As a Show mom and observer of the sport, it is the nuances and joys that make a amazing sport to watch. It is a wonderful place to make new friends who share the same passion and excitment. I am also a photographer and love to capture the special moments that I see. I have a facebook page at called CW Photography: Please join me here:
I am also a guest blogger at the Eloquent Equine magazine. Available at
It started out simply sharing & passing my passion of horses to my twins - Ryan and Nicole Jaswal. It was my daughter Nicole, who really excelled and had a natural drive and enthusiasm for riding. She started at 10 yrs. with a simple Groupon lesson and in less than a year we were in the Trillium Circuit in Central East Region. This past year we attended the Trillium Championships where she is was 1st out of 46 riders in the B Equitation and also received a 2nd in Modified Pony Hunter out of 38 years.
It is through observation and hard work that earns anyone who competes in this competitive sport the right to excel and grow. It is also in the learning moments that we are ourselves. We watch riders challenge themselves and create an amazing partnership with their horse. It is in incredible times we learn to make the moment, not wait for it to happen.
With that comes the countless hours spent in the barn, travelling over the Region, training and preparation that the quotes, observations and laughter of this sport shines through.
At the Ingate is an observation from that point of view.