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Ivy Hill is involved with Bucks County Special Olmypics. We run our sessions January through April every year.
Our Local Show/Qualifier for Sates will be Sunday, April 15, 2012. This is an all day event.
PENN STATE INFORMATION:
Tentative Schedule of Events
All events are at Snider Ag Arena
10:00-11:00am Athletes arrive on campus
11:00 am All athletes must be on Campus
12:00 pm Coaches Meeting
& Horse Assignment
1:30 – 4:30 pm Showmanship and
Trail Course review
8:30 pm Head Coaches Meeting
8:00 am Showmanship Awards..................................... Snider Aq Areana
8:00 am – 4:30 pm Trail Competition
8:30 am – 10:00 am Barrel Racing
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Pole Bending
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Relays and Awards for Games
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm Dressage
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Showmanship Awards
8:00 am - 10:00 am Dressage and Awards
10:00 am – 1:00 pm English Equitation
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Western Equitation
2:00 -2:30 pm Equitation Awards
- At the bottom click where it says "click here" and it will take you to the Protective Behavior Training. All volunteers, coaches, and unified partners must take this training.
Visit Special Olympics of Pennsylvania Website
Please contact Megan Strychowski at Ivy Hill or Bucks County Special Olympics
Note from Cathy Kwarta (2010 Summer Games):
My favorite moment this year that I think will stay with me for the years to come was hearing Julia from the other side of the ring tell Nicole “AWESOME” after she made her perfect 20 meter circle.
Thank you Julia for making that moment! We will miss you next year!
This kind of moment, reminds me of when Nicole was in kindergarten and she was six years old. She was barely communication so imagine my surprise when she told me that “Mrs. Murphy was made special by God.” She blew me away when she said that about her teacher. It seems to me that this feeling is appropriate for the Ivy Hill Family. “The Ivy Hill Family is made special by GOD!!!”
God bless this extended family… and especially our wonderful kids that brought our family all together.
All of Ivy Hill's coaches and volunteers generously contribute and share with the overall success that comes with the "hardware". You and your team are world-class. I never really contemplated how rigorous it is for the Equestrian team to compete in the Special Olympic games, until this year.
Our program's horses (all wonderful athletes themselves) travel 400 miles round-trip, the athletes have to compete so much earlier than most SO competitors, the wait in between; it's a so very different and unique sport. Yet what a unique a sport it is.
As we get "old", I humbly acknowlege, we finally get it. Like track, it is an individual sport, but also a team sport with every contribution coming together as a unit. And like the performance at Thorncroft - what a unit, what a team is was. There was Outstanding Sportsmanship - all athletes supported their team, staying to watch every Ivy Hill rider - that's class, as well as a trait of a great community.
I tell people that the experience of PA Special Olympics Summer Games is like "being as close to God as you can possibly get." And I'm not that all religious. But I know that these athletes are in the spotlight like no other people on this Earth, even if it's for these three days.