Little Whittington Farm is base for Local Event rider, Pip Nixon.
Pip has schooling and competition liveries.
2023 season, Amigo is back in action and feeling on great form after his quieter year last season. He and Beau (Undalgo De Windsor) have aims for 3 and 4* this season with their first runs planned for March at Oasby and Thoresby. They younger horses Niamh, Hendricks and Crystal will have there first runs in April.
2022 season, Unfortunately Amigo picked up a small injury which meant he was out for the season but luckily Pip had a new ride Undalgo De Windsor who she campaigned at intermediate and 3* and finished the season at Little Downham Advanced. The younger horses all proved that they were established at the levels they were competing at and ready to go up a step. We were sad to see MB Buster go to his lovely new home but unfortunately we can't keep them all! We then moved into winter where we were busier than ever even with the eventers having a quieter time the hunters were in full flow!
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.
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*.
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 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, Nicola Wilson and Will Murray and is hugely focused on producing horses through to 4* level.
In 2015 Pip spent a season training with 4* Event rider Nicola Wilson in Yorkshire with her top horse Arctic Cruising.
This season Pip is fortunate to have a great string of horses from home-bred youngsters to advanced level.
Pip welcomes new owners and has availability for horses on competition livery. Facilities include indoor monarch stables, further outdoor 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.