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Introducing Rachel Johnson

Hi Everyone!

Rachel Johnson and Just by Chance

My name is Rachel Johnson and I’ve been a student at Karl Slezak Eventing (KSE)  for about a year now. I came to KSE in June 2013 as a training level rider looking to upgrade to the preliminary level.  Now a year later I have successfully completed my first CCI 1* with my long time partner, Just By Chance.  In the last year I’ve learned so much as a rider and feel like I’ve improved in leaps and bounds.  I feel more competent and knowledgeable both in the saddle and around the barn.

Chance is currently on vacation after being a superstar at Bromont so I thought I’d fill you guys in on what has been happening this spring around the farm.  I was lucky enough to spend the winter season in Ocala.  Upon returning to Canada, KSE working students Amara Hoppner and Brad Champagne were incredibly successful each winning their divisions at Glen Oro Horse Trials!  Next up was the Will O’Wind CIC 1* and I could not have had a more incredible team helping me prepare for my first FEI event.  Not only did I have an incredibly successful weekend but so did the rest of the team and it seems to make it that much more rewarding!

It’s been a busy spring season at the farm with a full barn but I could not be more excited for what the rest of the season will bring.  Some of the younger horses are getting to their first shows and it’s so exciting to watch them excel!  In the next few weeks my horse, Chance, will be coming back into work and I’ll have more updates coming soon!