International Show Jumper – John Brown


John’s long career as a competitor gives him deep knowledge into teaching the skill sets needed to succeed in the ring. His principles are rooted in proper flatwork to gain control at all gaits, build athleticism, balance, flexibility and most importantly, confidence in horse and rider.  He teaches proper technique over fences at all levels, emphasizing developing communication, control, rhythm & trust with our equine partners.

John’s career as an international top competitor in showjumping began at age 15. John was 1st and 2nd in both the junior and senior overall Scottish points championship, the only rider to ever achieve this. John’s success in Young Riders earned him international recognition.

In 1974, ’75 & ’76 he won the Young Riders Championship of Great Britain at Hickstead & the National Young Riders Championships. He also won the Young Riders Grand Prix in France in 1975, and was 2nd in 1976. Rounding off his junior career, he won the National Young Riders at the Horse Show Of The Year, Wembley.

Now in senior ranks, John continued his success riding for Great Britain in Nations Cup competitions in Holland, Austria, Denmark and France. He was long listed for the 1980 Moscow Olympics, and short listed for the 1984 Olympic games in Los Angeles. horse-trainer-5

In 1987 he won the Speed Derby at Hickstead, was 2nd in the Leading Show jumper of the Year at Wembley, and 3rd in the King George 5th Cup at the Royal International Horse Show.

horse-trainer-6In 1989 John was 3rd in the Dubai Cup Olympic Trial at Hickstead.

John is most satisfying accomplishment came as he was voted the Skol Scottish Showjumping Personality of the Year, for six consecutive years in 1982-1988.


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