Nicholas Fyffe began his riding career as a three-day eventer. An Australian native, Fyffe helped the team earn a gold medal at the 2007 Tri Nations Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa, and has ridden on four Nations Cup teams in Wellington, FL. He has multiple training success stories, including the development of the P.R.E stallion Fiero HGF, whom he developed from a 3-year-old. Nicholas currently resides in Wellington, Florida, and makes up one half of the prestigious Marcus Fyffe Dressage.
Follow along as we talk to Nicholas about is 2018 AGDF plan, his goals for the future, and his best “non-horse” related moments of the summer!
What has your summer looked like with your horses and your business?
Nicholas: We always look forward to having a “quiet” summer, but we were actually quite busy. I kept up my regular clinics in MD and MI as well as teaching a new symposium in Scottsdale, AZ. We had success with students at Regionals as well as spending time sourcing and developing horses owned by Marcus Fyffe Dressage. MFD working student Katrina Sadis won a NAJYRC Gold Medal whilst David was honored to be guest rider at the Pavo Cup in The Netherlands.
Can you tell us a little bit about the horses that you will be competing this season at AGDF?
Nicholas: I am excited to take out a new stallion, Fine Time. He’s just arrived from quarantine and I’ll help transition him to his new owner and rider, Sonia Zugel. I’ll do some National Grand Prix and then we’ll strategize. I also have my own 9-year-old Fiero HGF whom I’ll look forward to first starting National Grand Prix as well as Louise Cote’s gelding, Hitchcock, who is ready for the small tour.
What are your goals for the upcoming season and beyond?
Nicholas: My goals are to continue to cultivate this wonderful group of riders and horses that make up Marcus Fyffe Dressage. This season I look forward to coaching students of all levels at Global as well as spending more time in the show ring myself as well as supporting David in the ring.
What do you admire the most about your business partner, David Marcus?
Nicholas: Despite our diverse backgrounds, David and I seek the same goals. This diversity brings broader knowledge and experience. We are open minded, work hard and communicate well. I admire what a “cool customer” David remains in just about any situation.
What is the most exciting thing that you did this summer, that was non-horse related?
Nicholas: Just about everything I do is horse related in some form but this is what I love. I did take my family visiting from Australia on a tour through the Everglades. Always fun. We also overcame another hurricane, which was pretty exciting.
Finish this sentence: If I’m not working, I’m….
Nicholas: Thinking about working… At the beach or enjoying being home.