Sydney Shulman and Villamoura Kick Off WEF 5 with a Victory

first_img Horse Sport Enews Sydney Shulman (ISR) piloted Villamoura, owned by Jill Shulman, to the top of the class in the $37,000 Douglas Elliman Real Estate 1.45m CSI5* to open the fifth week of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC).This week is the first CSI5* of the circuit at the 2021 WEF, sponsored by Douglas Elliman Real Estate with a CSI2* taking place as well, sponsored by Restylane. Competition on Thursday will continue with the $73,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup Round 5 CSI5* in the International Arena. On Friday is the $37,000 Bainbridge 1.45m Classic along with the $37,000 Restylane 1.45m Qualifier CSI2*.Saturday night will feature the highlight event of the week, the $401,000 Douglas Elliman Real Estate Grand Prix CSI5* under the lights in the International Arena. The week will wrap up with the $73,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic and the $50,000 Restylane Grand Prix CSI2*. Spectators can watch feature classes live and on demand using the livestream.Fifty-four riders competed over the two-phase track designed by Kelvin Bywater (GBR) in the International Arena. Only ninth in the order, Shulman and Villamoura took the lead with a clear round and quick time of 27.19 seconds and held onto it for the remainder of the class.“Everything just showed up how I wanted it to at a very fast pace the whole time,” explained Shulman. “She is a very, very fast horse so it’s kind of her name of the game, just go fast and anything remotely in front of her she will jump from anywhere.”Shulman has a strong partnership with the 12-year-old Selle Français mare by Diamant de Semilly, that she has had the ride on for just over five years.“I know her like the back of my hand, and I can call on her for a five-star speed class, a five-star Grand Prix, anything that I need,” commented Shulman. “My team at Back Country Farm takes amazing care of her and does a fantastic job, as well as John Roche who helps me and rides her often. They have a nice bond and get each other. It’s a whole team effort, and it really shows.”The duo left out a stride early on in the speed phase, which is where Shulman believes that the pair got the advantage in the class.“I actually did nine strides back on to the Douglas Elliman vertical, where the speed started, which was one less than McLain [Ward],” Shulman described. “Then I did 10 strides to the red vertical, fence nine. That was pretty fast and a bold angle that I came in on to that jump, but like I said, she will jump anything remotely in her way and I could feel her zone right in on it.”Fractions of a second behind Shulman was McLain Ward (USA) aboard Catoki, owned by Marilla van Beuren, Bob Russell, and McLain Ward, with a double clear effort and time of 27.62 seconds. Finishing third was Kristen Vanderveen (USA) and Bull Run’s Faustino De Tili who crossed the finish line at 27.88 seconds.Zoe Conter (BEL) and Soory De L’Hallali bested a field of 72 entries in the International Arena to take top honors in the $6,000 Restylane 1.40m CSI2*. Bertram Allen (IRL) and Castlefield Vegas also had a successful day, winning the $1,000 Bainbridge 1.40m CSI5*.Hunter and jumper competition continues on Thursday with the $73,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup Round 5 in the International Arena and the crowning of hunter championships.Final Results: $37,000 Douglas Elliman 1.45m CSI5*1. VILLAMOURA: 2009 Selle Français mare by Diamant de SemillySYDNEY SHULMAN (ISR), Jill Shulman: 0/0/27.192. CATOKI: 2009 Holsteiner gelding by Catoki x Cartello BMCLAIN WARD (USA), Marilla van Beuren, Bob Russell & McLain Ward: 0/0/27.623. BULL RUN’S FAUSTINO DE TILI: 2005 Belgian Warmblood stallion by Berlin x DarcoKRISTEN VANDERVEEN (USA), Bull Run Jumpers Five LLC: 0/0/27.884. AMALIA: 2012 KWPN mareDANIEL COYLE (IRL), Ariel Grange: 0/0/28.145. AZILIS DU MESNIL: 2010 Selle Français mare by Tinka’s boy x JarnacSYDNEY SHULMAN (ISR), Jill Shulman: 0/0/28.566. RONJA: 2011 CH mare by Conteur x RangaERYNN BALLARD (CAN), Ilan Ferder: 0/0/29.037. CACHEMIRE DE BRAIZE: 2012 Selle Français gelding by Quality Touch x Jaguar MailDANIEL BLUMAN (ISR), Over the Top Stables LLC: 0/0/29.588. VICTORIO 5: 2006 Hanoverian stallion by Uccello x Graf TopABIGAIL MCARDLE (USA), Victorio Equine Group LLC: 0/0/29.709. MONACO: 2009 Holsteiner gelding by Cassini II x Ulla IIHARRIE SMOLDERS (NED), Evergate Stables, LLC: 0/0/ 29.7110. GINGER-BLUE: 2011 Dutch Warmblood mare by Plot Blue x Royal BravourBEN MAHER (GBR), Jane Forbes Clark: 0/0/29.75 Tags: Erynn Ballard, WEF, show jumping, Winter Equestrian Festival, Douglas Elliman Real Estate 1.45m CSI5*, Villamoura, Ronja, Sydney Shulman (ISR), SIGN UP Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! 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. 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

