Irving 2nd in GP Freestyle, Carier-Bergeron Wins Youth Champs

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Week eight of the 2021 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) concluded on Sunday, March 7, with another win for USA’s Olivia LaGoy-Weltz and Rassing’s Lonoir in the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W, presented by Wellington Agricultural Services.LaGoy-Weltz had her sights set on the FEI Dressage World Cup™ Final in Gothenburg, Sweden, and the ride today secured her ticket for the North American League after earning another personal best, 83.570%.“I think there was relief when we came down that final centerline,” admitted LaGoy-Weltz. “There was a small fear that since this was the last World Cup qualifier, something would go wrong, and you really just hope you make it to the end of the test.”Though the pair was just on the cusp of 90% for their artistic marks, LaGoy-Weltz noted that she wasn’t sure how it went until the pair left the arena and she got feedback from her team.“I don’t always know how it went,” she said. “I’ll come out like, ‘Was it good?’ and everyone’s like, ‘It was amazing!’ I think we are all such perfectionists, and we are always finding things here and there that could be better. He’s quite extravagant so I don’t always know what his legs are doing under me. When you come out and everyone is excited, there is relief. He’s such a special horse, and though he is getting older, it just seems like we are just getting better, and I feel very lucky that it’s going that way.”LaGoy-Weltz didn’t alter her freestyle since the last time she rode it in the International Stadium, and explained her reasoning on keeping it the same, though she and the 2004 Danish Warmblood gelding by de Noir owned Mary Anne McPhail and LaGoy-Weltz do have other variations of it.Jill Irving and Arthur. (Susan Stickle photo)“It’s still the same pattern and the same music,” she commented. “Marlene Whitaker made it for us and it’s really still the first draft, but I feel like she got it quite good, and I like familiarity. We have versions with small tweaks, but I feel like I know this one well, and it works, so why change it? It’s quite a challenging pattern. There’s a lot in it, and it takes a lot of focus to ride, on his part and mine, but I like it a lot and I think Marlene did a fantastic job with all of it.”She continued, “I don’t think I will change it at all for World Cup Finals. I’ll probably keep it the same. It is the maximum degree of difficulty, so if I do anything more difficult. I don’t get rewarded. I think this seems to be working. That would be more risk without reward. It’s just about getting it a little more polished and better. He’s quite capable of doing the pattern, so it’s just about honing it in a little more.”Judge Jane Weatherwax also applauded LaGoy-Weltz’s freestyle, stating, “The thing that I really appreciate about Olivia and her horse is the harmony that we get from them and the nice self-carriage. The risks that were taken, and there was a great deal of difficulty in that freestyle, it all paid off. They were very calculated. I never worried about her getting it done, and the music was fantastic. Today they were right on it together. When something goes so well, and as a judge you aren’t worried about anything, it makes it very enjoyable to watch.”José Gomez of CDI-W sponsor Wellington Agricultural Services concluded by saying, “It’s a pleasure to sponsor, and we are looking forward to being a permanent fixture here for a long time. We are a local service company that caters to the equestrian community, and our goal is to keep Wellington the number one-horse capital of the world.”Second place in the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W, presented by Wellington Agricultural Services went to Canada’s Jill Irving on Arthur, Windhaven Farm’s 2005 KWPN gelding by Jazz, with 76.095%. Dongseon Kim (KOR) earned third place with DSK Belstaff, his own 2007 Hanoverian stallion by Brentano II, with 73.650%.Camille Carier-Bergeron Earns Victory in 2021 Florida International Youth Dressage ChampionshipsThe Florida International Youth Dressage Championships (FIYDC) took place throughout AGDF 8, welcoming young riders from around the globe into the International Stadium. Twenty-year-old Camille Carier-Bergeron (CAN) and Gilles Bergeron’s 2008 Westphalian gelding by San Amour I, Sound of Silence 4, topped the entire championship as overall High Point combination, earning an overall score of 73.629%This was Carier-Bergeron’s seventh year competing in the FIYDC, and she noted how proud she was to have started in the pony divisions and worked her way up. “It’s my last young rider year, so it feels great to have achieved our personal best at the Youth Championship with ‘SOS [Sound of Silence 4].”Carier-Bergeron topped the CDI Young Rider Division