, going on to represent GB out in Athens two years later.

To date he has won five World and ten senior European Championship medals, as well as the team gold he secured with Big Star at the 2012 Olympic Games. With the call up, Nick will be making his seventh appearance for Great Britain at an Olympic Games (not counting the Alternative Olympic Games in 1980).

He was awarded an OBE for his services to equestrian sport in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in June 2012. Nick has two sons, Dan and Harry, who are both involved with horse racing.

 

CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

2012 Olympic Games: Team Gold (Big Star)
2011 European Championships: Team Bronze and Individual Bronze (Carlo)
2008 Olympic Games: Team 5th (Russel)
2004 Olympic Games: =13th Individually (Arko III)
2003 European Championships (Arko III)
1999 European Championships: Team 4th (Hopes are High)
1998 World Equestrian Games: Team Bronze (Hopes are High)
1996 Olympic Games: Team =11th (Show Time)
1995 European Championship: Team Silver (Everest Dollar Girl)
1994 World Equestrian Games: Team 6th (Everest Dollar Girl)
1993 European Championship: Team Silver (Everest Dollar Girl)
1992 Olympic Games: Team 7th (Dollar Girl)
1991 European Championship: Team Silver (Phoenix Park)
1990 World Equestrian Games: Team Bronze (Alan Paul Grand Slam)
1989 European Championship: Team Gold (Burmah Apollo/Serenade)
1988 Olympic Games (Apollo)
1987 European Championship: Team Gold and Individual Bronze (Raffles Apollo)
1986 World Equestrian Games: Team Silver and Individual Bronze (Raffles Apollo)
1985 European Championship: Team Gold (Everest St James)
1982 World Equestrian Games: Team Bronze (Everest If Ever)
1980 (Alternative) Olympic Games: Team Silver (Maybe)
1975 Junior European Championships: Team Silver and Individual Gold (O.K.)
1974 Junior European Championships: Team Silver (Maybe)