Defending Champions Dominate at the Royal

first_img Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Email* They don’t call him “The Flying Frenchman” for nothing. Two-time defending Canadian Show Jumping Champion Yann Candele (Caledon, ON), took the initial round of the Greenhawk Canadian Show Jumping Championships tonight in the Royal Horse Show, positioning himself well heading into tomorrow evening’s final.Although Candele incurred four time-penalties when Game Ready lowered the height of the sixth fence, he was still able to post an impressively quick time on course to come out ahead of second placed Ainsley Vince and her mare Frieda.“I knew I was fast,” remarked Candele following the competition. “But I was surprised to win with the rail down. To win tomorrow we will have to be clear. Tonight was about placing yourself well to move forward tomorrow.”Vince, of Burlington, ON, made a last-minute decision to compete Frieda and admitted things could have gone either way for the mare who has not shown indoors in the last two years.“I’ve done this class many times before,” said Vince. “On opening night you need a solid round. She was really smart and handled all the tests well.”Vince’s conservative clean round put the pair into second place on an overall score of 65.83 seconds, barely edged out by Candele’s time-plus-penalties score of 65.27 seconds. London Olympian Jill Henselwood (Oxford Mills, ON) currently sits in third with a time of 66.94 seconds.Australian Olympic medalist Clayton Fredericks made his debut in the opening round of the Good Crop Services Indoor Eventing Challenge, following the show jumping this evening in the Ricoh Coliseum. Although he was unable to oust five-time defending champion Waylon Roberts (Port Perry, ON) from the top spot, he insists he stuck to his plan for the first round over what proved to be a much tougher course than was anticipated.“It’s always difficult to go into a strange arena on a strange horse,” explained Fredericks, who finished in sixth place following round one. “For me, part of it has to be building the confidence of the horse. The owners have given me a responsibility and after walking the course, I knew it was going to be tough. If you went too fast, your horse would get flustered. I probably could have gone a little quicker, but I enjoyed it and am pleased with how Wild T’Mater jumped tonight.”Roberts agreed with Fredericks, although he decidedly did not go for the “conservative clear round”, preferring to count on the “home court advantage” of coming in as five-time defending champion on a horse who was clearly comfortable in the ring.“My horse is one of the more experienced horses here,” said Roberts of Sable Giesler’s Evil Munchkin following the competition. “Tonight’s very challenging course seemed to prey on rider’s weaknesses – you had to be so accurate within a few inches, and if you were not, you were going to have trouble. I think we saw that out there tonight.”The only rider who has beaten Roberts for the overall title, Penny Rowland (Mono, ON), guided Roundabout, owned by Don Good, in the first round of Good Crop Services Indoor Eventing challenge to second with a clean round and a time of 73.07 seconds. Roberts’ father, Ian Roberts (Port Perry, ON) currently sits third with a clean round and time of 75.00 seconds.The Greenhawk Canadian Show Jumping Championships and Good Crop Services Indoor Eventing both conclude tomorrow evening in the Royal Horse Show before the Ontario Toyota Dealers Royal Rodeo returns to the Ricoh Coliseum Sunday, November 4th. Amber Marshall, star of CBC’s Heartland, will be co-hosting the Royal Rodeo once again. Tags: Yann Candele, Game Ready, Waylon Roberts, Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Royal Horse Show, Canadian Show Jumping Championships, Evil Munchkin, Good Crop Services Indoor Eventing Challenge, last_img read more

Finland – Arctic Ocean rail route proposed

first_imgEUROPE: A report into options for a rail link from Finnish Lapland to the Arctic Ocean has been published by Finland’s Ministry of Transport & Communications. This concludes that a 465 km route from Rovaniemi via Sodankylä to Kirkenes in Norway would be the best option.The cost is estimated at €2·9bn, of which Finland would fund €2bn. The route is not expected to be profitable in itself, but could bring an increase in trade in the region.Transport Minister Anne Berner said the proposed line would ‘improve Finland‘s logistical position and accessibility’, providing an alternative to the Baltic Sea which has historically been the country’s dominant international trade route. ‘The Arctic link is an important project as it would securely connect continental Europe with Arctic areas and a rail connection would improve the commercial prospects of businesses in the northern area’, Berner said.Five routes from Finland to coastal towns in Norway or Murmansk in Russia were studied. Berner cautioned that while the route selected jointly with Norwegian officials was the most realistic, it would require further study by a joint working group which is to report back by the end of the year. This will include research into the impact on the environment and reindeer husbandry.last_img read more

Rose McGowan to star in E! documentary series “Citizen Rose”

first_imgPaul Archuleta/FilmMagicRose McGowan, who’s been a leading voice against sexual harassment in Hollywood, will star in and produce a five-part E! documentary series delving into the “mind and world” of the actress/activist.The series, titled Citizen Rose, “will follow McGowan as she readies her memoir/manifesto Brave for release all while going up against the Hollywood machine and those who try to silence her activism,” according to E!“You are formally invited into my mind and world. I am thrilled to partner with E! to amplify my message of bravery, art, joy and survival,” McGowan said in a statement.“As I ready my book, Brave, I realized I wanted to show how we can heal through art even when being hounded by evil,” the Charmed alum continued. “I want to have a conversation with everyone, and most especially, you, about looking at things differently and seeing beauty everywhere.”Adds McGowan, 44, “E!’s tremendous reach and impressive platform allow me to globally communicate the importance of living a Brave life.”“Rose McGowan’s courage in addressing sexual abuse and harassment in Hollywood ignited a conversation and inspired other women to speak out against their abusers,” notes Amy Introcaso-Davis, executive vice president of development and production at E! “We look forward to taking viewers inside this talented, dynamic woman’s world as the first allegations unfold and she becomes a leading voice in a critical cultural change,” she concludes.Citizen Rose debuts January 30 with a two-hour premiere — coinciding with the release of Brave — followed by four additional episodes airing in the spring.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more