Canadian Eventers Crowd the Leaderboard at The Fork and Chattahoochee Hills

first_img Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* 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. Canadian athletes made a strong statement with multiple top-10 placings at The Fork & 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Eventing Test Event in Mill Spring, NC, on April 6-8, 2018, as well as at the Chattahoochee Hills Horse Trials in Fairburn, GA, on April 7-8.The WEG Test Event provided the Canadian Equestrian Team athletes with the opportunity to get a feel for the grounds, rings and courses at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), which will host WEG in September 2018.Lisa Marie Fergusson of Langley, BC was the top-ranked Canadian in the CIC 3* division of the WEG Test Event. She placed 11th with Honor Me, her 12-year-old Welsh Sport Horse gelding sired by Brynarian Brenin, known affectionately as ‘Tali’. On April 6, Fergusson and Tali started off in 23rd place with a dressage score of 34.70 penalties. The following day, they catapulted to 10th in the standings after executing a clear cross-country round with just two time penalties. Fergusson and Tali completed the event on a score of 43.50 after the show jumping phase, in which they incurred two penalty points.A strong Canadian contingent followed Fergusson’s lead: Jessica Phoenix of Cannington, ON placed 12th with 44.80 on Amara Hoppner’s 11-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, Bogue Sound, Colleen Loach of Dunham, QC placed 13th with 45.50 on Peter Barry’s 14-year-old Selle Français gelding, Qorry Blue D’Argouges, and Phoenix also placed 14th (46.20 penalties) on her veteran major games partner, Pavarotti (Pavarotti Van De Helle x Foxiland), Don J. Good’s 16-year-old Westphalian gelding.In the CIC 2* division, Dasha Ivandaeva of Newmarket, ON earned eighth place on Daria Ivandaeva’s 16-year-old Polish Warmblood gelding, Autorytet (Banita x Askar). The duo started in 14th place with a score of 38.30 penalties after dressage, but improved in the cross-country and show jumping rounds to rise to eighth with a final score of 61.50.Loach racked up top 10 placings in the CIC 1* division riding a triple-threat string of horses. She nabbed fourth riding Foreign Quality (Warrant x Calvados), a seven-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Peter Barry and known around the barn as ‘Badger’. The pair began in ninth place after incurring 31.60 penalties in the dressage test. They only added one time penalty to climb to fifth after show jumping, and 4.40 time penalties after a clear jumping effort cross-country to end in fourth on a score of 37.00.Loach also stayed in the top 10 throughout all three phases on Barry’s six-year-old Hanoverian gelding, Vermont (Van Helsing x Heraldik XX), on whom she scored 41.70 to finish in seventh place. She placed ninth with her own six-year-old Hanoverian gelding, FE Golden Eye (Goldfever x Contendro I), finishing on a score of 46.50 penalties.