The inspiring true story of how rodeo champion, Fiona Johnson's faith and determination helped her achieve her dreams and overcome some of life's greatest obstacles.
Fiona Johnson was born a city girl. But she was always drawn to horses. Aged 10 she saved all of her pocket money to buy a saddle at a garage sale. Eventually, after months of nagging her parents, she persuaded them to buy her a horse to go with the saddle. And so began a life-long love affair with horses and Rodeo.
Fiona eventually moved from city to country when she met the love of her life Matt. Sadly tragedy struck shortly after they were married. Fiona was diagnosed with Leukaemia, a rare form of cancer. She wasn't given very long to live.
But Fiona is a fighter. She was determined to beat her illness. And determined to fulfill her dream of participating in Rodeo events. Shortly after her release from seven months in hospital, Fiona decided now was the time to finally learn how to rope. She desperately wanted to be part of the Rodeo world. After many failed practice sessions, she eventually got the hang of it and went on to win the rookie title for ladies breakaway roping in 2005.
Now ten years later, in remission and with two children, she can look back at the most difficult time in her life and revel in her triumph over near tragedy.
Fiona is a true survivor and a champion roper. This is her story.
Fiona Johnson is a bright, beautiful young woman and a champion in her chosen sport of Rodeo. She is a three time NRA finalist, won the Rookie Champion Breakaway Roping in 2005 and has a personal best in Breakaway Roping of 2.29 seconds. Fiona is also a horse trainer who can ride dressage, rodeo and western and has shown horses at national and state level. She practices natural horsemanship. Now 34, Fiona currently lives with her husband Matt, their two gorgeous children, Mahli and Beau, and their horses in the NSW rural community of Murwillumbah.
Biography & Autobiography
Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin
Paperback - C format