Meet the team
Philip & Julie Nixon
Philip and Julie run the family farm and spend the summer supporting
daughter Pip at national events. They own Arctic Cruising & young horse Simba,
and both enjoy Shooting and Hunting during the winter.
Philippa has grown up with horses, hunting since the age of 5. She started eventing at the age of
12 with her pony William, with whom she competed at Pony club eventing championships. She
completed her first CCI 1* at Weston Park, representing Northern England on Dunloughan whirlwind
in 2013. Top horse Arctic Cruising travelled to Camphire, Ireland for the CIC 1* in 2014, representing
Northern England, jumping a double clear.
He then won the 2016 Pony club Open championships, and this year jumped clear at Houghton CCI 2*
Young Riders championships.
Philippa runs the competition yard at Little Whittington and has a great string of young horses
through to 3* eventers.
Nikki is the newest member to our team, following her position as Hunt
groom to the Berwickshire hunt. Nikki cares for the horses on a
day to day basis, as well as exercising hunters and eventers.
We have a lovely,friendly yard of horses, supporters, owners and sponsors, all of whom make up Team Little Whittington.