CCI4*-S Cross-Country: Colleen Loach and Vermont Sit 3rd

first_imgMore 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. 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. The miserable weather continued into the afternoon at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park, and time also continued to be a nemesis in the CCI4*-S, with not a single horse-and-rider combo making it across the finish line within the time allowed. At the end of the day only 22 of the 40 starters finished; the other 18 were either eliminated or retired on course.Tamra Smith and EnVogue will jump last in Sunday’s stadium phase. (MacMillan photo)Tamra Smith (USA) and the lovely Hanoverian mare EnVogue were last to go and had just 9.6 time faults to retain their lead with 35.0 pp. Close behind them in second place with 37.9 is fellow American Alyssa Phillips with Oskar, a Holsteiner gelding who blazed around the course in the fastest time of the day, incurring just 5.6 time penalties.“It rode very tough and big,” Smith said. “EnVogue was the star. It was a blast and so fun to zip around on her. She just came out like a beast and was so quick on her feet. It was really fun.”Canada was well-represented in this large division with six entries. Colleen Loach continued to be the weekend star for Canada when she and Vermont had a super round with no jumping faults and 14.8 time penalties for a score of 41.8. They now occupy third place ‒ just 6.8 pp out of first.“We got it done! He’s so great, he’s so honest, he kind of felt a little bit green out there,” said Loach. “It was a tough course in a bit difficult conditions ‒ he hasn’t really had to compete in the mud before and it’s hard with the rain pelting in his face. I think he felt a little unsure at times but willing to trust me anyways.”Loach and her second ride FE Golden Eye had a refusal and time penalties to end the day on a score of 71.1 in 15th place.Jessica Phoenix and Wabbit. MacMillan Photography)Trailblazer Jessica Phoenix had three horses in this division and Wabbit was first out of the start box, scampering around the course with no jumping and 17.6 time penalties to bring their score to 59.3. They are now sitting in 11th spot heading into the final day.“All three horses were unbelievable today,” said a delighted Phoenix. “We haven’t competed since November; especially for Wabbit, his first time being at a huge venue like this that is by far the most complex course at the four-star level that I’ve ever seen. And to be the trailblazer with Wabbit and to have him perform so effortlessly, to hunt the flags and have gallop for days, it’s just so cool.”Phoenix and her second ride, Bogue Sound, had no jumping faults and just 16.8 time penalties to finish with 52.5, good for 6th place. “Bogue Sound was born and bred in Kentucky. He just thrives here, he loves the terrain, he loves the jumps. What an incredible horse; he took me around that course like he’s been doing it every weekend.”Phoenix was last to go for Canada with her long-time partner Pavarotti; the 19-year-old campaigner was pulling like a three-year-old in the Derby for the first few fences but then settled into a nice rhythm. They had 25.2 time penalties for a total of 55.0, putting them in 7th place overall. (Originally a 15-point penalty was assessed for missing a flag but that was later dropped.)Jessica Phoenix and Pavarotti. (MacMillan Photography)“Pavarotti was so excited at the start, for the first four fences he was just getting in stride and then there was a long gallop to five, and then he finally took a breath.”Phoenix saw the conditions deteriorate from riding first out of the gate, in the middle of the pack, and second-last. “The way the weather had changed the footing from the start of the division to the end made it a completely different course,” she said. “The distances rode differently, the jumps jumped differently; it was slick and very muddy at the end of the division.”Unfortunately, things did not go so well for Kyle Carter and the 12-year-old Trakehner mare Reddy Or Not, who looked really good early in the course but had a fall in the water and were eliminated.A big shout out to the volunteers, staff, officials, photographers, horses and riders who endured cold, soggy, less-than-ideal conditions, and the excellent livestreaming which allowed fans to watch from afar.View the CCI4*-S leaderboard here. Tags: Jessica Phoenix, Pavarotti, Kyle Carter, Colleen Loach, Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, Vermont, Wabbit, Tamie Smith, EnVogue, Bogue Sounf, Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP last_img read more

Syracuse earns 2-2 tie with Minnesota Whitecaps in exhibition

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 20, 2016 at 2:54 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Graham Heather Schwarz led the way for Syracuse (3-6-3, 3-2-1 College Hockey America) in a 2-2 tie against the Minnesota Whitecaps (4-2-2) in an exhibition game early Sunday afternoon at Tennity Ice Pavilion.After losing 3-1 the day prior, SU battled through the first period and finally broke through in the final minute as Schwarz notched the first goal of the game to give the Orange a 1-0 lead.Meaghan Pezon responded for the Whitecaps in the second period with a breakaway goal to tie the game at one a piece heading into the third period.The Whitecaps claimed a lead in the third off the stick of Amy Stech. As play was beginning to wind down, Schwarz notched her second goal of the day to tie the game at two and force overtime. Schwarz now has a team leading seven goals on season.Neither team was able to break through in the five minute overtime period and the game ended in a 2-2 tie.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse goes on the road next weekend to take on North Dakota for a two game series in Grand Forks, ND. Commentslast_img read more

Ghana Weightlifting team picks slot at Olympic games

first_imgThe National Male Weightlifting Team – The Black Cranes have picked one of the five slots (male division) for participation in the Rio Olympic come August, 2016The slot was won through the team qualification system.The countries that won the 4 remaining slots are Algeria-159points, Tunisia- 159points, Cameroon- 144points, Morocco-133points and Ghana-122pointsDavid Akwei scored 18 points, Nii Darku Dodoo scored 19 points, Prince Nyarko scored 21 points, Christian Amoah scored 21 points,Forrester Osei scored 21 points and Theophilus Tackie scored 22 points.The team arrives from Yaounde tomorrow Saturday 14 May, 2016 at 12:30pmlast_img read more