Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Here is Tommie Turvey and Pokerjoe, making everyone laugh during the "Riding Instructor" comedy act at the Fort Worth Horse Expo. Posted by Hello

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Energy Drinks

The weekend is here! Our next show is the Cooks Forest Trail Ride in PA which will be from Sunday to Wednesday and then the 4th weekend at the Manawa Rodeo. It'll be lots of fun. It has been incredibly hot lately. The grass is all brown and needs lots of water. I'm starting to miss my home in Florida, but I'll be back there soon.
When we were in Connecticut we got a 24 pack of the new diet Coke with Splenda. Have you tried it yet? It tastes like diet Coke with Lemon. Yep. As soon as we got back I bought up a bunch of regular diet Coke. I hope it's not the end of regular diet Coke! Ugh!
Being on the go and the road so much we check out any new energy drink we can find. What is your favorite? Red Bull works, but for $2 a can? Most of the ones we try are too sweet and we can't even finish the can. Full Throttle by Coke is terrible. AMP by Pepsi is MT. Dew in a small can. I just tried this one from Italy, Tiger Energy. It was too sweet and didn't give me the kick I needed. We personally like Rip It, but can't seem to find it outside of Sterling. At $1 a 16oz can, we usually stock up for the road. The sugar free, low carb is my choice. If we can't find it or run out, I get Diet Rock Star or Low Carb Monster, but at $2 or twice the price of Rip It, we'll make sure we stock up next time! During the shows everyone asks about what we're drinking. We end up giving out a few to other performers who think it's our secret formula. Our fridge is stocked with lots of water and energy fuel. It doesn't last long though... It is amazing how many brands of energy drinks there are out there and the names they have. "Bawls" comes in a small blue fancy bottle and tastes like flavored water. I guess you're paying for the bottle. Have you seen the 20+ ounce cans of Hansen Energade? Toooooo much. I wish Rip It sold in small 8 oz cans too, just when you need a lift, not 16oz of drink. Well, we're going to the Quad Cities Air Show tomorrow. Should be lots of people there. Then off to PA.
Ride Fast... Take Chances!

Monday, June 20, 2005

WF Young & Absorbine Jr.

Hey all. It has been incredibly busy here in Sterling. We have been traveling a lot with the horses and trying to keep up with the demand. Tommie was in Bellvue, IA for the PRCA Rodeo. It was a wet and muddy weekend, but the show went on thanks to the great broncs and bulls by Three Hills Rodeo Company. Tommie really enjoys performing with rodeo announcer, Roger Mooney. He is one of the best in the business, announcing non-stop and always with colorful commentary and energy. We have been filming our video series, putting together a full schedule of shows, and working on new projects. This past weekend we trekked the horses to Longmeadow, MA, for a private show with WF Young. They are the company that makes Absorbine Jr. and lots of horse products you would know like "ShowSheen" and "SuperPoo". Tommie was featured on a commercial for them. After seeing Tommie perform and keeping with the horse tradition, it was a perfect match. When two companies get together and believe in each others products, it is a great relationship. We have always used Absorbine Equine Products and with our daily routine are big fans of Absorbine muscle relief. The Pain relief patches are great when traveling the 1000 miles each way in a truck. It really helps keep the stiff muscles and stiff necks at bay. We got a tour of the WF Young compound and met all the wonderful people there. Then we performed a show on Friday for their friends and families outdoors. Fantastic turn out and response. We hope it showed everyone there how much we strive to be a fun family oriented show that is truly memorable. Everyone had seen the Absorbine commercial since they started running it in the Springfield Media Market. The President, Tyler Young told us that sales are up 50% and Tommie is now seen in over 1 million homes and 25% of the US markets. We are putting together a lot of future projects for them and are looking forward to a long relationship. On Saturday, we got to perform at the Stoneleigh Burnam School in Greenfield, MA. They are a private equestrian school for girls. We did demos for the children of a group, YPO. They were all eager to learn and watch us have fun with horses. The facility was very accommodating. Thanks to Susan and Todd. We also got the chance to see my husbands mom and dad and sister while we were there too. It was nice to see his dad for Fathers Day. Many thanks to everyone at WF Young and the YPO. It was a memorable and exciting weekend. It is good to be back home, only to leave for Cooks Forest Trail Ride in PA this weekend. Well, this is what we do. Tommie's birthday is tomorrow, so time to take a day off and enjoy some sushi with friends. Don't forget if you have any questions, please email us at
Ride Fast... Take Chances!

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Here is Tommie with Ace and Joker as waits in the wings to perform at the Can AM Expo in London, Canada. (2005)  Posted by Hello

Sunday, June 05, 2005

A Day to Relax.

Today (Sunday) was a day for me to clear my head. My horses are doing really well. Thanks to everyone who has emailed and asks about them or comments about them. They (and me) appreciate the kind words and praise you give them. They deserve every bit of it. It was time for them to be horses. In the meantime, I got away from the Wahl Equestrian Center and went to the drop zone to do a little skydiving. It was a bit windy, so I didnt' get any jumps off. I was all psyched to go too. Tommorrow we get back to the routine. We're still looking for new horses to add to the lineup. With Karen training them too, we'll have a team ready in no time. She's a hell of a trainer and can get them working together in no time. We have a lot of exciting stuff coming up and I can't wait to let you all know. Keep your eyes here. I'm looking forward to answering any questions you may have, so please email us. Thanks.
Ride Fast... Take Chances!

Gotta Start Somewhere!

OK. We just got this set up after EVERYONE keeps asking about where we are and what we are doing. This way you can find out without tracking me or my brother down via cell phone or email. To give a quick background, my brother, Tommie Turvey is an incredible horse trainer and entertainer. He travels the world performing in shows with horses. I too perform with horses and we have been around horses our entire lives. From when we were young, we would ride horses every day and try to see how we could get the most out of them. It was kind of a game my brother and I would play to see who could best whom. Honestly, he would kick my butt, because he is a natural horseman. After growing up and not knowing that we were actually training horses, not just having fun, we naturally started working for shows that featured horses. It was to our advantage that it was like second nature to get on a horse and go into the spotlight. We loved the attention! It didn't take long for both of us to be working steady and since then haven't stopped to breathe. You can check out our website at and see just exactly what we do. It's a pretty cool and exciting life, working with horses and traveling around the country meeting thousands of interesting and wonderful people. I'll talk more about my travels in future posts. Tommie will also be writing his thoughts here too, so please feel free to ask us any questions or comments you may have about horses, horse training, stunts, or whatever you would like to say. We'll also upload photos and lots of fun stuff as it happens. Welcome to our blog! We are Extreme Riders who just want to inspire people to have a better relationship, have fun, and get the most out of their horses. As my brother and I have said since we were youngsters, "Ride Fast... Take Chances!".

Tommie Turvey performs with Pokerjoe