Olympic experience for Myerscough Equine Manager Kelly

Olympic experience for Myerscough Equine Manager Kelly

Myerscough College’s Equine Operations Manager, Kelly Thompson, from Longridge, will spend the next two weeks soaking up the Olympic spirit after being chosen to work as part of the Olympic Equestrian support team in Greenwich Park, the heart of Olympic equestrian events.

The 31 year old from Longridge, now living in Inskip, will form part of the 400 strong Olympic Equestrian support team, based at Greenwich Park in London.

Kelly, who has worked at Myerscough College for over 10 years, applied through the Olympic volunteer scheme almost two years ago, along with 250,000 eager volunteers.

Kelly will work on the stabling team, who are responsible for maintain the Olympic stables, as well as working as an operational steward from July 22nd to August 5th.

Speaking about the once in a lifetime opportunity, Kelly said:

“I am so grateful to be given the chance to be part of the Olympic games on home turf - it really is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I’ll be leaving my three children at home and won’t see them for two weeks so I really must thank my family for supporting me. Myerscough College has been fantastic in their support, both allowing me to take time away from my job and for helping me at every stage of my application. I just can’t wait to get started!”