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Johnson fifth in Belgian competition
- Updated: October 3, 2012
Following a frustrating outing at the London Paralympics last month equestrian ace Philippa Johnson is getting back to the swing of things in Belgium, writes Mark Etheridge.
Johnson, a double gold medallist at the Beijing Paralympics in 2008, took new mount Lord Louis to London but the combination were off the pace and failed to medal.
So it was back to her tried and trusted Verdi in Belgium this week. “Finally Verdi got a turn out yesterday at the CDN Hasselt, it has been a good month since he last had an outing,” said Johnson.
“I was very pleased with him, there were definitely things that need improvement and unfortunately his canter pirouettes yesterday were not of their usual quality.”
Still that was enough to place the pair in the top half of the class. “He finished fifth with 66,11% only 0.6% behind the horse in second place and there were 16 horses in the class.”