The BuzzJune 5, 2012THE BUZZ - June 5, 2012By Kenneth Kraus for PhelpsSports.com Tuesday, June 5, 2012 :: Posted 01:20:43 PM CDT
June 5, 2012
ENJOY THE SAPPHIRE RETIREMENT CEREMONY EITHER FOR THE FIRST TIME....OR ALL OVER AGAIN
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Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List
Rider of the Week Danielle L. Torano accumulating 330 points
1. 9245 Laura Kraut..............................Wellington, FL ..................... (2) 2. 9161 Richard Fellers..........................Sherwood, OR ..................... (1) 3. 9085 Kent Farrington..........................Chicago, IL ......................... (3) 4. 8442 Beezie Madden............................Cazenovia, NY ................... (4) 5. 8056 Margie Engle(290)........................Wellington, FL ................... (5) 6. 7180 Lauren Hough.............................Wellington, FL ................... (6) 7. 6588 Mario Deslauriers........................New York, NY .................... (8) 8. 6366 Richard Spooner..........................Santa Clarita, CA ............... (7) 9. 5743 Charlie Jayne............................Elgin, IL .............................. (9) 10. 5224 Reed Kessler............................Armonk, NY ...................... (10) 11. 3837 Christine McCrea........................East Windsor, CT ............. (11) 12. 3568 Katie Dinan.............................New York, NY .................... (12) 13. 3285 Saer Coulter............................San Francisco, CA .............. (13) 14. 3026 Kirsten Coe.............................Johnston, SC ..................... (14) 15. 2709 Brianne Goutal..........................New York, NY .................... (15) 16. 2440 Cara Raether............................N Palm Beach, FL ............... (16) 17. 2420 Jeffery Welles..........................Brewster, NY ..................... (17) 18. 2337 Lucy Davis..............................Los Angeles, CA ................. (18) 19. 2333 Jessica Springsteen.....................Colts Neck, NJ ................. (19) 20. 2277 Francie Steinwedell-Carvin..............La Canada, CA ............... (21) 21. 2156 Quentin Judge...........................Wellington, FL ................... (22) 22. 2120 Catherine Pasmore.......................Whitehall, VA ................... (20) 23. 2067 Lauren Tisbo............................Wellington, FL .................... (23) 24. 2016 Molly Ashe-Cawley.......................Wellington, FL ................. (25) 25. 1985 John McConnell..........................Lemitar, NM ..................... (24) 26. 1708 Karl Cook...............................Woodside, CA ..................... (26) 27. 1643 Nicholas Dello Joio.....................Wellington, FL ................... (27) 28. 1577 Tracy Fenney............................Flower Mound, TX ............. (28) 29. 1426 Aaron Vale..............................Morriston, FL ..................... (29) 30. 1355 McLain Ward.............................Brewster, NY .................... (30
McLain Ward and Antares F lead the victory gallop in the $100,000 Wells Fargo Grand of Devon at the 116th Annual Devon Horse Show on Thursday night (Parker/Rusell -The Book LLC)
With just a single time fault, Charlie Jayne and Chill RZ won the $50,000 Idle Dice Stake on Saturday at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair (Kenneth Kraus)
Molly Ashe-Cawley and Wriomf had the only double clear round to Win $32,000 Open Jumpers on Wednesday at the Devon Horse Show (Kenneth Kraus)
The Netherlands clinched victory at the third leg of the FEI Nations Cup in St Gallen, Switzerland (FEI/Valeria Streun)
Darragh Kenny walked away with the top two ribbons in the $75,000 HITS Grand Prix, presented by Pfizer Animal Health with Wannahave and Sandor de la Pomme at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York (ESI)
Margie Engle and Royce took the top prize in the $50,000 EMO Grand Prix, presented by Pfizer Animal Health at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York (ESI)
Jeffery Welles and Merlin captured the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York (ESI)
Olivier Guillon and Lord de Theize scored the win in the Global Champions Tour Grand Prix in Wiesbaden (Sportfot)
Marcus Ehning (GER) with Plot Blue were victorious in the CSIO Longines Switzerland Grand Prix (Valeria Streun)
Ludger Beerbaum became the ninth German rider in the 80-year history of CSIO Rome to win the coveted Roma Loro Piana Grand Prix, aboard Gotha FRH (FEI/Bruno de Lorenzo)
A powerful German team breezed to victory in the second leg of the FEI Nations Cup series at the Piazza di Siena in Rome, Italy (FEI/Bruno de Lorenzo)
Angela Covert-Lawrence, riding Utan, won the $25,000 Eastwood Equine Grand Prix during the 38th annual Pépinière and St. Lazare Horse Shows in St. Lazare, QC (Cealy Tetley)
Aaron Vale and Admiral Clover took home the win in $25,000 Atlanta Spring Challenge Grand Prix (Flashpoint Photography)
Anne Aspinall's dog Maeve attending the beautiful memorial service for her owner at Topping Riding Club in Sagaponack, NY (Liz Soroka)
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I watched Sapphire’s retirement ceremony last night and it was so well done. McLain was wonderful in his tribute to her and his team and he presented her in the best possible manner – walking the ring fence, letting people pat her, as did Erica when McLain was speaking. Even the mare let us all know that she still has her spunk and the show ring will never forget her.
I just read your article about the Torch being passed, and yes, I believe it has or is being passed. When I first saw Antares with Seth a few years ago, I thought he was going to be a great horse. Seth and I talked at length about him, then when I heard McLain bought him, I was thrilled for both the horse and McLain. McLain’s team is certainly one of the best ever and to have that group prepare Antares – well, what more can a horse need, to learn to be at the top.
Your article, your pictures, the videos from last night are a treasure – for all of us. For those of us who saw Sapphire jump, either in person or on the computer, we are the lucky ones, too. You, and your staff at Devon, have given us such great coverage of the show and I commend you. I have been “watching” the show this week through your and PhelpsSports’ eyes. Thank you Kenny.
And, thank you to McLain, to Sapphire for giving so much to the show jumping world, for being the horse of the century, and to Devon for allowing that great mare to retire in the most special place for her.
I loved that those in contention for the top spots for the Olympic Games – McLain, Margie, Laura, and Beezie – were the ones clean, and kudos to Charlie for his wonderful rides on his horse, too. He’s a young talent we will see much more of as time goes on.
