About Russell Johnstone



Riding credentials are as follows: –

  • Olympic competitor for Australia at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics
  • Represented Aust. at the following Nations Cup shows in 1995; Finland, Norway & Sweden
  • 4th in the Grand Prix of Norway
  • 4th in the King George Gold Cup at Hickstead Royal International Horse show
  • ┬áCompleted the Hickstead Derby, England.
  • 10th Grand Prix of Hamburg, Germany
  • 11th Grand Prix of the 1995 French Championships, Dinnard, France.
  • Numerous wins and placing at leading national shows throughout Germany
  • Winner World Cup Qualifier, Australia
  • 5 times leading rider at Melbourne & Adelaide Royal Shows, Australia.
  • 2000 New South Wales (Aust.) Showjumping Champion
  • Winner Gawler World Cup Qualifier 2013
  • Winner CSI 2* Grand Prix, Sydney Royal 2014
  • Winner Aqius Silver Tour 2017
  • Second Sydney Grand Prix 2018
  • Winner Grand Prix Aqius 2018

Russell has also trained in Europe and Australia with the following riders and trainers:-
– Albert Voorn (Olympic silver medallist Sydney 2000)
– Paul Schockemohle (Olympic bronze medallist & gold medal coach)
– Peter Luther (Olympic bronze medallist)
– Henk Nooren (Olympian & European Champion)
– Art Uytendaal (4 times Australian Champion)

Coached both the men’s and woman’s Australian Modern Pentathlon Champions
Both competitors were also coached and successfully competed at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, attaining 2nd highest female score for showjumping at the Olympic Games 2000.

A fully qualified, EA Level Two Showjumping Specialist Coach

Degree in Horse Management

Diploma in Equine Performance Management