Vision. Courage. Perseverance.

The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it. The courage to get on to it and the perseverance to follow it. Kalpana Chawla Kalpana Chawla was the First Indian-American woman in space. Born in Haryana , India in 1962 she died February 1, 2003, aboard Space Shuttle…

All Lined Up!

When things are all lined up there is a feeling of satisfaction in seeing them looking so neat and so ready for some kind of action. Judy Dykstra-Brown at Life Lessons Blog is running a photo challenge from May 27 to June 6 on the topic of ‘all lined up’. Here is my response… Now…

Amanda Derbyshire: Courage. Determination. Hard Work.

  It’s a long way from Leyland, Lancashire to the Equestrian Village in Wellington Florida but that is the life journey British show jumper Amanda Derbyshire has made. And it is not finished…she has her sights set on the Olympics in Tokyo 2020.  I had the opportunity to speak with Amanda recently about her journey….

A Different Way of Winning.

Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing. Vince Lombardi I don’t think I could live my life following that mantra. Vince Lombardi was a football coach and player and maybe it worked for him. But there are different ways of winning. At the Christmas party, at Belinda Trusell’s Oakcrest Farm, Belinda spoke about her ride…

2018- This is the year that was!

2018 has been a good year in my life. There have been some inevitable ups and downs but c’est la vie! In the end the downs all came up ok and the ups were very good ups. Here are some of the blog posts that highlight my year. In Florida, during the winter season there,…

The Brilliance of Carl Hester

When I saw the ragtag daily prompt, ‘Brilliance‘ I immediately thought of Carl Hester and the day I saw him competing at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon NC last September.   Why did this make me think of Carl Hester? Because he is the acknowledged master of dressage, not only in his native Britain and…