Canada’s Kim Farlinger and Ibalius 2nd in Rising Star Classic

first_img SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* Horse Sport Enews 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. Germany’s Wilhelm Genn closed out the 2021 $5,000 1.30M Rising Star Classic series with a win aboard the scopey Van Gogh in the The Ridge at Wellington Turf Tour Finale which runs March 24 – 26, 2021.As his namesake once painted stars in the night sky, Van Gogh’s massive stride and brilliant bascule painted his course over the jumps and resulted in a blazingly fast second round clear to secure the pair their second win of the season in the class. Friday’s competition at Polo West will mark the final day of the 2021 Turf Tour and will include an end of season competitor’s party catered by RV Advisors of Broward County.Genn and Van Gogh were the final combination to tackle the course designed by Leopoldo Palacios. The track, which began with a vertical rollback to an oxer, also featured a number of one and two strides, bending line oxer to verticals, and a triple combination oxer-vertical-vertical to close out the first round. Catherine Pasmore and Nestor were the first double clear, setting the standard at 34.282 seconds in the jump-off. Kim Farlinger was the next to top the leaderboard, piloting Ibalius SMH to a final time of 32.533. The Genns then swept in late in the afternoon to post numerous double clear efforts, with student Natalie Thornell aboard Snow White finishing in 34.210 seconds to end fourth. Ryan Genn and Coco Chanel M jumped to third in 32.842, and Wilhelm Genn and Van Gogh split the second close to its origin on 32.082, leaving Farlinger and Ibalius SMH in second.“It was a good day, I didn’t fall off and the horse jumped really well,” said Wilhelm Genn. “The Turf Tour reminds me of showing in Europe when I was younger, its a great experience and so nice to get the horses out on the grass at different venues. Our barn and students really enjoy this event during our time in Wellington.”The 2021 Wellington Turf Tour features 13-weeks of jumper competition at all heights and prize money classes including weekly $15,000 1.40M Grand Prix, $5,000 1.30M Rising Star Classics, and $3,000 1.30M Speed Stake, all held at beautiful venues in Wellington.Complete results here. Tags: Kim Farlinger, show jumping, Wilhelm Genn, Van Gogh, Turf Tour, Ibalius SMH, 1.30M Rising Star Classic, 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.last_img read more

“Galle Dialogue” to Pave Way for Stability, Maritime Security in Indian Ocean

first_img View post tag: Navy The International Maritime Security Conference, “Galle Dialogue 2011”, organized by the Sri Lanka Navy under the aegis of Ministry of Defence, got underway in the port city of Galle today (14th November 2011).Ten (10) papers are scheduled to be presented to an audience of 38 foreign delegates from 18 countries and 130 local delegates at the two-day dialogue held under the theme, “Challenges and Strategic Cooperation for Indian Ocean Maritime Concerns”.Secretary of Defence Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa delivered the keynote address and Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake made the welcome address.Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Prof. G.L. Peiris, Commander of the Sri Lanka Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya and Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrema also graced the inaugural session.Secretary of Defence in his keynote address stated that the stability and maritime security of the Indian Ocean is important in the global context because of enormous reserves of oil, natural gas, minerals and a wealth of biological resources it possesses. In this context, he said, the lack of a coordinated international effort to uphold maritime security not only affects ocean-going vessels, but also the national security of coastal nations. Hence, the cooperation of maritime powers in sharing intelligence and enhancing maritime domain awareness and interoperability is vital, he emphasised. Providing assistance to improve the resources and capabilities of less advanced naval powers, he added, will enhance overall maritime security. He expressed his confidence that the Galle Dialogue will serve its purpose in facilitating and enhancing much needed Strategic Cooperation in the Indian Ocean region.Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy in his address, warmly welcomed all the distinguished delegates who made their valuable presence recognizing the importance of the Galle Dialogue initiative, which Sri Lanka offered as a nation, to the world after defeating three decades of brutal terrorism.  The lessons we learnt in a hard way, the strategies and policies we adopted in defeating the asymmetric maritime threat we faced, and the changing global environment, he went on to state, contributed to this effort.The Commander further stated that our quest is to keep this maritime conference an annual event with gradual expansion of participation to all regional and extra-regional countries.  Therefore, he earnestly requested the foreign friends, who were present, to map the Galle Dialogue in their respective annual ‘charts’ to make a stop-over every year in order to trade knowledge, ideas and experience towards enhancing cooperation and achieving our common aim.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , November 15, 2011; Image: navy Training & Education View post tag: Maritime “Galle Dialogue” to Pave Way for Stability, Maritime Security in Indian Ocean View post tag: Dialogue November 15, 2011 View post tag: way View post tag: Indian Back to overview,Home naval-today “Galle Dialogue” to Pave Way for Stability, Maritime Security in Indian Ocean center_img View post tag: ocean View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Security View post tag: Stability View post tag: Pave View post tag: Galle View post tag: Naval Share this articlelast_img read more

