American Equestrian Trade Association

We made a quick trip to the Equestrian Trade Association to meet with two new sponsors and to meet with a representatives for several new product lines we will be carrying in our Taiji Shop. We had a great time having dinner with and visting with the gals from “Maryland Saddlery” on Saturday. Thank you to AETA for the great …

Maryland Horse World Expo

Thank you to everyone who came out to see us at the Maryland Horse World Expo. The highlight of the show for me was working “Tony” at liberty. We have been asked to be a part of a major live “War Horse” production, that is currently being considered for production. Tony was awesome. We taught every day and performed in …

Equine Extravaganza

Thank you Vicki and Racheal for another great year at Equine Extravaganza.  I taught 2-3 sessions a day on everything from bonding and tricks to bridleless riding.  It was standing room only at pretty much every session I taught….I’ve have come a long ways from the first time I taught, when my only spectator was my grandmother.   I had dinner …

AETA Convention

We had another productive trip to the AETA convention.  I was able to meet with several sponsors and vendors that we will be doing business with.  I am always looking for sources of difficult to find training equipment or high quality equipment at a great price.  The AETA provides a great opportunity to view new products and to visit with …

Brandywine Valley Summer Series

This was the first year for the Brandywine Valley Summer Series.  It is held at the historic Devon Show grounds.  I did several demos each day at the show.  It is an awesome series.  The show was voted “Best in Pennsylvania” for 2011.  I am looking forward to being a part of this show again in 2012.    

Devon Horse Show

We decided to head to Devon for a few days to visit with some friends that were showing. My mom was able to spend a little time with her best friends and I was able to visit with everyone from Derby Down. I am really looking forward to seeing everyone from Derbydown for two weeks at the Brandywine Valley Horse …

Mid West Horse Fair

The Mid West Horse Fair was awesome. I was told that there was over 50,000 in attendance. We had an interesting assortment weather while in Wisconsin. It was 50 degrees the day we arrived. This was followed by a day of 50 MPH winds. Then on Saturday, snowed like a blizzard. We finished on Sunday with Sunshine and 50 degree …

Puddles is a painted pony

Puddles is such a good boy. For the Pennsylvania Horse World Expo, they needed a good natured white pony or horse for Peggy Brown and Susan Harris to use in their anatomy in motion sessions. Well, Puddles stepped up to the plate. He is such a good pony and a very good sport! Lizzy

Clinic with Bruce Davidson

It was really neat to ride with Bruce Davidson at the Pennsylvania Horse World Expo.  We did some gymnastics with the horses.  The thing the left the biggest impression on me was his discussion of the “fifth leg”.  He talked about how the fifth leg could make the difference in a horse being a top international horse or not making …

2011 Pennsylvania Horse World Expo

We have a great time at the Pa Horse World expo.  We were really tired …arrive home from Florida….body clip three horse…head to PA, but it was good.  We were really busy at the expo….we were involved in 12 session over 3 days. We demonstrated for Colleen Kelly , Tommie Turvey, Bruce Davidson and Puddles was the painted pony for …

Equine Extravaganza

We had a great event at Equine Extravaganza 2010.  I taught two educational sessions each day and  judged the finals of their weekend performance competition.  Equine Extravaganza is held on the grounds that were once the farm where Secretariat was born.  There was a meet and greet fundraiser on Saturday night to benefit the Secretariat foundation.  Thank you to those …

Our Trip to meet LaSanta in British Columbia, Vancouver

My mom and I took a trip to the west coast to meet LaSanta.  I was looking for a very big uphill and athletic horse to ride in the big equitation classes.  We learned about LaSanta and thought he might meet our needs.  My mom and I flew to Seattle on frequent flyer tickets and then drove up to Vancouver. …

2010 World Equestrian Games

Being at the 2010 World Equestrian Games was amazing.  The horses were incredible and the riders were so talented!  I performed twice a day, but every spare minute I went to see events or schoolig.  The events were all ticketed, but many did not sell out.  If you were a had credentials to participateat the games they  allowed you to …

Sussex Horse Show and County Fair

I just returned from a week at the Sussex horse show.  At the beginning of the week I showed Hercules in the baby greens.  He is only three.  The classes were pretty big and he ribboned.  That was pretty cool!  The end of the week and the weekend I did perfomances throughout the day and for the evening presentations.  One …

Beach Medley – 2010 Sussex (video)

Here is a little video with some clips of Puddle perfoming. Rosie and Toby alwasy seem to steel the show, so I decided to post a video with a bunch of clips of Puddles. He was such a good boy! Lizzy Video coming soon!

Equine Affaire was Really Fun

A big thank you to everyone who came to Equine Affaire. Toby and Puddles really enjoyed performing for you and, Toby, especially enjoyed your applause.

