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.

Funktown

I’ve been in a funk recently. It all started with what we shall politely call the “enigma that was the Canadian Eventing Team choices for the Pan Am Games” (read August’s Horse Sport editorial if you need help with that…

Saying Good-Bye to the Horse of a Lifetime

I put down my dream horse last week. As I write this I have a constant voice in the back of my head muttering, “What kind of narcissist are you that you think people want to read about your story;…

Woof, Woof! The FEI is Barking Again

Written by: Leslie & Lesley Law The other day Leslie and I sat down to read the proposed changes to our sport as outlined by the FEI this month. Upon completion of our read we both just kinda sat there and…

Why Do We Do It?

Valentine’s weekend we were at the Rocking Horse Event. Leslie and I were having a great time. All of our horses have come out swinging this year (probably cursing myself) and on day one after some dressage and show jumping…

To Buy Abroad or at Home? Part 2

As I was saying last week, it is far easier over there to find your ‘young rider’s packer’ or ‘amateur one star horse’ aboard than it is here. This is due to two reasons: 1. What most people don’t know…

To Buy Abroad or at Home? Part 1

A hot topic repeatedly found on social media and chat boards these days surrounds the topic of where to buy one’s horses. North American breeders, primarily what I would call boutique breeders who breed anywhere from one to four horses…

It’s Time to Get Crazy Fit

So. I joined a gym. Not just any gym. A crazy gym. When I was younger, and didn’t need a gym, I joined loads of typical gyms because naturally I was cool like that. Now I am old(er) and I…

Post WEG Musings

I haven’t written for a bit as: 1) I have to work extra hard to pay off my AT&T bill this month as I went three gigs over our family shared limit from my husband watching WEG constantly from 4:00…

Lesley’s Two Cents

This is my young horse Bounce. He just last month turned five. He has recently won an event and thus would like to put forward his declaration to Canada for the 2020 Olympic Games. He has no idea as of…

On the Road and Back and Back Again

I have received the friendly ‘push’ that my blog here is past due. I have a good defense. I have been a smidge busy. As I have mentioned in previous blogs, my childhood was filled with dreams of an Equestrian…

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