Amphibious Dock Landing Ship USS Germantown Builds Relationship with Thai School

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Amphibious View post tag: with View post tag: Relationship View post tag: school View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: Dock View post tag: Navy February 28, 2012 View post tag: USScenter_img View post tag: Landing View post tag: builds Amphibious Dock Landing Ship USS Germantown Builds Relationship with Thai School View post tag: Germantown View post tag: ship View post tag: Thai Training & Education Sailors assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) participated in a community service (COMSERV) project at a local school, Feb. 23, during a scheduled port visit to Laem Chabang.Twenty Sailors visited Ban Ronghip School to interact with local children and deliver school supplies and sporting goods such as soccer balls, volleyballs, and badminton equipment.Germantown Chaplain Lt. j.g. Robert Hecox said the project was a great way for Sailors to lend a helping hand, meet locals, and experience the culture.“In a big way, our COMSERV helped communicate to the Thai people of this area our commitment to their recovery after the flooding that happened last year,” said Hecox. “7th Fleet had committed that we would be back to give help and give resources, and this is just one element of keeping that promise.”The Sailors who participated in the event read books, played soccer, volleyball, and played singing games like “Ring Around the Rosie,” and “London Bridge is Falling Down.”The Thai children and the Sailors equally shared in the enjoyment of the visit. Quartermaster Seaman Aldannuvia Domiguez left no doubt as to whether she would participate in another community service project.“My personal experience at the COMSERV was just breathtaking,” said Dominguez. “I absolutely loved it.”Dominguez worked at a children’s hospital before joining the Navy, and the COMSERV reminded her of being home.“To be able to bring joy to somebody just makes me feel really good, and when you do it purely and from the heart, they see it ten times more,” said Dominguez.Germantown, with embarked elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is currently underway after participating in exercise Cobra Gold 2012, an annual Thai-U.S. co-sponsored joint and multinational exercise designed to advance security throughout the Asia-Pacific region and enhance interoperability with participating nations.Germantown, commanded by Cmdr. Carol McKenzie, was commissioned Feb. 8, 1986 and is capable of carrying more than 721 Sailors and Marines.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 28, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today Amphibious Dock Landing Ship USS Germantown Builds Relationship with Thai School last_img read more

US Navy’s Newest Amphibious Transport Dock Arrives at Her Homeport

first_img View post tag: Transport US Navy’s Newest Amphibious Transport Dock Arrives at Her Homeport View post tag: Navy Pre-Commissioning Unit Anchorage (LPD 23) moored pierside for the first time at her homeport in San Diego during a homecoming ceremony Nov. 21.The Navy’s newest amphibious transport dock completed her maiden voyage from the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Shipbuilding site in Avondale, La. where she departed Oct. 30. The departure completed nearly six years of construction when fabrication kicked off in January 2007.Fire Controlman 1st Class Michael Keller was among the first crew members to report to Anchorage while she was under construction, arriving in Avondale more than a year-and-a-half ago. “The entire process was amazing to witness and be a part of,” said Keller, who hails from San Diego. “When I got to Anchorage, she wasn’t even painted. There were wires everywhere, scaffolds, and decks were bare metal. The relationship we built with both the shipbuilders and each other really brought this ship to life. I know as the first crew members, we’ll be proud to leave behind a legacy that will endure throughout the entirety of Anchorage’s history.”Anchorage’s crew will spend the next few months working on certifications and completing installation of non-essential ship systems prior to sailing to her namesake Anchorage, Alaska where she will be commissioned in May.“We are excited to be reunited with our families,” said Capt. Brian J. Quin, Anchorage’s commanding officer. “It’s been a rewarding journey, but we’re not done yet. We look forward to the next round of testing and our voyage to Alaska. The community in Anchorage has already welcomed us with open arms and we will work even harder to live up to the rich diversity and tradition present in the ship’s namesake municipality.”Anchorage is the seventh San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock. She was delivered to the U.S. Navy Sept. 17. The ship is the second ship to be named for the city.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, November 26, 2012; Image: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy’s Newest Amphibious Transport Dock Arrives at Her Homeport View post tag: Amphibious View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: Her View post tag: Homeport November 26, 2012 Industry news View post tag: Arrives View post tag: Dock View post tag: newest View post tag: US Share this articlelast_img read more