“I am very lucky to have such a talented string of young horses coming up behind Qorry,” said Loach of her CIC 1* mounts. “Badger, Vermont and FE Golden Eye are improving every time out, and it is a pleasure to see them learn and evolve. I am very grateful for all of the support I receive from Peter and Susan Barry, Mandy Bernhard and my parents, and I look forward to the future with these youngsters.”Loach was joined in the CIC 1* top 10 by Bradley Champagne of Guelph, ON, who captured 10th place with a score of 58.20 penalties on his 10-year-old Thoroughbred/Warmblood gelding, Wallaroo W, sired by Staccatto.Success at Chattahoochee HillsCanadian athletes also saw success at the Chattahoochee Hills Horse Trials. Holly Jacks-Smither of Orangeville, ON was the top-placed Canadian in the CIC 3* division, capturing seventh place on More Inspiration, a 13-year-old Thoroughbred gelding sired by Inspired Prospect that she co-owns with her husband, Bruce Smither. The pair held on to ninth place throughout the dressage and jumping phases, but jumped clear on cross-country, and added just 8.80 time penalties, pushing them to a seventh place finish on a final score of 47.40.Hawley Bennett-Awad of Aldergrove, BC was right behind Jacks-Smither in eighth place, scoring 51.50 on her 14-year-old British Sport Horse mare, Jollybo (Jumbo x Danzig Connection). Kyle Carter, a Canadian who resides in Sparr, FL, scored 51.50 for ninth place on FR’s Trust Fund (Ringfort Tinkatoo x Head of the River), the 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood/Thoroughbred gelding he co-owns with Jennifer and Riley Carter.In the CIC 2* division, Shelby Brost of Red Deer, AB climbed to fifth place on her 15-year-old Thoroughbred mare, Crimson (Etta x Cojak). After starting out in 10th with 37.20 penalties in dressage, she rode a foot-perfect show jumping round and added just 8.40 time penalties cross-country rounds to finish up with a total of 44.80.Carter followed in eighth place, scoring 58.80 on Sumas Cooley, the seven-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding he co-owns with Jennifer Carter.For more information and full results from the Chattahoochee Hills April Horse Trials, visit www.chatthillseventing.com. For full results from The Fork FEI Eventing WEG Test Event, click here.The Fork FEI Eventing WEG Test Event – Top 20 Canadian ResultsCIC 3*Placing / Athlete / Horse / Owner / Final Score11th / Lisa Marie Fergusson / Honor Me / Lisa Marie Fergusson / 43.5012th / Jessica Phoenix / Bogue Sound / Amara Hoppner / 44.8013th / Colleen Loach / Qorry Blue D’Argouges / Peter Barry / 45.4014th / Jessica Phoenix / Pavarotti / Don J. Good / 46.2018th / Karl Slezak / Fernhill Wishes / Kirk Hoppner & Karl Slezak / 48.20CIC 2*Placing / Athlete / Horse / Owner / Final Score8th / Dasha Ivandaeva / Autorytet / Daria Ivandaeva / 61.50CIC 1*Placing / Athlete / Horse / Owner / Final Score4th / Colleen Loach / Foreign Quality / Peter Barry / 37.007th / Colleen Loach / Vermont / Peter Barry / 41.709th / Colleen Loach / FE Golden Eye / Colleen Loach / 46.5010th / Bradley Champagne / Wallaroo W / Bradley Champagne / 58.2015th / Dasha Ivandaeva / Valentina / Dasha Ivandaeva / 87.00Chattahoochee Hills April Horse Trials – Top 20 Canadian ResultsCIC 3*Placing / Athlete / Horse / Owner / Final Score7th / Holly Jacks-Smither / More Inspiration / Bruce Smither & Holly Jacks-Smither / 47.408th / Hawley Bennett-Awad / Jollybo / Hawley Bennett-Awad / 51.509th / Kyle Carter / FR’s Trust Fund / Kyle, Jennifer & Riley Carter / 51.50CIC 2*Placing / Athlete / Horse / Owner / Final Score5th / Shelby Brost / Crimson / Shelby Brost / 44.808th / Kyle Carter / Sumas Cooley / Kyle & Jennifer Carter / 58.80 Tags: Lisa Marie Fergusson, Honor Me, 2018 World Equestrian Games, Chattahoochee Hills Horse Trials, More Inspiration, 2018 WEG Eventing, The Fork WEG Eventing Test Event, Holly Jacks-Smithe, 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.last_img read more

