Ballard Bests Competition in Young Horse Series

first_imgAutumn Classic – Palgrave, ONSeven and Eight-Year-Old Division   Horse                                                           Owner                                           Rider1. Wennous                                                Looking Good Group              Erynn Ballard2. Troy*                                                       Heidi Harris                                Johan Letimonier3. Ruby Tuesday*                                    Mill Creek Stables Inc.            Robert Donaldson4. Wicoca                                                     Southshore Farm                     Erynn Ballard5. In the Cards 3E*                                 KingRidge Stables                    Hugh Graham6. Damiro Van Ter Notelaere              Knightwood Stables                 Jeff Brandmaier7. Cassius Clay*                                       Lyda Bostock                               Yann Candele8. Zidane                                                    DK Masterson Holdings         Lauren Hayes9. Argento*                                                Chor-Be Farm                             Gregory Kuti10. Celline 2                                               Nicole Walker                             Beth Underhill11. Lin                                                           Allison Zlepnig                           Allison Zlepnig12. Sioux de Ambar Z                              Bob Suriwka                                Roberto Teran13. Sera*                                                      Braeburn Farms                        Erynn Ballard14. Quat Quat Mousse                            Mark Hayes                                 Brady Hayes  Ballard emerged victorious again in the Five-Year-Old Division.  She took the win with Wilma, putting in two clear rounds in a time of 45.28 seconds.  Bred in the United States, Wilma is by Landstreicher and out of a Contender mare. Roberto Teran of Colombia was victorious in the Six-Year-Old Division aboard Los Pehuenes Tornado, putting in one of only two double clear performances.  Their jump-off time of 37.67 seconds was the fastest of the day.  The bay Belgian Warmblood gelding is owned by Bob Suriwka of King City, ON, and was bred in Argentina.  He is by Twister B and out of a James mare. “I tried her and had a good relationship with her,” explained Ballard.  “She jumped unbelievably when we tried her.  We’ve taken this year to get to know her and train her.  When you get a new horse you have to make it your own, develop a relationship with them and take it from there.” Six-Year-Old Division Horse                                                            Owner                                              Rider1. Los Pehuenes Tornado                      Bob Suriwka                                  Roberto Teran2. Bastogne                                                 Beth Underhill                              Beth Underhill3. Morrison                                                Burmonds and Wetmore           Hyde Moffatt4. Anton                                                       Betty Robertson                            Scott McKay5. EWSZ’s Jerevel*                                  European Warmblood                Stephanie Dubois Emond                                                                          Stallion Zentrum    6. Judgment Day 3E*                              KingRidge Stables                       Hugh Graham7. ADC Chef Z                                             Bob Suriwka                                  Miguel Elicagaray8. Cavendish                                              Teri Erickson                                 Beth Underhill                                                                          & Beth Underhill9. Rayley*                                                    Susan Grange                                Brady Hayes  Morrison, ridden by Hyde Moffatt of Brantford, ON, secured third spot with the fastest of the four-fault rounds in the jump-off.  They crossed the timers in 39.63 seconds but had a rail down at the first fence on course.  Owned by Burmonds and Wetmore, the bay Irish Sport Horse gelding is by Desert Knight and out of a Cavalier Royale mare.  He was bred in Ireland by Michael Brennan. By Orame and out of a Peter Pan mare, Wennous was bred in the Netherlands by GM Van der Meisbergen.  Ballard purchased her to be a future grand prix mount, but plans to take her time and get to know her new horse. For more information on the Jump Canada Young Horse Series, please visit  The 2011 Jump Canada Young Horse Series is truly national in scope with competitions being held from coast to coast.  