Current Horses

Balmoral Sensation

Stable name: Ritchie
Owner: Johnstone Family
Born: 2004
Height: 16.2hh
Grade: 4* & Grand Prix SJ
Success: 1st Adelaide CCI5* 2017, 6th Olympic Games Rio 2016
Breed: by Senator VDL out of Aberzanne (Aberlou)

The stable superstar! Ritchie, or Snowman as he is often known, is an amazingly talented athlete. His superb jumping, lovely dressage and quirky but kind personality make him a favourite for a lot of people, especially Clarke. 5th place at Badminton Horse Trails in 2016 secured their place for the Rio Olympics, the highlight of Clarke’s career to date, where they placed 6th individually and best of the Kiwi team. Ritchie was also the winner of the Adelaide 5 star 2017.  The next big focus for Ritchie will be the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. Ritchie also show jumps to Grand Prix level.

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Quainton Labyrinth

Stable name: Bryn
Owner: Rob, Jean & Shona Johnstone
Born: 2008
Height: 17.2hh
Grade: World Cup SJ
Success: HOY Norwood Gold Cup 1.45m 4th 2019, Brookby & Taranaki Horse Grand Prix 1st 2019
Breed: German Sporthorse by Lancelot Quainton (Lansing)

Bryn started his career eventing in England where he placed 5th in the prestigious Burghley Young Event Horse class in 2013. He also won the New Zealand 1 star One Day Eventing Championships in 2014 when Clarke returned to NZ. In 2015 he switched codes and began to focus on show jumping and has progressed to World Cup level easily.

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Dolly Blue

Stable name: Dolly
Owner: Clarke Johnstone
Born: 2010
Height: 16.2hh
Grade: Grand Prix SJ
Success: 1st HOY Horse 1.35m 2019, 2nd Brookby Grand Prix and 2nd Tait Trophy National Eventing Championships
Breeding: imported mare by Diarado out of a Chacco Blue mare

A beautiful and talented mare, Dolly has been competed in show jumping up to Grand Prix since arriving in NZ in late 2016 after being sourced in Holland by Sean Cubbit. She has also had a handful of eventing starts and was Reserve New Zealand One Day Event Championships 2019 CNC105, along with winning the NZHS Performance Mare & Older Studbook Mare.


Watermill Glenneagle

Stable name: Eagle
Owner: Amanda Furby-Walker
Born: 2010
Height: 17hh
Grade: SJ, 2* eventer
Success: Winner of both the New Zealand One Day & Three Day Event Championships 2019 at 2*
Breeding: KWPN by Carambole & Vancrella

Winner of both the National One Day and Three Day Eventing Championships in 2019 as well as show jumping to Grand Prix, Eagle is extremely talented and we have high hopes for the future.

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Aces High

Stable name: Aces
Owner: Clarke, Rob & Jean Johnstone
Born: 2009
Height: 17hh
Grade: 4* eventer
Success:
Breeding: TB

Aces is a new ride for Clarke having been produced to 4 star level in Australia.

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Deo Volente

Stable name: Slinky
Owner: Rob & Jean Johnstone, Paul Crompton & Paula Milburn
Born: 2008
Height: 16.2hh
Grade: 3* eventer
Success: 2nd New Zealand Three Day Event Championships 3*, 1st 1.40m Taupo Christmas Classic 2018

Breeding: KWPN by Tolan R & Selein

Highly talented highly strung! Slinky jumps Grand Prix and will hopefully step up to 4 star eventing this season. A real character on the team.


Watermill Hadley

Stable name: Hadley
Owner: Amanda Furby-Walker
Born: 2011
Height: 16.2hh
Grade: CNC105 eventer, 7yo SJ
Success: Winner New Zealand One Day Event Championships 2019 CNC105
Breeding: KWPN by Carambole & Vancrella

The younger brother of Watermill Glenneagle, Hadley is also blessed with loads of ability in both show jumping and eventing. Clarke is very grateful to have the ride on these two stunning horses


SB Attitude

Stable name: Mercedes
Owner: Scott Borland
Born: 2011
Height: 16.3hh
Grade: 1.35m SJ
Success:
Breeding: Hanoverian by Lordano & Diversity

Mercedes is a magnificent jumper and is rocketing through the grades. Her owner Scott and Clarke hope she will reach Grand Prix this season after a relatively late start to the sport. An exciting mare for the future.

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