Hey! My name is Nicole Bellissimo and I am a 23 year old equestrian show jumper. I am about to graduate from Harvard University in May, and am excited to pursue my equestrian career full time. I base out of Wellington, Florida during the winter, and Tryon, North Carolina during the rest of the year. While I have been competing primarily in the U25 Grand Prixs and 2* Grand Prixs, I am really looking forward to stepping up once I graduate.
Some of my career highlights:
VDL Bellefleur (11 years old)
I have had Belle since she was 6 years old and she has been an absolute blast to bring up to the Grand Prix level.
- Winner of the $25,000 Artisan Farms U25 Semifinal at WEF in Wellington, Florida in 2014
- Winner of the $33,000 CSI3*WC Welcome Grand Prix in Bromont, Quebec in 2014
- 7th place in the $125,000 2* New Albany Classic Grand Prix in New Albany, Ohio in 2014
- Bronze Medal in the U25 National Championship at the National Horse Show in Lexington, Kentucky in 2014
- 2nd place overall in the Artisan Farms U25 Series during WEF in Wellington, Florida in 2015
Harley David (10 years old)
I have had Harley since he was 7 years old and am really looking forward to stepping him up into Grand Prixs this spring.
- Winner of the $15,000 U25 Grand Prix at the Split Rock Jumping Tour in Lexington, Kentucky in 2015
- Winner of the $25,000 U25 Grand Prix at the Central Park Horse Show in New York City, New York in 2015
Casino (10 years old)
A relatively newer mount for me, I have been riding Casino since the fall of 2016. I have been competing him in the 2* division at the Winter Equestrian Festival, and am really excited to step him up into some bigger Grand Prixs this spring.
- Clear in the $25,000 U25 Grand Prix in Tryon, North Carolina in the fall of 2016
- Clear in both the Grand Prix Qualifier and $50,000 2* Grand Prix Week 11 of WEF in Wellington, Florida in 2017