Norway: Bergen Group Vest Elektro Gets New Contract

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Norway: Bergen Group Vest Elektro Gets New Contract View post tag: New View post tag: Elektro View post tag: Naval View post tag: contract View post tag: News by topic View post tag: gets Norway: Bergen Group Vest Elektro Gets New Contract View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: Group View post tag: Bergen View post tag: Vest January 30, 2012 View post tag: Norway Industry news Bergen Group Vest Elektro has been awarded the contact for the electrical design and installations on the multi-functional vessel number 2 to be built at Fitjar Mekaniske Verksted AS for the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA). The contract is a fulfillment of an option from April 2011 when the company signed a contract for similar work on the first of the two new buildings to the NCA.The total contract value for Bergen Group Vest Elektro on these two vessels is estimated at NOK 17-20 million. The work scope on the first vessel will be completed in Q1 2012, and for vessel number two the work scope will be carried out in Q4 2012 and Q1 2013.“This contract will contribute to a further development of the good cooperation between Bergen Group Vest Elektro and Fitjar Mekaniske Verksted AS. We look forward to contribute to the process of delivering two top modern and innovative multifunctional vessels to the Norwegian Coastal Administration” says general manager Paul Tveitevåg at Bergen Group Vest Elektro.Bergen Group Vest Elektro is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bergen Group ASA and included in the division Bergen Group Services. The company has within few years evolved to become an important player in the design and delivery of advanced electrical systems for maritime and offshore industry. Bergen Group Vest Elektro has approximately 50 employees, and is headquartered in Bergen.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , January 30, 2012; Image: fmvaslast_img read more

UK: HMS Clyde Receives New Commanding Officer

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today UK: HMS Clyde Receives New Commanding Officer View post tag: Defense UK: HMS Clyde Receives New Commanding Officer In early February, the Falkland Islands Patrol ship HMS Clyde had a change of commanding officer.On Monday 11 February 2013 patrol ship HMS Clyde went through a pivotal moment in any ship’s life as her Commanding Officer handed over the reins of command to his relief.After bringing the ship alongside in East Cove Military Port for the last time before being relieved as captain, Lt Cdr Mark Anderson said:“I will leave with very fond memories of my time in Clyde.”The new Commanding Officer Lt Cdr Marcus Hember joined Clyde on Monday afternoon having commanded her sister ship HMS Severn since June 2011.  The new captain joined the Royal Navy in 1996 and has been appointed to a range of different vessels including a period in one of the previous class of Offshore Patrol Vessel, HMS Alderney.  He visited the Falkland Islands during an appointment as an Electronic Warfare Officer, however, his most recent sea appointment was as the Force Warfare Officer responsible for Communications and Electronic Warfare on HMS Illustrious.This led him to a job at the Northwood Maritime Operations Centre, where he worked at the interface between Navy Command Headquarters and the Ministry of Defence, the Permanent Joint Headquarters, and Other Government Departments, before returning to sea to command HMS Severn, one of the UK-based Offshore Patrol Vessels.On taking up his new appointment Lt Cdr Hember said:“After a gap of several years I am delighted to be returning to the Falkland Islands, and honoured to assume Command of HMS Clyde, the Falkland Islands patrol vessel. I very much look forward to exploring the Islands during the coming months.”With a busy and varied schedule ahead, the new captain will be presented with a range of fresh challenges which will test the ship and her crew.  With his previous experience of both the River-class patrol vessels and of the Falkland Islands Lt Cdr Hember is definitely the right man for the task.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 5, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Naval March 5, 2013 View post tag: Commanding View post tag: HMS Share this article View post tag: Clyde View post tag: Defence View post tag: receives Authorities View post tag: New View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Officerlast_img read more

