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Details

Discipline
Endurance
Date of Birth
06/09/68
Lives
Nelson, NZ
Born
New Zealand

Profile

SQUAD HORSES - Click on the horses name for further information
Northwinds Apollo - Owned by Chris & Nelson King
MF Bab Al Shams  - Owned by Alison & Phillip Higgins

 

Alison Higgins is a horse breeder and farmer of 3,500 acre sheep and beef station with husband Phillip. She almost gave up riding after losing her 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games home-bred horse Twynham El Omar.

The horse, who bit her thumb during the champs and almost put paid to their ride, had to be put down after getting colic at the 2013 national championships.

Instead Higgins dug deep and has created a new and exciting partnership with Northwinds Apollo, who she took to the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

 

Major results:

Previously ranked no. 1 in the Meydan Open Riders World Ranking January-April 2010

2009/2010 NZ Endurance Distance Rider of the Year

2007 rode for NZ in the Trans Tasman Endurance challenge

2008 qualified for World Equestrian Games but did not go

Photos

RESULTS

GAME HORSE EVENT PLACE
Normandy 2014 World Equestrian Games Northwinds Apollo Endurance Team DNF
Kentucky 2010 World Equestrian Games Twynham el Omar Endurance Individual 26th