Bertram Notches Another WEF 6 Win in $137,000 Grand Prix

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Opening the final day of week six at the 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), it was Bertram Allen (IRL) and Castlefield Vegas, owned by Martin Egan, taking the top spot in the 137,000 IDA Development Grand Prix CSI3* held on the grass Derby Field at Equestrian Village, on Sunday, February 21.WEF 7 brings CSI5* competition, along with a concurrent CSI2*, back to the International Arena at PBIEC on February 24-28 sponsored by Lugano Diamonds with weekly highlights including: the $37,000 Douglas Elliman Real Estate 1.45m CSI5* on Wednesday, Thursday’s $73,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup Round 7, the $37,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.45m Classic CSI5* and $37,000 Griffis Residential 1.45m Qualifier CSI2* on Friday, the $401,000 Lugano Diamonds Grand Prix CSI5* as part of “Saturday Night Lights,” and the $73,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic CSI5* and $50,000 Griffis Residential Grand Prix CSI2* on Sunday.Hunters will be featured on the grass Derby Field at Equestrian Village on Friday, February 26, in the $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, with the professional section presented by Restylane and a junior/amateur section. Spectators can watch feature classes live and on demand for free using the livestream.In the first round of Sunday’s grand prix, the final line on course featured a triple combination [vertical, oxer, vertical] followed by five strides down to the IDA Developments oxer, the final jump on course. This combination of jumps proved to be one of the most difficult sections of the track designed by Catsy Cruz (MEX). A starting field of 45 combinations challenged the course, with 18 qualifying to return for the jump-off.Fresh off their victory in the Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup on Friday, Allen and the 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding by Cassino x Lux Z did it again, putting forth a blistering double-clear effort to stop the clock in 37.10 seconds.“I knew I just had to give it everything I had,” said the 26-year-old rider. “I didn’t watch Nayel’s round, but I was talking to a few people and they said it was very fast and my guy is naturally fast, so my plan was to just be as fast as I could be without doing anything crazy. It all came up great. Friday was the biggest class he’s [Castlefield Vegas] jumped so far, and he won that, so I was delighted. Today I was interested to see how he would go along with that. He jumped great, and I had a good feeling.”Less than three-tenths of a second off the leader, Egypt’s Nayel Nassar rode Igor Van De Wittemoere owned by Evergate Stables, LLC, to a second-place finish. Nassar and the 13-year-old gelding by Cooper VD Heffinck x Orlando 96, also posted a double-clear round in 37.39 seconds. The pair has been together for about a year now so their success on Sunday comes as a very exciting step in the right direction.“It has been a bit of a process trying to get him going the way I would like him to,” said the 30-year-old rider. “He has a ton of energy and so much blood, and sometimes he tends to rush the jumps a bit. We’ve been messing around with bridles and doing a lot of flatwork just to try to get him to switch a few gears, and I was so pleased with him today. He jumped the first round spectacularly and came back to jump the jump-off even better. I thought we had it won, but this guy [Bertram] is pretty darn fast. We are so happy with the result and just very pleased with how he’s coming along.”Rounding out the top three it was Paul O’Shea (IRL) and Skara Glen’s Chancelloress, owned by Skara Glen Stables, leaving all the jumps in their cups in a time of 38.35 seconds. O’Shea and the 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare by Chacco Blue x Balou du Rouet had a successful week overall, after also finishing third in Friday’s qualifier. Top Canadian in the class was Jacqueline Steffens riding Freaky Liefhebber, who placed 7th.“I thought it was a great course,” said O’Shea, who is ranked 40th in the world. “I was very happy with my mare. She was good the other day too, so I think we went as quick as we could. I’m very happy with her, and at least another Irishman won! Bertram’s horse is co-owned by a very good friend of mine, so it’s great to see them going so well.”Allen, who sits 46th in the world rankings, echoed the praise of other international competitors of the quality of the turf, after racking up three wins to date with Castlefield Vegas on the grass Derby Field during the 2021 WEF.“Everyone is delighted to be able to jump on the grass,” he said with a smile. “There is so much space and everyone loves jumping out here, so it’s nice.”Final Results: $137,000 IDA Development Grand Prix CSI3*1. CASTLEFIELD VEGAS: 2010 ISH gelding by Cassino x Lux ZBERTRAM ALLEN (IRL), Martin Egan: 0/0/37.102. IGOR VAN DE WITTEMOERE: 2008 Belgian Warmblood gelding by Cooper VD Heffinck x Orlando 96NAYEL NASSAR (EGY), Evergate Stables, LLC: 0/0/37.393. SKARA GLEN’S CHANCELLORESS: 2009 KWPN mare by Chacco Blue x Balou du RouetPAUL O’SHEA (IRL), Skara Glen Stables: 0/0/38.354. LEGACY: 2010 Zangersheide mare by Chippendale Z x Bon AmiDANIEL COYLE (IRL), Ariel Grange: 0/0/38.455. URHELIA LUTTERBACH: 2008 Selle Français mare by Helios De La Cour Ii x EmilionDARRAGH KENNY (IRL), Kerry McCahill: 0/0/38.706. CHIC HIN D HYRENCOURT: 2008 SBS gelding by Taran de la Pomme x ElanvilleBEEZIE MADDEN (USA), Abigail Wexner: 0/0/40.337. FREAKY LIEFHEBBER: 2010 Dutch Warmblood by Darco x Litho xJACQUELINE STEFFENS (CAN) Jacqueline Steffens: 0/0/40.728. QU ALFONS SANTO ANTONIO: 2007 ESH gelding by Aromats x False PassYURI MANSUR (BRA), Yuri Mansur: 0/0/41.519. SKYHORSE: 2007 Belgian Warmblood gelding by Calvaro x Quidam de RevelLILLIE KEENAN (USA), Chansonette Farm LLC: 0/0/42.7010. H5 JUST THE MUSIC: 2009 BWP gelding by Tornedo FCS x Quidam de RevelCARLOS HANK GUERREIRO (MEX), H5 Stables: 0/0/43.06 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. 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USA: Northrop Grumman Gets Award for Supply Chain Integration

