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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  An Albany woman is about to have the experience of a lifetime at the largest equestrian event ever held in the U.S.

Gretchen Gay is a longtime volunteer with the Southwest Georgia Therapeutic Riding Center. She was accepted as a volunteer for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky.

It's the first time they've been held outside Europe, and to pull it all off takes a lot of work. 700 athletes representing 60 countries will compete over 16 days.

"You know, most places you volunteer, they just say, 'come on'. This, you go through a process of online training and interviews and the background check and all that kind of thing, but I'm going, next week. Good to go!" Gay said.

The world games take place September 25th through October 10th.

What's even more special about this event is that Gretchen Gay will spend time with her biological brother who has also been selected as a volunteer.  He was adopted and she has been separated from him for 51 years.  This is the longest time they will have spent together since then.

 

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