|On her way to the top|
Photo by Jeff Phaneuf, Eventer Dad
After his presentation, he opened up the floor to questions. You had the usual and expected - When to move up? (Never, when you're ready, better a year or two later than a day too early.) - Who will win the Olympics? (Well.. not sure... Germany or the US) - Do you miss the Long Format? (Loves it, but no.) and on and on.
Then this young girl raises her hand high - straight and unwavering. "What advice would you give a Young Rider that wants to go all the way to the top?" Let me emphasize her words, her dream, "all the way to the top." Her quiet intensity was powerful... again, "all the way to the top."
Peter answered kindly, with a gentle smile:
- Have your dream but, most importantly, love your horse first!
- Develop good people skills! Be nice to everyone - trainers, competitors, organizers, judges, officials - everyone! (Because someone out there could be your sponsor.)
- Get educated!
|Be nice to everyone!|