ClaudeLee Johnson, known as "Elee", hails from the East Coast and brings with her a solid education from the top show barns in the country. Her 30+ years of experience at world class facilities places her in an elite category in the hunter/jumper world.
Elee rode at Ox Ridge Hunt Club and Old Salem Farm for many years with top hunter trainer Scott Stewart (14x winner of WHIS Leading Hunter Rider Title and 5x winner of The Professional World Championship Hunter Rider, muli-year winner of The Chronicle of the Horse's Show Hunter Horseman of the Year). Among other elite trainers Elee was also a student of Mark Leone's (rider of 29 Nation's Cup Teams and 10 World Cup Finals, Zone 2 Jumper Chair and winner of the prestegious Lionel Guerrand-Hermes Trophy.)
Elee is exceedingly familiar with the AA show circuit having shown successfully at The Hampton Classic, The Vermont Summer Festival, Old Salem Farm Horse Shows, The Ox Ridge Annual Charity Horse Shows, HITS New York and HITS Culpeper among other venues. She has traveled to both England and Canada to import young prospects to the US market.
Elee has taken a 10+ year hiatus from show jumping to raise her son and comes to the Santa Ynez Valley to again pursue her passion. Her knowledge base is as solid as it is extensive. She will be managing Fairfield Farm and will offer private lessons.