Horses and Team
It takes a dedicated group of people, staff and professionals to keep the horses happy and healthy; and we are lucky to have the below amazing team.
Current horse of Nicole Tough Dressage Team
14.2 hand, 2020 German Riding Pony gelding, by Double Diamond, out of a Halifax mare.
QDRSC Championships - Preliminary Pony Champion
QLD Newcomer Pony of the Year
Selected on the 2022 Rivermead Estate QLD State Talent Squad
Caboolture Dressage Championships - Open Novice Champion
Park Ridge Dressage Championships - Open Novice Champion
Tamworth Horse First Dressage Showcase - Open Novice Champion
Re-selected on the 2023 Rivermead Estate QLD State Talent Squad
Weekly Coach - Traci Baldwin
For the last 13 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.
2024 will see a return to clinics with the first one scheduled for March with Vanessa Way.
Grooms - James Kelly and Tia McLelland
James Kelly and Tia McLelland are a vital part of the team. They keep the barn working on time and smoothly, whilst keeping the horses happy and healthy.
Farrier - Sam Buchanan
Every 4-6 weeks, each of the horses here at NTDT are attended to by our expert farrier, Sam Buchanan. With great bio-mechanical understanding, Sam attends to the balance and condition of our horses hooves, and this means they can train and perform well. A good farrier can literally change the working life of a horse. Our thanks to Sam, for his professional service and for his love of horses.
Vets - Gold Coast Equine and WestVets
Both practises are brilliant, professional and love our horses.
Bodywork - Wendy Bannerot From Equine Edge Rehabilitation
The horses here at NTD are checked and treated by Wendy Bannerot, a qualified Equine Rehabilitation Therapist, once a month, and they love it. Wendy’s services include; treatment for a range of non-veterinary management of post-operative conditions, open wounds, tendon & ligament Injuries (including rehabilitation & strengthening of muscles); as well as recovery and increased range of movement in injured joints.
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.
Saddlefitter - Kathryn Sullivan-Butt
Our horses are regularly checked over by Kathryn to ensure their saddles are still fitting as they develop into strong dressage athletes. Kathryn is a master of her craft and stocks a range of different saddle brands to allow us to try new saddles as needed through our horse's training journey.
Christy Baker Photography
ELD (Equestrian Land Developments)
Buchanan Farrier Services
Equine Edge Rehabilitation