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Capitalizing on her horse’s impressive and well-known footspeed, Nicole Shahinian-Simpson (USA) navigated Silver Raven Farms’ Akuna Mattata to the victory ... more
It’s worth leaving your ringside seat to watch Akuna Mattata in the warm-up before a big class. The mare can ... more
Oscar Soberon (USA) tested 38 horse-and-ride pairs on his first-round track, with seven pairs qualifying for the jump-off contest. Shahinian-Simpson and “Nahla,” the 2008 ... more
Out of the starting field of 73, Shahinian-Simpson was one of only seven to reach the tiebreaking jump-off by riding without penalty ... more
But the strong performance didn’t quell Shahinian-Simpson’s concern that something might be off with Nahla, a horse she’s known since ... more
The highlight jumper class of week 6 at the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival, the $134,000 CabanaCoast Grand Prix CSI3*, was ... more
Last to go in the $36,600  Turkish Airlines Classic CSI4*-W at Deeridge Farms, Nicole Shahinian-Simpson (USA) knew she had one more ace in her ... more
After making their Devon debut in 2018 with multiple top placings, the United States’ Nicole Shahinian-Simpson and Silver Raven Farms’ Akuna Mattata ... more
Competitors brought their A-game on Sunday afternoon for the final leg of the FEI CSI 3* Gold Tour. A sizeable ... more
Following just a 2-horse jump-off, Nicole Shahinian-Simpson (USA) and Silver Raven Farms’ Akuna Mattata topped the class ahead of the ... more

Blasts from the Past

"As for "Nicki," she seem perfectly content living by a stable. Our problem is getting her off the horses to ... more
"An exuberant Nicole Shahinian capped a fabulous year by taking home the blue at the Medal Finals in Harrisburg on ... more
"I'd dreamed of this kind of horse-show life since I was a little girl riding ponies with my friends, jumping ... more
In 1992 at the Devon Horse Show, Nicki was inducted into the Mickey Mouse Club Hall of Fame. ... more
"Nicole Shahinian, already the most decorated young rider in the nation, ended her junior career on a crescendo by passing ... more