Amy Johnson, AHG Member who lives in Los Angeles, California won the beautiful Robert Talbot Saddle Seat tie contributed by Arabian Horse Global live streaming advertiser Showcase Tack and Apparel as the September, 2011 Member Prize.
Amy says that Los Angeles is just one stop along the way for her, her husband Matt and their four-year-old daughter, Sierra. The three move about every four years because Matt is constantly being transferred by his employer … the United States Air Force. Still, no matter where the military may move their family next, Amy is determined to stay in touch with the Arabian horse and its community.
“We move frequently and it makes working with the horses a real challenge,” Amy admits, “but I’ve been involved with Arabians for 35 years and I refuse to quit. I’ve owned them and ridden as an amateur. I started showing Class A in 1984 when I lived near Seattle. I always did my own training until about ten years ago when I made the decision that professional coaching was in order.”
“The big excitement right now is that I’m going to the U.S. Nationals with my Versace Hunter Pleasure gelding Carangi (x Giovanna by NV Beau Bey),” says Amy. “He’s a nine-year-old bay and we’ve had a great show season on the West Coast this year. We were Champion Hunter Pleasure AO at Region 1 and Reserve Champion Hunter Pleasure ATR at Region 2! In Tulsa I’ll be riding him in the 36-54 and Virginia Godwin will show him in the open. I’m going to try the Country Pleasure division next year so Carangi is for sale following the National Show.”
Amy Johnson rides with trainer Jon Ramsey at Stachowski’s West Coast Training Center and with Virginia Godwin. Amy can be reached at (703) 304-9141.
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