Nick is a world-renowned show jumping rider whose career has spanned nearly 38 years, winning thousands of classes and hundreds of Grand Prix events, and over £6.5m in prize money. He brings his brilliance to the show ring not only when he competes, but also as a trainer alongside Kraut. Nick has become a legend in the sport, consistently rising to the top of the standings.
Nick holds the British equestrian high jump record, when he jumped over 7'7" on Lastic in London back in 1978 and has competed at seven Olympic Games. He has won 10 European Championship medals, six World Championship medals, a World Cup title and over 60 major Grand Prix titles. Other highlights include four Calgary Grand Prix wins, three Aachen Grand Prix wins, five Dublin Grand Prix victories and three Hickstead Jumping Derby triumphs.
In September 2000, Nick broke vertebrae in his neck and was forced to retire from show jumping in 2001. Spectating didn't suit him so Nick made a determined recovery and bravely returned to the competition arena. A few spectacular horses later, Nick added another major triumph to his illustrious show jumping career, winning a team gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. After his 2012 Olympic gold medal, Nick was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by Her Majesty The Queen.
Mary Elizabeth Kent
An extremely vital component to Kraut's team is her sister, Mary Elizabeth, who manages the business. She assists Kraut in coaching students and has worked alongside Kraut for her entire life. Kent is responsible for the smooth operation of the barn, horses and employees at home as well as on the road.
Bobby is an up-and-coming rider who has competed both nationally and internationally as part of the North America East Coast League. He rode to a fantastic win with Tipper II during the CSI1* Megeve during the summer of 2014, and has stayed consistent in the placings throughout the year. Bobby is an active athlete and horseman with a promising junior career.