with Sound of Silence 4, earning their personal best in their Young Rider Freestyle with a 78.145%. Second place went to Natalia Bacariza Danguillecourt (ESP) riding Dhannie Ymas, Yeguada de Ymas S.I.’s 2007 Hanoverian gelding by Don Crusador, with a score of 72.426%. Third place in the division went to Christian Simonson (USA) aboard Hemmingway, his own 2010 Hanoverian gelding by Hendrix, with 71.170%.Carier-Bergeron continued, “I couldn’t be prouder of my horses this week, Sound of Silence 4 in particular. I got him in 2017, and when I bought this horse, he was a bit shut down and I couldn’t do much with him; we were barely able to canter. Looking back on that, and seeing us today achieving our personal best in our freestyle, it makes me want to cry! He gave his heart to me in there.”Carier-Bergeron also claimed champion honors in the CDIU25 16-25 Division this time with Acoeur, Gilles Bergeron’s 2007 Baden-Wurttemburg gelding by Acordelli, with 71.422% overall. She explained, “Acoeur has been with me since 2019, and he is such a steady horse. On Thursday he lost a shoe in the middle of the test, and he was sound and kept going. I tried my best to stay focused, and he did it all with three shoes and was such a good boy. This is a hard week; it’s three days of difficult competition, and it can be exhausting for them, but these horses of mine just keep going and give it their all. I couldn’t be happier with them.”She concluded, “I would like to thank Diamante Farms because they sponsor all of the youth classes show after show, and I think it is really great to have such a wonderful sponsor.”Hope Cooper (USA) came in second in the 16-25 freestyle riding Hot Chocolate W, Mary Mansfield’s 2005 Hanoverian gelding by Hochadel, with 70.315%. Third place was rounded out by Codi Harrison (USA) and Katholt’s Bossco, Harrison’s own 2007 Danish Warmblood stallion by Blue Hors Don Schufro, riding to a 70.079% score overall.In the CDI Junior Division, Maribeth Hebert (USA) took top honors with Florieux, her own 2002 Wephalian gelding by Furst Piccolo 2, earning a 66.340% in their Freestyle together.The Lövsta Future Challenge/Young Horse Grand Prix Series welcomed a win for Kelly Layne (AUS) on Fernando, Ellen Trouille’s 2012 Hanoverian gelding by Foundation, earning a 71.764%. Katie Johnson (USA) and Paxton, Kylee Lourie’s 2011 Westphalian gelding by Dante Weltino OLD, received second place with 71.617%.In the Future Challenge/Young Horse Prix St. Georges Series, Ashley Holzer (USA) topped the leaderboard with Bliss, Holzer and Diane Fellows’ 2012 Oldenburg mare by Bordeaux, with a 73.014%. Second place went to Jan Ebeling on Zitat, Sarah Pierce’s 2013 Swedish Warmblood gelding by Zaladin MI, riding to 70.514%. Kelly Layne (AUS) claimed third with Que Jolie, Anne Barrett’s 2012 Hanoverian by Quarterback, on 70.220%.Competition at AGDF will resume with AGDF 9 on March 12-14, which will host a CPEDI3* presented by Nutrena and Adequan®, along with national competition. AGDF 10 will follow on March 16-21 for the Stillpoint Farm FEI Nations Cup CDIO3*, FEI Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle CDI3*, presented by Wellington Regional Medical Center, FEI Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special CDI3*, presented by Iron Spring Farm, Small Tour CDI3*, presented by Horseware Ireland, and the CDIO U25, presented by Diamante Farms, as well as national competition. For more information and to see a full list of results, visit www.globaldressagefestival.com.Final Results: FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W, presented by Wellington Agricultural Services:1. Olivia LaGoy-Weltz (USA) on Rassing’s Lonoir, Mary Anne McPhail and Olivia LaGoy-Weltz’s 2004 Danish Warmblood gelding by de Noir: 82.075, 85.600, 81.350, 84.600, 84.225; 83.570%2. Jill Irving (CAN) on Arthur, Windhaven Farm’s 2005 KWPN gelding by Jazz: 77.775, 76.325, 76.025, 76.025, 76.250, 74.100; 76.095%3. Mette Rosencrantz (USA) on Dzeko, Cory Walkey, Mette Rosencrantz, and Robin Cathey’s 2006 Oldenburg Stallion by Dimaggio: 72.125, 72.975, 73.550, 70.975, 70.925; 72.110%4. Evi Strasser (CAN) on Déjà vu Tyme, Erika Murphy and Evi Strasser’s 2007 Hanoverian gelding by Dauphin: 71.575, 71.375, 70.525, 70.175, 69.100; 70.550%5. Jan Ebeling (USA) on Status Royal OLD, Ann Romney’s 2010 Oldenburg gelding by Statesman: 67.700, 68.725, 70.175, 67.300, 71.525; 69.085%6. Missy Gilliland (USA) on Toledano XXXI, her own 2007 PRE gelding by Ambicioso XV: 64.525, 63.975, 67.725, 63.675, 67.675; 65.515% Tags: Dressage, Arthur, Camille Carier-Bergeron, Jill Irving, Florida International Youth Dressage Championships, AGDF, Olivia LaGoy-Weltz, Sound of Silence 4, 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. 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Russian Warship Severomorsk Ends Anti-Piracy Mission in Gulf of Aden

