In a hectic world, it is good to know that you can find peace of mind. Amy Nauiokas discovered her source of solitude in England in the wake of an event which she was lucky to have survived.
That event is known as 9/11. The single worst terrorist attack the US has ever witnessed. Amy was on her way to work at the World Trade Center where she was a director and partner at Cantor Fitzgerald. However, that fortuitous morning she ran late, which was uncommon for her. Her tardiness saved her life. Cantor’s offices, all above the 100th floor, were destroyed in the attack. Everyone who was in by 9 a.m. perished that day.
In 2004 Amy relocated to England. That’s where she met her future husband, Harry Harrison. They both worked for Barclays. Mr. Harrison had been with Barclays since 1989. He was hired straight out of the University of Cambridge after completing his master’s in finance. Ultimately, he was appointed the head of Barclay’s Non-Core.
Besides meeting her husband in England, Amy also discovered her love for horse riding. She says that it gave her much needed peace of mind in the aftermath of the dreadful September 11th terror attack which claimed so many of her colleagues.
Today the couple lives in the U.S. where they recently purchased a 75-acre horse training facility in Litchfield County, Connecticut. The property is known as the Washington Equestrian Center(WEC). Ms. Nauiokas, who is married to Mr. Harison, hopes to have the facility become a magnet for riders. She envisions the paddock as a place where others can enjoy the same peace she finds when riding.
WEC is now open for business. Horse owners have the option of making use of WEC’s training, housing and sales facilities. In fact, for the opening Frank Madden, one of America’s elite horse trainers, was bought in to give a two-day clinic. The event stimulated a lot of interest amongst riders. Many traveled from as far away as Florida to attend the opening. Surley peace of mind is worth it.