Britta Johnston is the Owner and Head Trainer of Britta Johnston International Sport Horses, LLC, offering Training, Instruction, Sales, Handling, and Importing Services.
Britta began riding at the age of 6 in Germany where she was trained in Dressage, Show Jumping, Eventing, and Vaulting. She earned her bronze medal at the age of 13 and her silver medal at the age of 16 from the German Riding Federation. Specializing in dressage training, Britta has 30 years of experience starting young horses and training them through to FEI levels.
Through her childhood years in the breeding regions of Germany, Britta also gained a wealth of knowledge in the science of breeding excellent sport horses. She was invited to be a demonstration rider at the 2004 USDF National Dressage Symposium. In 2005 Brita returned to Germany to train with Rudolf Zeilinger. In 2009 Britta was chosen by the WBFSH and the German Trakehner Verband to coach for the Young Breeders World Championships, where her Canadian working student placed 5th overall. While residing in Germany, Britta developed a very loyal following of junior and adult students in her local area in addition to giving clinics. Her international clients continue to grow and she is a regular clinician near Oxford (England), Toronto (Canada), Missouri, Brazil and China.
Only a 1/2 hour from Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive with breathtaking views. Our guests like the flexibility of Mountain Vista Farm (dogs allowed, flexible check in/out times and we are a convenient drive to DC). This could also be a ‘staycation” for someone local. Ask me about the unmounted horsemanship classes available, individual or group lessons. Students Welcome.
Our 6-12 month internship program is a great opportunity for riders who want to become professionals. The students learn about safety, riding, training, teaching, barn management, veterinary care, saddle fitting and hoof car. International shipping and life skills are also part of the curriculum at Mountain Vista Farm. We are a ‘drug-free’ facility.