first_img View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: Gulf A Russian task force from the Northern Fleet led by the destroyer Severomorsk has concluded its anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden and…(rian)[mappress]Source: rian, September 14, 2011; Back to overview,Home naval-today Russian Warship Severomorsk Ends Anti-Piracy Mission in Gulf of Aden View post tag: Naval View post tag: of View post tag: Ends View post tag: Aden View post tag: Warshipcenter_img View post tag: Severomorsk View post tag: in Russian Warship Severomorsk Ends Anti-Piracy Mission in Gulf of Aden View post tag: Navy View post tag: Russian September 14, 2011 View post tag: Mission View post tag: Anti-Piracylast_img read more

Russia: Bed Weather Frustrates Sea Trials of SSBN Alexander Nevsky

first_img View post tag: Nevsky October 21, 2011 View post tag: Borei View post tag: News by topic View post tag: SSBN View post tag: Naval View post tag: Frustrates Industry news View post tag: bed Russia: Bed Weather Frustrates Sea Trials of SSBN Alexander Nevsky View post tag: ofcenter_img View post tag: sea View post tag: Navy Previously announced in media, first sortie of the first serial Project 955 Borei SSBN Alexander Nevsky was postponed due to bad weather, told a source in defense industry to Central Navy Portal.Lead sub of the project SSBN Yury Dolgoruky will not conduct another test launch of Borei‘s main weapon – SLBM Bulava. Foreign sources earlier reported without references to official statements about Bulava launches from SSBN Yury Dolgoruky “scheduled” on Oct 20-22.Both subs are moored at Sevmash shipyard’s basin. As soon as the weather is fine, SSBN Alexander Nevsky will head for the White Sea to start first phase of sea trials.Recall that SSBN Alexander Nevsky left Sevmash‘s covered slipways and was launched early in Nov 2010; she being completed afloat for almost a year now.Lead sub of Borei project, SSBN Yury Dolgoruky is supposed to be handed over to Russian Navy in 2011 and is currently completing test program of Bulava missile system. Results of those tests will influence on commissioning of both Bulava system itself and platform submarines.[mappress]Source: rusnavy, October 21, 2011 Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Bed Weather Frustrates Sea Trials of SSBN Alexander Nevsky View post tag: Russia View post tag: Alexander View post tag: trials View post tag: weather Share this articlelast_img read more

Russia: BSF Naval Aviation Units Integrate Air Bases

first_img Russia: BSF Naval Aviation Units Integrate Air Bases Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: BSF Naval Aviation Units Integrate Air Bases View post tag: units December 20, 2011 View post tag: Navy In order to optimize Black Sea Fleet (BSF) naval aviation units, increase effectiveness and control operability, Gvardeiskaya and Kacha BSF air stations were transformed into unified structure – 7057-th Air Base.The newly established air base will comprise alternate airfields, maintenance and communication units, and aviation medicine laboratory.Attack, antisubmarine, transport, and special types of aviation will be under unified command.Colonel Anatoly Stepanov was appointed commander of the integrated air base.Presently, BSF naval aviation command works out structures of the new base. It was decided that its colors would be a flag handed over to Kacha air station in Aug 2011.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , December 20, 2011; Image: weapons View post tag: aviation View post tag: BSF Industry newscenter_img View post tag: air View post tag: Russia Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: integrate View post tag: Bases View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more

HMAS Melbourne’s Seahawk Sets the Sky Alight as the Ship Advances Home

first_img View post tag: Navy HMAS Melbourne’s Seahawk Sets the Sky Alight as the Ship Advances Home Length138 m March 12, 2014 View post tag: Defence As dusk set in, Melbourne launched her embarked S-70B Seahawk helicopter, affectionately known as Dominator, which released a short volley of flares. The flares are normally used for self protection should the helicopter come under attack from anti air missiles and were fired as part a routine Flight Training Exercise. 