first_img View post tag: usa View post tag: Grumman Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Northrop Grumman Gets Award for Supply Chain Integration View post tag: Supply Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Global Hawk production team has been recognized by Aviation Weekas a best practice in the area of Supply Chain/Value Chain Integration.The best practice recognition is designed to call attention to valuable information intended to share knowledge across the aerospace and defense industry. The Global Hawk program will be recognized at the Aviation Week Aerospace and Defense (A&D) Programs Conference held at the Arizona Biltmore this week. Brad Mulder, director of Global Hawk production programs for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, will accept the award.“Because the Global Hawk platform includes a large distributed supply base team, it was imperative we utilize operational processes focusing on supply base performance, quality and affordability,” said Lisa Kohl, vice president of Global Supply Chain for Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace Systems. “This recognition highlights that focus which translates into value for our customers.” Kohl is attending the event as an industry expert addressing Top Supply Chain issues of 2012.The Global Hawk supply team was recognized for their successful consolidation of test and evaluation processes involving a large number of suppliers to the platform. It is the responsibility of the supply chain to ensure that various subsystems are received in time so products can be integrated into a single system delivery to the customer. The team faced a number of complicating factors in efficiently accomplishing this requirement. Challenges included the large number of suppliers providing products from radars and antennas to structural elements, as well as testing and evaluation being handled in many separate locations.The program successfully transitioned from a dispersed operational model to a more consolidated process in which Global Hawk development test activities were conducted at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and final integration and assembly were combined and accomplished at prime contractor Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale, Calif. facility.Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.[mappress]Source: irconnect, October 26, 2011 View post tag: gets View post tag: Northrop View post tag: chain View post tag: For View post tag: awardcenter_img Industry news View post tag: Navy View post tag: Integration USA: Northrop Grumman Gets Award for Supply Chain Integration October 26, 2011 View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: Navallast_img read more

Ukraine: Senior BSF Seaman Awarded for Saving Civilian Life

first_img View post tag: Ukraine View post tag: Senior View post tag: News by topic December 6, 2012 View post tag: Naval Order of Black Sea Fleet (BSF) Commander Rear Admiral Alexander Fedotenkov was read in festive atmosphere; senior seaman…[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, December 06, 2012; Image: Flot Ukraine: Senior BSF Seaman Awarded for Saving Civilian Life Share this article View post tag: Awarded View post tag: Civilian View post tag: BSF View post tag: Seaman View post tag: Saving Authorities View post tag: life View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Ukraine: Senior BSF Seaman Awarded for Saving Civilian Life last_img read more

