Hot Climate or Cold Climate?

“We got through the summer!” This was a comment I heard on a sheep station in central Australia years ago. I thought that in many parts of Canada we talk about ‘getting through the winter’. When I heard the Australian speaking about getting through the summer I thought I would rather ‘get through’ heat than…

Silent Sunday

All photos by Joanna Jodko Photography. White Fences Show February 22,23 2019

It takes a Village!

We have all heard that it takes a village to get an athlete, any athlete, in any sport, into the competition arena. Well it applies even to me, an older amateur dressage rider! Here are some fun photos of my “village”.Thank you Lisa Landis for snapping these. In this first photo the caption could be…

Sometimes it’s not about the ribbons or the score.

Don’t get me wrong…it’s wonderful to get a great score or a first place ribbon. But sometimes it is about something else. Biasini and I were off to White Fences for a show this past weekend. Biasini into the trailer and away we go. We did a nice schooling session, Biasini knows this show ground…

The Competition Diary: Show Number One.

Thursday January 31 And we’re off! Departing Silver Drache Farm in Palm City Florida and on the road down to White Fences Equestrian Center. My Florida coach Lou Denizard had three students competing in the first National rated White Fences show of 2019. We arrived and set up the stalls in the tent stabling; bedding,…

Perspective and Redemption.

FRIDAY Biasini and I rode our first Intermediare 1 test. It was not as I had imagined it. But more of that later. SATURDAY I woke up and thought:  “Oh my….I’ve got to go out there and do it all again.”   It felt like I had a mountain to climb. Then I remembered. Two days…