So, again, thanks, Kenny, for keeping those of us who can’t be there at Devon informed. This article was especially great, with wonderful pictures and I am loving everything about it all.
Best regards, Bev Bedard
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In Memoriam: Dr Craig Ferrell (USA), 1949-2012
It is with deep sadness that the FEI has learned of the passing of FEI Medical Committee Chairman Dr Craig Ferrell (USA). Dr Ferrell, 62, died on Monday 28 May from injuries sustained in a fall during a polo match near his home in Franklin, Tennessee.
An orthopaedic surgeon and internationally recognised sports medicine expert, Dr Ferrell received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. He did a surgical residency at Ochsner Foundation Hospital in the same city and specialised in orthopaedics at the Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee.
Dr Ferrell, whose clinical interests were sports medicine and joint replacement, was the founder of the Bone and Joint Clinic at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, where he served as a professor and Vice Chairman of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. He was a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and was elected as Chair of the FEI Medical Committee in 2007.
Having competed in swimming at college, Craig Ferrell began his relationship with the US Swimming Team at their training camp in 1979, eventually becoming team physician for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
After the Atlanta Games, Dr Ferrell continued as Chair of USA Swimming Sports Medicine, but as an accomplished rider and keen equestrian enthusiast, he took on team physician duties for equestrian sports as well. Dr Ferrell served as the US equestrian team doctor for over 15 years, including at the Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, and Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
“Craig Ferrell was one of the kindest, most compassionate and dedicated people I have ever met,” FEI President HRH Princess Haya said, “and we at the FEI are devastated by his sudden passing. He cared deeply for the well-being of the athletes; they were his friends, not just his patients. He worked tirelessly to make equestrian sports safer and was instrumental in implementing the FEI rule which prevents riders from continuing in competition after a fall. Our hearts go out to Craig’s wife Lorraine, to his sons Aaron and Jonathan, and to the many many people who knew and loved him around the world.”
A Facebook page and a special page on the website CaringBridge have been inundated with tributes from Dr Ferrell’s friends and former patients, all of whom write about his loving nature, his dedication to improving the health and well-being of others and the difference that he made to so many lives.
“Dr Ferrell served the Olympic Movement for 30 years and was highly respected by athletes and peers alike,” IOC Medical and Scientific Director Patrick Schamasch commented. “He was a renowned expert in orthopaedic surgery who used all his knowledge and expertise to help reduce risks in equestrian sport. He was with us in Monaco for the IOC Conference on injury and illness prevention in April 2011, making a valuable contribution to the session dedicated to the International Federations.”
Dr Graig Ferrell’s funeral will take place on Thursday, 31 May, at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, 2015 West End Avenue, Nashville, at 2pm. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to BrightStone. Dr Ferrell was Board Director and former Board Chair of the charity, which works with adults with a developmental disability.
The FEI expresses its sincere condolences to Dr Ferrell’s wife Lorraine, his two sons Jon and Aaron, and his extended family, the youngest member of which, Craig and Lorraine’s first grandchild, Michael Cannon Ferrell, was born on 23 May, the day of Dr Ferrell's accident. Condolences also to the US equestrian team, to the US equestrian community and to his many friends around the world.
McLain Ward Wins First Leg of $200,000 Taylor Harris Triple Crown Challenge
In a four horse jump off last night, McLain Ward and Antares F proved to be perfect winning the $100,000 Wells Fargo Grand Prix of Devon and at the same time, the first leg of the brand new $200,000 Taylor Harris Triple Crown Challenge, America's richest rider bonus.
McLain is now the rider in the spotlight this year, for the first ever Triple Crown Challenge offered by Taylor Harris Insurance Services.
Following this win, McLain and Antares F must also win the Hampton Classic's $250,000 FTI Grand Prix & FEI World Cup™ Qualifier on Sunday, September 2, 2012 and the third jewel of the Triple Crown Challenge, the $250,000 Alltech Grand Prix at the Alltech National Horse Show on Saturday, November 3, 2012 to receive the $200,000 bonus.
"We are thrilled with McLain's win last night," said Michael Taylor of Taylor Harris Insurance Services. "He and Antares F were exceptional, and I believe they are more than capable of winning the Taylor Harris Triple Crown Challenge and we are look forward to the second leg of competition at The Hampton Classic."
"This is a very exciting challenge. It's a great bonus for the riders, a difficult one, but one with a great reward if you can get it done. And, of course, you can't win the Triple Crown Challenge if you don't win the first one," McLain Ward said with a smile, following his hard fought Devon victory.
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A TRIP BACK IN TIME
History of the Springderby in Hamburg - Winkler, Thiedemann, Pessoa
Olympic Medalist To Return to London after 64 Years
Colonel John Russell will return to London for the Olympic Games 64 years after receiving his Olympic medal in show jumping during the 1948 London Games.
The "Colonel" as he is affectionately known, served on the WWII staff of General George Patton, the first U.S. Olympic participant in Pentathlon, prior to joining the U.S. Equestrian team for the London Games of 1948. Upon his retirement from active competition as one of the best riders in U.S. history, the "Colonel" stepped in as Officer in Charge and equestrian director of the U.S. Pentathlon program at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. This relationship lasted for decades as the Colonel and his wife, Shane, coached literally hundreds of Pentathletes at every level from introductory right up to their Olympic Games podiums.
The "Colonel", now 92 years young and actively coaching in San Antonio, Texas, intends to be on-hand in London to support Team USA and hopefully watch U.S. athletes repeat his medal-winning performance of 1948.
Nice Report on Alexandra Thornton in Horse and Hounds
Unknown 19-year-old showjumps for Great Britain
Alexandra Thornton on Blue Curacao
Horse and Hounds is reporting.............She's young, hugely talented and just won her first senior cap jumping for Great Britain. But who on earth is she?
Showjumper Alexandra Thornton was born in the UK, but raised in the USA and switched nationality from American to British last year.
She represented Britain for the first time in the Copenhagen Nations Cup (17-20 May).
The 19-year-old, who made a name for herself on the Florida circuit, her first international win came in 2010, when aged 17, she became the first junior rider to win an international CSI** grand prix in Le Vaudreuil, France.
