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…

Postponed! Tokyo 2020 will now be in 2021.

I am sure that athletes all over the world will be disappointed to see the Olympics postponed for a year. But I suspect they will also be relieved. This past winter season in Florida I interviewed the Canadian dressage riders who were competing with the goal of making the Canadian Team. I have not communicated…

Megan Lane: Competing for a Ticket to Tokyo 2020.

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Canadian Olympian Megan Lane at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida. Megan represented Canada in dressage at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Canada did not have a team but Megan and Belinda Trussell both qualified to ride.Now Megan has officially declared to be considered for…