Melbourne is on the final stage of her return leg to Sydney, after a successful six month deployment on Operation SLIPPER, the ADF contribution to the international campaign against terrorism, counter smuggling and counter piracy in the Gulf of Aden, and enhancing regional maritime security and engagement.The ship sailed from Sydney in August 2013 and while deployed intercepted over A$1 billion dollars of narcotics and apprehended nine suspected pirates.Commander Schlegel says his ship’s company of 232 is getting excited to be so close to home.“We have had an incredibly successful six months. Despite our success, it is always hard to be away from loved ones for so long. As we approach Sydney you can feel the ship’s excitement building,” said Commander Schlegel. Speedover 30 knots View post tag: sets View post tag: home [mappress]Press Release, March 12, 2014, Image: Australian Navy Beam14.3m View post tag: Alight Complement184 + aircrew Range4,500 nautical miles View post tag: Seahawk HMAS MELBOURNE- SPECIFICATIONS View post tag: Advances View post tag: HMAS View post tag: Defense HMAS MELBOURNE’S SEA HAWK HELICOPETRThe Warrnambool community were granted a rare opportunity to see a warship on Tuesday, when HMAS Melbourne conducted a close proximity transit during her return voyage to her homeport Garden Island, Sydney. View post tag: ship Displacement4,200 tons Draught7.5m StatusActive View post tag: Naval Training & Education View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Melbourne’s Seahawk Sets the Sky Alight as the Ship Advances Home View post tag: Sky View post tag: Melbourne Share this articlelast_img read more

US Navy to Get Additional Torpedo Defense Systems from Boeing

first_img View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy to Get Additional Torpedo Defense Systems from Boeing View post tag: US View post tag: Systems View post tag: Maritime View post tag: Torpedo January 15, 2015 View post tag: Defense View post tag: Navycenter_img View post tag: Additional US Navy to Get Additional Torpedo Defense Systems from Boeing Equipment & technology View post tag: get View post tag: Boeing Boeing, through its Argon ST subsidiary, will provide the U.S. Navy with five additional AN/SLQ-25C surface ship torpedo defense systems, continuing more than two decades of helping protect ships and sailors around the world.Known as “Nixie”, the system lures torpedoes away from intended targets by mimicking a ship’s acoustic signature. It is currently installed on all U.S. Navy combatant ships and the vessels of more than 20 other naval forces.“For more than 20 years, Nixie has provided sailors with protection and peace-of-mind, and this contract ensures our partnership with the U.S. Navy will continue to grow,” said Mark Bock, director of Maritime Defensive Systems at Argon ST. “With a new, state-of-the art, streamlined production line for the towed body component, we continue to maximize Nixie’s capability and affordability for our global customers.”Argon ST is the sole contractor for the design, development and manufacture of this electro-acoustic decoy system. Work under the $6.5 million contract, will be done in Lemont Furnace and Smithfield, Pa.Press Release; Image: Wikimedia Share this articlelast_img read more

HMS Portland Arrives to London for Shipping Week

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMS Portland Arrives to London for International Shipping Week HMS Portland Arrives to London for International Shipping Week View post tag: europe A Royal Navy frigate HMS Portland has sailed up the River Thames into the UK capital to take part in London International Shipping Week.The vessel will be moored alongside HMS Belfast until the end of the week.Although not open to the public, the Type 23 frigate will be clearly visible in the heart of the city while she plays host to a number of networking opportunities for the maritime sector.As part of her duties, on Wednesday, she will be hosting the official LISW International reception on board.London International Shipping Week is the biggest event in the calendar for the global shipping industry which meets across a variety of locations to discuss issues crucial to its various businesses.HMS Portland has arrived in London a day after leaving Rotterdam where she was supporting World Port Days – a three day event which saw nearly 20,000 visitors on board the ship.[mappress mapid=”16883″]Image: Jay Allen/Royal Navy View post tag: week Share this article View post tag: HMS Portlandcenter_img September 9, 2015 View post tag: London Authorities View post tag: SHIPPING View post tag: Internationallast_img read more

