Sonja Johnson

Sonja Johnson grew up in Western Australia on her parents farming property near Albany where she learnt to ride as a young child by mustering cattle.

Sonja joined King River Pony Club around the age of five and by the age of 13 was already making her mark on the Eventing scene, finishing second at the Pony Club State Eventing Championships.

In 1995 Sonja was selected to represent Australia at the Trans Tasman Championships in New Zealand, making her international debut. In 1996 she was named Australian Event Rider of the Year and was also selcted as the non-travelling reserve rider for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

From 1997-1999 Sonja was based with Andrew Hoy in the UK and during this time she competed at many of Europe's largest events. Sonja was focussed on team selection for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and the Athens 2004 Olympic Games however injury made this unteniable.

Sonja was named as part of the Australian Team for the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany where the Team won Bronze.

In 2008 Sonja made her Olympic debut at the Beijing Olympic Games, riding Ringwould Jaguar, where the pair were part of the Silver medal winning Eventing Team.

In 2019 Sonja was part of the Gold medal winning Oceania Championship Senior Team that competed in Taupo, New Zealand. 


2021 - Tokyo 2020 Olympic Eventing Team, Reserve combination
2019 - Oceania Championships Senior Team, Team Gold
2010 - FEI World Equestrian Games, Kentucky, Individual 14th
2008 - Beijing Olympic Games, Team Silver
2006 - FEI World Equestrian Games, Aachen, Team Bronze
2004 - FEI World Cup Final, Pau, Individual 5th
1996 - Atlanta Olympic Games, Reserve combination 
1996 - Australian Event Rider of the Year
1995 - Trans Tasman competition, Australian Team