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Canonteign Falls sponsors international horse rider
Canonteign Falls has agreed to sponsor Althea Bleekman and her horse, Ziomf for the current event season beginning in Aril 2016.
Althea lives in Devon with her team of horses and her main horse, Ziomf.
Althea is an international rider and is part of the Dutch team. She competes at competitions in the South West and throughout the UK as well as Europe. She is aiming to be in contention for the European Championships in 2017.
Althea has been riding since she was 2 years old and she has been taught by her mother, Clissy, who represented Great Britain in the 1970s and rode with Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips. Ziomf is a 12 year old chestnut mare and has been taught by Althea since she was a baby.
Kate Baylis says when interviewed about the sponsorship : “Canonteign Falls has its own stables and there have always been horses at Canonteign. Therefore it seems fitting to support Althea over the next season in her bid to become European Champion”.
Althea also said of the sponsorship deal : “I am delighted to be sponsored by Canonteign Falls. It is a beautiful place and it is lovely to ride around the Estate”.
We would invite readers to follow Althea’s and Ziomf’s progress throughout the season and we will be posting monthly reports on the competitions. We will also provide information about forthcoming competitions so that any visitors to the Falls can also visit competitions in the South West.
Althea and Ziomf will also be visiting the Falls during the summer and again we will post dates of the visits so that you can meet them both.
Exeter & District Model Boat Club
"The Exeter & District Model Boat Club was formed in 1980 to cater for the interest in model boating in and around Exeter. Members interests include radio controlled scale electric and steam model boats and classic yachts (no I.C. powered or fast electric boats are allowed on the water).
We used to sail at the flood relief channel in Exwick and then in 1989 we moved to Crealy Adventure Park and sailed on their Dragonfly lake. In 2013 we moved to our present location Canonteign Falls where we sail on Wednesdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.
The Canonteign Falls management and staff are very friendly and helpful and we are thoroughly enjoying ourselves and sailing our boats on their lakes.
Our website address is www.exetermodelboats.webeden.co.uk so if you wish to know more about the Club or become a member, please go on our website and the contacts are on there."
'TS Canonteign' Teign Valley Sea Cadets
The Unit is named after the 1st Viscount Exmouth of Canonteign, Sir Edward Pellew, Vice-Admiral of the Mediterranean fleet during the last years of the Napoleonic wards and then Admiral of the Home fleet until 1822. Sir Edward Pellew purchased the Canonteign estate in 1812 and it remained the Pellew family home until the 1990s.
Canonteign remains proud of its association within the Teign Valley Sea Cadets. In the past we have hosted the Memorial Parade on the Battle of Algiers Memorial Day on 27th August. It is a tradition and association we are keen to continue.
Devon District Seamanship Champions Achieve 3rd Place Bronze Medallion Winners in South West Regional Finals.
On Sunday the 9th October 2016 the Sea Cadet Corps South West Regional finals for this years Cadet Seamanship Competition took place at Weston Super Mare in Somerset.
10 District teams from the Region, representing such diverse areas as West Mercia, Birmingham, Seven Borders, South and West Wales and counties stretching to Cornwall, all sent teams comprising of six cadets who had won their respective local District heats, representing Devon was a team from TS Canonteign with a reserve Cadet from TS Exmouth.
The team were managed by Civilian Instructor Mr Eric Gamble a veteran of 34 years service in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary who trained Merchant Navy Officer Cadets their seamanship skills; he joined the team on the day to support them in their efforts throughout nine practical tests lasting twenty minutes each, from darning sail cloth to building a lifting Derrick using shear-legs, the Cadets worked hard during a full day of examinations.
Instructores were rewarded by a great display of seamanship skill as the team came third overall against stiff competition and recorded a first for the Sea Cadet Unit based in Teignmouth Community School, by winning coveted South West Area medallions.
Nick Maylam the Units CO said, "This is another great achievement for TS Canonteign Sea Cadets; I have seen these Cadets join as children and over time taking part in what we call "the Cadet experience" develop into disciplined, confident young men and women. Today through their own efforts, they received well deserved recognition for their commitment, training, self discipline and team building stretching back many years and making everyone connected to the Unit very proud of them."
Teign Heritage Centre
Home to the exhibition charting the amazing story of naval hero Admiral Pellew, including his wonderful portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence. The monograph on Admiral Pellew produced by the Teign Heritage Centre is now available to buy in the Canonteign Falls Gift Shop, along with other related gifts including the memoirs of Paul Pellew, the current Viscount Exmouth: " A Prisoner of Fortune: My Strange World" (Matador, 2013).
Devon Wildlife Trust
We have long enjoyed an association with Devon Wildlife Trust, in particular in relation to our school visits.
The RSPB has provided Canonteign with colourful and informative identification boards which are displayed throughout our walks to help our visitors identify the wide variety of woodland birds and wildfowl at Canonteign. If you are very lucky, you might even see a kingfisher down at the lower lakes, in amongst our many dragonfly in summer.
Devon Rotary Youth Games 2016
Canonteign Falls is very proud this year to be sponsoring the Teignbridge team at these games, as well as the V.I.P hospitality tent, so please come along and show your support. Better still if you're local and between the ages of 8 -18 why don't you look on the link below and become part of the fun!!
Every year Devon Rotary Youth Games gives more than a thousand participants the chance to be part of something special. Devon's largest sporting event gives young people the chance to come together in the spirit of competition, fair play, and friendship.
Combining a fun event with healthy competition, Devon Rotary Youth Games inspires children and young people to take up regular sporting activities, which can help them lead healthier lives.
Competitors and spectators will travel from all parts of Devon to take part and enjoy the tremendous atmosphere that the games creates on Sunday 3rd July 2016 at Simmons Park in Okehampton, Devon.
Trials are taking place throughout the District in a variety of sports from 16th April onwards at various venues starting with Gymnastics for school year 3 and 4. To book a place please visit www.teignbridge.gov.uk/youthgames
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