AD Camille Z, Athina Onassis’s 11-year-old Belgian-bred Zangersheide mare, was involved in an accident on December 11th during the Credit Suisse Grand Prix in Geneva, SUI.The pair fell at an oxer and the mare shattered her upper hind leg. It took 45 minutes to tranquilize the horse and remove her by ambulance to a veterinary facility, where the decision to euthanize was made.The 29-year-old Greek heiress, who is married to Brazil’s four-time Olympian Alvaro “Doda” Affonso de Miranda Neto, was unharmed in the fall. Tags: AD Camille Z, Athina Onassis, Email* SIGN UP 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. More 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!
Gateley today disclosed that the date of its initial public offering will be Monday 8 June and confirmed that the share issue price will be 95p.The number of shares issued has still to be confirmed, but the filing does reveal the firm’s post-listing management structure and senior director shareholdings.Senior partner Michael Ward will be the quoted company’s first chief executive, while managing partner Peter Davies is named as chief operating officer and Neil Smith remains as finance director.Nigel Payne will be non-executive chairman and there will be two non-executive directors, accountant Joanne Lake and former partner Michael Seabrook.The partners with the biggest share of equity pre-admission are Ward, Davies and board members Brendan McGeever and London office head Paul Hayward, each with 4.29%.Birmingham partner Callum Nuttall has 3.87%, while corporate recovery head Mark Wilson, and banking and finance head Andrew Madden each have 3.44%.The national commercial firm announced its intention to float on AIM earlier this month, becoming the first UK law firm to float on the stock market.
IPGC Pattaya Golf Society at The Links BarPhew! It ain’t ‘alf hot! Pattaya Golf Society members took to the tee at Pleasant Valley on Monday, 2nd May with that thought firmly in their minds and the ways in which they could make a stableford round more tolerable and enjoyable.The course was in fine condition with green fairways and consistent, if a little tricky, greens. Pleasant Valley was well populated, being a public holiday but the group managed to finish within just over four hours.Results saw Murray Edwards and Brian Talbot sharing third place with 30 pints and two other seniors in the field, Aussie Alan Walker and Mr Len shared the win with 31 points each. The par threes are all a different challenge at Pleasant Valley and the heat/breeze/lethargy all conspired to dismiss the possibility of a birdie ‘2’ being recorded. Jeff Hunt, second in the previous competition found his new driver was suffering in the conditions and found his low score of the day aimed the Booby Bevy in his direction.It was hard work on the day in uncomfortable conditions but a pleasant course, well turned out was a bonus for the group.Fine win for FlynnAnother steamy Wednesday on 4th May saw the Pattaya Golf Society visit Khao Kheow to play a stableford competition on the B and A nines which gave the impression of being in good condition. True, fairways were green but in reality they were very dry with anaemic grass lying on top of sand and dust. A sad symptom of the current drought. Greens however were quite consistent. The light breeze offered some relief to the incessant waves of heat however.The competition saw John O’Sullivan and Paul Magowan share third place with 28 points whilst Mike King held on to second place with 29 points, which included a birdie ‘2’ on the signature hole, B8. The day’s winner was Kiwi Alan Flynn and an excellent front nine, which saw two birdie ‘2’s on the B par threes, gave way to a languid back nine which saw him record a total of 31 points.Khao Kheow had been a tough call, as with many other courses in the current conditions.Cooper high and dryOn Friday, 6th May the Pattaya Golf Society visited Mountain Shadow to play a stableford competition on a yellowed and dry course where the lack of rain has left dusty fairways, albeit with some more run than could be expected. Greens were good however but solid iron play was more of a priority than good putting on the hard fairways.A moderate field saw Aussie Mike Firkin enjoy his first round this trip with a third place finish with 31 points and John O’Sullivan take second with 33 points. The winner was Mark Cooper whose round was of unarguable quality. Thirty eight points in conditions such as those was a prodigious effort and he deserved the plaudits of the field back at the presentation in the Links.There were no birdie ‘2’s and the Booby Bevy went to old soldier Alan Walker, so consistent usually, who this time managed a round with ten points on the front and fifteen on the back. All his tee shots hit the fairway but then …what was I saying about iron play?PGS golfers in quiet moments will be praying for rain over the weekend as many, if not most courses are suffering in the current drought. It’s no longer the fun it should be.
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