Russian Corvette Project 20380 Boiky Resumes Builders Sea Trials

first_img View post tag: trials View post tag: builders Back to overview,Home naval-today Russian Corvette Project 20380 Boiky Resumes Builders Sea Trials February 11, 2013 View post tag: Resumes View post tag: sea Russian Corvette Project 20380 Boiky Resumes Builders Sea Trials View post tag: Boiky View post tag: Corvette Industry newscenter_img View post tag: Naval The crew of the new Russian Stealth corvette Project 20380 Boiky under the command of captain of the 2nd Rank Sergey Lipsky continues builders…[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, February 11 2013; Image: flot View post tag: 20380 View post tag: Russian View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: project Share this articlelast_img read more

US Naval Museums Open Up to the Public

first_img View post tag: War View post tag: Museums View post tag: open View post tag: Defence View post tag: up Training & Education View post tag: Naval National Museum of the United States Navy, Cold War Gallery and Display Ship Barry will be accessible through a new gate open to the public starting Aug. 1. For the month of August, Naval History and Heritage Command along with the support of Naval District Washington, will offer free public access via the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail to the newly opened Cold War Gallery, the National Museum of the U.S. Navy and Display Ship Barry.The only day the museums will not be open is on Mondays, due to the furlough restrictions.Until this point, it has been a challenge for visitors to access these national treasures due to security requirements. However, a special agreement was reached to make a family-friendly option for museum goers, located within a 15-minute walk of the Nationals Park.“We are very excited about the possibility of introducing even more of our neighbors to the rich history of the U.S. Navy,” said Capt. Jerry Hendrix, the director of the Naval History and Heritage Command, which is responsible for the U.S. Navy’s museums.“There is something for everyone, from young children to our senior veterans.”Located at the Washington Navy Yard, the National Museum of the U.S. Navy displays art and artifacts from the Revolutionary War, Antarctic exploration, World War I and World War II, as well as submarine innovations. Visitors will enjoy peering through a submarine periscope, learning about deep sea exploration and diving, and maneuvering WWII-era artifacts. The Cold War Gallery, opened in October, displays a large submarine section, including a view of living and working conditions, artifacts from Vietnam POWs, displays from the Korean War, as well as an interactive exhibit called the “Lion’s Den.”Display Ship Barry is one of only three remaining Forrest Sherman class destroyers. Barry is the third ship to bear the name of the illustrious Revolutionary War naval hero, Commodore John Barry. She supported the 1958 Marine and Army airborne unit landing in Beirut, Lebanon. In 1962, she was a member of the task force that quarantined Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis in response to evidence that Soviet missiles had been installed on the island. In 1979, Barry joined the Middle East Force for Persian Gulf service during the very tense period that accompanied the Iranian Revolution. In 1981-1982 Barry made her final deployment in that area. USS Barry was decommissioned in 1982 and arrived at the Washington Navy Yard in 1983.[mappress]Press Release, July 30, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Exhibition View post tag: Publiccenter_img View post tag: Navy July 30, 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today US Naval Museums Open Up to the Public View post tag: US View post tag: Cold View post tag: usa View post tag: Defense US Naval Museums Open Up to the Public Share this articlelast_img read more

RFA Lyme Bay Helps Dominica after Tropical Storm

first_img September 9, 2015 View post tag: Tropical Storm Erika View post tag: RFA Lyme Bay Authorities RFA Lyme Bay Helps Dominica after Tropical Storm View post tag: Dominica Back to overview,Home naval-today RFA Lyme Bay Helps Dominica after Tropical Storm Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Lyme Bay is approaching the final phase of her taking to assist the island of Dominica following Tropical Storm Erika.The British naval vessel has spent six days stationed off Dominica and has achieved much following her short-notice rerouting to the island.The multinational relief mission has included aid from US, Venezuelan and British military ships and the effort continues with the recent arrival of the Dutch ship Pelikaan to ensure unbroken support to the island.RFA Lyme Bay has now departed Dominica and is now re-storing and preparing for further tasking in what is the most risky period for hurricanes in the region.[mappress mapid=”16879″]Image: Royal Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

