Tim Hadaway, organiser of the Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair is heading for the Sydney 2000 Olympics in Australia, this September.
Tim, who lives at Bankfoot, has been selected as one of just two Technical Advisers from the British Horse Trials Association to travel to Sydney to work with the organising committee of the equestrian events.
"This is a unique opportunity for me to experience at first hand the organisation of sporting events at the very highest level," said Tim.
He is looking forward to the trip which will give him the chance to help with all the work behind the scenes of not only the three-day event but also the dressage and showjumping disciplines.
He said, "It is a great honour to be selected for this trip of a lifetime and I am especially grateful to both Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd and Blair Castle Estate whose financial help have made it all possible."
Tim has a busy summer ahead of him preparing for the Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair, which takes place from 24th to 27th August, before taking off for Australia in the first week of September.
Further information from: Tim Hadaway, The Horse Trials Office, Blair Atholl, Perthshire, PH18 5TH. Tel: 01796 481543. Or from Erika Hay, Press Officer, Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair, Earnpark, Easter Rhynd, Perth, PH2 8QE. Tel: 01738 813176.