Andrew Nicholson has moved on from Olympic disappointment and is letting his performances do the talking.
After a falling out with Equestrian Sport New Zealand and High Performance Director Erik Duvander, Nicholson was left out of the eventing team for the Rio Olympics.
In Nicholson's absence the team finished a disappointing fourth.
Nicholson has finished the best of the Kiwi contingent in second at the Burghley Horse Trials.
Without the support of Duvander or Equestrian Sport NZ, Nicholson said he's backed his own systems and they've worked for him.
Nicholson said he's been on his own for nearly two years now and can still compete successfully at the top level.
He said he's managed to move on without Duvander, but results suggest he hasn't been able to move on without him.