Aria Johnson is a seasoned trainer with a diverse background in multiple riding disciplines. Her passion for teaching each student is equally matched by her love and understanding of each horse. If ever a path was pre destined, so is the case of this trainer.
Aria’s life with horses began at birth. While working at their barn in Nevada, her mother went into labor and so Aria’s journey began. Her infant years were spent at the stable her mother owned. As soon as she could sit, she was on the back of a horse. During her early childhood, she would travel alongside her mother as she competed nationally in the NCHA, NRHA,
APHA, AQHA. Weekends were spent competing at the local Gymkhana arena with her mother and sister. Aria moved to Franklin, Tn with her family and her adventures in horsemanship continued. Local showings at 4-H events and saddle clubs were regular activities. At the age of 16, while most teens were dreaming of cars, Aria adopted her first wild mustang-A deep rooted passion was instantly born for Wild horse advocacy. In high school she was a valued member of the rodeo club, eventually becoming president her junior and senior years. She was featured at the same time for a barrel racing circuit, MTBRA. After high school, Aria attended MTSU where she majored in Animal Science: Pre Vet.
In 2010 MTSU hosted their first Extreme Mustang Makeover. She eagerly attended and soon after began training for the Mustang Heritage Foundation in 2011. The same year she competed in the Murfreesboro Mustang Makeover, followed by the South Carolina Mustang Makeover in 2012. In May of 2013, she graduated from MTSU and adopted a Mustang Millionaire mare the same month. In 2014, she sustained her mustang training at the Alabama EMM.
Aria’s more recent pursuits have been in training individual horses, and teaching students that are eager to learn versatile horsemanship. Her unique bond with horses is parallel to her personal connection with each student. Her patient yet disciplined method leaves each student with the knowledge and confidence to successfully excel in all walks of horsemanship.