Tuesday, February 28, 2006

PA Horse World Expo

Hey everyone. We are driving back to Sterling after a great show at the PA Horse World Expo in Harrisburg, PA. It was an incredible show. Tommie and I want to thank you so much for all the support. We wish we could have had the time to talk to all of you. The three days went by fast. Theatre Equus went off really well. Pokerjoe was perfect. It’s amazing how many people love Pokerjoe. He is such a character and gets the best of Tommie during the “Riding Instructor”, so people really relate to him. It’s nice to hear that even non-horse people came to see Tommie in the show. The show also featured the equestrian acrobats, Erik, Alethea, and Veronica of Big Horse Productions; dressage experts, Matt McLaughlin and Lynn Palm, Charro Roper Jerry Diaz with his wife Stacey; and the return of the Icelandic Horses of Gudmar Pederson. It was a two hour show with full shows both Friday and Saturday. Tommie also had capacity crowds at each of his demos during the day. His liberty training demo was standing room only in a 1000+ seat arena (see the photos below). Tommie brought out his best buddy and traveling companion, Bandit, an Australian Blue Healer cattle dog. Bandit kept trying to get in on the demo with Tommie. He showed what a good dog he is and always wants to help out and work the horses. We are writing a video to feature Bandit and how he does his tricks. He does everything from getting horses from the wall, picking up tools and trash, and getting Tommie a beer from the fridge after a hard days work. He loves Tommie and loves his job. The horses are his responsibility and he takes it seriously. Tommie is also raising Maverick, a Red Healer who is almost one year old. Tommie was a featured clinician and trainer along with Lynn Palm, Neil Pye from Parelli, GaWani Pony Boy, Kenny Harlow, and Richard Shrake.

It looks like we will be heading to California the last 2 weeks of April for the Del Mar, Night of the Horse and then perform at the Bill Shatner Celebrity Charity Horse Show the following weekend. Bill called Tommie last week and they discussed the show, so get ready Hollywood! We’re looking to put together a clinic or two while we are there and to get together with the people we’ve met out there when I was there with Cavalia. Tommie is looking forward to the Cook Forest Trail Ride too. It’s a fun time, so he hopes to see lots of people there. I’m trying to fit it in my schedule too. Thanks to Ray and Terry for all the help and support. We are heading back to Sterling today. NorthEast Conversions is bringing us a new truck, so we are waiting for them to drop it off. I’ll tell you, I’ve ridden in many trucks and the trucks by NorthEast are incredible. They have everything you need to get down the road in comfort and convenience. They can customize a truck to suit your needs. We get the back up camera system, fold down electric back seats, GPS, DVD, Sirius Satellite Radio, Hot and Cold cup holder, back up beeper, comfortable seats and head turning looks. Don’t just buy a truck, get a customized NorthEast Conversions truck ready to make life on the road easier, more comfortable, and less stressfull. Take it from Tommie, he drives over 100,000 miles and loves every mile of it in his NorthEast Conversion truck. They treat us right and will do the same for you. Doug and Dave are great guys, so tell them we sent you. If you want to see Tommie’s truck click here. We’re getting ready now for the Tennessee Volunteer Horse Expo and our own sensory training clinic. It is going to be a lot of fun. We met a lot of nice people in PA and are looking forward to the show in 2007. Thanks again for the support. Ride fast… Take Chances!


Tommie shown here with Ace during a clinic at the PA Horse World Expo. Posted by Picasa

Tommie teaching "Liberty" training to a packed crowd in the Equine Arena with Ace, Joker, and his dog, Bandit. Posted by Picasa

Tommie Turvey here with Joker, gives training tips to an audience at the PA Horse World Expo 2006. Posted by Picasa

Monday, February 13, 2006

Tommie makes a proud entrance with the power and strength of Joker, who will be a Breyer Model Horse at Breyerfest in July.

Here is a great shot of Tommie with Pokerjoe performing the "Riding Instructor" at the 2005 National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. photo by J Wearley Posted by Picasa

Tommie Turvey performs with Pokerjoe