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Jessica Jo Tate enjoys first AGDF victory aboard Faberge

first_img 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. Horse Sport Enews The evening’s showcase class, the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI4*, presented by Havensafe Farm, saved the best for last. Jessica Jo Tate (USA) piloted Elizabeth Guarisco’s 17-year-old gelding Faberge to their first ever Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) victory in week eight of the 12-week winter spectacular held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, Florida. AGDF 2020 runs for 12 weeks, through March 29. Tate has been riding the son of Florestan I for 11 years and has had her eye on winning a cooler from AGDF for much of that time.Dongseon Kim (KOR) finished second on Belstaff, with the in-form Japanese Olympian Kiichi Harada once again gracing the podium, this time filling third on Egistar with 70.745%.Tate, who splits her time between South Carolina and Wellington, said: “I’m so proud and really pleased with my horse. We haven’t shown since Devon [in September], so we’ve been doing a lot of fitness with him. He really was so with me tonight and had a lot of energy. He loves the crowd, so that’s always fun to bring a horse like that here. I’ve always wanted to win a cooler at Global, so this was amazing that I got to put one on for the four-star freestyle. It was really a special evening and for sure a highlight of my career so far. We’re just totally thrilled.”Tate, who rode to music made by Marlene Whitaker, added: “Faberge is like a Labrador Retriever. He is the most friendly, kind-hearted, wonderful horse. We always need to work on our energy, so riding at night in the cool weather like this helps us. He just has the most wonderful workman-like character, and he really tries his heart out for me.”Betsy Juliano of the class sponsor Havensafe Farm said: “We’re privileged in this place and in this venue to see horses progress year after year after year. JJ is an example of that, with this horse – I’ve seen her compete this horse year after year, and tonight here we are. I’m thrilled!”Second-placed Dongseon Kim (KOR) was having his final ride in the international arena on Belstaff, as he marks his retirement from the sport at this show after a decade to pursue a career as an investment banker. He rode his own Brentano II stallion to 72.43%, with two of the five judges placing him first.“I really wanted to win, but it didn’t go as planned,” he said. “I really practiced the one-tempis to make sure there were no mistakes, but these things happen. This is my first international season with him, so I think there were still some miscommunications, but I’m still really happy.“The horses are going to be sent to my good friends in Europe who are much, much better riders than me and who can give them the best career that they deserve. I’ll still ride for fun at the weekends, and maybe I would like to come back eventually.”Stephen Clarke, who presided from C, said: “The way the riders interpreted the music I thought was great, especially for the crowd. I think it’s so good for the sport when you see riders really taking some risks and really developing these freestyles in an interesting and difficult way. It makes it fun and brings the sport forward.”Kiitchi Harada had a busy evening. He was third in the four-star freestyle on Egistar, and won the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI3*, presented by Summit Farm on his other ride at the level, Fairytale S. He logged his first ever international win on the Noa Co Ltd’s 16-year-old Reve D’Or gelding with a freestyle borrowed from his trainer Christoph Koschel just hours earlier.“It was my first freestyle with Fairytale,” said Harada, who is vying for a place on the Japanese team for this year’s Olympics. “I learned the music just today, a few hours ago, but it really fit to him. I feel the horse loved the freestyle and expect maybe he’ll do much better later on. Egistar was hot today and a bit difficult for me to control. Maybe Egistar was a little bit jealous of Fairytale.”Harada was most closely pursued in the three-star class by Nora Batchelder (USA) who finished second with 71.835% on Andrea Whitcomb’s 12-year-old Fidertanz gelding Faro SQF. Third went to another Japanese rider, Akane Kuroki, who is still getting to know her new ride Zuidenwind 1187, a stallion by OO-Seven. They scored 71.49% after winning the qualifying grand prix.In the final of the Palm Beach Dressage Derby class, sponsored by Summit Farm, in which riders are paired with unfamiliar, loaned horses and ride a prix st georges test, the triple reigning champion Christoph Koschel (GER) went head-to-head with Jan Ebeling (USA). Koschel is somewhat of a Derby class specialist, having won