Edith Finlayson: Still Amazed; Still Amazing

Edith Finlayson: Still Amazed; Still Amazing

What is the difference between a mediocre life and an amazing life?  Perhaps it lies in one’s ability to be amazed, to see the beauty and the connectedness of all life. That’s certainly what you might think if you were to check in with STRIDE member and Century Ride...
Mimi Leggett:  A Delightful Surprise

Mimi Leggett:  A Delightful Surprise

Mimi Leggett exemplifies the saying, “You can’t tell a book by its cover.” Frequently seen at STRIDE meetings sporting colorful attire offset by a twinkle in her eye, who would have ever guessed that Mimi began her riding career as an eight-year -old in her family’s...
Beth Rieselman: Diva of Driven Dressage

Beth Rieselman: Diva of Driven Dressage

Those warnings are true.  You never know what you’re getting into when you start communicating with strangers online.  Beth Rieselman, an avid driver for the past 25 years, was lamenting about the fading away of driven dressage while posting in an online forum.    It...
Oriah Abo: Defining Persistence

Oriah Abo: Defining Persistence

“If I see something and I want it, I will work hard, and I will get it.” These are the words of Oriah Abo, and it would appear they have been hard-wired in her psyche since birth. Life has not always been easy for Oriah, but she has taken every opportunity that has...