World renowned equine artist Fred Stone has painted a portrait to honour Canada's beloved show jumping champion, Hickstead.
The painting is the subject of this fine art poster which is signed by both Fred Stone and Eric Lamaze. Proceeds are in support of the Canadian Equestrian Team.
In Canada, this poster can be purchased for $30 plus shipping at www.canadianrider.ca or by contacting Chuck Lowe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the United States the poster can be purchased for $30 plus shipping by contacting email@example.com.
To explore more of Fred Stone's Art, go to www.fredstone.com.
Arthur Hawkins To Retire His Judges License in 2013
BY iJump Sports
Artie, as he is known to just about all of us, has made a life decision that will reverberate throughout the Hunter-Equitation sport across the country. One of our most respected and sought after “R” judges, Artie will retire his United States Equestrian Federation Judging license in 2013.
The retirement of Artie from the judge’s ring will end the Hawkins family judging era that spans six decades and collectively totals one hundred and sixty six (166) years beginning in 1950. His father, Frank, judged for forty years (40). His brother, Stephen, judged for fifty (50) years. His sister, Norah, judged for twenty years. Artie has judged for the last fifty six (56) years….bringing the total to 166!
He has judged the indoor fall circuits (Harrisburg, Washington and New York) over twenty times, the AHSA/USEF Medal and ASPCA Maclay Finals eight times, the Pony Finals six times. Over the last twenty years, he has judged twenty to twenty five shows every year.
A Life Member of the Associations (AHSA-USEF) since 1959, for the last fifty years he has served on the Board of Directors and many of the committees.
Artie is also well know for starting the open numerical judging system in 1960 and has explained it in detail while serving on the panel of eight judging clinics.
Also a Licensed Steward, he will continue to steward select shows for the foreseeable future, as all goes well.
Flintridge Autumn Classic Under New Management!
The Flintridge Riding Club has announced that it's fall horse show will now be run under the guidance of Dale Harvey and his management team. This historic horse show is celebrating it's 90th Anniversary and was once one of the premiere equestrian events on the West Coast. "We are really excited about taking over the reins of this prestigious event. Having just managed the spring Flintridge Horse show for the Huntington Memorial Hospital Guild we have a great comfort level in working with the Flintridge Riding Club in putting this show together." Commented Dale Harvey.
The show will feature a full schedule of classes including a small Grand Prix and a qualifying class for the new Grand Prix Hunter Derby Final to be held in Del Mar in October.
"We are really looking forward to working with Dale and his crew. After the great success of the show in the spring it just seemed like a natural fit to have Dale and his team run this show for us". Lydia Doherty said. "We have made some major improvements to our facility. Rudy Leone re did the footing and we have had an overwhelming response to that."
Prize list will be mailed and available on line July 1, 2012
For more information on the upcoming show please firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 987-3336
Sacramento International Horse Show announces its 2012 Special Events and a new format to the $20,000 Jumper Suitability Finals
The Sacramento International Horse Show has moved to Sept. 25-Oct 7 2012.
The two week event will again offer many feature classes culminating with the $55,000 Land Rover Grand Prix of Sacramento the final Saturday night.
Sept 25 - Opening Day Welcome Week Sept 27 -29 - Young Jumper Suitability Championships North American Team Championsips Sept 28 - $5000 Grand Prix Hunter Derby* Sept 29 - $25,000 Welcome Week Grand Prix
Oct 2 - Opening Day World Cup Week Oct 4 - $35,000 ShowBiz Magazine Welcome Grand Prix Oct 5 - Land Rover Ride & Drive and Swiss Up High Jump Oct 6 - $55,000 Land Rover GP of Sacramento
World Class clinicians in every discipline all weekend long
For more information please visit our web site www.jumpsacto.com
Prize list will be mailed July 1, 2012
SIHS Introduces a new format for the $20,000 Jumper Suitability Finals
The Sacramento International Horse Show announces today that the Young Jumper Suitability Finals will now be run under a completely subjective format. The championships for young jumper prospects was first introduced in 2009 as a platform to showcase young horses. Originally the older age groups were judged in the initial rounds and then competed against the clock as in a standard competitions.
Suitability Finals creator Rudy Leone commented, " We have made several changes over the years as the program has developed. In response to feedback from local trainers and breeders we have made these changes to keep this event unique and unlike other championships for young horses. The idea is that we choose the horses that are most likely to have the brightest future in the sport as Grand Prix prospects."
The Championships take place during the first week of the Sacramento International Horse Show on it's new dates.
Sacramento International Welcome Week - Sept 25 - 30 Sacramento International World Cup Week - Oct 2 - 7
The new dates are expected to bring record numbers of horses. Show manager Dale Harvey said "Judging by the number of early stall reservations we expect both weeks to be completely sold out. The North American Team Championships has brought a lot of interest from many competitors outside the areas that have not come in past years."
$20,000 SACRAMENTO INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW YOUNG JUMPER SUITABILITY FINALS
Horses will be judged over 2 rounds by a panel of 2 judges. Horses will be judged on performance, soundness, ride ability, scope and general suitability and likelihood of becoming a Grand Prix prospect. The judges will determine which horses they would like to see in the third round.
500. $4,000 4 year olds Championship (.90m - 1.00m) 501. $4,000 5 year old Championship (1.10m - 1.15m) 502. $4,000 6 year old Championship (1.15m - 1.25m) 503. $4,000 7 yr old Championship (1.25m - 1.35m)
$4000 awarded to the Best Overall Young Horse.
M&T Bank Continues Sponsorship of Brandywine Valley Summer Series
The second annual Brandywine Valley Summer Series presented by Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) would not be possible without the generous support of its sponsors, which will once again include M&T Bank. The company will sponsor the $5,000 M&T Bank Show Jumping Hall of Fame High Junior/Amateur-Owners Jumper Classic during the show's first week of compeition. The Brandywine Valley Summer Series is scheduled for June 27-July 9, 2012, and will feature two weeks of top-notch hunter/jumper action at the prestigious Devon Show Grounds.
