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Neal J. Johnson
Play Unified, a 2-year-old filly owned by Bona Venture Stables won her first start ever going wire to wire in the sixth race this past Sunday at the famed Saratoga Race Course. There's a great horse-racing back story:
Raymond Tanner (Andrew's father)
Lisabeth Aleoni Arruda
Mr John Makathimo
Andrea N Williams
I am currently competing in dressage, a competitive equestrian event, against people who are not intellectually challenged. I compete in a local schooling show and I am causing quite a stir.
Special Olympics welcomes applications for volunteer sport officials for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles California, 24 July – 2 August 2015. The application deadline is July 1.
In 1999 I was chosen to go to World Games in North Carolina as an Equestrian Competitor. It was very exciting for me to show my skills off to other riders.