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In support of the "Classic Format" 3 Day- win 4 lessons with Bonnie Mosser

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  • In support of the "Classic Format" 3 Day- win 4 lessons with Bonnie Mosser

    Hello everyone!

    As many of you recall, this past spring I sold raffle tickets to raise money for Bonnie Mosser's trip to Badminton.

    We had a little surprise when we drew the winner... Bobby Costello was our winner! We contacted him via text message immediately and while he was thrilled to win he encouraged us to draw a second winner, someone who might have a little more time and need for our grand prize. This can be read about in the Breaking News section of our website (www.bonniemosser.com).

    To honor Bobby's generosity we have decided to offer 4 free lessons to a non-pro preparing for their first full "classic" format Three Day Event this fall (either 1/2* or 1*). The catch? To win this please submit a 500-1,000 word essay describing why you have decided to pursue the "ultimate" pinnacle of our sport: the full format 3-Day. Essays must be submitted to Rebecca (rebecca@bonniemosser.com) by August 15, 12pm. The winner will be notified by August 22. Please also include a summary of your qualifications (either already achieved or planned) and something that proves you are an amateur. Bonnie and Bobby will choose the winner based on the essay and your qualifications for the proposed competition (ie. we are not going to choose someone who has not yet competed at Training level because August 22nd is too close to the competitions). Please e-mail us with your questions. The winning essay will be posted on our website and anywhere else I can pawn it off

    It is completely free to enter! This prize is for lessons only. If the winner wishes to come for any number of consecutive days there will be a $20/night stabling charge.


  • #2
    Wow! Thanks Bonnie, Bobby, and Rebecca!
    Taco Blog
    *T3DE 2010 Pact*


    • #3
      Ooooh - good stuff! Yay. THANK YOU!


      • #4
        As I said on the AR2 list a day late and a dollar short, we just did our first CCI* at VAHT and it was a blast, and Bonnie is a great instructor!!! Go for it!!

        Make any mistakes going forward!


        • #5
          What a wonderful opportunity and way to show support for the classic format - wishing I was on the East coast!


          • #6
            Does a T3D count?
            "Hell yes I can ride. I was riding when I fell off!"


            • #7
              Originally posted by Hey Mickey View Post
              Does a T3D count?
              that's what a 1/2* is - GO FOR IT!!!!! Thanks to all for doing this - you rock Bonnie and Bobby!
              ~ it no longer matters what level I do, as long as I am doing it..~ with many thanks, to Elizabeth Callahan


              • #8
                That is a fabulous offer! Generally I have no regrets about being a pro, but I might be a teensy bit sad not to have an excuse to enter this contest!



                • #9
                  Brilliant!!! 1000 thanks to Bonnie AND Bobby. Want to do this again NEXT year when I hope my baby will be ready to hit the T3D at GMHA??!!
                  Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RunForIt View Post
                    that's what a 1/2* is - GO FOR IT!!!!! Thanks to all for doing this - you rock Bonnie and Bobby!
                    geez, I should read better,

                    My essay will be on its way!
                    "Hell yes I can ride. I was riding when I fell off!"


                    • Original Poster

                      Just bumping this back up to make sure people who weren't on the board last week get a chance to see it...

                      Thanks and send in those essays!!



                      • Original Poster

                        I haven't received any entries yet so just giving this a bump!

                        Don't let this opportunity pass you by!



                        • #13
                          Im sad Rebecca I want to come so SOOO BADLY! but we already did a three day last fall, maybe I should do another one.


                          • Original Poster

                            Yes!! Do another one!!


                            • #15
                              I have always wanted to write an essay to win something. I like writing. I don't do it enough anymore unless you count the jokes I'm always churning out for you wonderful people.
                              Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!


                              • #16
                                My essay is almost done!
                                You should have it by the end of the week.
                                "Hell yes I can ride. I was riding when I fell off!"