SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* Horse Sport Enews More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Germany’s Wilhelm Genn closed out the 2021 $5,000 1.30M Rising Star Classic series with a win aboard the scopey Van Gogh in the The Ridge at Wellington Turf Tour Finale which runs March 24 – 26, 2021.As his namesake once painted stars in the night sky, Van Gogh’s massive stride and brilliant bascule painted his course over the jumps and resulted in a blazingly fast second round clear to secure the pair their second win of the season in the class. Friday’s competition at Polo West will mark the final day of the 2021 Turf Tour and will include an end of season competitor’s party catered by RV Advisors of Broward County.Genn and Van Gogh were the final combination to tackle the course designed by Leopoldo Palacios. The track, which began with a vertical rollback to an oxer, also featured a number of one and two strides, bending line oxer to verticals, and a triple combination oxer-vertical-vertical to close out the first round. Catherine Pasmore and Nestor were the first double clear, setting the standard at 34.282 seconds in the jump-off. Kim Farlinger was the next to top the leaderboard, piloting Ibalius SMH to a final time of 32.533. The Genns then swept in late in the afternoon to post numerous double clear efforts, with student Natalie Thornell aboard Snow White finishing in 34.210 seconds to end fourth. Ryan Genn and Coco Chanel M jumped to third in 32.842, and Wilhelm Genn and Van Gogh split the second close to its origin on 32.082, leaving Farlinger and Ibalius SMH in second.“It was a good day, I didn’t fall off and the horse jumped really well,” said Wilhelm Genn. “The Turf Tour reminds me of showing in Europe when I was younger, its a great experience and so nice to get the horses out on the grass at different venues. Our barn and students really enjoy this event during our time in Wellington.”The 2021 Wellington Turf Tour features 13-weeks of jumper competition at all heights and prize money classes including weekly $15,000 1.40M Grand Prix, $5,000 1.30M Rising Star Classics, and $3,000 1.30M Speed Stake, all held at beautiful venues in Wellington.Complete results here. Tags: Kim Farlinger, show jumping, Wilhelm Genn, Van Gogh, Turf Tour, Ibalius SMH, 1.30M Rising Star Classic, 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.
FARMINGTON – County commissioners agreed to discuss mental health and substance abuse service contracts at Franklin County Detention Center at their next regularly scheduled meeting, after the company that wasn’t awarded the bid said that the winning bid had not met the county’s request for proposals.In September 2019, commissioners moved to terminate the county’s contract with Evergreen Behavioral Services. That decision reflected turnover within Evergreen’s organization, Sheriff Scott Nichols said at the time, as departing personnel meant that Evergreen couldn’t provide the jail with access to certified personnel required by state corrections requirements.Individuals that had worked at Evergreen went on to form Clearwater Counseling and Consulting, owned by Dalene Sinskie. That company was then hired in September to provide county inmates with mental health and substance abuse services until the county could put out a new request for proposals.That RFP went out in late 2019, with two companies submitting bids to provide services over a six-month period. That six-month period would provide the jail with services through June 2020, putting the county back on a July-June schedule – matching the county’s fiscal year – for future contracts. Proposals were submitted by Clearwater Counseling and Western Maine Behavioral Health, at the cost of $30,000 and $36,000, respectively.Commissioners gave the proposals to Maj. Doug Blauvelt, the jail administrator, to review. He later recommended the county go with Clearwater Counseling, citing the lower cost and the company’s familiarity with the jail. The proposals offered a similar scope of services, Blauvelt said. Commissioners moved to accept Clearwater Counseling’s bid, at the $30,000 figure.Bert Poisson, an owner of Western Maine Behavioral Health, appeared before the commissioners Tuesday, arguing that Clearwater Counseling had not met the requirements of the request for proposals. Specifically, Poisson said that Clearwater Counseling did not have a state mental health agency license. That license had been cited in the county’s RFP, Poisson said.Sinskie, who was also present at Tuesday’s meeting, said that while Clearwater Counseling did not have that license, it wasn’t required to work in a county jail facility. Personnel at Clearwater did have the personal certifications that were required, she said.Poisson also said that Clearwater Counseling did not provide psychiatric care as required by the request for proposals, and that Western Maine’s bid would have been $27,000 without that component. Sinskie said that those services would be provided through another contracted company.Commissioners decided to wait for their next meeting, scheduled for Jan. 21, so Blauvelt and Nichols could be present.In other business, commissioners approved a new requirement for county’s Tax Increment Financing education funding program. That program allows Unorganized Territory students attending courses to receive financial support through the TIF; it is overseen by the county’s TIF Committee, made up of U.T. residents. The committee recommended that commissioners add a requirement that U.T. residents seeking funds live in the U.T. for a consecutive 12 months before submitting their application. Commissioners agreed and approved the change.Commissioner Clyde Barker of Strong also addressed an issue from the previous, Dec. 17 meeting, saying that he was opposed to not paying funds allocated through last year’s budget process. Western Maine Community Action, Western Maine Transportation and SeniorsPlus were to be appropriated $30,000, $10,000 and $1, respectively, by the Budget Committee through the budget process. Commissioners Terry Brann of Wilton and Charlie Webster of Farmington, citing a previous goal of eliminating nonprofit funding at the county level, have not released that funding.Commissioners Brann and Webster took up the issue at the Dec. 17 meeting, instructing County Clerk Julie Magoon to draft letters to all three nonprofits, informing them that requests will not be considered this year. Barker was absent from that meeting.Barker said that the county should release the previously-allocated funds, even if it chose to no longer fund the agencies in the future.“I think we should pay our debts and start the new year right,” Barker said.Brann and Webster reiterated that they had intended to de-fund most outside agency funding within a three-year span and said that additional money raised for those agencies would have used to cover salary increases. Webster said that commissioners had used an additional $40,000 out of the undesignated funds to help reduce the tax impact of the budget during last year’s process.
