Nina K. Aasen

Nina has always had a huge interest in horses; maybe its due to the fact that she grew up on her family's stud farm in England. After a few years in England, Nina's family decided to move back to Norway, where her interest for horses grew even bigger. As a young girl, Nina was coached by her father, former Olympic rider Morten Aasen.

 

As a 14-year-old, Nina was picked to join the Norwegian show jumping team and has represented Norway at several international shows, championships and nations cups in the pony, junior and young rider divisions. After graduating high school in Norway, Nina moved back to England to the family farm, producing young horses. Nina is still being coached by her father but is also lucky enough to train with Pippa and William Funnell for The Billy Stud.

 

A new exciting chapter in Nina's life unfolded in Autumn 2012 when she began to study International Relations and Development at the University of Sussex.

 

Equestrian Highlights:

  • 2nd in Grand Prix Sunshine Tour, 2011

  • 2nd in Junior grand Prix CSIO-JA Kristiansand, 

  • Jumped a double clear round for the winning Norwegian team in CSIO -JA Kristiansand and took 2nd in the Grand Prix

  • 5th in the Norwegian Championship

  • Joined the Norwegian Junior team for Europeans

  • Qualified for Oslo Horse Show CSIO 5* WC pony and junior/ young rider classes, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010

  • Silver medal in the Norwegian Championship

  • 4th individual in the Nordic Baltic Championships