Russian, Indian Navy ships set for Indra 2017 off Russia

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Russian Navy to host Indian warships for expanded Indra 2017 exercises October 16, 2017 Share this article View post tag: Russian Navy Authorities View post tag: Indian Navy View post tag: Indra View post tag: INS Kadmatt The Russian Navy is set to host two Indian Navy ships for an upgraded version of the bilateral exercise Indra which will, for the first time, see the participation of all three services of the armed forces.Shivalik-class frigate INS Satpura and Kamorta-class corvette INS Kadmatt are set to arrive in Vladivostok on October 19, after concluding a port visit to Sasebo, Japan, Oct. 15.The opening ceremony for Indra 2017 is to take place at 33 Berth, Karabelnaya Embankment, Vladivostok. The ceremony will be attended by Russian Naval Command representatives, participating crews, silent drill team and the Pacific Fleet Staff orchestra.Instead of the previously held Indra-Navy 2016, AviaIndra 2016 and Indra 2016, a single exercise will now be held involving Pacific fleet and Indian Navy warships, troops and military hardware of EMD, and Indian Air Force and Army formations.On October 20, the Pacific Fleet training stations is to host a solemn opening ceremony of the Indra 2017 exercise. The ceremony will be attended by Russian and Indian commands as well as personnel involved in the exercise.Indra 2017 is part of a three-month deployment undertaken by the Indian Navy ships. During their tour, Satpura and Kadmatt are expected to visit 12 ports which include Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, South Korea, Japan, Brunei and Russia. Russian Navy to host Indian warships for expanded Indra 2017 exercises View post tag: INS Shivaliklast_img read more

South Korea to launch 2nd Dokdo-class ship this month

first_img Authorities View post tag: Dokdo-class May 4, 2018 The Republic of Korea Navy’s second Dokdo-class amphibious assault ship will be launched this month, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said.The launching ceremony for the new ship, named ROKS Marado, will be held at Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction shipyard in Busan on May 14.The keel-laying ceremony for the vessel took place at the Hanjin shipyard in April 2017.Featuring a length of 199 meters and a width of 31 meters, Marado is expected to be commissioned in 2020, following tests and evaluations, according to DAPA.The first Dokdo-class vessel, ROKS Dokdo, was launched in 2015 and commissioned two years later. It is said to be one of the largest amphibious assault ships in Asia.Compared to the previous Dokdo-class ship, ROKS Marado was designed to incorporate improvements and upgrades as well as new technology, DAPA explained. Back to overview,Home naval-today South Korea to launch 2nd Dokdo-class ship this month center_img South Korea to launch 2nd Dokdo-class ship this month View post tag: ROKS Marado Share this articlelast_img read more

Baltic Sea mine warfare drill Open Spirit draws to a close

first_img Photo: Estonian Navy minehunter ENS Wambola detonates a historical mine during Open Spirit. Photo: NATO MARCOM. View post tag: Estonian Navy View post tag: OPEN SPIRIT The Estonian-hosted mine warfare drill Open Spirit concluded in the Baltic Sea on May 25.The two-week multinational naval mine clearance and ordnance disposal operation took place in two main areas – around Tallin, and around the islands of Saaremaa and Hiiumma.In addition to ships from Baltic states’ navies, the exercise was joined by ships from Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1).The aim of the operation is to clear the sea lanes, international shipping routes and fishing areas from the threat posed by the explosives laid and lost in the Baltic during the First and the Second World Wars. In addition, it offers allies and partners an opportunity to train alongside each other.A total of 800 personnel, 20 different mine countermeasure ships, from 15 different countries participated in the exercise. Over the course of the exercise, a total of 39 objects were found, with 25 historic explosives being countermined.Open Spirit is organized by the navies of the Baltic States and takes place once a year on a rotational basis in Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania. Last year’s Open Spirit was hosted by Latvia.SNMCMG1 currently consists of the flagship HNLMS Mercuur (Netherlands), FGS Bad Bevensen (Germany), HNoMS Otra (Norway), BNS Narcis (Belgium), HNLMS Urk (Netherlands), HMS Ramsey (United Kingdom), MCM Denmark and Portugese Navy divers.“In 2018 we have conducted search operations in Norway, off the the French coast in Normandy, and now in the Gulf of Finland off Talinn” said Commander of SNMCMG1, Commander Peter Ramboor. “We will now stay in the area as a NATO Group, because we want to show we are ready to defend and ensure the security and stability of this important region.”After concluding MCM operations off Estonia, SNMCMG1 ships headed for Latvia and a routine visit to Ventspils.center_img View post tag: SNMCMG1 Share this articlelast_img read more