BT Ride
Bridgette Twining Memorial Eventing Show
Cross Country Clinic with Holly (Hepp) Hudspeth - July 25th, 2013
Dressage Clinic with Karen Lee - July 26th, 2013
Eventing Show - July 27th and 28th, 2013

Bridgette Elizabeth Twining

Bridgette was 18 years old, a beautiful person, rider and eventer with her whole life ready to blossom in front of her. The loves of her life were Corner Pocket (a black Arabian) and Mayya (a chestnut Thoroughbred) she also enjoyed the outdoors, camping, running, and spending time with family and friends.

As she prepared to leave for her freshmen year at The University of Wisconsin – Stout to study Environmental Science and Pre-Veterinarian degrees, she had moved Mayya to Karen Lee's place just near Menomonie. Karen is a top level dressage rider and instructor. Bridgette was excited for what her new adventure in her life would bring. The night before she was to leave for collage, her life was cut tragically short when she died in a car accident on her way to take her boyfriend home.

Bridgette's love for life, friends, family and her ponies inspires those of us she has left behind. Although her life was short, she lived life with more energy than anyone I ever knew. She touched more lives and lived more experiences than most people my age. We will miss her more than anyone can imagine. For those of you that have had the joy of knowing her, you are very lucky.

With love,

Bridgette's dad Tom

Bridgette Twining

Bridgette Twining

“My Mom Lies”
- Author Unknown

My Mom, she tells a lot of lies
She never did before.
From now until she dies,
She'll tell a whole lot more.

Ask my Mom how she is
And because she can't explain,
She will tell a little lie
Because she can't
describe the pain.

Ask my Mom how she is,
She'll say, "I'm alright".
If that's the truth, then tell me,
why does she cry each night?

Ask my Mom how she is,
She seems to cope so well.
She didn't have a choice you see
nor the strength to yell.

Ask my Mom how she is,
"I'm fine, I’m well, I'm coping".
For God's sake Mom,
just tell the truth
just say your heart is broken.

She'll love me all her life,
I loved her all of mine.
But if you ask her how she is,
She'll lie and say she's fine.

I am Here in Heaven.
I cannot hug from here.
If she lies to you don't listen,
Hug her and hold her near.

On the day we meet again,
We'll smile and I'll be bold.
I'll say, “You’re lucky to
get in here, Mom
With all the lies you told!"

The Angels Cried

Our family would like to share this video of our beautiful daughter who is now riding her ponies forever in our hearts.
(Viewed best in HD)