Established in 1856, M&T Bank Corporation is one of the 20 largest independent bank holding companies in the U.S., with more than 750 branches and 1,800 ATMs in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, and Ontario, Canada. As a result of M&T's recent merger with Wilmington Trust, the combined companies bring the full suite of best-in-class Wilmington Trust products and services, including investments, estate planning and wealth management.
M&T Bank strives to be the best company its employees ever work for, the best bank its customers ever do business with, and the best investment its shareholders ever make. The company has long operated as a community bank. As such, M&T Bank understands that the vitality of the communities in which they do business is crucial to its continued success
"We are pleased to sponsor the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Classics at the Brandywine Valley Summer Series," said Ira Brown, President of the Philadelphia Region of M&T Bank. "This outstanding equestrian event also benefits the Abby Miller Foundation and the Chester County Food Bank, two organizations that work to strengthen the community, a mission that M&T Bank is also committed to."
The Show Jumping Hall of Fame Classic, sponsored by M&T Bank, will be held on Friday, June 29, 2012 during Brandywine Valley Summer Series in the Dixon Oval. Another $5,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame High Junior/Amateur-Owners Jumper Classic will be held the following week, sponsored by Oliver Rowland. These classes are part of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series, which concludes with the $50,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Championship Final at the Alltech National Horse Show in Lexington, KY.
The Brandywine Valley Summer Series will be hosting a number of exciting events, including the Johnson Horse Transportation $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, and the Get Real Get RAW $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby. The show will also feature the Small Hunter division and week two, July 4-8, 2012, has been designated as a WCHR Member event.
For more information about M&T Bank, please visit www.mtb.com.
Exhibitors, sponsors, vendors and guests can find out more information about the Brandywine Valley Summer Series by visiting http://brandywinevalleysummerseries.com. The event is led by top rider Louise Serio, while Mike Rheinheimer will run the horse show management.
Make Plans to Arrive Early to Traders Point Hunt Charity Horse Show to Enjoy the Symphony Under the Stars
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Artists-in-Residence, Time for Three Will Perform Symphony Under The Stars Concert, August 5 in Zionsville
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's (ISO) string section and its Artists-in-Residence's string trio, Time for Three, will perform a diverse and colorful outdoor concert titled Symphony Under the Stars on Sunday, August 5, at 8:00 pm. Located at the picturesque Wild Air Farms, it is also home to the Traders Point Hunt Charity Horse Show and Country Fair. Horse show guests and competitors are encouraged to make their travel plans to arrive two days early to take advantage of this wonderful event. Patrons may bring their own food and beverages to the concert, and limited concessions will be available on site. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. The program, which will be led by ISO Concertmaster and Time for Three member Zach De Pue, will be announced in the near future.
General admission tickets are $25 for adults and $13 for those with a student ID and children 12 and under, with children two and under receiving free admission. Tickets may be ordered beginning June 1 through the Hilbert Circle Theatre Box Office at (317) 639-4300, or www.IndianapolisSymphony.org. To order by telephone outside of Indianapolis, call toll free (800) 366-8457. Tables for up to 10 people may be reserved for $60 per table.
Symphony Under the Stars is part of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's outreach effort to perform in communities throughout Indiana. Each season, the Indianapolis Symphony presents concerts in Wabash, Greencastle, Lebanon, Bloomington and in Indianapolis' Ellenberger Park.
Founded in 2001 by three Curtis Institute of Music students, Time for Three is increasingly gaining attention as one of America's brightest and most unique string ensembles by exploring a repertoire that ranges from a mix of bluegrass, gypsy, jazz, country western fiddling, classical, improvisatory and original works and arrangements. The trio has performed more than 200 engagements as diverse as its music by appearing as featured guest soloists with The Philadelphia Orchestra to opening for k.d. lang at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center. They have appeared at prestigious venues such as the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the 92nd Street Y in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., among others. The trio features violinists Nick Kendall (2002 Young Concert Artists International Competition winner) and Zach De Pue (1998 Fischoff Competition winner and ISO Concertmaster), and bassist Ranaan Meyer (noted jazz and classical bassist and composer).
In November 2009, Time for Three became the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's first ensemble-in-residence and embarked on bringing its genre-bending musical style to Indianapolis and the greater community. Now in the final year of its residency, Time for Three has established relationships with two local high schools - Broad Ripple and Perry Meridian - in order to work with and inspire student musicians; developed programming for and has performed in the ISO's Stella Artois Happy Hour at the Symphony, Symphonic Hits powered by Lilly and Marsh Symphony on the Prairie series; and played in many venues outside of Hilbert Circle Theatre in order to attract new communities to symphonic music.
The Traders Point Hunt Charity Horse Show and Country Fair is held on the beautiful 250-acre grounds of Wild Air Farms in Zionsville, IN, the show offers top prize money with two Grand Prix events and a USHJA International Hunter Derby.Exhibitors at Traders Point enjoy fun family activities and events while participating in a competitive, high-quality show.
The Hampton Classic Horse Show Announces Selection of 2012 Poster Artist
The Hampton Classic Horse Show is pleased to announce that it has selected Brittany Brett of Manhattan, New York as its 2012 poster artist. The Classic’s iconic posters have illustrated equestrian scenes from the Bridgehampton show grounds for decades, and Brett has been selected to continue the tradition with a poster she created especially for this year’s Hampton Classic.
The 37th annual Hampton Classic returns, August 26–September 2, for another year of exciting equestrian competition, luxurious shopping, and activities with something for every member of the family. Set amidst the splendor of Long Island’s Hamptons, near some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, the Hampton Classic is the culminating event of the Hamptons’ summer season.
Brett currently resides in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Brett is highly influenced by both history and progressive ideas. Her photography concentrates on documenting current events while she advances her painting techniques by creating innovative bodies of work. Each day Brittany Brett strives to, "enrich humanity with the power of art to create dynamic change."
Brett describes this year’s poster 'Quintessence,' as an homage to the juxtaposition of classic and contemporary; history and progress of art and riding. The classical technique of the painting reflects the discipline of English riding, while its composition references the advance of the modern equestrian. The attention to detail is devoted to the diligence and perseverance dedicated to being the quintessential horse and rider.
"I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to share my work with a passionate group of equestrians and spectators. It's an honor to be a part of such a historical event,” said Brett.
