Wednesday, 14 October 2009
NEWS FROM THE METRO SKI AND SNOWBOARD SHOW
Sammy, the world’s first skiing dog, is captured here in training for his debut at the Metro Ski and Snowboard Show.
Sammy, aged 4, has been preparing for his first-ever professional appearance for the past 8 months. Hailing from Bedford, Sammy and his trainer Sally have been practising regularly at the Sno Zone in Milton Keynes to perfect his skiing technique.
His trainer Sally realised her pet’s talent during the heavy snow last winter. After a wave of inspiration, she put Sammy on a pair of her son’s skis, fastened a rope to them and pulled him across the backyard. Sammy absolutely loved the experience and since that day, they have both been eagerly awaiting for the winter snows to return.
After hearing about Sammy’s talent, the organisers of the Metro Ski and Snowboard Show invited him to perform alongside the pros and offered him training time at the indoor snow-centre in Milton Keynes.
Tim Holmes, the manager of the Metro Ski and Snowboard Show, said “We’re very excited to have Sammy perform at the show. We have never before seen or heard of a skiing dog and believe he will be a huge hit with the visitors. Who knows, he may give the pro’s a run for their money!”
Sammy will be performing on Saturday 24th October at 1pm.
For images or more information about Sammy or the Metro Ski and Snowboard Show please contact:
Frank PR on 020 7693 6999 or