Luis Lucio - Spanish Olympian / Director of Dressage inc Training for Spain


Nicky is a top dressage trainer. Working with her as Spanish National Youth Riders Dressage Trainer, and even with Senior Riders, we have had a great experience during past years, doing a top job and achieving lots of results and big success. I strongly recommend her. 

Litta Soheila Sohi International GP rider for Iran


Nicky is a super top trainer, with so much experience behind her. She is current and cut's no corners in her training. Nicky get's the best out to the rider and horse and is brilliant in teaching the right feeling, she does not simply "spoon feed" you, but really makes you think. I always finish my lessons feeling satisfied and positive. I can't recommend Nicky highly enough. 

Erik Balasch Gonzalez - Spanish European Junior / Young Rider / U25


Simply really good training always, really helpful for all riders. 

Katherine Lewis


I've now had three training session with Nicky Barrett on my own Friesian stallion Jos K and Di Hayes driving horse Albertho B. Nicky is so positive and quick to pick up on you and your horses strength and weaknesses. The way she explains what she wants from you both has helped me to feel more confident in my own ability.

Dannie Morgan - Professional Dressage and Event Rider / Trainer


I have trained with Nicky since I took the ride of Knoxx's Figaro in May 2018. Nicky's training has been invaluable, she is incredibly detailed and focused on getting the best outcome for horse and rider. In less than a year Figaro and I have won four RegionalChampionship titles and we became the Advanced Medium Silver National Champion and came sixth in the Medium Gold Championship at Stoneleigh Park 2018. 

Claudia Brind-Woody


Nicky is an amazing instructor and coach. She has an outstanding ability to break down a skill to its fundamental elements and then enable the rider to put the elements back together. She also knows exactly when to push and when to encourage. My lessons have been  breakthrough moments for me. I wold highly recommend her to anyone, and look forward to the opportunity to have my next lesson with her.


Amy Schiessl - European Young Rider


Nicky is such a fantastic trainer. I have worked with Nicky for the last 5 years and thanks to her help and support we went to the Young Rider European Championship and have trained up to Grand Prix since. I couldn't recommend a better trainer / mentor.

Josefin Gyllensward Silver Medalist U25's / Best Swedish Rider


"Nicky is a fantastic trainer who has helped me bring 3 horses up to GP! Her training is systematic and easy to understand step by step but mostly it always leaves both horse and rider super happy! I have truly enjoyed training with her for the last 4 years and I hope there will be many more!"

Sam Dean


Nicky is brilliant with all levels of horses and riders. The difference she makes is huge. She manages to keep the horses happy and willing as well as getting them to be the best that they can be. My children and myself rely on her to get the best from our show jumpers as well as our dressage horses.

Nanette Spence


I am currently training with Nicky doing IntA and A and will am looking forward to  moving onto Grand Prix in a few weeks. Having Nicky at a competition is like travelling First Class as appose to EasyJet and struggling.

Lisa Morgan


Nicky helped me find my horse Becks after a couple of years break from riding. In just two years Nicky had me competing at Area Festivals and Regional Championships from Elem to Adv Medium. Late last year she helped me fulfil my ambition of competing in my tailcoat. 

Rowan Lewis


I have trained with Nicky for many years. From a novice rider to International Small Tour. We are now about to embark on conquering the Grand Prix. She has an amazing eye and wealth of experience from the perspective of a trainer, judge and rider. Nicky has always been happy to go 'the extra mile' and is supportive of her students. I highly reccomend her whether you want to just train or to train and compete at any level.


Catia Von Huetz


Nicky Barrett is the best trainer I've had the pleasure of working with. I cannot find enough words to say how fabulous she is. Her lessons are a huge treat combined with discipline and humour. She has helped me enormously with several horses... her lessons are always different and extremely focused. Nicky understands like no other trainer what the rider is capable of and uses huge intelligence and technical skill to help achieve potential.

Philippa Comley


I have worked with Nicky for many years now, her positive and professional approach has helped me produce my Dressage and Event horses to International standard. Nicky's attention to detail is phenomenal and I leave every lesson with a clear plan. I have absolutely no hesitation recommending Nicky, as a dressage trainer to any level of rider looking to progress.

Amanda Towle


Nicky Barrett is amazing, she knows what you are feeling by looking, she is passionate in her work and really makes a difference. She explains it in a way that really helps you to understand and her methods work. Huge improvements all round for us and I learn and improve more with every session and we are getting results that prove it. She is brilliant

Kim Rowley


“ As an Amateur rider working at Elem/Med, I cannot recommend Nicky highly enough. Every lesson is taught with enthusiasm and a sense of humour, her knowledge is phenomenal and she has an amazing ability to explain very simply what is required.” KIM ROWLEY.

Wayne Lightbown


“As a Para Dressage rider, Nicky was an enormous help and inspiration. When I changed sports to Reining, she was even able to give me some helpful contacts in this!” WAYNE LIGHTBOWN.

Melanie Breen


I would highly recommend Nicky as a trainer. Her methods are very correct and her empathy for both horse and rider are refreshing. Nicky has helped me grow as a rider and increased my confidence. I look forward to every session and I am never disappointed!