My Horse magazine arrived this morning and one of the features in this month's issue is an interview with Stephanie Coxford, a dressage rider who hasn't even learned to ride until she was 24 years old.
I saw Stephanie and her horse Mr. President live at Olympia Grand Prix in December 2006 and I thought they performed beautifully.
The fact that Stephanie is a true amateur, a mum with a full-time job, who has made it to the top (and is doing well there) is truly inspirational.
Have a look at her blog, it's a great read: http://mrpresidentiv.wordpress.com/. Below is a short video of Mr. President and Stephanie Coxford at Olympia.