Inverurie dressage rider Jennifer Johnston made the four-and-a-half hour journey to Ayrshire worthwhile when she clinched four wins at the Scotland Winter Regional at Rowallan recently.
Riding the two black UK bred Donnersohn geldings she co-owns with Janet Jones, Jennifer forged ahead on her journey to the championships winning the novice open freestyle with an impressive 77.41% on six year old Donnergrollen.
The pair also took the novice open and elementary open on 71.43% and 71.97% respectively.
Jennifer told British Dressage: “He’s quite spooky so I was glad I travelled down the day before and gave him the chance to look around.”
With Donnergrollen’s 11-year-old half brother Donnergott Jennifer secured the PSG on 66.50%.
“He’s not the world’s bravest and he went through a phase of being fantastic at home but feeling different in the test. We are starting to make a breakthrough with that now.”
When asked about their plans for the future Jennifer explained: “I want to advance my own training as much as possible and see how far we can take it. He’s feeling very confident and happy at inter I level but we need to concentrate on riding piaffe and passage in a test environment to move on to the next stage.”
Jennifer runs Newton of Fintray Livery and Equine Training Centre in Inverurie.