“If Andrew Nicholson says something today, you are a fool if you don’t listen” - Captain Mark Phillips
Andrew Nicholson: Focused tells the story of the boy from a farm in New Zealand who came to Britain as a raw 18-year-old and conquered one of the most demanding sports in the world – competing in six Olympic Games and six World Championships and becoming World Number One. Illustrated with many previously unseen superb photographs of Andrew’s eventing career and life with horses, it reveals how he got to the top and how hard he still strives to up his game, and many of his innermost thoughts about the sport to which he has dedicated his life.
“I hope it is interesting to see some pictures from the early days, where I came from and how I worked my way to the top level of the sport. Perhaps it might show some younger riders today that you don’t need to come from a wealthy background to make it to the top”
“It has always been in my heart to be the best at what I do, and be number one in the world, but first and foremost I have to make a living”
“I am often asked what still motivates me to continue, and that’s simple really: I motivate myself”
- Andrew Nicholson