‘Teamwork makes the dream work’

It takes a dedicated group of people, staff and professionals to keep the horses happy and healthy; and I’m lucky to have the below amazing team.

Owners - Karin and Tim Gordon and Emma and Paul Weel
Karin and Tim own Leopold, whom Nicole trains and campaigns. Emma and Paul own Faberge and Florenz, and won the Dressage QLD 2019 Owners of the Year award.

Weekly Coach - Traci Baldwin
For the last 12 years, I have my weekly lessons with Traci. Traci overseas my training, ensuring I don’t slip into bad habits or look for short cuts. Her attention to detail is right up my alley.

Clinic Coach - Matthew Dowsley
For the last 4 years, Matthew visits once a month. Matthew constantly challenges me and takes me out of my comfort zone.

Grooms - Sophie Greatz and Brittney Johnson
In late 2019, we said goodbye to super groom, Macada Roebig, to pursue her vet studies. Macada won the 2019 Dressage QLD Groom of the Year award. Sophie and Brittney are a vital part of the team. They keep the barn working on time and smoothly, whilst keeping the horses happy and healthy.

Sponsors - The Saddlefitter and Riders xoxo
See ‘Sponsors’ page for full details of Nicole's fabulous sponsors.

Farrier - Joel Stewart
‘No foot, no horse’. Joel is farrier to our team. He is organised, punctual and takes great pride in his work.

Vets - Gold Coast Equine and West Vets
Both practises are brilliant, professional and love our horses.

Acupuncture - Karen Shield From Pet Acutherapy

Karen loves her work, making the horses feel supple, loose and free of muscular pain. Acupuncture is a great way to stimulate blood flow, triggering the activity of the body’s natural pain killers.

Chiropractor - Grant Harris
Chiropractic adjustments improve joint mobility, function and health. They can make tight muscles loose, and loose muscles tight, and improve contractibility and strength of the muscle.

Dentist - Peter Roberts
Having horses teeth attended to annually, leads to better performance and response to training. Additionally, a horse that cannot masticate it’s food properly, will not be able to get proper nutrition from their food. Peter is a Master dentist, and extremely thorough.

The Saddlefitter - Kathryn Sullivan-Butt

Pet Acutherapy - Karen Shield

Competition Groom - Chloe Cousins

Horse & Stable Manager - Sophie Greatz

Clinic Coach - Matthew Dowsley

Weekly Coach - Traci Baldwin

Regalo's Owner - Karin Gordon

Faberge & Florenz's Owners - Emma & Paul Weel