Philippa Nixon Eventing
Little Whittington Farm is base for Local Event rider, Philippa Nixon. As well as schooling and competition liveries, Philippa has a strong team of horses from young to 3* Eventer's.
2020 started brilliantly with top horses Amigo (PRF Divo Mail) and Snoopy (Arctic Cruising) winning and placing 2nd at Lincolnshire Intermediate, in March. Their seasons ended there due to COVID, but they will aim for an early season start in 2021. Following the covid break, young horses Buster, Bruce and Magnus came out on fighting form to start their competition careers. Buster won his first 100, followed by two-second places and is showing lots of promise for the next level in 2021. Bruce, a particular yard favourite (pictured), was placed in the top 4 in all of his 100 events and equally shows exciting promise for his novice transition.
2019 also proved to be a successful season for 22 year old Pip, both with the young horses and top horses Amigo and Snoopy. Amigo had a fabulous season over novice and intermediate courses, finishing the season on a high in 5th place in the 3* long format at Oasby International. Snoopy was delighted to be back out competing, running well throughout the summer. He finished with a brilliant performance at Blair Castle Horse Trials for 11th place in the 3*.
2021 promises to be an exciting season, with a variety of horses. Alongside Snoopy and amigo, Pip has very exciting young horses, ready to start their affiliated careers, last years starters looking to prove their talent through the levels for local owners, as well as 2 beautiful homebred who will be aimed at unaffiliated competitions this year.
Pip had great success in 2016, winning the Open Pony Club eventing champs on her own Arctic Cruising, a 16.3hh Grey Gelding, and the Scottish Novice championship on Game of Luck, owned by Miss Lauren Chaffey. Pip has represented Northern England at National competitions and in Ireland with Dunloughan Whirlwind and Arctic Cruising (Snoopy).
In 2018, Arctic Cruising took a year off, allowing Philippa to concentrate on her up and coming younger horses. PRF Divo Mail, owned by Mr and Mrs Nixon, successfully moved up from Novice to Intermediate, completing his first CIC and CCI 1* events. He finished the season in great form, with a 5th in the Intermediate at Allerton Park , and 7th in CIC 1* at Alnwick Ford.
PRF Divo Mail (Amigo) wins Lincolnshire Intermediate 2020
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Pip, now 22, has ridden since a small child, hunting and competing from the age of 5. Her passions include hunting with the Tynedale Hunt, Eventing and training young horses. She receives regular training from Charlotte Ridley, John Hill, Melissa Chapman and Will Murray and is hugely focused on producing horses through to 3* level.
Philippa is an active member of the South Northumberland Pony Club and holds her B+ test. In 2015 Pip spent 4 months training with 4* Event rider Nicola Wilson in Yorkshire with her top horse Arctic Cruising.
This season Philippa is fortunate to have a great string of horses from home-bred youngsters to 3* CCI level.
Philippa welcomes new owners and has availability for horses on competition livery. Facilities include 8 large monarch stables, 4 further wooden stables, horse walker, sand paddocks, sand arena with full set of show jumps, x-country course and great hacking facilities.
5* yard with packages to suit individual horses and owners. Horses welcomed at all ages and abilities.
We pride ourselves on being a friendly, fun team of local owners and friends. Regular training sessions carried out with local instructors Charlotte Ridley, John Hill, Will Murray and Melissa Chapman.