Brett is an artist with an inner drive. She is committed to documenting the causes and effects in life: the willed and the involuntary. Whether it is a photograph or painting, her work is embodied with raw and unrestricted emotion; her own psychoanalysis often becomes center stage. For over a decade, Brett has focused on equine paintings. Through her signature use of oils, knowledge of anatomy and horsemanship, she continuously captures the essence of the horse.
Brett was born in the summer of 1986 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. In 2008, she graduated from the The Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Photography and Painting. Brittany also competed for four consecutive years on the SCAD Intercollegiate Varsity Equestrian Team.
Her work has been shown in galleries from Florida, Georgia, New York City and the Hamptons to an international exhibition in France. Oil paintings have been featured in SCAD equine studies brochures, Hamptons Magazine, the cover of Dan's Papers and as an invitation for The Palm Beach Easter Seals Kentucky Derby Day Party. In 2011, Brett was commissioned to design the official 'TurtleFest' poster for The Loggerhead Marinelife Center, located in Juno Beach, Florida.
The Hampton Classic is one of the most prestigious horse shows in the nation and features competitors at every level of rider from Lead Line to Olympic veterans. The Classic’s feature event, the $250,000 FTI Grand Prix and FEI World Cup™ Qualifier, is part of the new Taylor Harris Triple Crown Challenge.
For those who can’t make it to the show grounds, WVVH-TV, the official Long Island television station of the Hampton Classic, broadcasts up to five hours of competition and highlights each day during the Classic. These broadcasts can also be seen online at www.wvvh.tv. In addition, live streaming of many competitions will be available through Shownet (www.shownet.biz).
Hampton Classic Horse Show, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) charitable corporation. Further information on the Hampton Classic Horse Show can be found at the Hampton Classic website at www.hamptonclassic.com or by calling 631-537-3177
Local Shop Owners to Show off Their Equestrian Creativity During the Lake Placid Horse Shows Window Decorating Contest
The Lake Placid Horse Shows’ 25th annual Equestrian Window Decorating Contest will return to Lake Placid starting on the Opening Day of the 2012 Lake Placid Horse Shows, presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC. The contest blends shop owners’ creativity with the charm of the village of Lake Placid and makes window shopping an eye-catching activity for residents and horse show-goers alike.
The Lake Placid Horse Shows, presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC., return June 26 – July 8 and feature every level of competition from children under 7 competing in the Juliam Farm Lead Line class to Olympic veterans competing in two $75,000 Grand Prix events – the pinnacle of show jumping competition.
“A large part of what makes our horse shows so exciting are the village and people of Lake Placid,” said Richard M. Feldman, Chairman of the Lake Placid Horse Show Association. “The Window Decorating Contest has become one of our most treasured annual events because of the enthusiasm that many of our local businesses put into it each year. Their themed displays help connect visitors and residents to the Lake Placid Horse Shows and help get the whole town into the horse spirit.”
Last year, Brush On In of 2520 Main Street was selected as winner of the Horse Shows’ Window Decorating Contest, followed by The Market of 2510 Main Street and The Bookstore Plus of 2491 Main Street. Life is Good/Jake Placid Doghouse and Ruthie’s Run received Honorable Mention.
As always, this year’s winner will receive $100 plus a blue ribbon and also have its name engraved on the perpetual plaque that is displayed in the VIP Lounge during the horse shows and in the horse show office throughout the rest of the year. The runners-up will each receive a commemorative T-shirt and a horse show ribbon. Previous winners of the horse shows’ window decorating contest are:
1988 The Market
1989 Ruthie’s Run
1990 Whopping Good Sweets
1991 The Market
1992 Mirror Lake Liquor Store
1993 The Market
1994 Ruthie’s Run
1995 The Market
1996 Peacock & Peacock/The Market
1997 Ruthie’s Run
1998 Peacock & Peacock
1999 Reflections Antiques
2000 Ruthie’s Run
2001 The Adirondack Trading Company
2002 The Adirondack Trading Company
2003 The Adirondack Trading Company
2004 The Market
2005 The Adirondack Trading Company
2006 The Market
2007 The Market
2008 The Market
2009 The Market
2010 The Market
2011 Brush On In
Highlighting the 2012 Lake Placid Horse Shows are two Grand Prix events— The $75,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix of Lake Placid on Sunday, July 1 and the $75,000 Woodlea Farms Grand Prix, presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC., on Saturday, July 7. Following the $75,000 Woodlea Farms Grand Prix, the Richard and Diana Feldman Perpetual Challenge Trophy for Excellence is awarded to the rider who has won the most combined prize money in Lake Placid’s two Grand Prix.
Also returning is the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by Eastern Hay and Purina Mills, on Sunday, July 8, in the Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix Field. The Derby adds a fun and unique spin on traditional hunter classes as Derby participants compete over a course of jumps designed to simulate natural obstacles set in the horse show's large grass Grand Prix field.
Phelps Media Group, Inc., International and PhelpsSports.com Support Adequan/FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North
From the USEF Communications Department
Lexington, KY - Phelps Media Group, Inc., International and PhelpsSports.com will sponsor the Media Hospitality at the 2012 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North (NAJYRC). This is the second consecutive year that Phelps Media Group, Inc. has stepped up to support the NAJYRC, which will take place July 17-22, 2012 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.
"We are grateful and appreciative of such continued support," remarks USEF CEO John Long, "without it, such a pivotal event would not be possible."
Phelps Media Group, Inc., America's leading equestrian public relations firm was founded by Olympian Mason Phelps, Jr. Known for 'out-of-the-box' thinking, lightning fast media responses, and proven results, PMG has accumulated a star-studded roster of impressive clients in the equestrian world from coast-to-coast and internationally.
PhelpsSports.com, now celebrating seven years of reporting and commentary excellence, has been recognized as one of the most exciting, up to date and "go to" equestrian news websites anywhere in the world with first class journalists, columnists and photographers covering the most important equestrian events around the world.
"Phelps Media Group and PhelpsSports.com have long recognized the importance of the [Adequan/FEI] North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, presented by Gotham North, as a cornerstone to the development of the future stars of United States," said Mason Phelps, Jr., the President of the Phelps Media Group International. "We also recognize how important the media are in getting the story out on this significant competition. In that regard, we are delighted to sponsor the Media Hospitality Center."