NUSHIP Adelaide Heads to Her Sydney Homeport

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today NUSHIP Adelaide Heads to Her Sydney Homeport View post tag: BAe Systems Authorities View post tag: Asia-Pacific NUSHIP Adelaide Heads to Her Sydney Homeport View post tag: Homeport View post tag: Sydneycenter_img View post tag: Adelaide October 28, 2015 Australian Navy’s newest vessel NUSHIP Adelaide started her delivery voyage to her homeport, Fleet Base East, Sydney.According to social media, the Canberra class amphibious assault ship departed the BAE Systems shipyard in Williamstown, Melbourne, on 28 October, and will be soon handed over to the Navy.Australia’s second Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship recently completed her second and final sea trials in Port Phillip Bay. These trials tested the ship’s combat and communications systems over a 10 day period.BAE Systems Australia will manage the availability of the Navy’s two LHDs at Garden Island, Sydney.[mappress mapid=”17288″]Naval Today Staff, Image: Australian Navy View post tag: NUSHIP Share this articlelast_img read more

IMX gathers 30 ships in Middle East

first_img Share this article Photo: Photo: US Navy The IMX 19 (International Maritime Exercise) that took place in the Middle East recently gathered 30 ships and over 50 nations for two weeks of mine countermeasures evolutions.Spread across a vast area from the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean and Gulf, the exercise will see participants sharing knowledge, equipment and experience to defeat the practice mines scattered in the ocean.Two of the four British minehunters based in the Middle East – HMS Brocklesby and Ledbury – are involved in the exercise, plus a battle staff, specialist dive team and support ship RFA Cardigan Bay.The latter normally acts as a mother ship to the Royal Navy’s minehunters, providing them with fuel, food and ammo to sustain operations for extended periods.Lieutenant Koji Oda’s team of divers from Yokohama in Japan operates much of the same equipment as his British counterparts, such as the REMUS automated sonar scanner; the French Navy have brought hand-held sonars which give divers a real-time scan of the seabed in front of them; and the US Navy have deployed both divers and remote-controlled fast boats towing sonar which can find mines without putting a human being in the danger zone.“This exercise has grown enormously since those held in 2014 and 2016. This has been 18 months in the planning with more nations taking part than before,” says Commander Simon Cox, in charge of the British battle staff aboard Cardigan Bay directing the dive team element of the exercise.“Mines remain a threat. A mine costing relatively little can inflict damage far beyond its cost.”center_img View post tag: MCMlast_img read more

USS Bonhomme Richard fire extinguished

first_imgAfter four days of firefighting, all known fires have been extinguished aboard US Navy’s Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), Rear Admiral Philip E. Sobeck, Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Three, said in a statement on July 16. View post tag: US Navy The ship was undergoing maintenance at Naval Base San Diego when a massive fire broke out onboard on July 12. The US Navy has not issued any official statement on the new COVID-19 outbreak in San Diego. “We did not know the origin of the fire. We do not know the extent of the damage. It is too early to make any predictions or promises of what the future of the ship will be.” Categories: View post tag: Naval Base San Diego Related Article “We had 63 personnel, 40 U.S. Navy Sailors and 23 civilians, treated for minor injuries including heat exhaustion and smoke inhalation. We have no personnel hospitalized.” Posted: 9 months ago Vessels View post tag: coronavirus Sailors who participated in firefighting efforts test positive for COVID-19 Photo: US Navy On July 17, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday traveled to San Diego to visit USS Bonhomme Richard and see the ship’s firefighting efforts first-hand. During the visit, CNO also spoke with sailors who fought the fire aboard Bonhomme Richard, and naval aviators who flew missions in support of firefighting efforts.  “We had support from the air and sea. Three helicopter squadrons conducted more than 1,500 water bucket drops, fighting the fire and cooling the super structure and flight deck enabling fire crews to get onboard to fight the fire. Tugs also provided firefighting support from the waterline, cooling the ship’s hull,” Sobeck continued. “Our fire teams are investigating every space to verify the absence of fire. Until every space is checked and there are no active fires we will not be able to commence any official investigations,” Sobeck informed. The two sailors are crew members of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS San Diego (LPD-22). At least two sailors who were extinguishing the blaze onboard USS Bonhomme Richard have tested positive for coronavirus, the US Navy confirmed to The San Diego Union-Tribune on Friday. The infected sailors reportedly shared firefighting gear such as gloves and masks. Posted: 9 months ago US Navy’s amphibious assault ship catches fire in San Diego View post tag: fire Twenty-seven people identified as their close contacts have been quarantined. Sailors from commands all across San Diego worked alongside federal firefighters to extinguish the fire. More than 400 sailors from twelve San Diego-based ships contributed to the operation. View post tag: USS Bonhomme Richard He added that the navy cannot make any conclusions until the investigation is complete. Share this articlelast_img read more