Clarke is an elite eventing and show jumping rider based in the Waikato, New Zealand.

Clarke was the best placed New Zealand Eventing Team member at the Rio Olympic Games 2016, finishing 6th individually. He offers show jumping & eventing services and is currently on the look out for new rides and opportunities. Clarke’s current goals are working towards winning Gold at the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 in eventing and also competing in World Cup jumping.


Clarke Johnstone is a current High Performance Squad Eventing member.


  • 1st Adelaide CCI4* 2017
  • 6th Individually and team 4th at the Olympics Games, Rio 2016
  • 5th Badminton CCI4* 2016
  • Bronze Team Medal World Equestrian Games, Kentucky 2010
  • Team Gold Medal World Equestrian Festival (Aachen) 2018 and individual 5th
  • Winner FEI World Cup Eventing Series 2011

Clarke is the only Olympic event rider who did most of his preparation in New Zealand for Rio Olympics. In doing so he has inspired the next generation of riders that it is possible to base from NZ.

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Clarke has focused on producing top results at major events with an exclusive number of horses. This has allowed him to spend the time that each horse requires, building a partnership and achieving world class results.

Horses like Oakley Vision, Orient Express, Incognito and Balmoral Sensation have significantly contributed towards Clarke’s development as a leading rider. Please take the time to check out Clarkes’s Current HorsesPast Horses and Horses for Sale.




Whilst Clarke is a highly skilled rider he is also a well-recognised coach.


Clarke is an experienced coach for riders of all levels and ambitions right up to coaching the current NZ National Champion in eventing. He has ESNZ coaching qualifications as well as having studied Sport Psychology at Otago University. Clarke also coached the NZ Young Rider Trans Tasman eventing team in 2014 and the Eventing NZ Youth and Talent Development squads for a number of years.

Clake is available for lessons at his Matangi base, on his 80×40 arena with European jumps and mirrors. Please contact Clarke to book.

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Phone +44 7503 902506
Email clarkejohnstone@gmail.com
Youtube www.youtube.com/user/clarkejohnstone
Facebook www.facebook.com/ClarkeJohnstone
Location 383 Matangi Road, RD4, Hamilton 3284