Kent Farrington to Headline International Jumpers at the Royal

first_imgMore 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. 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. Horse Sport Enews U.S. Olympian Kent Farrington will headline a star-studded field as the international show jumping division gets underway at the Royal Horse Show, held as part of the 96th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair running November 2-11 at Exhibition Place in downtown Toronto, ON.Four days of international show jumping competition will culminate in the $205,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Toronto, presented by GroupBy, on Saturday night, November 10. Having won last year’s featured event riding Voyeur, Farrington plans to saddle up Creedance as he attempts to defend his title against some of the best show jumping competitors in the world.“I love the Royal Horse Show,” said Farrington, 37, of Wellington, FL. “It’s a throwback in time with everyone wearing black tie and a packed house. All of the classes feel important. It’s one of my favourite shows in a beautiful city.”Of Creedance, an expressive 11-year-old chestnut Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by the rider and R.C.G. Farm, Farrington said, “I’ve had him since he was seven and he’s really stepped up to be a very competitive grand prix horse on the biggest level. He has won classes at The Royal and other five-star events and is very fast indoors. Now that he’s more mature, he’s gotten more predictable and easier to manage. He was quite difficult to manage when he was young but he’s getting better with age.”Joining Farrington in representing the United States are three of the four 2018 World Championship gold medal team members, Devin Ryan, Adrienne Sternlicht, and McLain Ward. Molly Ashe-Cawley, Margie Goldstein-Engle, Andy Kocher, and Catherine Tyree will also represent the stars and stripes in this year’s international division.The eight international competitors invited to this year’s Royal Horse Show include Daniel Bluman of Israel, Capt. Brian Cournane, Cormac Hanley, and Conor Swail of Ireland, Great Britain’s Amanda Derbyshire, Karen Polle representing Japan, Rowan Willis of Australia, and New Zealand’s Sharn Wordley.Canada will also be represented by eight competitors to make up the total of 24 athletes who contest The Royal’s international division each year. Erynn Ballard of Tottenham, ON, Keean White of Rockwood, ON, and Ian and Jonathon Millar, both of Perth, ON, qualified based on their standings in the Longines World Rankings while Jump Canada’s high performance committee named Ali Ramsay of Victoria, BC, and Beth Underhill of Schomberg, ON, as its two picks for the international division. Nicole Walker of Aurora, ON, and Amy Millar of Perth, ON, earned their tickets into the international division as the newly crowned Canadian Show Jumping Champion and Reserve Champion, respectively.The international show jumping division officially opens on Wednesday, November 7, featuring the $36,000 Jolera International Welcome in the evening session. A sentimental favourite, the $85,000 GroupBy ‘Big Ben’ International Challenge highlights Thursday evening while the popular $50,000 Weston Canadian Open is featured on Friday evening’s Royal Horse Show schedule.Saturday afternoon, November 10, is Family Day, presented by McDonald’s, at the Royal Horse Show. The entertaining K9-Equine Challenge, presented by the Toronto Star, pairs show jumping horses with agility dogs to see who can complete their respective courses in the fastest time. In an unparalleled evening of horse sport, the $205,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Toronto, presented by GroupBy, will bring down the curtain on closing night of the Royal Horse Show.In entertainment, Australia’s Guy McLean will demonstrate his unique form of natural horsemanship throughout the Royal Horse Show while Pogo Puissance by Xpogo will take jumping to new heights as young athletes attempt to set records by jumping obstacles on pogo sticks.More than 1,000 horses from around the globe will compete for $980,000 in prize money during the 10-day CSI4*-W Royal Horse Show. VIP Platinum and Gold seating, as well as group and individual tickets, are on sale now. All Royal Horse Show tickets include general admission to The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.Click here to purchase tickets.For more information on the Royal Horse Show, the marquee event of The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, please visit www.royalfair.org/horseshow. 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Tash Sultana Is A One-Person Band On “Beyond The Pine” For ‘Colbert’ [Watch]

first_imgTash Sultana appeared on the latest digital installment of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert‘s #PlayAtHome series this week, where she performed her song “Beyond the Pine”. The song will appear on Sultana’s forthcoming sophomore album Terra Firma, and finds the Australian singer-songwriter performing every instrument.This performance of “Beyond the Pine” was released only hours after Sultana, who is non-binary and identifies as they/them, premiered the studio version of the song on their own YouTube channel. The song follows previously-released singles “Greed” and “Pretty Lady” which will also appear on the new studio album.Related: Tash Sultana Officially Releases “Through The Valley – The Last Of Us Part II” [Listen/Watch]In the video, viewers join Sultana in the studio as the groundwork to the song is laid. With simple kick drums and ambient keyboard work, the song is formless as the rhythm begins to assimilate. Soon, delicate vocals come in as more and more elements enter the picture. Sultana harmonizes with Sultana, bass root notes, and the reverberated strum of a shimmering guitar all come into play as the song takes shape. Before long, the layers begin to stack further and further as “Beyond the Pine” is suddenly unrecognizable from the simple foundation that begat the now dense melody.Watch Tash Sultana perform every instrument on “Beyond the Pine” for Colbert‘s #PlayAtHome series.Tash Sultana – “Beyond the Pine”[Video: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert]last_img read more

Takase, Fukushima double up on nationals sprint gold

first_img RELATED PHOTOS Both Takase and Fukushima earned the right to compete in both events at the world athletics championships to be held in Beijing in August.Ryohei Arai can also pack his bags for Beijing after throwing the men’s javelin with a meet record 84.13 meters. Joining him on the team for worlds will be Yuzo Kanemaru, who won his 11th 400-meter title, men’s 5,000-meter champ Kota Murayama, men’s long jump winner Yohei Sugai and women’s 5,000-meter champ Misaki Onishi.Meanwhile, 32-year-old Satoshi Hatase set a Japan shot put record of 18.78 meters to win his fourth straight national championship. NIIGATA – Kei Takase and Chisato Fukushima each won a second sprint title on Sunday, the final day of the national athletics championships.Takase captured his first men’s 100-meter crown in 10.28 seconds after winning the 200 the day before at Niigata’s Denka Big Swan Stadium, while Fukushima ran 11.50 to win her sixth straight women’s 100 championship. It was the fifth straight year in which she has won both the 100 and 200. Chisato Fukushima, Kei Takase GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Kei Takase comes home to win the men’s 100-meters at the national championships in Niigata on Sunday. | KYODO KEYWORDSlast_img read more

WMC wins first game of the season in girls soccer, defeats Manistee

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