in Hamburg, Munich and Palm Beach. His route to the final came when he rode Melanie Peterson’s Zinca earlier in the day, knocking out Steffen Peters (USA). Ebeling won his semi-final against Pia Fortmuller aboard Lynda Tetreault’s Cor De Lys.Each rider was given five minutes to familiarize themselves with Karen Pavicic’s Totem before the test. Koschel proved unbeatable yet again tonight, riding the eight-year-old to 70.221% versus Ebeling’s 66.397%. Of the gelding by Totilas, whom Pavicic has had since a foal, Koschel said: “The Prix St. Georges is not the end for this horse; you can really feel the grand prix horse in him and he’s very willing to collect. I really enjoy it when they’re so willing. I tried my best and I want to say a big thanks to all the owners, especially Karen with this really special horse, who I think has a big future.”The young Spanish rider Pablo Gomez Molina, who works for Yeguada De Ymas, dominated the FEI Intermediate I CDI3*, presented by Harmony Sporthorses. On Furst Fiorano Ymas he scored 72.99%, their best result to date in this test. The 25-year-old rider splits his time between Wellington and Europe.He is riding Yeguada De Ymas’ 13-year-old stallion by First Piccolo in their third season at international small tour. Gomez Molina has worked for the stud for seven years and rides around 12 horses a day. He won the class with almost 5% in-hand over second-placed Lauren Sprieser and Guernsey Elvis (68.235%). Winner of Wednesday’s Prix St. Georges class, Cesar Parra rounded out the podium on GK Don Cesar with 67.696%.It was another hefty score that landed the winner’s sash in the FEI Prix St. Georges CDI3*, presented by CabanaCoast. All three top placed riders broke the 70% barrier, but it was Endel Ots who came out on top to lead the USA’s whitewashing of the class, filling the top five slots.Wellington-based Ots rode the 11-year-old mare Sonnenberg’s Everdance, who was bred at Sonnenberg Farm in Oregon, to 73.775%, with the flying changes being a particular highlight and attracting a nine from the experienced British judge Stephen Clarke. This was the Johnson daughter’s first CDI show. Ots held off a challenge from Jami Kment who recorded 72.745% on Gatino Van Hof Olympia, by Apache. Meagan Davis was third on Damocles HLF (70.981%).Week eight of the 12-week AGDF continues on Saturday with eight international classes, including the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI3*, presented by The Brooke USA and the Mission Control-sponsored FEI Grand Prix Special CDI4*, which kicks off at 15.45pm. Adrienne Lyle (USA) will be bidding to do the double on Salvino, having topped the qualifying grand prix class on her Tokyo Olympics hopeful. AGDF 2020 runs for 12 weeks, through March 29. For more information and results, visit www.globaldressagefestival.com.FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI4*, presented by Havensafe Farm1. Jessica Jo Tate (USA) on Faberge, Elizabeth Guarisco’s 17yo Westfalian gelding by Florestan I: 73.75, 71.95, 74.9, 74, 72.525, 73.4252. Dongseon Kim (KOR) on Belstaff, his own 13yo Hanoverian stallion by Brentano II: 74.225, 73.275, 72.375, 71.325, 70.95, 72.4323. Kiichi Harada (JPN) on Egistar, Hanuka Taguchi’s 17yo KWPN gelding by Cabochon: 70.3, 72.45, 68.55, 73.125, 69.3, 70.7454. Karen Lipp (USA) on Whitney, Kathleen Oldford’s 15yo Hanoverian mare by White Star: 69.55, 67.2, 72.25, 70.275, 68, 69.4555. Jessica Kozel (USA) on Denzello, Jeevraj Grewal’s 17yo Hanoverian gelding by De Niro: 68.3, 66.725, 68.525, 71.625, 69.05, 68.845FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI3*, presented by Summit Farm1. Kiichi Harada (JPN) on Fairytale S, Noa Co Ltd’s 16yo AES gelding by Reve D’Or: 73.425, 72.7, 76.4, 72.625, 72.9, 73.612. Nora Batchelder (USA) on Faro SQF, Andrea Whitcomb’s 12yo Hanoverian gelding by Fidertanz: 72.175, 71.95, 72.45, 71.125, 71.475, 71.8353. Akane Kuroki (JPN) on Zuidenwind 1187, her own 16yo KWPN stallion by OO-Seven: 72, 73.075, 69.85, 72.375, 70.15, 71.494. Eiren Crawford (CAN) on Godot SSF, Carroll Tolman & Erin Crawford’s 9yo KWPN gelding by UB40: 70.575, 69.35, 72.4, 68.75, 69.925, 70.25. Nicole Harrington (USA) on Wizard Of Oz, Three Oaks Farm LLC’s 14yo Hanoverian gelding by Weltmeyer: 66.55, 65.1, 66.45, 69.375, 66.275, 66.756. Krystalann Shingler (CAN) on Fidelio, her own 12yo Oldenburg gelding by Fidertanz: 64.725, 68.225, 64.65, 67.075, 65.575, 66.057. Elisabeth Austin (USA) on Steeped In Luck, Keith Douglas’ 18yo Irish Draught stallion by Mount Diamond Flag: 64.65, 64.775, 67.75, 67.2, 64.25, 65.7258. Pamela Aide (USA) on Bon De Niro P, her own 14yo KWPN gelding by Son De Niro: 62.2, 64.5, 62.95, 66.825, 63.8, 64.055 SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! 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.last_img read more

