Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Middle TN Pony Club Horse Trials on NBC Today Show November 23

Just thought I'd share something I saw over on The Chronicle of The Horse bulletin board. I love me some Middle TN Pony Club Horse Trials. I have competed there at least 3 times and been a few others to spectate and hang-out. Percy Warner Park is fantastic and so are the organizers. I am also fairly sure MTPC is the longest consecutively running horse trials in the U.S.

I am setting my dvr and hope you will too!

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Just wanted to give you some advance notice so you can program your video recorders.

The NBC Today Show segment that features Elizabeth Walters' recovery to ride in the Middle TN Horse Trials is now scheduled for Monday, Nov 23.

A film crew from the NBC News Today Show was at the Middle Tennessee Horse Trials in Nashville mid October. They came to profile a Pony Club member, Elizabeth Walters (Peytona PC) who is currently in remission from cancer.

Attending the Middle TN horse trials was one of her goals that she used to stay focused throughout 10 months of treatment at St. Jude's hospital. Elizabeth finished the horse trials in 5th place for the Junior Training
Rider division. (3 of the 12 riders in her division did not finish the cross country). Her cross country was clean, she just had some time penalties. In stadium, she just knocked one rail.

After the stadium round, her mother made a presentation to the coach who took care of her horse for the year of recovery and to thank all the Pony Club members nationwide that came to their aid.

Check out MTPC's new web site design at: www.mtn-ponyclub.org for a listing of current events.


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