NAJYRC showcases the best young rider and junior horse/rider combinations in dressage, eventing, jumping, reining, and endurance. Young equestrians from across the continent will descend on the Kentucky Horse Park to vie for FEI medals at these Championships.
To learn more about the Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North visit www.youngriders.org
For sponsorship information visit www.youngriders.org/Sponsors.aspx
For more information about Phelps Media Group, Inc., see their website, www.phelpsmediagroup.com/
Chicago Hunter Derby presented by CN Offers Double the Money in 2012
Chicago Equestrians for a Cause is pleased to announce the dates of its 4th Annual Chicago Hunter Derby presented by CN for the 2012 season. The two-day event will return to the beautiful Annali Farm in Antioch, IL, on September 8-9, featuring both national and international hunter derby classes. CN returns as the presenting sponsor of the international class, which will be held on Sunday and feature a newly increased $50,000 purse. All proceeds from the weekend will benefit The Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago as well as the USHJA Foundation and the University of Chicago’s Cancer Research Foundation.
One of the most highly anticipated derby classes each year, the Chicago Hunter Derby presented by CN, will feature double the prize money in 2012, increasing the $25,000 purse from the previous year up to $50,000 to be divided between the top finishers in 2012.
As always, a very impressive roster of judges has lined up to evaluate the classes. This year’s judges will include Ken Smith, Geoff Teall, Bob Crandall, and Julie Winkel. Teall will be co-course designing with Bobby Murphy.
The Chicago Hunter Derby is a very unique event that draws some of the best athletes in the country, both horses and riders. The class is held on the beautiful grass in-field of an old steeplechase track with a stunning pond in the background. The hunter discipline is deeply rooted in tradition, and the best hunter derby classes recognize that tradition in the detail of their events, including courses reminiscent of the hunt fields of days past.
As an esteemed judge who has presided over many derby classes throughout the country and in fact judged the Chicago Hunter Derby during its first year, Geoff Teall praises the event on maintaining that tradition.
“The best thing in my opinion about that event is that it is very old fashioned, especially in its hospitality,” Teall stated. “They do such an amazing job of making an event out of just a couple of classes. They have great viewing, great food and activities, and the field is beautiful.”
“It is a different group of horses that excel in derbies in general, but at that derby in particular, because it is on grass and it is up on a hill. It is kind of through the woods and over the stream and to grandmother’s house we go,” Teall described with a smile. “It is really interesting to watch. It is fun to see which horses handle it and which ones don’t. It is also really fun to see the riders that can handle that - the ones that have had enough experience that they can handle the grass, the hills, everything.”
Last year's winners, Taken and Erynn Ballard, negotiated the grass course with ease. Photo by Wendie Aull
“It is very different than what we are used to, but it is exactly what that class was designed for,” Teall pointed out. “Their committee does a great job and they make a big effort to make sure that they really keep the concept of the derbies in mind.”
Teall looks forward to sharing the course designing duties as well. He noted, “This will be my first time building a course for this kind of a class. I am very excited to do it. I have not done a lot of course designing, but I have done some big, special events. That field is really great and I think Bobby is really good to work with because he is so innovative and creative. I am very much looking forward to doing that and working with him and hopefully doing a good job.”
Following in the footsteps of its first three events, the Chicago Hunter Derby presented by CN hopes to raise even more money for Chicago Equestrians for a Cause, a philanthropic group that donates money to significant charities.
The Chicago Hunter Derby presented by CN has been held as a benefit for the Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago for the past three years and will continue that assistance in 2012. In addition, the event will raise money for The USHJA Foundation for a second year and, always looking to increase their support in the community, has also added the University of Chicago’s Cancer Research Foundation as a brand new beneficiary this year.
No event can be successful without the help of many great supporters in this industry, and the Chicago Hunter Derby is lucky to have the very best involved with their competition. CN, one of the most generous supporters of the equestrian sport for many years, will return as the presenting sponsor for 2012 and Chicago Equestrians for a Cause thanks them for their support. The Chicago Hunter Derby presented by CN is a 2012-13 Member Event of the USHJA International Hunter Derby Series.
Karen Healey Stables Moves to Whitethorne Ranch
Karen Healey Stables is pleased to announce that they have moved their training operations. Located in Somis, CA, Karen Healey Stables is now based at Whitethorne Ranch, a mature, full-care equestrian facility in a quiet, peaceful location with outstanding facilities.
The ranch is located between Moorpark and Camarillo and features boarding facilities with a total of 76 stalls. There are three year-round, large green pastures including a hand grazing pasture, five standard pastures and five large turn-outs.
"The grand prix field is beautiful, and there are lots of places to trail ride," Healey described. "It's a lovely, lovely place and we're very happy to be at Whitethorne."
When focused on competition, clients have two grand prix-sized jumping arenas with permanent water jumps, liverpools and Newcourse Jumps™; an FEI Standard sized Dressage Court with mirrors, a riding arena, longeing arena and floodlighting. Riders can take time to enjoy a walking trail and a full quarter-mile riding track edged with orange, grapefruit and pepper trees, plus currently under construction is a three-acre grass field which will have derby obstacles in addition to grand prix jumps, banks and a grob.
Whitethorne also features a specially designed 70-foot diameter European Exerciser, and a floodlit 60-foot round pen with a seven-foot wooden enclosure and double, full-height entry doors.
Karen Healey Stables Assistant Trainer and Manager Melissa Jones said, "We're really excited to get settled into the new place. I can't wait to watch Karen teach on the grass grand prix field. Georgy Maskrey-Segesman, her parents, and staff have been great fixing things up for us, including our new tack room. The horses are loving it here; they are so relaxed and happy."
Healey herself noted, "One of the main reasons that we moved to Whitethorne is because they will handle all of the boarding, and we can focus solely on training. It will suit our business much better."
Proving this to be true, riders at Karen Healey Stables had a very successful week at the Ranch & Coast Horse Show in Del Mar. Kristi Siam and her new horse Bonaparte Z won the Amateur-Owner 3'3" Hunter Classic, while Savannah Jenkins and Winter Rose captured the Junior Hunter Classic. Karen Healey Stables riders swept the Junior/Amateur Jumper Classics as well - Kilian McGrath and Salerno won the $10,000 High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, and Grace Shelton rode Friponnier II to the Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic win.
