- SA duo struggle at Tokyo Marathon
- Le Clos leads the way at SA Grand Prix in Stellenbosch
- SA women lead but go down to England in Summer Series
- Rain delay shortens Joburg Open still further
- SA’s Van Dyk in the Tokyo mix… chasing world record
- Fichardt finds his form at sodden Joburg Open
- Young Lamprecht makes history at Humewood
- Sheer skill as SA duo clean up on world stage
- It’s an all-SA Championship showdown in Humewood final
- Kruger best-placed SA player as Peterson leads in the wet
Johnson fine-tunes for 2012 Paralympics
- Updated: August 15, 2012
Our triumphant 2012 Olympians mostly back home and reflecting on a successful Games, the focus now switches to the Paralympics in London later this month, writes Mark Etheridge.
Certainly, double 2008 gold medallist Philippa Johnson is on track for London and her and her trust mount are hard at work for equestrian excellence.
She won while riding Benedict who has since retired and only recently made the difficult choice of rides for the Paralympics.
She opted for Lord Louis over Verdi and the two rode their last tune-up event before London.
“Yesterday we had our last competition before leaving for London. We competed at the CDR Vliermaalroot (able bodied),” Johnson told Road to London 2012 from Belgium.
“Again we rode in incredibly deep going but luckily after last weekend I had a better feel of how to ride Lord Louis in going like this.
“I was very pleased with how he went, we finished second out of 14 horses in the L7 with 71,61%!”