Glenn arrived at Switch Willo Stables in 1967. Glenn and Lucy Johnson (Sister of wife; Phoebe Johnson) attended Austin High School together. Glenn bragged about how he could jump 6 feet with a horse. After Glenn vaunted about his skills, the Johnson's decided to see for themselves... needless to say, this lead to the family buying 'Cricket' an ex-bucking horse.
Glenn Johnson began his career at Switch Willo Stables in 1968. Among the many highlights of his career are having been written in Sports Illustrated for his numberous wins aboard Cricket in Puissance (High Jump) classes. Glenn was rewardedof being an alternate for the United States Equestrian Team for the Pan American Games in 1973 with a client owned gelding - 'Simple Simon', which they had a record for continuous wins. Glenn and 'Simple Simon' were rising to the top from the two years that they spent together, where their record of being champion at virtually every show they attended leading to a reserve for the national title and championships at the year end indoor shows at Harrisburg, Washington D.C and Madison Square Garden.
Glenn has been well-known for his numerous wins aboard his geldings - 'Cricket' and 'The Deputy', in the high jump event where they cleared close to 7' and over many times. Showing in many states, such as, Alabama, California, Canada, Florida, New York, Tennessee, Virginia; Competitions, such as, The American Gold Cup, American Invitational, Winner Equestrian Festival in Florida - showing in the jumper divisions and Grand Pre; national and international divisions jumper classes for both 'Cricket' and 'The Deputy'. Both wondrous horses became so famous, Alice Heggins, wrote about them and their rising star; Glenn Johnson, in Sports Illustrated.
Through out many of Glenn's travels and experiences, Glenn and Phoebe met all the top trainers and riders all around the country. Glenn and Phoebe married in 1973.
Glenn continues to ride professionally at shows for Switch Willo clients and for other trainers and stables both statewide and nationally. When at home at Switch Willo Stables, he handles numerous training duties and boarder schooling.
Switch Willo is proud to be the home of numerous year end award winners at the local, state and national level.