Halton Place Forced to Cancel 2012 Show Jumping Competitions

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! In addition to the loss of a viable competition venue for equestrian sport, the forced cancellation of the Halton Place horse shows will have a widespread economic impact within the community.  Without the Canadian Country Classic running in 2012, businesses in the immediate region will lose an estimated $24,000,000 of income as calculated in an economic impact study conducted in 2010. “I have been a competitor for many years and know how important it is to make a detailed competition plan to achieve success and accomplish your goals,” said Timur Leckebusch, owner of Halton Place.  “With that knowledge, and keeping the best interest of the riders and horse owners in mind, it would be unfair to delay this announcement any further.  Competitors must be able to make decisions sooner rather than later.” The Halton Place 2011 application was designed to permit Halton Place to host equestrian events each season without the need of obtaining a permit from the NEC each and every year.  In a surprise move, this application was denied by the NEC on the basis that horse shows are a commercial/recreational use rather than an agricultural use.  The matter was referred to a hearing following an appeal by Halton Place, as the NEC decision reflected a dramatic change in position from prior years. Email* Horse Sport Enews Halton Place sincerely regrets being unable to host the Canadian Country Classic in 2012 and wishes everyone a successful show season.  Halton Place hopes to be in a position to welcome riders, owners and horse enthusiasts back again in 2013. Tags: Halton Place, Canadian Country Classic, Niagara Escarpment Commission, NEC, center_img SIGN UP 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. The Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC) determines the activities permitted on the privately held lands of Halton Place.  For all prior years up to and including 2010, Halton Place applied for, and received, permits to host horse shows.  Twice this permit was appealed by neighbours, and both times the NEC hearing officer ruled that horse shows are a permitted agricultural use under the Niagara Escarpment Plan.  In 2009, the NEC approved six shows annually on a two-year permit for 2009 and 2010. Halton Place regretfully announces the cancellation of the three-week Canadian Country Classic, scheduled from August 21 through September 9, 2012, due an ongoing dispute with the Niagara Escarpment Commission. Subsequent discussions with the Town of Halton Hills and Halton Region produced a signed agreement with both the Town and the Region supporting a perpetual permit for shows at Halton Place under similar conditions governing the shows permitted in 2009 and 2010.  The NEC is not in agreement with the settlement reached between Halton Place, the Town of Halton Hills and Halton Region, and therefore a full hearing on the appeal is required.  The first hearing will occur in March of 2012, with a further hearing likely to take place in April or May. Although Halton Place is hopeful that the permit process will soon be completed, a final decision will not likely be reached until later this summer.  Halton Place feels that this is far too late for riders to plan their competitive season, and does not want to negatively impact the many riders who have been so supportive of the Halton Place shows in the past.last_img read more