DSC welcomes over 600 new students

first_img Share Share EducationLocalNewsTertiary DSC welcomes over 600 new students by: – August 31, 2018 237 Views   no discussions Dominica State College (file photo)Press ReleaseOn Tuesday, August 4, 2018, Dominica State College (DSC) will be welcoming over six hundred (600) students for its Orientation week 2018. The main goal is to equip and prepare our new students with the essential tools to be successful at DSC and to provide them with all the necessary information that they would need to have a strong start.Additionally, creating opportunities and occasions to meet new friends, to engage one another in the college community and to enjoy all the social aspects that the college life offers.The college will host its Orientation activities from September 4 – 7, 2018 which will include acombination of educational activities for students.As customary, DSC Orientation week will begin with a formal opening ceremony on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. at the DSC, Upper Campus grounds in Stock Farm. The Chairman of the Board of Governors, Dr. Ian Lambert, will give the charge to students, standing in for the President of the Dominica State College, Dr. Donald C. Peters. On that same day and ​throughout the week there will be educational sessions where students will learn and acquire knowledge on the school’s student information system.For application information and a list of open programs visit our office of Enrolment and Academic Management at our Stock Farm campus.center_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Cavs Fans Have An Early Christmas Present Coming

first_imgFOX Sports Ohio is giving Cleveland Cavalier fans a sweet gift this Saturday. A Christmas Eve replay of The Warriors Game 7 as part of their Christmas extravaganza that will run through Christmas Day. Related TopicsChristmas PresentCleveland CavaliersFox Sports Ohio You can tune in to FSO Saturday, December 24th at 7:00 and watch THAT MOMENT all the way up to The Cavs–Warriors game on Christmas Day at 2;30 pm when the two teams come together again from The Q Arena in Cleveland. David Sprouse Co-editor, photographer covering the Cleveland Monsters, Gladiators and Indians. Also, passionate about high school sports, be sure to follow David on Twitter and Instagram @neosi_sprouse for in-game updates and up-to-the-minute developing news.last_img read more

Princess Shirts that Have Us Saying “What??”

first_imgAre you a fan of these shirts? Got an explanation? Let us know in the comments. Share This!Every so often, Disney comes out with a merchandise item that causes me to send an emergency alert to Derek Burgan to save some real estate in the Outlet Report. But when Disney comes out with an entire line of merchandise, look out world!Now, maybe I’m just not the target audience, but at my tragically unhip age, I don’t get them — it’s a series of princess shirts with the theme of “I’m such a _____”. Good news, you can get quite a few princess shirts in this design. And if this is something that appeals to you, perhaps you can explain them to me? The shirts are $34.99, and should be found all over Walt Disney World before their trip to the Outlets. (These were found at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.)last_img read more

Open Source: OS Quality Often Trumps Proprietary Alternatives

first_imgA decade ago most enterprises avoided Open Source software, but things have changed.   Right now Open Source use at enterprises stands at higher than 75 percent, and Gartner predicts that in just five years that 99 percent of enterprises will have adopted some amount of Open Source software.  So rather than Open Source being considered as a marginalized alternative to commercial software, Open Source is increasingly becoming the mainstream option.In a recent analysis that pitted source code taken from Open Source against source code from commercial systems, Open Source software came out on top.  The Coverity Scan Integrity project examined 37 million lines of Open Source software and compared the quality of the code against 300 million lines taken from proprietary software.Zack Samocha, Coverity Scan Project Director, said that “The line between open source and proprietary software will continue to blur over time as open source is further cemented in the modern software supply chain… Open source projects are acting like commercial products. If I am a commercial company and I want to adopt open source, there are definitely projects out there that are trustworthy.”How did Coverity judge and compare code quality?  The Coverity Scan tool is automated and looks for software defects that includes things like:Pointer dereferencingUninitialized VariablesMemory CorruptionControl Flow ProblemsOnly high and medium severity defects were considered in the defect counts for the report.45 major open source projects were examined, each with an average of about 820,000 lines of code.  The defect density for Open Source averaged .45 defects for every 1000 lines of code, compared to a higher defect density of .64 which was found with proprietary software.  In particular, code from Linux, PostgresSQL and PHP projects were singled out in the report as being exemplary models of good software — that’s important since these projects are the common elements of LAMP-style Open Source software development.last_img read more