The National Young Horse Finals will take place at the Canadian Show Jumping Tournament held from September 21-25 in Palgrave, ON. Hugh Graham of Loretto, ON, captured second aboard King’s Ransom 3E with a clear round and time of 45.35 seconds.  The Canadian Sport Horse gelding is owned and bred by KingRidge Stables in King City, ON.  He is by Polyfax and out of a Chin Chin mare. Beth Underhill of Schomberg, ON, placed second with her horse Bastogne after a clear jump-off performance in a time of 43.66 seconds.  The bay Zangersheide gelding was bred in the Netherlands and is by Babouche van het Gehucht Z and out of a Challano Z mare. Robert Donaldson and Ruby Tuesday, another Canadian-bred horse, left all the rails in place and stopped the jump-off clock in 42.09 seconds to finish third.  The seven-year-old bay Oldenburg mare is owned and bred by Mill Creek Stables Inc. in Cambridge, ON.  She is by Royal Bravour and out of a Cambridge mare. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! “I was thrilled with her performance in the young horse classes,” Ballard said.  “This show was a little different for us because we shipped in for the day.  Normally we stable and the horses have a few days to get used to the venue before the competition, but she’s been to Palgrave before and seemed really happy to be in the big ring there.  She did everything right to win.” “This was her very first win,” explained Ballard of the bay Holsteiner mare owned by Ilan Ferder of Thousand Oaks, CA.  “She started off the season a little green because she hadn’t done anything as a four-year-old.  Her steering isn’t quite as far along as the other five-year-olds, but she was quite good in the young horse class.  Our hope is that she’ll catch up with the others as a six-year-old, and this win really showed us that her mind is in the right place and that she’s ready.” Horse Sport Enews 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. Stephanie Dubois-Emond of Gurnee, IL, took first and second in the Four-Year-Old Division.  She won with a clear round aboard EWSZ’s Justine, a bay Rheinland Pfalz-Saar mare owned and bred by European Warmblood Stallion Zentrum Inc. of Arva, ON.  EWSZ’s Justine is by Daimler D’Adrier and out of a Salut mare.center_img Ballard added that it’s hard to tell what level Wilma will reach in the future “because she is so green still.  Her instincts are to be very careful, which is positive.  Once she’s a little older, it will be easier to predict her future.  When you have a five-year-old, it’s a bit more of waiting game than with an eight-year-old.” Erynn Ballard of Tottenham, ON, dominated the sixth and final event in the central region of the Jump Canada Young Horse Series, held September 15 to 18 at the Autumn Classic in Palgrave, ON. She also finished second aboard another one of European Warmblood Stallion Zentrum Inc.’s homebred horses, EWSZ’s Cabamba.  The bay Rheinland Pfalz-Saar is by Corrido de Chatillon and out of a Le Comte II mare. NOTE – The star * beside a horse’s name denotes that it is Canadian-bred. Tags: Jump Canada Young Horse Series, Erynn Ballard, Wennous, Four-Year-Old Division Horse                                                             Owner                                                Rider1. EWSZ’s Justine*                                   European Warmblood                 Stephanie Dubois-Emond                                                                         Stallion Zentrum 2. EWSZ’s Cabamba*                               European Warmblood                Stephanie Dubois-Emond                                                                          Stallion Zentrum 3. Chikita                                                       Double C Stables                          Carly Campbell-Cooper4. Cocora*                                                     Mary Cutting                                  Natalie Smith5. Coryphee                                                  Double C Stables                           Carly Campbell-Cooper  Email* Five-Year-Old Division Horse                                                            Owner                                               Rider1. Wilma Ilan                                              Ferder                                               Erynn Ballard2. King’s Ransom 3E*                            KingRidge Stables                         Hugh Graham3. Beam P*                                                  Susan Perreault-Park                  Natasha Smith-Avery4. La Fleur                                                   Jacqueline Wickens                     Robert Krcmar5. Coeur de Baloubet*                            Hawkestone Farms                       Roberto Teran6. Knock Out 3E*                                     KingRidge Stables                         Hugh Graham7. Ridley*                                                     Susan Grange                                 Yann Candele8. Selma de La Batia                                DK Masterson Holdings             Johan Letimonier9. Briljant                                                     North Point                                     Johan Letimonier  Capturing third was Carly Campbell-Cooper of Elora, ON, riding Chikita.  