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Topherr ft. Shelly Release ‘Work Dat Bumpa’

first_img Sharing is caring! 82 Views   no discussions Dylan Lowe, popularly known as ProducerDlo co-produced the track, while Cecil “Tha WizZarD” Joseph Jr. mixed and mastered the single.  The song was recorded in Guadeloupe (Voodoo Studios) and Dominica (Dlo Studios).This is the third single from Topherr with more releases set for 2020. He first released the afro fusion track “BIDIBIDIBAMBAM (African Queen)” in June of 2019 and that was followed by the groovy soca “Take It” in October 2019.Subscribe to Topherr’s You Tube page to stay up-to-date on all releases from this rising star!Listen to “Work Dat Bumpa” below: EntertainmentLocalNews Topherr ft. Shelly Release ‘Work Dat Bumpa’ by: – January 17, 2020 SHELLY ONLINEhttps://www.facebook.com/shellymalfredhttps://www.instagram.com/shelly_alfred TOPHERR ONLINE https://www.facebook.com/jervonne.christopherhttps://www.instagram.com/officialtopherr/ Share On the eve of the MasDomnik 2020 carnival launch, Topherr and Shelly deliver “Work Dat Bumpa” a captivating groovy soca track, sure to be a staple at fetes throughout the festive season.“We wanted to release it on Friday so that fans can kick off their weekend with a song that is, what I would best describe as, intoxicating- it just makes you want to dance,” says Topherr, real name Jervonne Christopher.St. Lucian guitarist Dwight Florent starts things off with a riff almost akin to the popular AfroBeats sound from the continent.  Topherr comes in with a request for his dance interest, “I want you to work that bumpa, cause I have a little something for you.” He then concedes that “I know you have a little something too.” As the drumming crescendos and a chorus of background harmonies expertly arranged by ProducerDlo expand the sound, he cautions” gyal watch your boom boom in de road!”Shelly then puts in his own request “turn around, turn around, let me see what you have at de back deh.” The Signal Band lead singer and former Junior monarch then expounds on his subject matter, with a bit of Regional appeal “Dominicans say boom boom, Jamaicans say batty, you say bumpa then you deh from Trini. ”For him, the song is one that can “transcend boundaries, transcend borders- reach and appeal to the Regional and international markets.”He says he sees the song getting a good reception, both in Dominica and beyond.Best, known for hits such as “Ani Ba Yo Love” and “Local,” Shelly says this collaboration with Topherr is a long time coming. For his part, while working on the earlier versions of the song, Topherr says he knew that Shelly was the one person to compliment it with “his personality, energy, talent and most importantly exceptional writing skills.” Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

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USC’s JT Daniels out for season with torn ACL, meniscus

first_imgJT Daniels will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL and meniscus in his right knee, Clay Helton confirmed. Surgery will take place in the upcoming weeks.— Kyle Bonagura (@BonaguraESPN) September 2, 2019Daniels suffered the injury when he was sacked in the second quarter. He was forced to leave the game after the hit and was unable to put weight on his right leg as he was assisted off the field.He was then carted to the locker room. Related News Daniels completed 25 of his 35 pass attempts for 215 yards, one touchdown and one interception before leaving the game.The Trojans went 5-7 with Daniels starting as a true freshman last year and may have to turn to another true freshman in Kedon Slovis. Liberty’s Hugh Freeze coaches game from hospital bed Three takeaways from No. 16 Auburn’s stunning win over No. 11 Oregoncenter_img Slovis completed six passes for 57 yards and one interception in the second half Saturday.The Trojans will host No. 25 Stanford on Saturday.They will also face No. 14 Utah, No. 13 Washington and No. 11 Oregon this season in conference play.​ USC lost its starting quarterback in its 31-23 victory Saturday against Fresno State.Sophomore signal-caller JT Daniels tore his ACL and meniscus in the contest and will miss the remainder of the season, coach Clay Helton confirmed Sunday.last_img read more

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Jose Mourinho: Not thinking about Madrid, I want to stay at Man United

first_img On Cristiano Ronaldo he added: “Ronaldo is one of the best players of all time, nobody can say anything else, it’s as simple as that.” Upd. on 23/10/2018 at 10:58 CEST Asked about going bak to Real Madrid, who are poised to sack coach Julen Lopetegui, Mourinho said: “No. My future is here – I have a contract and until the final of my contract I only think about Manchester United. I am happy to stay here longer than that.” Mourinho: “No pienso en el Madrid, quiero seguir en el United” IN SPORT.EScenter_img 22/10/2018 Jose Mourinho is not thinking about Real Madrid. Or at least, so he says in his press conference. The Manchester United coach spoke to the media ahead of his team’s Champions League clash with Juventus on Tuesday. Pol Ballúslast_img read more

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