Vicki Wilson, Northland, New Zealand

Top NZ show jumper, horse trainer and educator of children

Vicki Wilson has always had a passion for riding horses and started her career in an unorthodox fashion at 3 years old, riding and training the family sheep. A few decades on, Vicki is one of New Zealand's most successful and well-respected show jump riders, being known for her competitive edge and her ability to produce happy horses.

She has a strong philosophy based on producing happy horses who love their work, and takes a holistic approach to horse welfare. Vicki (alongside her sisters Kelly and Amanda ) has become widely known for her work with wild horses, having tamed and advocated for the plight of New Zealand's wild Kaimanawas, the American Mustangs and more recently the legendary Australian Brumbies.

Vicki influences thousands of NZ children each year through their Showtym horse camps throughout NZ, which encourage children to get outside, down and dirty in nature. She has an innate gift to assist and inspire all children to find their talents and follow their dreams, to take risks and dream big.

Vicki Wilson