Tuesday, July 26, 2016

EN Article: Gigi McIntosh: From Eventer to Paralympian!

We are so appreciative to Abby Powell who took the time to interview both Gigi and Missy and to produce such a wonderful article on our Para Team at Blue Hill Farm!  This truly is one of the best articles that we've seen published on Gigi's story and reflects what years of team work can produce through commitment to the end goal. 

More importantly, this article captures the determination and positive attitude which has carried Gigi through to her ultimate dream of being selected to the 2016 Paralympic team.

Below is a wonderful excerpt, but we encourage you to read the entire article on EN:

Gigi’s story shows how a positive attitude and “get back on the horse” mentality can carry a person through difficult times and ultimately lead to new heights.

“Gigi has always had a determination her whole life to be the best she can,” Missy said. “Her personality is very driving, but in a kind way. She is always conscientious and respectful about what it takes to make it happen for her.”

When asked if she has any advice for someone who feels like the odds are stacked against them, Gigi said: “The voice inside your head is the most important one! Very early on in my recovery, I resolved to stay positive.”

Gigi has also lived by a famous mantra from Henry Ford:

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — you’re right.”

And most importantly?

Never ever give up!”

Full Article by Abby Powell for Eventing Nation

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