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

Subsea 7 lands Marjan job in Saudi Arabia

first_imgSubsea engineering and construction company Subsea 7 has been awarded a large contract by Saudi Aramco for Marjan Increment Projects – Package 2, offshore Saudi Arabia.Illustration. Source: Subsea 7Subsea 7 defines a large contract as between $300 million and $500 million. This value range refers to Subsea 7’s share of the consortium contract.The company said on Tuesday that the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract was awarded for execution in consortium with L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE), a subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro.The consortium’s workscope consists of EPCI of new tie-in platforms, production deck manifolds, approximately 217 kilometers of rigid pipelines, approximately 145 kilometers of power cables, and a fiber optic cable in the Marjan field in water depths of approximately 45 to 52 meters. Offshore execution is due to take place in 2021 and 2022.Adzariat Monergi, Subsea 7’s Vice President Middle East said, “This award builds on our track record of reliable project execution in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the close collaboration we enjoy with LTHE. We look forward to continuing our successful relationship with Saudi Aramco, supported by the recent offshore completion of several projects.”It is worth reminding that, last week, the consortium also won the EPCI contracts for a total of 28 jackets comprised of eight new jackets to be installed in the Marjan and Zuluf fields, ten jackets in the Safaniya and Zuluf fields, including a pipeline decommissioning scope, and a further ten jackets in the Zuluf and Ribyan fields.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

FIFA puts video replay study in motion with rules panel

first_imgFIFA says the use of video replay in football will by studied by its rules-making panel next month.The potentially radical use of technology to help referees is on the agenda despite long being ruled out by FIFA President Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini.FIFA says no decision will be made on March 1 by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) group.Still, the preliminary talks appear to confirm Platini’s warning that approving goal-line technology in 2012 could lead to using video for penalty kicks and offsides.FIFA says the IFAB panel will also discuss so-called “sin bins” in amateur football and the “triple punishment” of penalty kick, red card and suspension for some offences.IFAB could also tighten rules on players revealing personal messages on undershirts.last_img read more