Andrew Nickalls

MCK4963 Háfetin and Andrew PP1 220515Andrew originates from New Zealand and is a farrier by trade. He has lived in the UK since 1999. Although he has always ridden horses (he enjoyed playing polo Crosse in NZ), he has only been riding Icelandic’s since meeting Jemimah and riding competitively since 2012. In 2013, he qualified for the British Team on Komma f Barnegard to ride in T2.

As a farrier, Andrew is lucky to come into contact with many horses who compete in different disciplines, including the NZ eventing team who he shoes for and accompanies to world class events such as the Olympics.

Shoeing Icelandic horses is different in many ways for a traditionally trained farrier and Andrew likes to learn about the ways the shoeing of Icelandic’s can affect their gaits.


A finalist at Exloo Internationaal 2015 in F2.

Supporting Companies/Sponsorships

Andrew is very fortunate to have had support and/or sponsorship in the past and present from:

NAF equine

Mark Todd/Westgate EFI Ltd



Selwood Equine


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