The bay Dutch Warmblood mare, owned by Double C Stables in Harriston, ON, had a rail down at the first fence on course to finish with four faults.  The pair has enjoyed great success in the Young Horse Series this season, having won three out of the six central qualifiers.  Chikita is by Veron and out of a Nimmerdor mare. Beam P, ridden by Natasha Smith-Avery for owner Susan Perreault-Park, finished third with the only other clear jump-off performance, stopping the clock in 47.02 seconds.  The bay Dutch Warmblood gelding was bred by Prima Equestrian in Mount Albert, ON.  By Indoctro, Beam P is out of an Emilion mare. The pair put in two clear rounds and had the fastest time in the jump-off, stopping the clock in 36.89 seconds. Ballard topped the Seven and Eight-Year-Old Division aboard Wennous, an eight-year-old bay Dutch Warmblood mare owned by the Looking Good Group. The Canadian-bred entry Troy finished second under Johan Letimonier for owner Heidi Harris of Orangeville, ON.  They also put in two faultless performances, with their time of 38.34 seconds being fast enough for second place.  Bred by Letimonier’s in-laws, Jay and Shawn Hayes, the eight-year-old bay Canadian Warmblood gelding is by Indoctro and out of a Flipper mare. “She’s new this year,” said Ballard.  “We imported her from Holland in January and have started her slowly.  Our expectations weren’t huge for her this year, and she has really gone above and beyond them.  She is a really promising mare and has everything you want in a horse.  She’s modern, is a beautiful type, has a good brain, and seems really keen to do her job.” The purpose of the Jump Canada Young Horse Series is to encourage the development of young show jumping talent and to give Canadian breeders additional incentives to breed superior show jumping prospects.  Competing on a level playing field, the horses are divided according to age and jump at a level suited to their development.  This careful development allows the horses to gain valuable experience and advance to the higher levels of show jumping competition with confidence.  The Jump Canada Young Horse Series also gives prospective buyers for the hunter and jumper markets an opportunity to view a large group of prospects in a competition setting. 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Brandon Jones signs with GMS Racing for 2015

first_imgThe 17-year-old will run 16 races in the Truck SeriesGMS Racing announced Monday that it has signed 17-year-old Brandon Jones as the driver of its No. 33 Chevrolet for 16 races this season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. FULL SERIES COVERAGE• Latest news • Standings • ScheduleJones — who drove for the Statesville, North Carolina-based team in two truck series races last season — joins Spencer Gallagher in the GMS driver lineup. The Atlanta native is also scheduled for part-time duty in the NASCAR XFINITY Series this year for Richard Childress Racing.”I’m happy to be back with GMS Racing for the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season,” Jones said in a release provided by the team. “We ran well in my two previous starts with the team, and GMS Racing had strong runs throughout the 2014 season. Having the opportunity to run with GMS Racing is an awesome opportunity. I cannot wait to continue my development with the team.”Jones will partner with veteran crew chief Shane Huffman, who guided all five of the teenager’s truck series starts last year — three with Turner Scott Motorsports and two with GMS. Jones’ best finish in eight career Camping World Truck Series starts was a fourth place at Dover International Speedway last May.Jones finished fourth in the developmental NASCAR K&N Pro Series East last season, claiming an impressive victory in August in a combined race for the East and West circuits at Iowa Speedway. Jones also has two wins in three career starts in the ARCA stock car series.last_img read more

Caretaker of Stray Cats Wins Charitable Deduction Fight in Court: Helps All Animal Rescue Volunteers

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA woman who claimed a charitable deduction for taking care of 70 stray cats won her case against the IRS, a victory for animal-rescue volunteers across the U.S. that helped clarify the treatment of unreimbursed expenses for 1.5 million IRS-recognized charities.The decision paves the way for volunteers of animal-rescue groups like the ASPCA and Humane Society of the U.S. to deduct unreimbursed expenses that further the groups’ missions, such as fostering stray animals. (READ the story in the Wall Street Journal)Thanks to Joel Arellano for submitting the story to our Facebook page!AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Port of Marseille Fos Almost Ready for Mega Cruise Ships

