Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Working Horse Stunts on "John Adams"

Tommie has been working out of Richmond, VA on an HBO movie, "John Adams". He has been working with horses as a revolutionary alongside Paul Giamatti. (Sideways, Lady in the Garden, the Illusionist...) Tommie worked in battle scenes and also had a speaking part warning the people that the "British are marching on Concord". He said they had to use the rain makers to create rain during the battles and marches and it was cold!

Here are photos of Tommie on horseback, getting ready to ride up to Paul G, a photo of the stunt guys in wardrobe, and a shot of the film crew setting up a shot.
It was cool when we were watching the series premier of the Sopranos that they showed a few clips of "John Adams". Can't wait to see it. Ride Fast... Take Chances! karen

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Getting Ready for Upcoming Shows

Hey everyone. Sorry so long since the last post. We have had trouble with our wireless internet and we've been very busy getting ready for the Midwest Horse Fair and the Hollywood Charity Horse Show. We head to Madison, WI at the Alliant Energy Center on Thursday for a 3 day show and then head off to the LA Equestrian Center for a one day extravaganza and perform for a lot of celebs and folks to raise money for a great charity. William Shatner spends the entire weekend riding and raising money. He is quite the inspiration. Tommie and I will be performing in the show. In Madison, Tommie and I will be doing demos during the day and then performing at night. If you are in the area come on out and see us. Stop by our booth and say hi. We'll be happy to talk with you. We've had quite a few shows here at the Wahl Equestrian Center. We've had the Illinois Cutting Horse Assoc, the Illinois Quarter Horse Assoc, Barrel racing, and Rockin' H Team Roping. It has been non-stop. Tommie and I did a public rehearsal to get ready for the shows and then had an Easter Egg hunt for the kids. We were blown away with the amount of people who came out. Thanks for the support. We're already planning a BIG Easter weekend next year with lots of eggs and prizes. PLUS, we'll put on a show instead of a rehearsal. My husbands mom and dad came in for two weeks to help get things together. They were a lot of help. Thanks Rol-Ann! They helped watch the zebra and kangaroo too. Our facility manager took two weeks off to go to Australia for a much needed vacation. She's back now and our intern program is back in full swing. We are truly international! We have an intern from Montreal (Jen), one from Europe (Ludivine), one from the US, and 2 more coming soon. It will be a fun summer with lots of fun. We'll trail ride, trick ride, drive, roman ride, and even do vaulting. Sugar is ready! I just need to build a ring curb and she'll be ready to run. Sugar is our American Cream Draft Horse. She is quite the sight.
Lots to do. I'll try to add some photos tomorrow. See you soon!
Ride Fast... Take Chances! karen

Tommie Turvey performs with Pokerjoe