Saturday, March 17, 2007

Josh Lyons and Tommie Turvey

Well, I did say Tommie and Josh were best friends. Lots of people in Nebraska got to see them have a lot of fun with their horses. They are not always working! This year Tommie, Josh and his wife Jana went to Hawaii for a little time off. Tommie and Josh hit the beach for scuba diving. They did lots of cool stuff while in Hawaii too. Josh and Jana just left our facility for two weeks of clinics in Toronto. We just got two new additions to our animal staff. (Thanks to Josh and Jana) They are a zebra and a kangaroo. They are both about 6 m0s old. We'll have a lot of fun working with them. I'll get pictures on the blog as soon as I can. We have a cutting show here at the facility this weekend, so it has been really hectic with the show, the concession booth, the western store, and Equine Extremist Entertainment. We are growing and growing every day. I have been feverishly researching for our intern program and after going through a ton of resumes have narrowed it down to 5 for the summer. We have promoted Lori Miller to Facility Manager. She is in charge of overseeing the Wahl Equestrian Center/Double G Facility. She joined our team a little over a year ago as an intern! We are also filling other much needed positions, but it is a slow and tedious process. We don't want to grow too fast, we just want to grow at a controlled pace. We don't want to be flash in the pans, so we take every day in step. It like Tommie says, "It took me 20 years to become an overnight sensation." We do what we do because we love it. Today, when I was watching the cutters work their horses I kept thinking how each one was enjoying what they were doing. They loved to be at one with their horses and work as a team. It is that feeling that we strive for and we hope to bring it out and help anyone achieve it. Ride Fast... Take Chances! karen

Partiot News Articles

Here is an article that Mary Klaus did on Tommie for the Patriot News in PA. We really appreciate the time she took to talk with us on Sunday. She didn't see the show but went to the Farm Complex to cover the "Home Show" on Sunday and when she asked people what was the best thing about the "Horse show" everyone said "Tommie Turvey", so she tracked us down and put together this story. Thanks for the story Mary! karen

Here is an article which was in the "Patriot News" during our show in PA. I'm driving Apollo and Zeus around the track. I just got this article and thought it was really cool. My boys look great! I am so proud of them. They are so smooth and fun to drive and have such a nice demeanor about them. I love their flowing manes and tails too. They are Morgans, so they are naturally beautiful and defined. Thanks again to the Patriot for a great article and spotlighting our chariots! Ride Fast... Take Chances! karen
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Monday, March 12, 2007

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

In January, Tommie performed at all the rodeo perfs (33) at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. He got the chance to stop by a childrens hospital and do a few rope tricks as well as work with Legendary announcer Bob Tallman again. Tommie enjoys performing and getting smiles from kids. He really loves what he does and is very generous with his time. karen

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Great Turn Out at Nebraska Expo

Just got done the Nebraska Expo show and wanted to share a few photos. It was wonderful working with Josh Lyons and Matt McLaughlin. We always have a lot of fun when we are together. Here a great show of Tommie and Josh when they did a clinic together. They really show how much fun you can have with their horses. Tommie did demos during the day and performed 3 of his acts during a night show on Saturday. It was standing room only. Matt did a routine on a black Friesian that was absolutely gorgeous, plus a fun dressage/western act. Tommie did his exciting roman riding, comedy act, and liberty act. They all did great. The booth was packed after the show. They said the show was the best attended since its inception. This is our first time in Nebraska and the reception Tommie got was terrific. We got to see our friends from Lucky D who we met in Denver in January. They are so nice. We hope to be back at the show next year. Keep checking the schedule and we hope to see you soon. Thanks again Nebraska Horse Council, Dave Leggit, Lynn Ostrand, and everyone involved! The set up crew and hospitality was first rate and much appreciated. Thank you for a wonderful show. Ride Fast... Take Chances! karen

Tommie and Josh do a little "Risky Business" at the Nebraska Horse Expo 2007.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Nebraska Horse Expo

Well, we haven't been able to update or follow up on much email since our PA show. We got swamped by email after the show AND our high speed internet is down for a week while they move the tower. I did the dial up and it took about 4 hours to download 100 messages, so I couldn't do much until now. We just arrived in Lincoln, Nebraska for the Horse Expo with Josh Lyons and Matt Mclaughlin. It's gonna be fun! The hotel has high speed, so for the past 3 hours I have been downloading and reading email. We got lots of pictures from people who saw the show. (Thanks, we love to get photos!)
Just wanted to let everyone know we are in Lincoln and to get ready for a great show. See you later. I'll be able to update more over the next few days... Thanks for being patient. Ride Fast... Take Chances!

Tommie Turvey performs with Pokerjoe