Many people outside the equestrian world know Paige Johnson as the daughter of Black Entertainment Television (BET) founders Bob and Sheila Johnson, but inside the sport she’s Paige Johnson, champion jumper.
Johnson is an avid equestrian, having fallen in love with horses at age seven watching the classic cartoon, “My Little Pony.” She soon began taking lessons and has been riding ever since. After high school, she studied fashion design at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, but after a year her passion for horses got the best of her and she began riding full time.
She competes year-round on an international level in Grand Prix, and high amateur divisions. Johnson has had the fortune of training with renowned riders and trainers such as Bill Moroney, Kent Farrington, and legendary Olympian Joe Fargis. Her career highlights include multiple wins around the world, from the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla., to the Vaalkenswaard Horse Show in The Netherlands.
In August, Johnson got the call many jumpers only dream of when she was named to the U.S. Team for CSIO3* Bratislava.
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Source: Equestrian Magazine