UK: Merlin Flight Returns Home for Christmas

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today UK: Merlin Flight Returns Home for Christmas UK: Merlin Flight Returns Home for Christmas Training & Education View post tag: Flight View post tag: home View post tag: Warship Share this article View post tag: Naval A team from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose has arrived home from their six-month deployment to the Indian Ocean having supported the ongoing fight against piracy and people/drug trafficking. The sailors will now enjoy some well-earned shore leave, being home with their families just in time for Christmas.HMS Sutherland, a Type 23 Frigate from HMNB Devonport, Plymouth has been the home for the past six months to the aircrew and engineers from a group of Royal Naval personnel from 829 Naval Air Squadron.The Merlin Helicopter flight sailed to the Indian Ocean and the Gulf to take part in the multi-national tasking in the region.Their mission was to assist in counter piracy operations as well as surveillance for counter drug, people and weapon trafficking.The team from Culdrose, headed by Lieutenant Earl Kingston, has been heavily involved with patrolling thousands of miles of ocean in temperatures reaching over 40 deg C, ensuring the safe passage of vessels as they transit some of the busiest shipping lanes in the world.It has been a very busy deployment for the Cornish-based personnel.With two Royal Marines embarked, the aircrew have scoured shorelines and open oceans for suspicious vessels, provided protection for boarding operations, conducted lifting of stores from replenishment ships and airlifted various compassionate cases into a variety of different countries for onward travel.The flight’s engineers had had a particularly challenging time, having to maintain the aircraft in hangar temperatures of over 50 degrees and 90% humidity.Not only does the heat and humidity make it very difficult to work on a very hot aircraft, but the conditions present the team with challenges not normally experienced at the flight’s more temperate Cornish home.Both Ship and Flight have conducted many port visits ranging from Dubai in the UAE to Tanzania in Africa, where they hosted visits by foreign dignitaries, local schools, and host nation forces.They have helped restore an orphanage, visited the lost city of Petra, been invited to watch the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and played various football matches with local teams. They also had a visit from King Neptune as the ship crossed the equator on her passage down to Tanzania.The team have since handed over to another Culdrose-based ‘Flight’ onboard sister ship HMS Northumberland who are now performing operations in the Gulf for the next six months.Lt Kingston, the Flight Commander said:“After such a busy 6 months away, I was thrilled to see my wife waiting for me as we landed at Culdrose. It’s great to be home for Christmas.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 20, 2012; Image: Royal Navy December 20, 2012 View post tag: Defense View post tag: Returns View post tag: Navy View post tag: Merlin View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defence View post tag: Christmaslast_img read more

Lady Sponsor Elected for RFA Tidespring

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Lady Sponsor Elected for RFA Tidespring Lady Sponsor Elected for RFA Tidespring View post tag: Naval Authorities View post tag: Elected View post tag: europe View post tag: Navy Lady Boyce, the wife of former First Sea Lord and Chief of Defence Staff Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Boyce, has accepted the invitation to be the tanker’s sponsor – acting as “the embodiment of her spirit, forging a close relations with both the vessel and her crew” following every milestone in the ship’s life.center_img September 3, 2014 View post tag: RFA Tidespring View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Lady Sponsor Lady Boyce is due to see her ship for the first time in the autumn of 2015 when the formal naming ceremony will take place at the DSME yard in Okpo-dong near the south-eastern tip of South Korea.Construction of Tidespring began on June 24 with the head of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Commodore Rob Dorey, performing the honours by getting steel cutting under way.The tanker will be built in blocks and pieced together in dry dock over the winter.After trials off Korea, the tanker, which is being built to a British design as part of a project to replace the RFA’s older tankers, will be brought to the UK to have more sensitive military equipment and communications systems installed ahead of entering service in 2016.By the end of the decade, Tidespring and her three sisters – Tiderace, Tidesurge and Tideforce – will be the mainstay of operations by Royal Navy ships and task groups around the globe, in particular the carrier battle groups formed around HMS Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales.The last tanker to bear the Tidespring name served the Royal Fleet Auxiliary for 30 years from 1962 until 1992 and saw action in Aden Withdrawal (1967-68) and Monrovia (1990).Most notably in 1982, however, she found herself in harm’s way supporting the task force sent to liberate the Falklands.In addition to providing fuel for Royal Navy vessels, the tanker was home to a company of Royal Marines commandos during the recapture of South Georgia.Those actions helped the ship earn the Tidespring name its first battle honour.The board carrying it, plus the ship’s badge, was kept when the tanker was paid off in the early 1990s and after making the 6,000-mile journey from Britain to South Korea is ready to enjoy pride of place on the new ship.[mappress]Press Release, September 03, 2014; Image: UK Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Indian Coast Guard Vessel Vaibhav Visits Sri Lanka