a month agoChelsea boss Lampard: More kids will play against Grimsby

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard: More kids will play against Grimsbyby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard says the Carabao Cup gives him a chance to “blood his young players”.The Blues will play Grimsby Town in the third-round on Wednesday, with Lampard expected to field teenagers Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi.Having won the competition twice as a Chelsea player, Lampard is looking forward to this season’s trophy.“It will be an opportunity to blood young players in this game and it is a competition we want to be competitive in,” he said. “It does give a good feeling. I saw Chelsea get to the final last year and beat Tottenham in the semi. “I saw how Stamford Bridge was celebrating that, and the team was slightly unlucky to lose to Man City in the final. “We will try to be competitive and at the same time as giving the youngsters a go, we will try to win, as a club like Chelsea should always do.“I have nice memories of the two finals I won. It is a competition that is difficult to win but we have to give it everything.” last_img read more

12 days agoMan Utd midfielder McTominay insists he and Scotland can learn from run of defeats

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd midfielder McTominay insists he and Scotland can learn from run of defeatsby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Scott McTominay insists he and Scotland can learn from their run of defeats.He missed Thursday’s 4-0 loss in Russia through suspension but is back in contention to face Group I’s basement club San Marino on Sunday.Speaking at a pre-match press conference, he said: “Obviously in football you have good and you have bad moments as well.”Football is not always sunshine and rainbows, you have to stick in through the bad moments and obviously keep pushing as a team.”We know what we have to improve on, we’ve had numerous conversations about it as a group and obviously with the staff as well. And it’s up to us now.”I feel like we’ve got everything in front of us that we need to achieve and sometimes you can have a wake-up call, which can be the best thing for you.”In football a wake-up call can be huge for the whole squad and everybody looking forward to the games.” last_img read more

Five-Star Cornerback Iman Marshall Dons Charles Woodson’s No.2 While On Visit To Michigan Monday

first_imgThe Michigan Wolverines Cheerleaders support their team against the Brigham Young Cougars at Michigan Stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 26: The Michigan Wolverines Cheerleaders support their team against the Brigham Young Cougars at Michigan Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Cougars 31-0. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Consensus five-star cornerback recruit Iman Marshall of Long Beach (Calif.) Poly made a visit to Michigan on Monday, and while on campus, he got to don a no. 2 Wolverine jersey. Prospects wearing jerseys with their numbers on them is standard recruiting visit procedure, but no. 2 also happens to be the number of former Michigan star cornerback and 1997 Heisman Trophy winner, Charles Woodson.Marshall celebrated the honor by taking time to pose with a mural of Woodson celebrating the Wolverines’ 1997 Rose Bowl win over Washington State. ichigan pic.twitter.com/wXlwejyW6b— Biggie (@iman_marshall8) January 19, 2015New Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh and his staff have already made some noise on the recruiting trail since taking over in Ann Arbor this month, but landing a player of Marshall’s caliber would be a home-run coup. The no. 3 overall player in the country according to Rivals, Marshall has offers from essentially every major program. He already made an official visit to Florida State, and has trips to LSU and Oregon scheduled before signing day.last_img read more

