Well, technically Lesley Grant-Law, Leslie’s multi-talented wife, is writing Leslie’s blog of his preparation for the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event with Beatrice and Guy Rey-Herme’s Fleeceworks Mystere du Val. But what a great read this is – kudos to Lesley and Leslie for juggling their incredibly busy schedules (and carefully juggling their two-month old son Liam!) and sharing this special journey with the eventing community. After Leslie and “Bean’s” incredible season last year, culminating with USEA Horse of the Year honors, they have a fantastic opportunity to showcase their talents at America’s four-star this spring. The Laws are two of the hardest working, friendliest, and talented people in our sport… I hope you enjoy reading this blog as much as I do!
(Left: Leslie & “Bean” on their way to winning the 2009 Advanced class at the AEC.)
Lesley: “When Leslie was asked to be a featured rider for Rolex this year he was honoured and of course readily accepted. In readily accepting he was naturally readily volunteering me to do the writing as, for the many great things Leslie does, writing ain’t one of them! I spent many a year in college writing for various professors and publications so I’ve just dusted off my pen and am pleased to chronicle Leslie and ‘Bean’s’ journey to Rolex success.”
(By the way, Lesley’s no slouch in the education department…she holds an honors degree in International Relations and Philosophy and a Masters degree in Human Rights from York University.)
Read the rest of Part 1 of this inspirational series on the Rolex Kentucky website.
(Right: Author Lesley Grant-Law enjoying the Young Event Horse program with one of their rising stars.)
The 2021 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention is three months away, and this year USEA members will reunite in Area X! Every USEA member is invited to celebrate the 2021 competition season in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Dec. 9-12. The week will be packed with educational seminars, committee meetings, open forums, and the annual awards. Start planning your trip to Albuquerque!
The USEF Amateur Task Force is requesting your valuable feedback on several USEF Amateur Rule changes under consideration by the USEF Amateur Task Force.
Plantation Field International celebrates its 14th year of competition this year with CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S, and CCI2*-S competition kicking off on Thursday, September 16, and running until Sunday, September 19. Tucked away amidst the hills of Unionville, Pennsylvania, the event is known for its stunning cross-country backdrops and the top field of riders the competition draws in.
It is championship season and Area VI held their annual Area Championships on Saturday, September 11 at Copper Meadows. Championships classes were offered at the Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, and Preliminary level. Following the weekend's battle royale, we caught up with the riders who rose to the top to gather their thoughts!