Karen Healey Stables will compete next at the Memorial Day Classic in Burbank, CA, on May 24-28, 2012.
Karen Healey will be based at Whitethorne Ranch along with Assistant Trainer/Barn Manager Melissa Jones and Assistant Trainer/Rider Tasha Visokay. Karen is a founding member of the USHJA Trainer Certification Program (TCP). Both Melissa and Tasha have successfully completed their USHJA TCP Certification.
Dedicated to excellence at all levels, Karen Healey Stables provides an advanced program for the serious competitor. Since coming to California, her riders have won over 90 medal finals including the 1990 ASPCA Maclay National Finals and the USET Talent Search Finals in 1986, 1987, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Jumper clients have earned spots on numerous teams and won medals at the NAYRC and the Prix de States, including gold medalists Hannah Selleck and Samantha Harrison. She has also trained numerous hunters and jumpers to tri-color at indoors over the years.
Karen's methods of teaching the steps to good riding have produced a multitude of top riders, including European champion and three-time FEI World Cup champion Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum, the only woman to be first in the world rankings. Along with Meredith, many of Karen's former students have gone on to be top professionals.
Please visit karenhealeystables.com for more information.
JustWorld International Launches ‘Adopt a Project’ Campaign
JustWorld International is launching a new campaign on June 4 aimed at making it even easier for supporters to get involved, and to choose exactly which programs they would like their donations to fund. JustWorld International is a not-for-profit humanitarian organization which funds life-changing programs for impoverished children in Cambodia, Honduras, Guatemala, and Brazil.
The ‘Adopt a Project’ campaign identifies opportunities to support a number of highly successful nutrition, health and hygiene, education, and leadership and cultural development programs and allows donors to choose which of JustWorld’s numerous initiatives they would like to support.
Their new campaign is a great opportunity for individuals, groups and businesses to get involved by taking on an entire project, helping to provide critical operational support to JustWorld projects.
JustWorld Rider Ambassador Angela Covert-Lawrence did just that three years ago, committing to pay for the annual salary of a doctor at a medical clinic at the Los Patojos site in Jocotenango, Guatemala.
JustWorld Rider Ambassador Angela Covert-Lawrence at the project site in Guatemala, where the Canadian Show Jumping Team member sponsors the doctor’s annual salary
“During my second visit to Guatemala, I had the opportunity to meet the doctor in person,” said Covert-Lawrence, a grand prix show jumping rider representing Canada. “He explained to me what he wanted to do, and how he was going to be able to provide the much needed medical care for the children. I asked how much, and agreed to adopt the project right there on the spot, while standing in the middle of the clinic.”
It was a decision that would prove to be life-changing, both for Covert-Lawrence and the community at Los Patojos as a whole.
“The clinic has grown so much,” she explains, having just returned from her third visit to Guatemala. “Now the doctor is helping a lot more people. And it’s not just the kids anymore. It’s also their families and the entire community, which is huge. I would like to keep focusing on the medical clinic, helping them make it even bigger, and to provide as much support as I can in the future.”
Covert-Lawrence continued, “Adopting a project is a great way to do what we do, combining riding and competing with helping a worthy cause. So many times we say we don’t have the time to participate, we’re too busy, but JustWorld has made it so easy for everyone to get involved. There’s really no reason not to.”
JustWorld Technical Official Ambassador Gerald Kuh of Hong Kong agrees. Kuh, who is the chef d'équipe for the Hong Kong Equestrian Team, worked with the team members to ‘adopt’ two teachers at a school in Cambodia, paying for their annual salaries.
“The Hong Kong Team has been associated with JustWorld International for a while now, and has been actively promoting JustWorld and its cause throughout Asia,” he explained. “The adoption was initiated by Hong Kong Olympic rider, Samantha Lam, who took the lead and called up Patrick Lam, Julie Leichle, Raena-Leunt and Milena Pappas individually to make a donation to this project in Cambodia. Donating as part of a group made the project donation comfortably affordable to each of us and reinforced our team spirit.”
JustWorld Technical Official Ambassador Gerald Kuh visits with the children at the JustWorld project site in Cambodia
The ‘Adopt a Project’ campaign offers a number of different initiatives across JustWorld’s project sites. All are focused on enhancing and increasing JustWorld’s work in the areas of education, health, nutrition, and leadership and cultural development.
Examples of projects available for adoption include the PIO Lunch Program, which helps provide daily meals for a year to more than 650 children in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for $76,000 US per year or $112 per child; The Compartir Mobile Library Project Literacy Development Program, which provides instruction for more than 2,000 children in Tegucigalpa, Honduras for $20,000 US or $10 per child; the Natalie Johnson Center Supplies Program, which provides school supplies and textbooks to more than 130 students in Tomabé, Honduras for $8,000 US or $53 per child; and the Los Patojos Children’s Clinic Support Program in Jocotenango, Guatemala for $7,500 US or just $27 per child.
To ‘Adopt a Project’, please click on the following link, http://www.justworldinternational.org/adopt-a-project/. Canadian, French and American donations are all tax deductible.
Founded in 2003 by Jessica Newman, JustWorld International is a not-for-profit, humanitarian organization which funds life-changing nutrition, health and hygiene, education, and leadership and cultural development programs for impoverished children in Cambodia, Honduras, Guatemala, and Brazil. There are currently more than 500 Rider and Technical Official Ambassadors representing 40 different countries, whose efforts to support JustWorld’s projects have helped raise more than $4.5 million to date. For more information on JustWorld International, or how to support the ‘Adopt a Project’ campaign, please visit www.justworldinternational.org.
Disclaimer: This in no way represents the extent of his comedic genius. I just didn’t copy down every single line of his I’ve heard.
Black holes are where God divided by zero.
Today I was arrested for scalping low numbers at the deli.
I was once walking through the forest, alone, and a tree fell right in front of me, and I didn’t hear it.
In school, every period ends with a bell. Every sentence ends with a period. Every crime ends with a sentence.
Yesterday I told a chicken to cross the road. It said, “What for?”
