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History Repeats: Isabelle Lapierre

Isabelle Lapierre, 37, got an early start in the industry, stepping into the show ring for the first time at the age of five on her mother's Thoroughbred gelding, Bonaparte. Horses remain a family affair for Lapierre, whose parents are integral in the operations of Les Écuries de la Chaudière in Levis, QC, where she trains horses and riders up to the grand prix level. In 2000, Lapierre was the National Talent Squad champion at the Royal Horse Show aboard Diaka de Semilly, a feat which she repeated in 2015 aboard a horse of similar breeding, Cescha M. Tell us about the interesting connection between two of your most successful horses. I won the Talent Squad 15 years ago with a mare called Diaka de Semilly, who is the half-sister of my current Talent Squad horse Cescha M's father (Diamant de Semilly). I got Diaka de Semilly in France from Eric…

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