Friday, July 31, 2009

July: 4 weekends - 4 tournaments

Beside my job the July was also a heavy months for tournaments for us.

We participated in Heddesheim, Dossenheim, GroƟsachsen and Hemsbach, all in the Rhine-Neckar-Area around Mannheim. Partly we had 3 horses with us (Andor, Ray and Amurat), so my job as a "tournament wally" was really stressfull.

But it was also very rewarding month. Andor, our young haflinger, scored 2 first, 1 second and 2 third places, a great achievement in only 1 month.

Below you see Andor during his performance in Dossenheim with Astrid on top...

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...and smiling afterwards with his award.

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In Hemsbach Andor got the special James Bond number and scored 3rd.

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Taking a shower after coming back home to the stable.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Busy working month

July was a very busy month at work with a lot of interesting experiences. We had a lot of people from all over the world in Switzerland for the final testing of the system we implement. But the old saying goes: Work hard, party hard.

Therefore we also did a team event with all the the people from around the world in Basel going around in an old tram. See the team below:

Some other team events this month were the Company running event on the Formula1 race track Hockenheimring, the yearly Summer Party and a sailing trip on the Lake Constance. See below some photos:

Our Camelot team at the Firmencup

Me during the final meters of my personal record braking race :)

Our Camelot team on the sailing event on Lake Constance

One of the four boats

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Visit from Mecklenburg

My parents visited us in Mannheim for a week and accompanied us to a tournament. On the picture below you see my mom taken out by Klaus in his four-in-hand.