first_img View post tag: Vaibhav February 2, 2015 View post tag: visits View post tag: asia Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Indian Coast Guard Vessel Vaibhav Visits Sri Lanka View post tag: vessel Share this article View post tag: Coast Guardcenter_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Sri Lanka View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Indian Indian Coast Guard vessel Vaibhav entered the Port of Trincomalee on 28th January 2015, where it was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy. The ship’s Commanding Officer Inspector General Anil Kumar paid a courtesy call on the Commander Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Rohana Perera at the Eastern Naval Command Headquarters. They held cordial discussions and exchange mementos as a gesture of goodwill.The Commander Eastern Naval Area also made an observation visit to the ship. The officers and sailors of both ICG Vaibhav and Coastguard Department of Sri Lanka engaged in instructional classes, activities related to sports and sea together onboard ship.The ship is scheduled to depart Sri Lanka today, February 2, 2015.[mappress mapid=”15014″]Image: Sri Lanka Navy Indian Coast Guard Vessel Vaibhav Visits Sri Lankalast_img read more

Fincantieri cleared for STX France takeover

first_img Share this article View post tag: Fincantieri Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has received a South Korean court approval for the acquisition of Saint-Nazaire-based shipbuilder STX France.The French shipyard was owned by South Korean STX Offshore and Shipbuilding who, amid financial problems, decided to sell the French yard under a company-wide, court-led restructuring.Fincantieri confirmed on Tuesday that it has been selected as preferred bidder in the sale of the 66.66% stake in STX France SA.Contrary to previous media reports that alleged four parties expressed interest in acquiring the majority stake, Fincantieri was revealed to be the sole bidder for the shipyard.According to Navy Recognition, the French government, which holds a minority stake of 33 percent in the firm, is likely to let its state-owned shipbuilder DCNS buy the minority stake of the yard.This would be important for France since STX France is the only shipyard in the country capable of constructing aircraft- and helicopter carriers. January 4, 2017 Back to overview,Home naval-today Fincantieri cleared for STX France takeover View post tag: DCNS View post tag: STX France Fincantieri cleared for STX France takeover Authoritieslast_img read more

US Navy commissions USS Gabrielle Giffords

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Navy commissions USS Gabrielle Giffords US Navy commissions USS Gabrielle Giffords Authorities Share this article June 11, 2017 View post tag: US Navy View post tag: LCS View post tag: USS Gabrielle Giffords The U.S. Navy commissioned its 10th littoral combat ship, the USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10), at Pier 21 at the Port of Galveston, Texas, on June 10.Adm. William Moran, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, delivered the ceremony’s principal address before officially commissioning the ship into service.“As we man the rails today, blood gets pumped, the ship comes alive, and the heart begins to beat,” said Moran. “It’s the blood that is infused by the spirit, the attitude, and the courage of its namesake. We are so proud to be part of Gabrielle Giffords’ legacy to the United States.”Following the commissioning, Dr. Jill Biden, the ship’s sponsor and wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, gave the time-honored Navy tradition of ordering the crew to “man our ship and bring her to life!”The crowd sounded its approval as the crew ran aboard the ship to man their assigned stations and complete the ceremony of bringing the ship into active service to end a story that began more than five years ago.In 2012 the Secretary of the Navy announced the future ship’s name, and USS Gabrielle Giffords became the 16th ship to be named for a woman and only the 13th ship to be named for a living person since 1850.The ship is commanded by Cmdr. Keith Woodley, a native of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, who leads the core crew of 50 officers and enlisted personnel.During the ceremony Woodley praised the crew for their dedication and hard work in getting the ship ready for service.“This is not just a new ship. This is a new class of ship and that makes it even more challenging for the crew,” said Woodley. “They have risen to that challenge and performed exceptionally well in getting this ship ready for service.”Most other Navy surface combatant ships have a crew of 300 or more sailors, but littoral combat ships like Gabrielle Giffords have more automated systems and much smaller crews than their counterparts. Gabrielle Giffords’ crew is just 73 at the ship’s commissioning.The 3,200-ton Gabrielle Giffords was built by Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama. The ship is 421 feet in length and has a beam of 103 feet and a navigational draft of 15 feet. The ship uses two gas turbine and two diesel engines to power four steerable waterjets to speeds in excess of 40 knots.USS Gabrielle Giffords will now depart Galveston and begin her transit to her homeport at Naval Base San Diego.last_img read more

