The up and coming event at Capel, Western Australia

       A woman of many hats. Sonja Johnson - Olympic and WEG medallist, 4* rider and now Event Director


Anyone who has attended first horse inspections around the world will know that Western Australia’s Olympic and WEG eventing medallist Sonja Johnson is a woman of many hats (and outfits).

Last weekend at Capel in Western Australia, two hours south of Perth, we talked to Sonja about her ‘new hat’, that she is wearing as Event Director of the Swan River Horse Trials at Capel

The event used to run at Brookleigh near Perth, home of Nikki Harwood, owner of Sonja’s top horse Parkiarrup Illicit Liaison, but since the sale of the property, the dynamic duo decided to find another home for the event to ensure that Western Australian riders don’t miss out

Sonja tells us about plans for the event, new dates on the calendar and the development of the cross country courses in the future with none other than Mike Etherington-Smith overseeing the development