Sunday, June 29, 2008

Exciting News!

Bonnie is named to the short list!

Check out the official Press Release here:

This is such exciting news for Bonnie and Murry and it is only made better by the fact that Bonnie and Murry have never looked better. Murry is sound, eating well and seemingly enjoying his job every day.

The selection process will continue with a gallop at the training sessions in The Plains, VA tomorrow morning (Monday at 5:45am!!). The riders and horses will then all go home for a week and gather again at The Fork for the final Mandatory Outing July 8-13. This week will consist of lessons Tuesday-Thursday and then a mini competition for the short listed riders on Friday and Saturday. The selectors and vet's will then conduct one final veterinary examination. On either Sunday night or Monday morning the riders will find out which 8 combinations will travel to England for final preparations. In the end, 5 horse/rider combinations will be named to the team that will travel to Hong Kong for the 2008 Olympic games.

If/when Bonnie travels to England and then on to Hong Kong, she will be away until approximately August 16th. If you would like to get a lesson with her before she heads out of town please join us this week! We are specifically putting groups together for Wednesday (although you are more than welcome to join us any day, just contact us for availability!)

Hope to see you all soon!

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