Raising happy — and moral — children

first_imgA teenager tells her parents she is considering quitting her soccer team. Worried that her daughter is unhappy, her mother wants to let her skip practice. Her father argues that soccer is important on her college résumé.While both parents are concerned about their child, they neglect another question entirely: How would her leaving affect the team?“Not infrequently, parents fail to help their children grasp their responsibility for a community. … Caught up in our children’s happiness, we too often let children off the hook when they fail to take responsibility for their peers,” writes Richard Weissbourd of the scenario in his new book “The Parents We Mean to Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children’s Moral and Emotional Development” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009).By ignoring the repercussions of her decision on the team, argues Weissbourd, the parents fail to help their child consider her obligations to others, a key factor in moral growth.In his work, Weissbourd tackles the complicated terrain of parenting, examining how those who focus too much on their child’s happiness often neglect their role of teaching their children to become caring, moral human beings.A lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and the Harvard Kennedy School, Weissbourd was intrigued by morality early on, thanks to his father, a real estate developer with a love of moral reasoning. Frequent topics at the dinner table, said Weissbourd, were classic moral conundrums, such as the “Heinz dilemma,” which poses the question, Should a husband who can’t afford the cost of an expensive medication steal it to save his wife’s life?“It was a great way to grow up,” said Weissbourd, a child psychologist, who delved deeper into moral education and reasoning while pursuing his Ed.D. at Harvard under the guidance of former Harvard Professor Lawrence Kohlberg, a leader in the field of moral education.Later, Weissbourd’s interest in how children develop moral qualities — how they become generous; learn to take responsibility for other people; handle shame, frustration, and anger; and develop the social skills that embody decency — became the foundation for his research.A personal inspiration for his work was parenthood.Raising three children, Weissbourd realized, “We are in a parent environment focused moment to moment on their happiness, on being close to them, on their achievements, and many of us don’t cultivate their responsibility for others in the same way.”While wanting your child to be happy and successful are noble desires, focusing too much on a child’s achievements and happiness, he argues, means their moral development and well-being often suffer.“In lots of subtle ways we can prioritize our kids’ happiness over their caring for others. We’re too quick to let them write off friends they find annoying. We don’t insist that they return phone calls from friends or reach out to a friendless kid on the playground.”Weissbourd’s research, conducted with the help of a group of doctoral candidates, took place over several years, as he and his colleagues interviewed and surveyed parents and students in three Boston-area high schools as well as two small-town high schools in the South.In addition, Weissbourd drew from his own experiences as a parent and coach and from informal interactions with families over the years.His work has also inspired his new class at the HGSE, titled “Moral Adults: Moral Children,” which explores how children’s moral capacities develop in their relationships with adults.One of the most surprising phenomena that Weissbourd explores is why immigrant children’s moral and emotional well-being slips measurably the more time they spend in this country.“Studies show that when they first get here, immigrant kids are doing better than their peers on key emotional and moral measures. The longer they are here, the worse they do; and by the third generation, they are doing about as poorly as American kids.”But most surprising, he found, was the message many parents send to their children that if they are happy and have high self-esteem, they are ultimately also going to be good people.“There are some parents who are essentially telling their kids to achieve, get into a great college, earn a lot of money, and then you can think about giving to others, like you can then turn on a morality switch. … That is a way of thinking about the development of morality that doesn’t make sense. Morality is really something you have to cultivate in your kids day in and day out.”In order to develop truly happy children, parents must focus not on self-esteem, Weissbourd argues, but on the maturity of the self.“The maturity of the self develops when adults can really know kids, and help them distill who they are. That means in part valuing kids for their multiple qualities … for being funny or vibrant or feisty or soulful or intuitive. When parents know those qualities and appreciate them, that is one way the child’s self develops,” he said, adding that parents also “really need to listen to [their children] and understand how they think about moral problems, and [then] connect their own values to their children’s experiences.”With maturity often comes an appreciation and respect for others, a cornerstone of true morality and happiness.“If we can help kids … tune into others, including people who are different from them, they are going to have better relationships their whole lives. … That is a key foundation both for morality and happiness,” said Weissbourd, adding that instead of parents saying, “‘All I want is for you to be happy,’ it wouldn’t be a bad thing for parents to say, ‘All I want is for our kids to be kind and responsible and happy.’”It’s important to remember, said the father of three teenagers, that parents can learn important moral lessons from their children, too.“Parenting is this enormous opportunity to morally grow. This idea that our moral qualities are locked in, that they are developed in childhood and are static in adulthood, is just not true.”last_img read more

2006-2007 Bowl Logos

first_img SportsLogos.Net Share on other sites Forums Home Sports Logos Posted November 30, 2006 2006-2007 Bowl Logos Sign in to follow this   Posted November 29, 2006 Moderators 1,386 posts Share this post 0 Ez Street 1 1 339 posts 94 Link to post 0 All Activity Share on other sites Link to post 0 Members With the new bowl season, we have new bowls and new sponsors.This means new logos.Would anyone care to post the new logos in this thread?Thanks 1 doafhat 2,517 Location:Topeka, Kansas Share on other sites 17,646 posts Favourite Logos:Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals Posted November 30, 2006 Sign in to follow this   TBGKon 0 94 Sports Logo News 2,517 By KJTALBOT, November 29, 2006 in Sports Logo News 0 doafhat Posted November 30, 2006 Followers 0 0 Followers 0 SportsLogos.Net 0 Share this post Link to post New bowl in Birminghamold Fort Worth Bowlnew bowl in Torontonew sponsor for the Sun Bowlnew sponsor for New Orleans Bowlnew bowl in Albuquerque, NMsemi-new/old Houston Bowlold Peach Bowlnew sponsor for Independence BowlNational Championship logo Link to post 94 2006-2007 Bowl Logos 2,517 KJTALBOT Members Share this post Members This topic is now closed to further replies. Share this post Sporting a KC. 2006-2007 Bowl Logos Location:Tampa Bay All Activity Sports Logo News Recommended Posts Share on other sites http://nationalchamps.net/2006/bowls/index.htm TBGKon Forums Home KJTALBOT 7,583 posts Sports Logos Go To Topic Listing The Alamo Bowl does not have a title sponsor this year. The logo will remain mostly the same as the past few years, just without the Mastercard logo: Ez Streetlast_img read more