Veteran Olympic Athletes Instruct at Rebecca Farm
Kalispell, MT (June 15, 2009)- Olympic Equestrian Eventing Team medalists David and Karen O'Connor and Amy Tryon host "An Olympic Experience Event Camp" this week, June 16-21 at the nationally acclaimed Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana. 25 participants will learn horsemanship, stable management skills, show grooming techniques, dressage, and the fundamentals of show jumping and cross country.
The camp is presented by Four Star Management in conjunction with Team Tryon and the O'Connor Event Team. Auditors are allowed to participate in all non-riding activities during the camp for $80 per day or $450 for the entire camp, which includes breakfast and lunch, as well as two sponsored dinners. For more information about auditing the camp, please contact Ashley Colonel at (307) 413-1878.
Small groups of campers will rotate among the instructors and their recognized journeymen, all of whom are international CCI**** level riders. Top-level grooms will assist with horsemanship and answer questions about stable management and horse care.
"This is a unique opportunity to learn from the top of the top in the sport," said Ashley Colonel, organizer of the camp. "You just don't find a course of this caliber and facilities of this caliber anywhere else in the western U.S."
Karen O'Connor was once ranked the number one lady rider in the world and has held the US Female Equestrian athlete of the year title ten different times. She won the team silver medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the team bronze at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and was a member of the 2008 Olympic team in Beijing.
David O'Connor brought home the first equestrian eventing gold medal for the U.S. in more than a quarter century when he clinched the individual championships at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, with the best score in Olympic history. Alongside Karen, he helped the U.S. equestrian team capture the team bronze medal in Sydney and the team silver in Atlanta. David was Coach and Chef d'Equipe of the Canadian team at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and he is the President of the U.S. Equestrian Federation.
Amy Tryon rode a borrowed pony in her first 3-Day Event at the age of 8. After completing high school early, she traveled the country to compete and train with world-class instructors. After completing college, Tryon started a career as a professional firefighter and helped the U.S. team claim the bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. She retired from firefighting in 2006 to devote herself entirely to riding. She was recently a member of the 2008 Olympic Equestrian Eventing Team in Beijing.
For more information or to schedule interviews and photo opportunities, contact Brian Schott at (406) 261-6190 or email email@example.com. For more information on Rebecca Farm, please visit www.rebeccafarm.org.