Dare To Dream 2000
Tuesday, December 26th, 2000
By: Toni Leviste
"There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure." And so says my self-proclaimed 'guru on motivation,' and favorite author, Paulo Coelho.
It has been a long road. A rough road. But a journey filled with immeasurable lessons and a lifetime of memories. The 2000 Sydney Olympics have come. And gone. After all, is said and done, I can honestly say that it was the best experience of my life!
In Islam, 'Maktub' means 'it is written.' In Arabic, it means 'destiny.'
When one makes a decision to get a horse, at least in my case, it is with the intention of building a partnership. It has been said that when a rider finds one special horse in her lifetime, she is lucky. In my case, I had been blessed with 'Ghandy,' my faithful campaigner at the 2000 Olympic Games and 2002 World
Not many hold the honor of qualifying and competing in the world’s three most important and prestigious equestrian events- the Olympic Games, the World Equestrian Games, and the World Cup Finals. The country takes pride in this great achievement of Toni Leviste. With an uncommon focus and determination, she has set out to conquer the equestrian world. Braving lonely months in Europe’s bitter winters, driving a lorry full of horses across many borders, and fending for herself in the sometimes cut-throat world of horse dealers, trainers and riders, she has moved away from home sweet home and based herself in Belgium,
The Philippine STAR, Wednesday, January 9, 2013
By: John Magsaysay
See that horse over there? Her name is Leap of Faith, and she's my soul mate," Toni Leviste says, gesturing towards an immaculate snow-white mare, a graceful yet commanding presence at the center of her 10-hectare property, the Leviste Equestrian Eco Park (LEEP). Already in her diamond age in equine years, Leap of Faith has led Toni in countless competitions around the world and has since retired to the world of show jumping, but this four-legged damsel sparked what would become Toni's two-decade-long love affair with the sport, a journey peppered with pride, philosophy, and patriotism that could only spring from pure, unbridled passion.