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. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* Horse Sport Enews Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce the up-and-coming eventing stars set to represent Canada in the eventing portion of the 2017 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC), presented by Gotham North, set to take place July 20-23, 2017 at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, MT.Two complete teams have been named to represent Canada. The following athletes will compete on the CICOY 2* Young Rider Nations’ Cup Team:Rider / Hometown / Horse / OwnerAnne-Sophie Levesque / Cochrane, AB / Eskapade / Anne-Sophie LevesqueAnnick Niemuller / Goodwood, ON / FE Akari / Cheryl Niemuller / FE Black Jack / Karl NiemullerApril Simmonds / Uxbridge, ON / Impressively Done / Faydon Enterprises Ltd. & April SimmondsEmily Thompson / East Gwillimbury, ON / Paddington / Emily ThompsonAlberta Chef d’Équipe: Julie Simard – Cochrane, ABOntario Chef d’Équipe: Penny Rowland – Mono, ONThe following athletes will compete on the CHJ 1* Junior Championship Team:Rider / Hometown / Horse / OwnerChloe Duffy / Sombra, ON / Oro Veradero / Chloe Duffy|Tosca Holmes-Smith / Chase, BC / Fiat / Ali Holmes-SmithElla Marquis / Caledon, ON / Meadowbrook’s Pollyanna / Mark MarquisEva Marquis / Caledon, ON / Hollywood / Mark MarquisBritish Columbia Chef d’Équipe: – Maeve Drew – Duncan, BCOntario Chef d’Équipe: Penny Rowland – Mono, ONFor more information on NAJYRC 2017, visit www.youngriders.org. Further information on Rebecca Farm can be found at www.rebeccafarm.org. Tags: NAJYRC, Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships, 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. SIGN UP
But what if you’re concerned about the integrity of the election process and the security of your vote?State Election Law allows for political parties and independent groups to have a limited number of certified inspectors on site to make sure machines are working properly and that only eligible voters are permitted to vote.They are not allowed to electioneer in any manner, question any voter in any manner, assist in the conduct of the election, handle or remove election materials on the Board of Inspectors’ table or impede the election process in any way.They’re they’re to make sure the election is conducted fairly, but they can’t impede voters or the process directly.If you feel you’re being intimidated or see someone else being harassed, report it to your Board of Elections or local election inspector. Or call the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE or the U.S. Department of Justice’s Voting Rights Hotline at 1-800-253-3931.You have a right to vote without being harassed or intimidated. Don’t let anyone make you think otherwise.More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Schenectady homeless assistance program Street Soldiers dealing with surge in needEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: No chickens in city without strong regsEDITORIAL: Don’t repeal bail reform law; Fix it the right way And there’s a chance, given the rhetoric of the president, that federal officers or the president’s supporters will try to show up at the polls in the name of protecting the integrity of the election.But voter fraud at the polls is virtually non-existent. Everyone knows that, including the current administration.So we can only surmise that the presence of these self-appointed “poll-watchers” is really to intimidate voters or scare them away from the polls altogether.What immigrant, minority or person with a criminal record is going to risk arrest, harassment or deportation just for the opportunity to show up at the polls in person? That potential voter may decide it’s wiser and safer not to vote at all, thereby depriving that person of a fundamental right and depriving a candidate of that person’s vote.Voters don’t have to expose themselves to such intimidation. U.S. Code 18 Section 594 specifically prohibits action that “intimidates, threatens, coerces, or attempts to intimidate, threaten, or coerce, any other person for the purpose of interfering with the right of such other person to vote or to vote as he may chose.”Intimidation tactics include questioning a voter’s citizenship, criminal record or other qualifications to vote; presenting oneself as an election official; providing false information about voter requirements (such as the ability to speak English); and otherwise harrassing voters, particularly non-English-speaking voters and voters of color.Voter intimidation is punishable by a fine or up to a year in jail. Categories: Editorial, OpinionA week from today, many New Yorkers will start voting in person.