Mexican Navy receives final two AS565 Panther helicopters

first_img View post tag: Mexican Navy Authorities December 7, 2017 Share this article The Mexican Navy received the final two of overall ten AS565 MBe multi-mission Panther helicopters during a delivery ceremony at Airbus Helicopters in Marignane, France.The Mexican Navy was the first customer of the new version of the Panther after ordering the units in 2014.The first four helicopters were delivered in 2016 and the remaining six during the course of 2017.Stationed at three naval bases in the Mexican states of Veracruz, Sonora and Michoacan, the helicopters will be performing an average of 300 flight hours for reconnaissance, patrol missions and training flights.The AS565 MBe is equipped with two Safran Arriel 2N engines, which enhance its performance in hot & high conditions and enable it to achieve a top speed of 278 km/h and a range of 780 kilometers, according to Airbus. It also boasts a new main gearbox and a 4-axis autopilot that reduces crew workloadThe MBe Panthers are fitted with a cargo hook, a rescue hoist, forward-looking infrared (FLIR) for night-time rescue missions and a total of four stretchers for medical evacuation.“The arrival of the MBe Panther has enhanced the Navy Aviation’s operational capabilities,” explained Admiral Jose Maria Garcia Macedo, the Mexican Navy’s general director of Naval Aviation.“It is a modern, multi-mission helicopter that we can use in both maritime and land environments for a wide range of missions, including maritime SAR, disaster relief, external load operations and even air ambulance.”“To help ensure success for their critical missions, we have made a technical and logistical support team available to them around the clock in Veracruz. Some 30 pilots have also been trained, many of them receiving specific training in SAR and night vision goggles (NVG),” said Mesrob Karalekian, Airbus Helicopters’ Vice-President for Latin America. Mexican Navy receives final two AS565 Panther helicopters View post tag: Airbus View post tag: AS565 MBe Panther Back to overview,Home naval-today Mexican Navy receives final two AS565 Panther helicopters last_img read more

HII splashes new US destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr.

first_imgHuntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division launched the US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) on July 13.“We are proud to have DDG 121 one step closer to completion and look forward to presenting this invaluable asset to the Navy fleet in the future,” Brian Cuccias, Ingalls Shipbuilding President, commented.Frank E. Petersen Jr. was translated via Ingalls’ rail car system to a floating dry dock. Once on, the dry dock was moved away from the pier, and it was ballasted down to float the ship.“Launch and translation are always exciting turning points in the life of a ship. Our team works vigorously to ensure everything is in place in for weeks leading up to launch to ensure its success,” George Nungesser, Ingalls’ DDG program manager, said.Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are multi-mission ships and can conduct a variety of operations, from peacetime presence and crisis management to sea control and power projection. The guided missile destroyers are capable of simultaneously fighting air, surface and subsurface battles. The ship contains offensive and defensive weapons designed to support maritime defense needs.To date, Ingalls has delivered 30 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers to the US Navy, most recently delivering USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), which was commissioned on March 24. Other destroyers currently under construction at Ingalls include Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) and Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125). View post tag: Arleigh Burke-class View post tag: Frank E. Petersen Jr. View post tag: DDG 121 View post tag: Huntington Ingalls Industriescenter_img View post tag: Ingalls Shipbuilding Share this article Photo: Photo: Huntington Ingalls Industries last_img read more