first_imgTwo main construction projects in the Marseille harbour area of French port Marseille Fos are nearing completion, following the final stage in works costing almost EUR 64 million (USD 70.8 million) that will cater for mega cruise ships.Within the construction project, the Passe Nord port entrance will be enlarged and the drydock No. 10 recommissioned.The port authority approved the scheme in June 2012 and is contributing almost half the EUR 32.7 million cost alongside state and regional funding. The works are to enlarge the entrance from 190 to 240 meters and enhance turning space for the new-generation vessels.The drydock has been flooded for the first time since the work started in January 2014 to enable flotation of a new 9,100-ton dock gate and three 4,500-ton caissons that will form the remodelled ends of sea walls guarding the harbour entrance. 23,000 tonnes of concrete was used in the various structures, according to the port authority.“Renovation of drydock 10, third largest in the world after Lisbon and Dubai at 465 x 85 metres, was mainly inspired by the growing world fleet of mega-cruiseships – 65% of which operate in the Mediterranean – but will also provide a minimal-deviation repair and maintenance option for giant container, gas and bulk carriers as well as offshore platforms,” the port authority said.Currently 12 metres tall, the caissons are being towed to the Passe Nord site one by one in a phase lasting until October, when afloat construction taking them to a height of 22 metres is due to end. The 15-metre diameter, 30-metre long units will then be sunk on to platforms 18 metres below sea level and injected with up to 10,000 tonnes of concrete, with project completion scheduled by the year-end.The EUR 31.1 million recommissioning initiative includes overhaul of the pumps and electrical network in addition to the new gate, which will be moored on site for fitting out and testing when the dock is handed over to operator Chantier Naval Marseille (CNM) in September, Marseille Fos port authority said.During this period, the original gate which is currently being renovated, will be in place.Last year, the port handled more than 170 vessels over 300 meters long and is now braced for regular calls from cruise ships exceeding 360 meters such as the Harmony of the Seas.last_img read more


first_img0′ Tournament: Europa League Stadium: Audience: CSKA starts its participation in the Europa League tonight with the host of the Maltese Sirens. The Reds drew the best draw from the Bulgarian teams in the tournament. They have a home advantage, and besides, their opponent is extremely modest and without any special ambitions in the tournament.Stamen Belchev’s boys started the season in the First League with a draw with the newcomer FC CSKA 1948. Then the “reds” took two victories over Botev (Plovdiv) and Botev (Vratsa) with 2: 1. They are expected not to face any difficulties tonight, although this season the clashes from the preliminary rounds are resolved in one match, so any mistake can be fatal. Sirens will play in Europe for the first time and today’s clash with the “reds” is a historic event for the club. In fact, the “sirens” reached European participation in their first season in the elite, finishing fourth in the local Premier League, which was terminated on May 18 due to the pandemic. The team has not played an official match since then, which is another advantage for the Bulgarian team.Stamen Belchev cannot use the penalties of Ivan Turitsov and the injured Jefferson in today’s match. He is expected to bet on Evtimov at the door. Galabov, Antov, Matei and Maziku will defend him. Thiago and Yuga will act in the middle of the field, and Beltrame will be in the role of playmaker. Enrique and Kerry will be on both wings and will rely on Sow in attack.The guests are expected to oppose Cassar under the frame and in defense of Romeo, Borg, Rafael and Tiaginho. Grech and De Oliveira will be supporting midfielders, and Romarinho and Domoro will start on both wings. Tunkara will lead the attack, and behind him will be supported by veteran Mifsud.Probable compositions:CSKA: Evtimov, Galabov, Antov, Matei, Maziku, Tiago, Yuga, Kerry, Beltrame, Enrique, SowSIRENS: Casar, Romeo, Borg, Rafael, Tiaginho, Grech, De Oliveira, Romarinho, Mifsud, Domoro, TunkaraStadium: “Bulgarian Army”, Sofia. Judge: Tomasz Musial (Poland). Begining: 20:00.CSKA ranked 23rd for the Europa LeagueHere is the group of “reds”last_img read more