Megan Lane: Back in the Competition Arena!

Last year some Canadians still came to Florida to compete despite Covid. But for various reasons others did not. Canadian Olympian Megan Lane was one who did not. I recently had a chance to ask her a few questions about how it feels to be back in 2022 competing at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival….

Caledon Dressage show Success!

This past weekend my coach Belinda Trussell and her assistant trainer Lynsey Rowan showed at the Caledon Dressage show in Palgrave. The weather was pleasant temperature wise but a very strong wind was blowing. You can see that from these flags. The first horse from Team Oakcrest (Belinda’s farm is Oakcrest Farm) that I watched…

Who Decides What is Covid “Essential”?

Essential . What does this mean? Here is the Oxford dictionary definition of Essential. 1 Adjective: absolutely necessary; extremely important: 2. Noun: a thing that is absolutely necessary But how does this definition apply during Covid? When Ontario went into a State of Emergency Lockdown big stores could only offer “essential” items for sale, all…

Messy to Memorable

Photo editing has saved many less than memorable photos. What did we do before digital editing? This week Tina gave us Lens Artists Photo Challenge #134 “From Forgettable to Favorite.” Do take a look at Tina’s post to see how she has edited her photos to create beautiful ‘favorites’. Here are my “Messy” to ‘Memorable”…

From Beijing to Biasini: My Photography Journey.

I started to take an interest in photography back in 1980 on a three week trip to China with a group of horticulturalists. That was back in the days of film. It came in handy little cannisters and you had to load it into your camera. On that trip to China I mastered the art…

Is Megan Lane going to Florida?

This is my third post about Canadian dressage riders who usually go to Florida for the winter season to train and compete. For some the situation with Covid in Florida and the closure of the Canadian border to all but essential travel has caused them to make the decision to stay home in Canada. Olympian…

The Professional Perspective.

Canadian Olympian Megan Lane was at Oakcrest Farm on Wednesday to work with fellow Olympian Belinda Trussell and two of the horses Belinda has in training: Feng de Lys and Bella Venezia.  I was able to watch. And to learn a few things. So what were they? We all have the same issues to deal…

Webinar:Make it a 10 please!

The Webinar hosted by Equestrian Canada ran into some techincal difficulties and had a later than planned start. Once it got under way, Ron King ,who was the moderator told us there were 78 attendees logged in. He then introduced the panelists. Brittany Fraser Beaulieu, Megan Lane and Lindsay Kellock. All three are stars of…

The Olympians are in the arena!

Wednesday this week there were two Olympic dressage riders in the arena. My coach Belinda Trussell and Megan Lane. Megan was there to be the “eyes on the ground” to help Belinda. I was lucky enough to be able to watch Belinda ride two horses. The first was the 6 year old Diamanten Dave. The…