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Beaulieu's Carl Bouckaert to Compete in 2012 Olympics

July 09, 2012
Carl Bouckaert to compete in the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games

Carl and horse

It was announced today that Carl Bouckaert, one of the founders and owners of the nation's third largest carpet mill, Beaulieu Group LLC, will be competing in the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Mr. Bouckaert, 58 and a native of Belgium, was selected as one of the five members of the Belgium Equestrian Three Day Eventing Team. In Eventing, horse and rider must compete in a grueling test of dressage (precison riding), cross country time jumping, and stadium show jumping over three successive days.

Mr. Bouckaert qualified in the U.S. before leaving for Europe and three months of intense training, culminating with his selection for the team. Previously, he had competed at the Olympic level for Belgium in the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympic Games.

"This is certainly exciting for our company, the Dalton area and the State of Georgia to have Carl as a competitor in this year's Olympics," observed Ralph Boe, CEO of Beaulieu.

The London Games open July 27 with Equestrian competiton beginning July 28. Equestrian events will be helo in Greenwich Park, London's oldest Royal Park. For more information, go to



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