Sophie De Clifford

The skills, knowledge and  passion held by the NSC team, along with  their mobile fitting service , put them in a league of their own.
NSC are continuously evolving  in order to stay current with their saddle designs and to  meet the  challenges of satisfying  horses and riders  of all levels.  They provide an exceptional after sales service from S.M.S Qualified Master Saddle Fitters, to  ensuring their riders and horses remain comfortable and balanced in  their saddles.  All NSC products, from their saddles to their  accessories, are made using  exceptionally high quality materials and  craftsmanship. My  favourite  products  include the :  Elite Pro, Elite Monoflap and the Liberty Short Girth.

I am coaching monthly in  Hamilton,  Palmerston North and Taupo as well as offering lessons from my property in Walton.

Horse Details:

Cortaflex Ashbury Dolly:  2001 liver chestnut Warmblood mare.
Voltaire II X Danzel/Jaguar.
LEVEL 7 dressage horse.

Results & Information: 2016/2017  Season

We have had a fantastic season!
 Kinnordy Golda owned  her first season of competition  by  winning  4 champions and 1 reserve from 5 shows.
She was also the North Island level 3 champion,  the North Island Accumulator Series Final Winner,  Reserve National Champion and 3rd HOY level 3.
 Alamo BL was the Waikato and Waitemata level 4 Champion and finished 4th at Nationals.
Ashanti was undefeated at Inter I level including winning the North Island Inter I champion. Sadly she is no longer with us after suffering from Laminitis due to a cortisone injection to help her sacroiliac joint.
We are now looking for a new young horse to  join the team!

2015  Ashanti: Undefeated at Level 5 2015/2016 season including:  Champion Level 5 at Bay of Plenty Champs, Central Districts Champs, Waikato Champs, Waitemata Champs, North Island Level 5 Champion, National Level 5 Champion, HOY Level 5 Champion.  Alamo BL National Reserve Champion Level 2Winner of the Hanoverian Award Levels 1-3 at NZ National Dressage Champs
2014 Consistently placed in level 6/7
2013 Champion or Reserve level 6/7 horse at seven of the nine regional shows attended.
2013 Winner of the Hobson Horse coaches Prix St Georges Challenge Series.
2013 Winner of the Zilco Musical Freestyle Accumulator Series Level 6/7.
2013 3rd overall level 7 at North Island Championships.
2013 6th Level 6/7 Horse Of The Year.

2012 – 2013 During the winter months I moved to England where I was a working pupil for Carl Hester. This consisted of daily training from both Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin.

2010 Groomed for Australian dressage rider, Hayley Beresford, at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky.

2008 – 2010 Moved to Germany where I worked and trained with five time Olympic gold medallist, Isabell Werth. This consisted of riding/training horses of all levels, and grooming at international competitions.

2008 Groomed for Isabell Werth’s former head rider, Australian, Hayley Beresford at Beijing Olympics.

Member of Dressage New Zealand Young Rider Talent ID squad 2000-2001.