Andrew Nicholson to coach Swiss eventing team

      Andrew Nicholson and Jet Set IV at Burghley 2018


Andrew Nicholson is to take up the mantle of specialist cross country coach for Switzerland in the lead up to the 2019 European Championships in Luhmuhlen and hopefully help them secure a team berth for Tokyo 2020

Nine Swiss combinations are already qualified for the 2019 European Championships and their goal is to qualify a team for Tokyo with the help of the cross country master. Andrew, who has competed at six Olympic Games for New Zealand, will travel to Switzerland for several elite and junior squad training sessions and then accompany elite riders to selected events during the coming season.

Swiss rider Robin Godel, who showed a stickability at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon not dissimilar to that of Andrew, has already obviously benefitted from his training at the Nicholson Wiltshire base in the lead up to WEG 2018 which no doubt helped pave the way for the New Zealander to join the existing team coaches, Ernst Wettstein (dressage and jumping) and Dominik Burger

Switzerland fielded a team of three at Tryon consisting of Robin Godel (Grandeur de Lully), Patrizia Attinger (Hilton P) and Felix Vogg (Colero). Patrizia is currently the top ranked Swiss rider at 43rd on the FEI Rankings