Ohio State baseball splits 4 in Snowbird Classic loses 2 against Indiana

Then-sophomore pitcher John Kuchno (45) throws the ball during a game against Northwestern May 6, 2012, at Bill Davis Stadium. OSU won, 4-1.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThe clink of aluminum bats has returned as Ohio State’s baseball team began their season in Port Charlotte, Fla.The bats started out hot for the Buckeyes as they won their first two games against Connecticut and Auburn, but then lost two in a row to Indiana State.In Sunday’s game against the Indiana State, sophomore right handed pitcher Jake Post started on the mound for the Buckeyes. He gave them four good innings, but errors allowed three unearned runs to cross the plate for Indiana State.Freshman pitcher Tanner Tully came on in the fifth and gave up another run in the sixth before the Buckeyes began a nice rally in the bottom half.A balk and an error plated two runs and left the bases loaded for senior outfielder Tim Wetzel. He hit into a fielder’s choice that scored two more as sophomore first baseman Zach Ratliff turned it into a double steal.OSU gained its first lead in the eighth after three doubles from freshman outfielder Ronnie Dawson, sophomore infielder Craig Nennig and Wetzel.With a 6-4 lead heading into the ninth, junior pitcher Trace Dempsey came in to try and seal the deal, but gave up four runs on four hits to give the Sycamores an 8-6 advantage.Indiana State freshman pitcher Ryan Keaffaber stymied the Buckeyes to earn the two game sweep.“I liked the way we battled today,” Wetzel said Sunday. “It was nice to get the all of the young guys experience. It can happen with a young team, so you have to be ready to go every day.”Coach Greg Beals was disappointed with the outcome of the final game, especially after how his team battled so far back.“Today was a big lesson for us,” Beals said after the loss. “We have the ability to play really bad … and to come back like we did. The game is humbling, but we need to do all the necessary work to make sure we’re ready to go out and play.”Freshman pitcher Zach Farmer began his collegiate career starting on the bump for Saturday’s tilt with the ISU. His start did not go as planned, though, as he gave up a three-hit, two-run first inning.Dawson got the Buckeyes back in it in the fourth with a three-run homerun off junior Brad Lombard. Dawson finished the day going 3-4 in his first collegiate game.The Buckeyes wouldn’t score again though and ISU took advantage of their inept bats, scoring two more runs off Farmer and another three off freshman right handed pitcher Adam Niemeyer for a 7-3 win.The early game Saturday against Auburn matched up a pair of southpaws as the Buckeyes’ junior Ryan Riga and the Tigers’ senior Michael O’Neal were starting on the mound. Both lefties pitched brilliantly as each went six strong innings and only gave up four hits each.The difference was redshirt-junior Josh Dezse’s RBI single in the fourth. After missing all of last season with a stress reaction, Dezse was the designated hitter for each game and didn’t miss a beat.That run was all the Buckeyes needed, as Griga didn’t allow a run before handing it off to redshirt-senior pitcher Tyler Giannonatti for the seventh. Dempsey came in to finish the final two innings for his first save of the season and sealing the 1-0 victory for OSU.“I felt good, but obviously it was a lot more important for the team getting this win,” Riga said. “It gives your more confidence for tomorrow.”Friday’s season opener against the Huskies started off shaky for the Buckeyes as senior pitcher Greg Greve started out the game giving up two runs in the top of the first. He quickly settled in after that though and the offense made up for those early runs in impressive fashion.With the bases loaded in the bottom of the third, sophomore infielder Jacob Bosiokovic hammered a ball over the centerfield fence for a grand slam and the Buckeyes’ first runs of the season. His blast energized both the offense and defense as they didn’t allow another run, but added four more of their own for an 8-2 win.“I was just trying to put something in play and help the team win,” Bosiokovic said. “Fortunately I hit it over the fence.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to play UCF Friday in Orlando. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. read more

Football Former Ohio State quarterback JT Barrett signs with Indianapolis Colts as

Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) calls a play in the first quarter of the 2017 Cotton Bowl against University of Southern California on Dec. 29 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Ohio State won 24-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOne of Ohio State’s most decorated players found his way onto an NFL team.The Indianapolis Colts have signed former Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett as an undrafted free agent Saturday, according to a tweet from Ohio State. Free Agent Alert: @JT_theQB4th @Colts #GoBucks #DevelopedHere #ColtsForged pic.twitter.com/t39FoIQyZa— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) April 29, 2018Barrett led the Buckeyes to two Big Ten championships during his four years, including a 2014 National Championship that Barrett watched from the sidelines after breaking his ankle against Michigan.Barrett got his first start in an Ohio State uniform following Braxton Miller’s season-ending shoulder injury in 2014. The then-redshirt freshman amassed 45 touchdowns and 3,772 total yards and finishing fifth in the Heisman voting.After 50 starts across four years, Barrett finished his Ohio State career with more offensive yards (12,697), passing touchdowns (104) and total touchdowns (147) than any other player in Big Ten history.Along with the numerous records accomplished while at Ohio State, Barrett went 38-6 as a starter while completing over 60 percent of his passes in each of his four seasons.The three-time captain led the Buckeyes to a 24-7 Cotton Bowl victory over USC and this year’s No. 3 pick Sam Darnold in the last game of his OSU career.In his sophomore season, Barrett threw for 211 yards and ran for 96 in a 44-28 Fiesta Bowl win over Notre Dame. A year later, again in the Fiesta Bowl, Barrett threw for 127 yards and two interceptions in a 31-0 defeat to Clemson in the College Football Playoff.At the NFL combine, Barrett was the second fastest quarterback in the 40-yard dash at 4.70 seconds. On the other end, Barrett finished with the third slowest three cone drill times of all quarterbacks (7.38 seconds). read more