Nicolette Hirt is an 18 year old American International Show Jumper born and raised in Alamo, California. She is based out of her family owned barn, Iron Horse Equestrian Center, located in sunny Pleasanton, California. Her riding career started in the Western Pleasure World riding Arabians from the time she was 5 years old until she was 11 and shortly after her hunter jumper career began. She started off doing the hunters and equitation in Northern California with then trainer Hilary Johnson. At the age of 14 her mother found her first jumper which got her hooked on the show jumping side of the sport.