Meet Contestant #5

Meet Contestant # 5 of the Young Event Horse Challenge!


Andrea Johnson hails from Dunnell, MN. Andrea grew up as a gymnast and a western rider in Minnesotta…  After arriving at Team CEO eventing to be a working student in 2010, we quickly converted her to the dark side of eventing and she’s never looked back.  Some 18 months later, she’s still here!  In that time, she has progressed from her first horse trial through competing solidly at Training level with the CEO horse La Bien Vie.  Last fall she purchased a OTTB, Pinot Grigio, who is now eventing at BN and whom she has big plans for.  Andrea has strategically worked her way up to head groom at Team CEO and is an integral part of everyday operations here.


Andrea will be working with La Vie En Rose. Enviably, Andrea has drawn the only four year old of the class, a little sister to the mare she currently competes at training. Rose was purchased as a yearling at a racehorse dispersal sale along with her sister. She is by the terrific event sire Company Approval, a With Approval sire. Since her sister is our very favorite mare and a very promising upper level candidate, we’re excited to see what this gorgeous liver chestnut, friendly-as-a-golden-retriever young lady can accomplish!

(Top photo: Andrea and Vie competing at Training Level.   Bottom photo:   Rose, Vie’s little sister, will be Andrea’s partner in the Young Event Horse Challenge!)

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About widespreadpanic

Advanced level event rider and instructor at Team CEO Eventing in Lexington KY.
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One Response to Meet Contestant #5

  1. murphysgreytrooper says:

    OMG – look at that gorgeous girl!! Oh, Andrea – you look super too! 🙂 Amazing photo – luv those greys!

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