Kate Johnson


United Kingdom

I'm an author and journalist, based in London. I'm an interviewer and feature writer for national newspapers and magazines. I specialise in travel and lifestyle, and all things horses.

My book 'Nicky Henderson: My Life in 12 Horses' is out now.

Contact me for signed copies or any enquiries.



Psychologies magazine
Horse Power

How a racehorse changed my life by Kate Johnson


The Daily Telegraph
Travel on Trial

Checking in with a horse: that's what you call a stable relationship by Kate Johnson

Daily Mail
On the Hoof

Hiking with ponies in the lush Welsh mountains is an uplifting adventure

The Daily Mail
Touring the Lake District

Bussing it to the Lakes for waterfalls, Windermere and Wordsworth by Kate Johnson

Daily Mail
Why 'Budget' flights AREN'T cheaper

Extra baggage fees. Booking charges. Up to £5 for an in-flight coffee. With all these incidental costs, 'cheap' flights end up as anything but.

Daily Mail
Rocky Mountain High

Luminous lakes, grizzly bears and a scary skywalk await in Canada

Scotland on Sunday
Soft Pedalling

Visiting paradors by bike in Spain's Extremadura region eventually proves to be an exhilarating and blissful way to travel

Scotland on Sunday
Different Strokes

Ever fancied swimming alongside Olympians or snorkelling with Stingrays? In Grand Cayman you can do both

Daily Mail
Chantilly and Paris by coach

Chantilly is known for horse racing. But it's rabbit racing that grabs my attention in the Potager des Princes, the town's botanic gardens.


Horses of Hope

Kate Johnson reports on the ground-breaking equine unit at Castlerea Prison

Horse & Hound
Interview with Frankie Dettori

Frankie tells Kate Johnson about the highs, lows, flying dismounts and Enable, the love of his life

Horse & Hound
Horse Sense

The truth behind horsey sayings

Horse & Hound
My Mentor

Pros and their mentors

Horse & Hound
Pack Pony Guide

Will Williams on solo hiking with Welsh mountain ponies

Learning New Tricks

Much loved ex-racehorse Cue Card is thriving in a new discipline as Kate Johnson found out

Adrenaline Rush!

Q&A with the first female skikjöring champion by Kate Johnson

Gallop magazine
Born Horseman

The legendary Olympian Sir Mark Todd has just undertaken a new challenge in the world of horses. Kate Johnson caught up with him

Gallop magazine
Still Missing It

I'd go back to race-riding in a flash, says AP McCoy in this Q&A with Kate Johnson

Gallop magazine
A touch of the divine

Kate Johnson on the remarkable story of Mary Bromiley MBE who died in September, aged 88

Horse & Hound
My family and other animals

You would think riders have enough animals to look after with their horses, but some also have an unusual menagerie of pets

Personal experiences

the Times
45 ways to find middle-aged happiness

As she turned 45 Kate Johnson felt low - all she had to look forward to was her fifties. Then she asked friends to find her 45 fun experiences to complete before her next birthday

The Times
My year of living adventurously

Facing a milestone birthday, writer Kate Johnson took on a series of challenges that ended with a return to her first love

Stella magazine
Salvation in the Saddle

When human relationships have left her low, Kate Johnson has had a horse at hand to gallop to her rescue

The Times
Secrets of a Manhattan nanny

In her new movie, Scarlett Johansson plays a nanny to a wealthy New York family. For three years, Kate Johnson was the real thing

General Interest