If only we can all find the energy to pursue our passions, our hobbies, our careers like Jane Savoie!
Jane, author of many TSB books, including her most recent bestseller DRESSAGE 101, is forever an inspiration when it comes to identifying a goal and then making it happen. It was great to catch up with her and her husband Rhett today, and have a chance to talk about her Happy Horse Home Study Course, her Friesian Moshi, and her newest pursuit: ballroom dancing! Jane looks great and says she can’t believe the parallels she’s discovering between dressage and dance—plus, she says fitter than she’s ever been (and she gets to buy fabulous dresses).
Today we also explored Wellington’s famous Tackeria, an expansive and impressive collection of equestrian clothing and horse gear (and TSB books and DVDs!) right outside the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center Show Grounds. I was thrilled to see they had copies of DRESSAGE WITH MIND, BODY & SOUL, the new book I cowrote with renowned horse trainer and animal behaviorist Linda Tellington-Jones already in stock.
We then grabbed the shuttle to the PBIEC in time to watch the $150,000 CSIO 4* Grand Prix presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty. It was infinitely educational to watch the riders warm up prior to their go, and of the 53 starters, 11 made it to the jump-off. We had a great view of a nail-biter of a finish as Kent Farrington and Blue Angel edged ahead of Beezie Madden on Cortes ‘C’ by the slimmest of margins.
We ended our day with a with George Morris, whose retirement ceremony was last night, and who spent his 75th birthday last week in the saddle, over fences. It was wonderful to hear his “post chef d’equipe” plans, as well as hope that we, too, will be riding, and smiling about it, at 75.