This week the lens-artist photo challenge is “small is beautiful”. My response to the challenge is my photo of Isabell Werth and her horse Bella Rose, taken at the end of her Grand Prix dressage test last week at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon NC. At first it may appear that there is nothing small here. But there is. This is a small but beautiful moment for Isabel and her horse. This horse was injured four years ago and the injury proved very difficult to heal. But Isabel never gave up. When the mare finally recovered there was no guarantee that she would be able to compete at the Grand Prix level. But she did. This photo was taken seconds after Isabell and Bella Rose had finished their test and saluted to the judge. Isabell turned to the stadium and a thousand cheering spectators and she was overcome with emotion. It was a small moment in time but huge in its importance for this horse and rider. They received the highest score in the class of 70 riders and secured the gold medal for the German team. A small moment, but beautiful.