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.
Happy Valentines. This is the most wonderful and terrible time of our year. I have gone into robot mode where I wake up and run on auto pilot for most of the day and try to make as few mistakes read more
The holidays are coming fast and with it the time for giving! So I thought I would use this month’s blog to chat about some of my most favourite things and perhaps give some of you gift ideas to get read more
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, read more
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 read more
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 read more
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 read more
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 read more
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 read more
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 read more
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 read more