Equine Extravaganza

We had another great year at Equine Extravaganza. WE RELEASED THE FIRST SIX DVD’s in our Taiji training series and we sold out of almost all the dvd’s we had prepared! We did two exhibition/educational presentations each day to standing room only crowds…..Thank you so much to everyone who came out to watch….we did a little roman riding, hippodrome riding, …

2010 Pennsylvania Horse Expo

I spent the weekend at the Pennsylvania horse world expo. I helped in all of Tommie Turveys demos. My mom and mom-mom help with preparing food and manning the equine extremist booth. I did demo on Puddles, Toby and Tommie’s horses. It is always a good time hanging with the Turveys! Lizzy

USET Finals at Gladstone

We took a trip to Gladstone, NJ this weekend to the East Coast USEF finals to cheer on Elizabeth Lubrano. The competition was held at the USET facility. It was a really cool place. The barn were older, but classic! I hope to ride the final at some point in time. We had a great weekend! Lizzy

Centre County Grange Fair

Every year in Centre Hall, there is Centre County Grange Fair. They set up rows and rows of tents and rows and rows of RV’s. It is quite a site to see. It is the largest and oldest encampment fair in the country. We have not been in town for the fair the last few years, but just happened to …

4-H District Show

4-H District Horse Show had its high points and low points. We qualified for districts in two classes working hunter over fences and working hunter under saddle. I had the choice at round-up to show equitation on the flat and hunter hack or equitation over fences and the working hunter at three foot. I chose to compete in the more …

High Hopes Farm Summer Camp

I spent a week with my friend Gabby at the camp that is run, where she boards her pony. It is an awesome camp. It is run by Perry and Katie Fitzpatrick. At camp, we swim ponies, ride cross country, ride side saddle, go to a reining farm and all kinds of cool stuff. We swim and cook out. We …

2009 Chincoteague Pony Swim

We arrived in Chincoteague Sunday evening. We took are little travel trailer. It was a tough week, because we didn’t have hook-ups. It was hot, humid, wet and buggy, but we made the most of it. Monday, we went to the pony penning. Tuesday, they do selection on which ponies will be buying back to be returned to the island. …

Featured Performer at the 2009 Breyerfest

Breyerfest was amazing. It was super busy, but really cool. Rosie did a great job with her bridleless jumping routine……and I rode Toby bareback & bridleless in his little routine at Breyer. He did a great job. Tommie and I closed the event with me riding on his shoulders on blade. We performed twice each day. I signed autographs, did …

2009 Breyerfest

At the end of Breyerfest….Tommie and I closed the show. It was a cool ending to an awesome weekend! Lizzy

July Night of Amazing Horses in Chicago (video)

The July Night of Amazing Horses was challenging for me. I am taking three acts to Breyerfest…….two of them brand new. I put together a new act on Puddles and Rosie. We reworked both acts a lot while in Chicago. We did not do a formal rehearsal for the July 4th show. I had to make some additional adjustments after …

Cooks Forest Trailride

Mom and I went to Cook’s Forest to film Tommie in the little colt breaking challenge that they had. Josh Lyons, Tommie and Richie Winfield participated. They all did a really good job. Tommie and Josh had harder animals than Ritchie. Josh spent a lot of extra time to work through his colt’s issues. Tommie went for broke and chose …

Night of amazing Horses in Chicago

We had a wonderful show……..Rich Bruner and TJ came in to do a shooting and sword performance. Anna debuted with a liberty act. Laurie did an act on her horse Tonto. Ben, Laurie and Anna did a fire act with juggling and bolos. And of course ……Tommie did all of his acts including the Roman Riding, Riding Instructor, Liberty and …

First Ever Equine Extremist Games

We concluded the equine extremist clinic at Carousel Farm with the first annual Equine extremist Games. We had the following games: Horse Soccer Obstacle Dribble Course Freestyle Obstacle Course Best Trick Bareback Dollar Can Race The freestyle activities were awesome. Ron won the freestyle obstacle course. Chuck was grand champion over the entire games. At one point he reached down …

On the Road w/Tommie & Lizzy – Lizzy’s Video Journal (3 videos)

To Tommie……… Tommie…It is so cool getting to do things with you and your horses. I want to be a great horseman like you. I come home from every expo excited about trying new things with my animals. you have made me a better trainer and rider. I love Ace, Poker Joe and Joker, they teach me so much! When …

Trick Training Clinic at BNR Stable in Canada

On the way home from Canada, we stopped at BNR Stables for a trick riding clinic. BNR has a wonderful kids riding program. She does lots of lessons and camps. She had a whole little building decorated with educational horse stuff. They also had an entire little western town and petting zoo. It was pretty cool! Tommie taught us some …

2009 CanAm

To everyone in canada…..Thank You….everyone was so nice! Thank you to Paul McGuire for the special award on Sunday. I love the necklace!….And thank you to those in attendance of the night time show on Friday…..that was my first standing ovation. The hospitality in canada was amazing! I always enjoy seeing the canadian Cowgirls and talking with Gwen. You have …

2009 Pennsylvania Horse World Expo (video)

We had a great time at the Pennsylvania Horse expo. Tommie’s night time performances were excellent. His dual liberty act was really good. The days were long. We did an interview in the morning for the evening news on the expo. I also did a morning interview with Wayne Williams for his television show called “Speaking of Horses”. We did …

AETA Convention

I am so excited about our trip to AETA this year. I found an awesome show girth, but most importantly I may have found a great line of affordable french saddles. We had a great time at AETA meeting with the Davis, Arc De Triumph and Equinity. Equinity makes amazing saddle pads and gel pads….and Davis has some really fun …

2009 Maryland Horse World Expo

The first expo, we attended this year was in Timonium, MD. This is always a tough expo, because it is cold and there is no place to warm-up. There is no night time show at the Maryland expo. I did demonstrations during the day with Tommie. We had a great time. Toby is getting better and better at his lay …