Thursday, November 23, 2006
Tommie and Jeremy pose with one of the birds in the show. Thanks for the great time at SeaWorld. We were given a tour of the training facility and saw how time consuming it was to ready for the shows and the amount of training it takes, but after talking with Jeremy, he wouldn't trade it for the world. They understand that it isn't the final result you are looking for, but the reward of the daily improvements and successes which make working with animals worth every minute of it.
Here we are at SeaWorld. Jeremy gave us a tour of the facility and we got to meet Cassy. She is a false killer whale. They are found off the coast of Japan and are very rare. We got to meet her up close and see how intelligent she is. In the photo is Giddy, Lori, Eirean, Jen, Tommie, Me, Jamie and of course, Cassy.
Jeremy performs with Cassy at the whale and dolphin show at Sea World in Orlando. This is a great show that you gotta see when you go to SeaWorld. The use of acrobats, non-stop action, and no narration is great. It reminds me of how we set up Cavalia. We wanted the action and music to set the mood. Great show Jeremy and crew!
Craig Cameron gets a ride on Tommie's roman team, Joker and Ace during the Florida Equestrian Celebration. Craig explained that it wasn't as easy as it looks! Thanks to Craig for making the expo a fun and interesting event. We are looking forward to next year. It keeps getting better.... Ride Fast.. Take Chances! karen
This is the Chariot and Chariot Horse Trailer. I just want to say thanks to Guardian Horse Bedding. We love their bedding and use it exclusively at our facility and on the road. The boys love it in the trailer. If you notice, we even use it to hold up the tongue of the chariots. It is a nice tightly packed product, compact enough to travel with and save space. Also, thanks to Rich at Graphic Signs in Sterling for the awesome artwork on the trailer. It rocks! Ride Fast... Take Chances! karen
Here is a great photo of me and my Morgans racing around the arena. They love to run! They are only 3 years old and are very sleek and beautiful. They loved the Jacksonville show as we performed during Dinner in the Dirt and the Bull Riding Blowout. Ride Fast... Take Chances! Karen
We just finished a busy weekend. Tommie Turvey was a featured clinician and entertainer at the Florida Equestrian Celebration in Jacksonville. I will discuss the show later, but I want to get out some great photos of all the fun we had while we were there. Here, Jon Wearley and I practice the Gladiator Chariot Race in the outdoor arena. I'm driving Zeus and Apollo and Jon is driving Caesar and Spartacus. Ride Fast... Take Chances! karen turvey
Tommie puts his methods into action by showing everyone how he gets the laydown, bow and sit up out of his horses. By using the correct tools and techniques, you can easily get your horse to laydown safely for you and your horse. Here he shows how his horse Joker is relaxed and quiet while he waits for the cue to "sit up". Tommie's methods are small, step by step, actions which anyone can apply in their training. This was from a demo in Novi, Michigan.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Tommie Turvey has been non-stop on the road, performing shows and clinics. We thought 2006 was a good year and 2007 will be even better. Our schedule is booking up solid and Tommie is becoming a household name. He is headlining the biggest shows and he still works his schedule so he can do even the smaller more intimate shows like Novi. Tommie really loves to inspire people and explain his methods. It is no-nonsense and simple things most people can do. We break down a lot of the myths most people have about training horses. Tommie has taken horse training to a new level with discipline, consistency and trust. It is magical to watch him and his horses. Whether it is during a clinic, a demo or seeing him perform, you will be inspired. To see what can be done with discipline, consistency, and trust. You'll see him at everything from horse expos to rodeos and even at our facility in Sterling, IL. One event we know we won't be at in 2007 is Equine Affaire. So don't go to Equine Affaire in Columbus or Springfield hoping to see Tommie at the Pfizer Fantasia, he won't be there. We had a lot of people in Novi say they went to Columbus the past 2 years hoping to see Tommie again, but were disappointed when he wasn't since they don't publish who or what will be in the show. It's no wonder why the biggest horse trainers including Parelli, Clinton Anderson, Josh Lyons, etc. aren't at EA anymore. I guess they think they can have anybody and draw the same crowds. Time will tell. We are really excited about the PA Horse World Expo in Harrisburg and the new show they are doing in Syracuse in May. If you are anywhere near these shows, you have got to go and see Tommie and I. We will be there in 2007 with our own special brand of training and entertainment. We also want to thank our major sponsors; Wahl Clippers, Absorbine Products and Guardian Horse Bedding. They have been very supportive with National Ad campaigns featuring Tommie, providing incredible products which we use and believe in, and for making what we do possible with their support. See you down the road. Ride Fast... Take Chances! karen
We stopped at Metropolis, IL to give the horses a rest and fill up on gas. Here, our apprentice Lori along with our newest intern from Australia, Giddy. We are on our way to Jacksonville and warm weather, also a stop at Disney, Arabian Nights, and Dixie Stampede in Orlando. But only after the show in Jacksonville.
Ride Fast... Take Chances!
Ride Fast... Take Chances!
We are on our way to Jacksonville Florida for the Florida Equestrian Celebration. Tommie will be performing with Pokerjoe, Joker, Ace, and his Mustang, Blade. I'll be racing the chariots in the Great Gladiator Chariot Race during the bull riding event Saturday Night. There will be lots of demos and clinics with lots of fun stuff. If you are in Florida or Georgia, you'll have to come out and see us. Get ready to Ride Fast... Take Chances!
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Tommie gives a clinic on getting the laydown from your horse featuring Joker. He also performed the Riding Instructor, Roman Riding and jumping fire, plus a beautiful Liberty Connection with Ace. People really got to see the relationship Tommie has with his horses.
Friday, November 10, 2006
Monday, October 30, 2006
Riders get ready for their runs during the Barrel Bash here at the Wahl Equestrian Center @ Double G. Lots and lots of trailers, horses, and trucks. It was a beautiful weekend with blue skies and warm temps. We start our Winter Barrel racing series next week followed by a horse sale on November 11. Karen
Here is a great photo of how beautiful it was this weekend at the Equestrian Center. We had over 300 horses for the Barrel Bash. The payouts were pretty big too. It was awesome to see all the people and horses. It was a non-stop weekend for all the crew here, but it was well worth it. Ride Fast... Take Chances! Karen