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Press Articles
The articles listed here appeared in a variety of equestrian publications. Enjoy what the press has had to say about my riding adventures over the years.

ABIC/USDF Region 3 Championships PDF Print E-mail

Gigi Nutter Captures Fahrenheit, Then Grand Prix At ABIC/USDF Region 3 Championships

By Sue Smithson

Reprinted by permission of the Chronicle of the Horse. For subscription information call 1-800-877-5467. Originally appeared in the November 29, 2002 issue.

gg&wendext trot.jpgGigi Nutter's 12-year old, Hanoverian gelding Fahrenheit slipped out of his stall and terrorized the show grounds just before his ABIC/USDF Region 3 Grand Prix championship class, Nov. 8-10, in Camden S.C.

"He was running all around, acting like a stallion. He finally ended up in somebody's tack stall," Nutter said. After that exciting warm-up, Nutter produced an energetic test to capture their fifth ABIC/USDF title on her partner of nine years, adding Grand Prix (61.40%) to previous fourth level, Prix St. Georges, Inter-mediare 1, and Intermediaire II championships.

"He's still a work in progress," Nutter said. "He's always playing games and not that reliable. He was a bit squirrelly on my leg in the test."

Nutter, a professional trainer from Whitesburg, Ga., bought Fahrenheit (Wendland x Lenare) as a jumper prospect, but she lost interest in jumping after giving birth to her first child at age 41.

Nutter also claimed the reserve championship in the open Prix St. Georges with Peggy Carspecken's Chronos mare Lestera (67.70%) and coached Adrienne Rogers, 17, of Newnan, Ga., to the Junior/Young Rider Third level Championship (70.00%) on her Dutch gelding Milky Way (Columbus x Iris).

May 2001 Gigi Nutter Clinic PDF Print E-mail

By Elizabeth Hunter

July/August 2001 issue of the MADCTA Newsletter

press_101.jpgOn May 5th and 6th, 2001, Carol and Randy Alford were gracious enough to host the Gigi Nutter clinic. Gigi was up to her usual: working all participants into aerobic exhaustion. Gigi expects mental and physical toughness from her students - both animal and human.

I asked some of the participants a few weeks after the clinic what they still were using in their riding and what they thought of the clinic in general. These were some of the responses:

First time participant Carol Estes stated: "I am using everything she taught me still today! Before I ride l think- 'Ride your best everyday! ' No more "playing" around for me. What really struck me about Gigi was how she saw me as a student. She instinctually knew how to approach me individually, and the best way to teach me. I felt she really knew me as a person and how to get her point over to me - when to push me and when to be easy. She cleared some concepts up for me that l had been working on. I feel I have a concrete understanding of these concepts - they belong to me!"

The Road to Devon PDF Print E-mail

By Chimen Rogers

November/December 2000 issue of Collected Remarks

gg&wendeldevon.jpgOn September 24th, I boarded an airplane destined for Philadelphia, Pa. From there, I was to be picked up from the airport by my Mother who happens to live five miles down the road from Devon in a town called Paoli. Not being fond of flying, I started out a little nervous. But then, I thought about Scott, Gigi, and Cassidy hauling a horse all the way from Whitesburg, Ga. to Devon, Pa. The hour and forty minute flight did not seem so bad after all.

Once in the air, I closed my eyes and reflected on the last two and a half years. When I first came to Gigi for lessons, I could not ask my horse to canter, and now Bo and I are performing first level movements. Not only is Gigi skilled in the art of classical dressage, but she has that magnificent gift of being able to teach it. During some of my lessons, I have flashbacks to my days in the United States Marine Corps because she expects only the best out of us. And to be a horse and rider team, there is a lot of hard work, sweat, and tears that go into progressing in dressage. And without the horse and his cooperation, dressage would be virtually impossible.