September 16, 2011 — Following a string of victories, Sarah Johnstone has been named the CAVALOR ‘Athlete of the Month’ for August by Jump Canada.
Johnstone 20, of Aurora, ON, and Leonidas captured the $25,000 Hayes Co. Grand Prix on Sunday, August 14, during the first week of competition at the National Capital Show Jumping Tournaments that took place at the Nepean National Equestrian Park in Ottawa, ON.
Five riders advanced to the jump-off over the course designed by Catsy Cruz of Mexico. Johnstone and Leonidas, Trish Crang’s 14-year-old Hannoverian gelding, repeated their faultless performance in the first round with a time of 43.09 to claim the win.
The pair’s success had begun the previous day, when they won the $10,000 Peel Maryborough Mutual Insurance Company/Henry Equestrian Insurance Brokers Ltd. Modified Grand Prix on August 13. As the defending champions of the Modified Grand Prix, Johnstone and Leonidas topped 19 starters for the victory by posting the fastest double clean effort of the class.
In addition to her wins in August, Johnstone rode Starlet, a 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare owned by North Ridge, to victory in the 1.50m Open Jumper at CSI** International Bromont II on July 29.
“I’ve been training hard all summer and everything came together in Ottawa,” said Johnstone, who studies at the University of Guelph. “The two horse shows are beautiful and feature a great grand prix ring.
“It is awesome that Cavalor sponsors this award,” added Johnstone, who is leaving on September 25 to further her jumping career by training and competing in Europe with Paul Hendrix. “Every sponsor counts, and Cavalor makes a huge difference.”
As the CAVALOR ‘Athlete of the Month’ for August, Johnstone receives a gift certificate from title sponsor CAVALOR Inc.
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