Unfiltered Eventing

My name is Lesley Grant-Law. I am a Canadian eventer, based out of the United States for the past seven years. Prior to becoming a professional rider, I graduated, with a master’s degree from York University in the top ten per cent of my class... which leads me to believe I must have been very smart despite the fact I then embarked on an equestrian career.

I have been either short -or long-listed on the Canadian Eventing Team numerous times and was slotted to go to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, until my horse injured himself mere days before leaving. I then turned to a dirty life of cocaine and alcohol... no, not really, but I would have liked to! I have ribbons from one-, two-, three- and four-star events and have produced many horses from the start up through the grades, as well as some of America's top Young Event horse champions.

My husband is the bionic and all too amazing rider, Individual gold medalist and multiple Team medal winner Leslie Law. Since marrying me, he has lost all of his hair, but I am sure that his life has never been more fulfilled. Together we run a crazy busy business called Law Eventing in Ocala, Florida, where we teach, compete, buy and sell, and go out to do more than 20 clinics a year.

I don’t so much blog as I write weird articles that people either love or hate. I write on random topics, not always to do with horses, and have written for everything from print magazines and horse websites to business websites.

My proudest accomplishment is my son, Liam, who has just turned four.

I Just Know It’s True

So I’ve been a bit remiss in my writing recently… too much going on in this thing called ‘life’ for my liking right now to be honest. So having been nudged politely to write from my friends here at Horse-Canada.com,…

Saying My Piece on the Canadian Eventing Thing

I guess I am expected to blog about the goings on of Eventing Canada (sigh). Actually they really wanted me to blog about it last year after the Pan Am amazement, but I’ve been putting it off (clearly, a year…

One Answer

I have done my piece filled with emotion due to the recent tragic death and now you will find my non-emotional response. This is not a new response for me, by the way. I have been quietly lobbying away now…

Memories for Millie

For those of you that do not know, the eventing community lost one of our own on the weekend. Ms. Philippa Humphreys. She was riding in the Jersey Fresh CCI ***, a great rider on a great horse. Leslie and…

Professional Crisis

It is almost May and what that means for us southern equine professionals is that we can just about take a sigh of relief with the crazy winter season coming to an end. We have pretty much been at events…

Name Taxing

One of my most dreaded tasks at the start of the year is making sure Leslie, my, and every horse in the barn’s memberships, registrations and passports are up to snuff. Due to the cultural diversity of my little family…

Fine Lines…And Not the Ones on My Face

The other day we happened upon one of the big eventing websites that had posted Leslie’s gold medal round from Athens as a feature on their daily news as a build up for this year’s games in Rio. I always…

Surviving the Holidays

Happy New Year! Phew. Is it just me or are there other people out there that feel as if they’ve just survived a 10km mud race after the holidays pass by? All the ads will have you believe that the…

On Being Thankful

It is Thanksgiving week here in the USA and I still haven’t really gotten used to how close together the American’s put their two turkey dinner nights, so I have adapted by changing my Christmas meal to roast beef instead….

Immigration Problems in the Young Event Horse Classes

I sit and write this while on a plane home from another horse shopping adventure abroad. Leslie is spending another few days over there looking for more, so, lucky me, I got to spend four hours this morning waiting for…

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