While Wambach asked the USWNT to continue to do its best to find more goals, she called on FIFA to give more resources to countries that need it. She also questioned whether the men’s national team would be under fire for a similar result.”Really respecting the game and what you’ve worked for is to do your best at ALL times,” Wambach said. This is a call to @FIFAcom to do more and give more resources for some of these countries. It’s the World Cup folks. Would you say this about the men? Didn’t think so.”Wambach, 39, added: “With all due respect: did you see @alexmorgan13 last two goals and her last assist?!!! They were world class. And this isn’t rec league soccer. This is THE WORLD CUP!!!!!!!!! Stop judging these women with patriarchal glasses. You would never say this about a men’s team. Period.” The U.S. women’s national team rolled up a record-shattering 13-0 win over Thailand on Tuesday to get the side’s World Cup defense off to a flying start. Alex Morgan scored five goals as seven different U.S. players got on the scoresheet against a team that was clearly overmatched. Robert Cianflone https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/53/d6/alex-morgan-uswnt-thailand-womens-world-cup-2019_louhp2pxa1rw1jl059bm5rli6.jpg?t=1227776835&w=500&quality=80 Despite the critics, USWNT legend Abby Wambach, the USA’s all-time leading scorer, was quick to jump to the defense of her former team, claiming that they were drawing unfair criticism from some circles. For all that have issue with many goals: for some players this is there first World Cup goal, and they should be excited. Imagine it being you out there.This is your dream of playing and then scoring in a World Cup. Celebrate.Would you tell a men’s team to not score or celebrate?— Abby Wambach (@AbbyWambach) June 11, 2019″For all that have issue with many goals: for some players this is there first World Cup goal, and they should be excited,” 2015 World Cup winner Wambach wrote via Twitter. “Imagine it being you out there. This is your dream of playing and then scoring in a World Cup. Celebrate. Would you tell a men’s team to not score or celebrate?” The USA took a 3-0 lead into the break, scoring 10 times in the second half on the way to their dominant win. And while USWNT players were quick to point out that there was little reason for them to dial back the scoring late in the match, it their celebrations for the goals scored late on caught some negative attention, particularly from former Canadian national team stars Clare Rustad and Kaylyn Kyle.🇨🇦 Canada was not impressed by the #USWNT today. Clare Rustad, Kaylyn Kyle, and Diana Matheson rip Rapinoe and Morgan for what they call “classless behavior”. #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/2U3eVCFb2M— WoSo Comps (@WoSo_Comps) June 11, 2019″I just think they could have won with some humility and grace, and they just couldn’t manage to do that,” Rustad said on TSN’s broadcast of the match. “Celebrating goals later in the game like this is just completely unnecessary. What is this?”RAPINOE JOINS THE PARTY! 9-0 USA!Come for the @mpinoe goal, stay for the celebration 😅 pic.twitter.com/DhF7Th17qj— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 11, 2019Kyle was even less pleased, ripping the U.S. players, in particular Morgan, who could be seen counting goals on her fingers, saying she was “disgusted” seeing those kinds of antics from one of the World Cup favorites.ALEX MORGAN FOR THE RECORD! 😱😱@alexmorgan13’s 5th ties Michelle Akers’ single-game #FIFAWWC record … and makes it 12-0 USA! pic.twitter.com/52Z0ePG6vI— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 11, 2019“They’re the No.1 team in the world and for me, I’m disgusted, honestly,” she said. “You’re going up against a team that’s first time in the World Cup, they’re just happy to be there. Celebrate, I get it, like a Mallory Pugh. But these people counting their goals, this … I’m embarrassed. I was a female professional athlete; there’s kids watching this and to be celebrating when it’s eight, nine, 10 …”I said in the pre-game, yes, you want to score a lot of goals, yes, you want to make your mark because of the goal difference. But there’s a way to do it, and that is not the way for me.”