Friday, May 27, 2011

Thank You Cindy Lawler!

While I was on course at Rolex, I sat by some women who were taking pictures at the Head of the Lake.  Since I had to hoof it across the course to another set of fences, I handed my business card to one of the ladies & asked if she would be kind enough to get some pictures at the water complex.  Needless to say, I didn't know what a talented photographer & had recruited.

Interestingly enough, Cindy revealed (after some prodding) that she had an interesting past at Rolex.  I asked her for a little bio and discovered that her love for horses had actually brought her to Rolex for the 1983 pony club rally nationals, where she won the jumper division. She also groomed for Lisa Anderson in 1985 who rode in the Intermediate  Prelim divisions (winning one), and in turn Cindy received the top groom's award for her efforts!

Cindy is from McHenry Illinois and works in Mobile Alabama as a Catastrophe Adjuster.  She is also a Certified Advanced Therapeutic Riding Instructor and enjoys photography as a past time, and I think she shows some serious talent!!  Thanks again to Cindy for these fabulous photos.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Post Rolex Wrap Up!

Rolex was such a positive experience this year, taking into account that BG had been recovering from an injury last year and had just started jumping again in February.  He was a bit tense in the dressage in front of the big audience, but put in a stellar clean XC round, when many horses & riders were over challenged.
He was tired for stadium & had a few resulting rails, but all in all BG's run at Rolex was inspiring!!

After the event, Missy was able to take him over to Hagyard for 3 hyperbaric chamber treatments on Sunday, Monday & Tuesday for an hour each day.  Missy said the chamber is like a rocket ship with padded walls and a port hole window for a view of your horse while he's being treated.  Their services and therapies are so cutting edge and we're so lucky to have them as a supporter.

What's next?  Missy is going to focus on dressage & jumper shows with BG until an appropriate event in the fall, which may be at Plantation Field or Richland Park.   There is also the Para team responsibilities, which is such a huge part of the BHF program, and we plan to have another blog update regarding those riders in the near future!

Enjoy the photo album from stadium........LT

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