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…

Monday Minstrel: Looking through….

Today I am responding to the Lens-Artists weekly photo challenge. This weeks challenge (Window) comes from Leya. This photo above is a detail from a window in Wilton House in England. Here is another from Wilton House. And this is a favorite of mine. The view from the Tate Modern Gallery on London’s South Bank…

Will Tryon 2018 be the last WEG?

FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018. Eight equestrian disciplines. Competitors from 70 countries. 1000 horses.  For some there were golden moments. For others it was a debacle and disaster. What went wrong? Grooms accommodation. The first problem occurred when it became apparent there was not nearly enough accommodation for the grooms who need to be…