Yesterday I saw a chicken crossing the road. I asked it why. It told me it was none of my business.
I have a quantum car. Every time I look at the speedometer I get lost.
I was sad because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet. So I said, “Got any shoes you’re not using?”
I took a course in speed waiting. Now I can wait an hour in only ten minutes.
I used to be a narrator for bad mimes.
I went to the hardware store and bought some used paint. It was in the shape of a house. I also bought some batteries, but they weren’t included... So I had to buy ’em again
I used to work for the factory where they make hydrants, but you couldn’t park anywhere near the place.
I hate it when my foot falls asleep during the day ’cause that means it’s gonna be up all night.
A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me; I’m afraid of widths.
I have a microwave fireplace. I can lie down in front of the fire for the evening in eight minutes.
I broke a mirror in my house, I’m supposed to get seven years of bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.
I don’t know how she did it, but Rachel got poison ivy on her brain. The only way she could scratch it was if she thought about sandpaper.
I spilled spot remover on my dog, now he’s gone.
Women: can’t live with ’em, can’t shoot ’em.
Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.
My mechanic told me, “I couldn’t repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.”
A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
Curiosity killed the cat, but for awhile I was a suspect.
OK, so what’s the speed of dark?
Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don’t have film.
Shin: a device for finding furniture in the dark.
Boycott shampoo! Demand the REAL poo!
I used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out.
I lost a buttonhole...
I met her at Macy’s. She was shopping...I was putting Slinkies on the escalator.
If you can’t hear me, it’s because I’m in parentheses.
On my walls I have pictures of the rooms on the second floor, so I never have to go upstairs.
In Vegas, I got into a long argument with the man at the roulette wheel over what I considered to be an odd number.
When I have a kid, I want to buy one of those strollers for twins. Then put the kid in and run around, looking frantic.... When he gets older, I’d tell him he used to have a brother, but he didn’t obey.
I had a friend who was a clown. When he died, all his friends went to the funeral in one car.
I once put instant coffee in a microwave and went back in time.
Right now I’m having amnesia and déjà-vu at the same time. I think I’ve forgotten this before.
Sponges grow in the ocean ... that kills me. I wonder how much deeper they’d be if that didn’t happen.
I got pulled over by a cop, and he said, “Do you know the speed limit here is 50 miles per hour?” So I said, “Oh, that’s OK, I’m not going that far.”
I stayed up all night playing poker with tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died.
You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?
When I turned two I was really anxious, because I’d doubled my age in a year. I thought, “If this keeps up, by the time I’m six I’ll be ninety.”
I wrote a song, but I can’t read music so I don’t know what it is. Every once in a while I’ll be listening to the radio and I say, “I think I might have written that.”
I saw a man with a wooden leg and a real foot.
When I get real bored, I like to drive downtown and get a great parking spot, then sit in my car and count how many people ask me if I’m leaving.
I have an answering machine in my car. It says, “I’m home now. But leave a message and I’ll call when I’m out.”
I watched the Indy 500, and I was thinking that if they left earlier they wouldn’t have to go so fast.
I bought my brother some gift-wrap for Christmas. I took it to the Gift Wrap department and told them to wrap it, but in a different print so he would know when to stop unwrapping.
There was a power outage at a department store yesterday. Twenty people were trapped on the escalators.
I went down the street to the 24-hour grocery. When I got there, the guy was locking the front door. I said, “Hey, the sign says you’re open 24 hours.” He said, “Not in a row.”
[Referring to a glass of water]: I mixed this myself. Two parts H, one part O. I don’t trust anybody!
I have a hobby. I have the world’s largest collection of sea shells. I keep it scattered on beaches all over the world. Maybe you’ve seen it.
My girlfriend’s weird. One day she asked me, “If you could know how and when you were going to die, would you want to know?” I said, “No.” She said, “Okay, forget it.”
My buddy got busted for counterfeiting. He was making pennies. They caught him because he was putting the heads and tails on the wrong sides.
A metaphor is like a simile.
I can remember the first time I had to go to sleep. Mom said, “Steven, time to go to sleep.” I said, “But I don't know how.” She said, “It's real easy. Just go down to the end of tired and hang a left.” So I went down to the end of tired, and just out of curiosity I hung a right. My mother was there, and she said “I thought I told you to go to sleep.”
I know some of you own GUNS but this is something to think about...
If you don't have a gun, here's a more humane way to wreck someone's evil plans for you. Did you know this? I didn't. I never really thought of it before. I guess I can get rid of the baseball bat.
Wasp Spray - A friend who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area was concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when they were counting the collection. She asked the local police department about using pepper spray and they recommended to her that she get a can of wasp spray instead.
The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray, they have to get too close to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote. She keeps a can on her desk in the office and it doesn't attract attention from people like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at home for home protection. Thought this was interesting and might be of use.
On the heels of a break in and beating that left an elderly woman in Toledo dead, self defense experts have a tip that could save your life.
Val Glinka teaches self-defense to students at Sylvania Southview High School. For decades, he's suggested putting a can of wasp and hornet spray near your door or bed.
Glinka says, "This is better than anything I can teach them."
Glinka considers it inexpensive, easy to find, and more effective than mace or pepper spray. The cans typically shoot 20 to 30 feet; so if someone tries to break into your home, Glinka says "spray the culprit in the eyes". It's a tip he's given to students for decades.
It's also one he wants everyone to hear If you're looking for protection, Glinka says look to the spray. "That's going to give you a chance to call the police; maybe get out." Maybe even save a life.
Please share this with all the people who are precious to your life
Did you also know that wasp spray will kill a snake? And a mouse! It will! Good to know, huh? It will also kill a wasp!!
Stray Dog Runs With Cyclists Across China Dog follows bicycle riders on a 1,000-mile trek for 20 days
"Toast To Freedom” is dedicated to human rights activism around the world. Nearly 50 artists contributed to celebrate Amnesty International's 50th Anniversary. Toast To Freedom was written by music veterans Carl Carlton and Larry Campbell. “Amnesty should have their very own song to sing in happy times and in struggling times. To celebrate both small and monumental victories, to comfort loss and overcome pain” “Toast To Freedom” co-writer/co-producer Carl Carlton