Born on a horse...
In Nicole’s own words, “I was basically born on a horse.” She’s been riding for nearly 3 decades and has experience in many disciplines. The daughter of a competitive combined driver (USEF long-listed); her first show was actually a pleasure driving show when she was 6 years old. She was an avid member of Pony Club/Eventing for 4 years where she competed in two-phase jumping/dressage shows.
However, her first love is dressage where she has trained and competed successfully for over 20 years. Nicole has also traveled throughout the country and the world to pursue her equine passion. She has successfully bred and sold numerous horses through Tomora Training Center. She has also effectively helped her clients purchase and develop new top performance horses.
Adding to her experience as a rider and trainer, Nicole graduated in 2006 from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BA in Business Communications. She is a mother to two beautiful daughters and she's confident they will share her passion for horses.
Awards and Accomplishments
1998-2009 - Rocky Mountain Dressage Society (RMDS) rosettes every year
2004 - USDF All Breeds Award
2005 - USDF Bronze Medal Rider Award
2006 - RMDS Holsteiner Horse of the Year
2007 – showing was pre-empted with planning her wedding
2008 - USDF Silver Medal Rider Award
2009 - Average Intermediare 1 with LeFire was 65%
2009 - RMDS 5th place, Intermediare 1, open division for region 5, year-end award. The team ended with a 65% average.
2011 - numerous accomplishments and year-end awards, from Training Level through Third Level
2012 -RMDS Open Training Level Champion
RMDS Year End Open Training Level Champion with an average of 72.1%
RMDS Year End Open First Level 6th place with an average of 70.645%
RMDS Dutch Warm Blood of the year with an average of 71.333% 2013-USDF Reserve 3rd Level Open Champion