Johanne Taylor (Flemington Foreperson)

South African-born Johanne Taylor started riding at age five, received national colours for showjumping at age 17 and represented her country here in Australia in 2006.

An experienced track-work rider and foreperson, Johanne has worked for champion trainer Charles Laird as one of his assistant trainers in his stables in Johannesburg and Durban.

Johanne was about to walk away from racing and study in America until former CWR assistant trainer Peter Muscutt contacted her to join the team in Australia.