Blue Ridge is a fictional town located deep in the heart of Kentucky. It is home to one of the most well known equestrian academies in the United States. Students and staff from all over the world join the academy for what it has to offer. Do you have what it takes to join us and learn from the Academy?
Post by Karina Fuchs on Jan 17, 2018 20:35:11 GMT -8
Karina took a deep breath. She had found her way to the gymnastics room, studio, whatever the door said. She didn't really know much about the sport, other than what was on TV, but she and her mother had pored over the extracurricular options, and this had seemed like the most reasonable sport that was offered.
With another calming breath, she pushed open the door and quietly entered the studio. A look around revealed the studio, and Karina decided to see if anyone was here. Carefully avoiding the mats and equipment, she made her way over to knock on the door, "Hello?"
Post by Antione Hoefflin on Jan 18, 2018 0:33:30 GMT -8
Antione adjusted the towel around his neck, using the corner of it to wipe at his face, he knew he'd pushed it out on the track, but it wasn't hot out there, or in here, so he couldn't work out why he was still sweating like a... well, perspiring nonetheless.
He looked up from the computer, where he had been updating the latest competition information, and arched an eyebrow toward the girl standing at his office door. "Hello." He returned. "How can I be of assistance." He could hear his mother's voice telling him to invite her in, but he didn't have anyone in here, so he rose to his feet and approached the door instead.
Post by Karina Fuchs on Jan 19, 2018 20:10:42 GMT -8
Karina stepped back as the man - Probably the gymnastics coach, Antoinne Hoefflin was written on the door - came towards the door, to make sure she wasn't blocking him in should he want to pass, "My name is Karina, I just wanted to come talk to you." She paused, unsure for once, "I signed up for the gymnastics sport, but I do not know much about it other than what you see on TV. I wanted to make sure that that was not going to be a problem."
Post by Antione Hoefflin on Jan 20, 2018 0:43:13 GMT -8
Ant nodded as she introduced herself. "I'm Coach Antione Hoefflin, and this is my studio." He returned as he studied the girl standing in front of him, and then motioned over to the benches by the wall. He was gentleman enough to invite her to sit down, just not in the office. "You would like the join the team, and haven't had any previous experience in the sport?" He wasn't trying to be condescending, but he wanted to make sure that he had understood what she had said.
Post by Karina Fuchs on Feb 1, 2018 11:05:53 GMT -8
Karina nodded at the confirmation that he was the person she was looking for. She sat the bench she was pointed to, and then shrugged, "I suppose so." She hadn't quite realized that it was only a team, not people practicing and getting better like a class would do, "Unless you believe that to be an issue, in which case I could probably ask to change my schedule."
Post by Antione Hoefflin on Feb 4, 2018 16:02:39 GMT -8
Ant shook his head. "I don't mind if you want to learn." He assured her. "Though everyone in this studio competes." It would probably do him some good to have a non-elite gymnasts competing in the lower-level meets for a while.
He pressed his lips together in thought. He knew that Kitchi had no dreams of Olympic glory, though he wondered if she thought of coaching, and if she would be interested in bringing Karina up to speed of what she would need to do to compete. "I'm happy to coach you, if you are willing to work hard."
Post by Karina Fuchs on Feb 6, 2018 21:18:21 GMT -8
Karina considered that absolute. Was she willing to compete in another discipline other than riding? Well, why not? He probably only meant between each other, or other schools, anyway. That couldn't be too bad, right? She nodded, and then nodded again at the mention of hard work, "Hard work is not something I am afraid of, sir."
Post by Antione Hoefflin on Feb 6, 2018 22:55:03 GMT -8
Ant smiled, as he'd gained the answer he wanted. "Let's find you a uniform then." He said as he stood up and walked back to his office. After examining the girl, he walked to the cupboard, that was designed to look like a row of lockers, opened it and pulled out a set that he was sure would fit her. "I will see you bright and early in the morning." The gymnasts would be in for a practice session later, but he'd give the girl until the next morning before he began to push her, and it would give him a chance to talk his idea through with Kitchi.
"If you let me know what House you are in, I can see if I have any other girl's in that House who can give you an early morning reminder."
Post by Karina Fuchs on Mar 20, 2018 11:50:39 GMT -8
Karina relaxed slightly as it seemed the coach wouldn't be throwing her out quite yet, and followed him to his office. She took the uniform as it was handed to her, and then, at the very non-specific time of meeting, she asked, "I'm still not sure when the sun rises here, sir. Would you have a time I could set my alarm for?" She paused, "Although I'm in the Blue Ribbon House - Room B06."
Post by Antione Hoefflin on Mar 22, 2018 0:52:40 GMT -8
A smile flickered on Ant's lips. "I'd set your alarem for five, that way you can get here by the time we start at five-thirty." He said. At the knowledge of her House, he nodded. "Kitchi is in your House, I want her to work with you, so I'll have her knock on your door before she heads down here in the mornings." He needed to really push his gymnasts, as he was losing two elites at the start of summer, and he needed to try and get the gymnasts he had remaining to their level... or at least confident in competing.
Post by Karina Fuchs on Apr 11, 2018 20:14:22 GMT -8
Karina nodded at that information, then at the name she was given, "Thank you, sir." She took one last breath, thinking about any other questions she might have that needed to be asked now, then shook her head, "I will see you in the morning." She turned and walked out of the gym with that. As soon as the door had closed behind her, she pulled out her phone and set an alarm for the next morning - Or rather, two. One to wake up, and one to leave by. She would not be late on her first day!