Wellington, FL– Nov. 1, 2016 – Course designer Nick Grant announced the launch of his new website. NickGranat.com. The site provides background information about the up-and-coming designer and testimonials from his clients and colleagues. Granat provides course design services for show jumping events and private clients
Go to NickGranat.com to explore the new website.
“I am so lucky to make my living doing what I love to do,” Granat said. "Course design is a passion. I built the site to share information about my work and the great venues and people I am fortunate to work with.”
Granat is a horseman, rider and licensed “R” United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) course designer and the youngest member of North American Riders Group (NARG) approved course designer list.
Inspiration comes from working with the best. He attended the Aachen School of Course Design where he studied with Arno Gego and Olaf Petersen Sr. and has been influenced by Frank Rothenberger, Alan Wade, Steve Stephens, Linda Allen, Guilherme Jorge, Michel Vaillancourt, Olaf Petersen Jr. and Uliano Vezzani, to name a few.
Granat has assisted and designed for top show jumping events like Spruce Meadows, Silver Oak Jumper Tour, Ox Ridge, The Ridge Turf Tour and many more. He teamed with Olympic gold medalist Chris Kappler and Bobby Murphy to design and build the course for the coveted ASPCA Maclay Finals at the 2015 National Horse Show in Lexington, Kentucky.
“I sat down with Chris and he described type of course that he wanted,” Granat said. “I put it to scale and Bobby helped with materials and laid it out. It was a great collaboration. It looked great and it worked out well.”
Kappler shared his thoughts about working with Granat.
“He is willing to be creative and puts extra effort into the aesthetics of a course,” Kappler said. “Because he was a rider he has a great feeling for the flow and rhythm for the horse on the track. He works very hard to apprentice with many of the world’s great builders to develop his skills and depth. I believe Nick can be one of our top American course designers of the future.”
Click here to read more testimonials about Granat from some of the show jumping world’s top riders and professionals.
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About Nick Granat
Nick Granat is a horseman and course designer who specializes in designing and building courses that appropriately challenge and enhance the training of horse and rider. He attended the Aachen School of Course Design where he studied with Arno Gego and Olaf Petersen Sr.
Nick is listed with only a handful of approved course designers by the North American Riders Group (NARG). He is the youngest course designer on the NARG list. Nick is a United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) “R” licensed course designer.
Nick trained with Marty deLeyer and was a working student for Olympic silver medalist Peter Leone at Lionshare Farm and later worked for Olympian Margie Engle, top equitation coach Missy Clark, Olympic gold medalist Leslie Howard, international grand prix rider Georgina Bloomberg and Olympian Yann Candele.
He has worked for the most respected course designers in the sport, such as Conrad Homfeld, Frank Rothenberger, Alan Wade, Steve Stephens, Linda Allen, Guilherme Jorge, Michel Vaillancourt, Olaf Petersen Jr. and Uliano Vezzani.
Nick has course designed and assisted for iconic equestrian competitions including CHIO Aachen, Hampton Classic, Global Champions Tour Miami, The American Gold Cup, Old Salem Farm, Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, the National Horse Show, Lake Placid Horse Show, Saugerties HITS $1 Million CSI5* and Silver Oak Jumper Tournament. Most recently, he has course designed for The Ridge at Wellington, Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show, Angelstone Jumper Tournaments, Great Lakes Equestrian Festival, and Spruce Meadows.