IRAN 2019

In 2019 Kouhsar – Karaj Iran, had a bad accident on the 4 last runs when a camera man stood up close to the track when I was about to take my first shot. The horse spooked and I went onto the banner steel structure.

It is the warm welcome and the true hospitality, the professionalism and effort that goes into every competition. The sense of family and brotherhood that crosses all boundaries. The humble appreciation of every person who receives the smallest gift. Gandi once said that it is not about how many followers you have but how many leaders you can create. Through the sport of horseback archery, the children learn what it takes to succeed in life. To name but a few qualities like commitment, dedication, perseverance, and endurance. Sometimes you must fall off to appreciate your victories. Sometimes more than once or twice. Ali you and your team are creating leaders for tomorrow. My biggest gift from Iran has been to see the children grow up into champions. Every time I leave Iran, I feel like a champion.