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Corona Times: Hit & Run with John Thompson

New Zealand Grand Prix rider John Thompson is one of his country young rising Grand Prix stars. He made his international show debut in 2013 aboard Astute and his CDI Grand Prix debut on Antonello in 2015. Thompson won the Horse of the Year title in Hastings in 2016 and 2018 and became the New Zealand Grand Prix Champion in 2018. He was nominated for the 2018 World Equestrian Games, but had to withdraw due to fitness issues. He returned to the Grand Prix arena in 2020 on a new ride, Chemistry. Thompson grew up in Australia and moved back to New Zealand in 2016, where he runs a training facility with his fiancée Holly Leach.

Hit & Run - John Thompson

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