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GoGigi

Fundraiser & Documentary Film Screening

for

Gigi McIntosh

Margaret McIntosh, Rio Rio

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Margaret McIntosh – Para Equestrian!

Fundraiser & Documentary Film Screening!

Friday February 27th, 2015
6 – 9 pm – Hors d’ouvres and Cash Bar
7:30 pm Screening of Documentary Short Film
“A Fork In the Road”
Canal Street Restaurant – 531 Canal Street, Reading, Pa.  19610

Celebrating Margaret McIntosh’s inspirational story!A former International level Equestrian competitor, Gigi suffered paralysis from the chest down after a fall in 1999.  She has battled the odds to compete again in Para Dressage, becoming the Reserve National Champion in Para Equestrian Dressage at the 2014 championships.  Gigi now hopes to represent the U.S. on the Paralympic Dressage team at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro — on her horse (appropriately named) Rio Rio!

Join us in raising funds for Gigi’s Paralympic qualifying competitions in Europe this spring and for her bid to make the 2016 Paralympic Team!

Learn more about Gigi at Margaret McIntosh – Elite Para Equestrian
Find Gigi on Facebook!

If you cannot attend the event, please Donate Directly to her non-profit account through the United States Para Equestrian Association.

TICKET PRICE $50 PER PERSON (TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION)
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Hosted in part by Lisa Thomas/Mid-Atlantic Equestrian Services, Bill Thomas/Bills Khakis, Canal Street Restaurant, Wendy Dougherty, Cindy Gerber Tomlinson and Jane Zintak.

Margaret McIntosh Contact Info:
http://www.paraquest.net/
Mamcintosh55@gmail.com
8 Quail Ridge Dr, Reading, PA 19607
610-858-8224

About Gigi:

Gigi broke her neck in the spring of 1999 while riding in an event, resulting in incomplete quadriplegia.

Initially paralyzed from the chest down, she is eternally grateful for having the opportunity to regain her mobility!

Gigi had extensive riding experience before her accident:
1970-1976 Working student for May and Denny Emerson

1976-1979 Working student and barn manager for Gunnar Ostergaard and Ellin Dixon

1979-1983 Working student/groom George Theodorescu in Sassenberg, W. Germany

From 1987 through 1999 Gigi evented several lovely horses with lots of help from Bruce Davidson, culminating in completing the CCI*** and CCI**** at Rolex Kentucky 3-Day in 1997 and 1998!

Six months after her accident, she started to ride with Jane Cory, the owner of the Cort Center for Therapeutic Riding at Pleasant Hollow Farm in Pleasant Valley, PA.
She initially asked Missy and Jessica Ransehousen for help just before the WEG in 2010 and has been lucky enough to enjoy their expertise ever since. This past year has been a whirlwind of qualifications for the London 2012 selection trials, including successful trips at back-to-back CPEDI ***s in Wellington, FL, as well as shows at Morven Park and Dressage at Saratoga.
Married, since 1983, with two grown children, Charlotte (27) and Cameron (25), her husband, Brian, is a retired Banker.

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