Erin Nichols – USA
US FEI YOUNG RIDER
2022 NAYC YOUNG RIDER INDIVIDUAL GOLD MEDALIST
2022 NAYC YOUNG RIDER FREESTYLE GOLD MEDALIST
2022 NAYC YOUNG RIDER TEAM SILVER MEDALIST
2021 US DRESSAGE YOUNG RIDER EUROPEAN TOUR
2021-22 US DRESSAGE/DISCOVERY DRESSAGE EMERGING ATHLETE
2021 NAYC YOUNG RIDER TEAM GOLD MEDALIST
Erin Nichols of Yorba Linda, California and her 2012 Dutch Warmblood gelding, Handsome Rob AR (by Charmeur x Don Schufro) were FEI North American Youth Championships Team gold medalists in 2021, and they just won the Young Rider Individual Gold medal and the Young Rider Freestyle Gold medal with a 74.456%, as well as securing the Young Rider Team Silver medal at this year’s NAYC.
Earlier this year, the pair was named to the U.S. Dressage Young Rider European Tour and competed at the Internationaux de Dressage de Compiègne CDIY in Compiègne, France, and Future Champions CDIOY Hagen in Hagen, Germany. Nichols and Handsome Rob AR scored strong results against some of Europe’s top young riders.
Erin is also an accomplished Jumper, competing currently in 1.10- and 1.20-meter classes.