USS Monterey’s Sailors Conduct First VBSS Mission

first_img View post tag: first View post tag: piracy Share this article View post tag: sailors View post tag: Naval View post tag: americas View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Monterey’s Sailors Conduct First VBSS Mission Sailors assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) successfully conducted their first Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) mission, May 19.After determining that the unidentified radar contact was a dhow, the VBSS team was called to perform an approach and assist mission. The purpose of the visit is establish friendly relationships with local mariners while gathering and sharing information that leads to a safer and more secure operating environment in the Arabian Gulf. “My VBSS team responded quickly and efficiently,” said Ensign Cesar Ramos, the VBSS team’s leader. “We were on alert and completely ready to take part in this mission.”The VBSS team approached and made contact with the crew of the dhow who identified themselves as fishermen. “We had no suspicions that anything out of the ordinary was occurring on the vessel,” said Ensign Brandon McDowell. “We were simply conducting our mission of building positive relationships with local fisherman. We want to make sure they understand we are here to help and that we are available if they need assistance.”After making initial contact and sharing information, the master of the dhow invited the team to board his vessel. Members of Monterey’s VBSS team moved onboard the dhow and continued their conversation and exchange of information. “The VBSS team had a positive meeting with the crew and even enjoyed some tea together,” said Ramos. “We exchanged small gifts and made a great first step in developing a good relationship and reputation with the local fishing community.”“Monterey’s current mission in 5th Fleet is maritime security operations,” said McDowell. “A big part of that mission is to meet and greet local fishermen to get a good understanding of the activities, both legal and illegal, in the area. We had a good first visit, and have proven that our VBSS team is capable of safely and effectively carrying out our mission in the area.”Monterey is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.[mappress]Press Release, May 31, 2013; Image: Navy View post tag: Defence View post tag: Montereycenter_img May 31, 2013 View post tag: USS View post tag: Mission View post tag: Navy View post tag: Maritime USS Monterey’s Sailors Conduct First VBSS Mission View post tag: Security View post tag: VBSS View post tag: conductlast_img read more

Sri Lanka Navy Arrests 10 Indian Fishing Trawlers

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lanka Navy Arrests 10 Indian Fishing Trawlers Sri Lanka Navy Arrests 10 Indian Fishing Trawlers June 6, 2013 Share this article View post tag: 10 View post tag: Lanka View post tag: fishing View post tag: Navy View post tag: Defence View post tag: Indian View post tag: Arrests Sri Lanka Navy arrested 49 Indian fishermen along with 10 Indian fishing Trawlers engaged in illegal fishing in the Talaimannar and Northern seas of Sri Lanka on 05th June 2013.They were handed over to Talaimannar Police and Karainagar Fisheries Department Authorities for legal action.[mappress]Press Release, June 6, 2013; Image: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: Trawlers View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Sri View post tag: Defense View post tag: Navallast_img read more

USA: GD-NASSCO Bags $82.4 Mln Deal for IKE’s Maintenance

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USA: GD-NASSCO Bags $82.4 Mln Deal for IKE’s Maintenance View post tag: Defence View post tag: Navy View post tag: usa View post tag: GD-NASSCO View post tag: deal View post tag: Dwight Share this article View post tag: Bags View post tag: maintenance Industry news View post tag: IKEcenter_img General Dynamics-NASSCO Earl Industries, based in Portsmouth, Va., has received a $82.4 million modification to a previously awarded contract for the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (IKE) fiscal 2013 dry-docking planned incremental availability.Under the contract, during its scheduled maintenance period IKE will undergo alterations of aircraft electrical servicing system station to radar tower, emergency diesel generator 3 and 4 exhaust, disposable air filter outfitting along with installation of aqueous film forming foam fire extinguisher. This will be followed by installation of 50-man life raft on the port side, modification of aviation engine hatch platform, removal of an accommodation ladder, close-in weapon system sponson support and upgrade of security department facilities.Ready room security stowage and medical sterilizer will be upgraded as well.The necessary maintenance forms part of a scheduled docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) period.A DPIA period is a time for a ship to undergo work and to receive needed improvements to maintain its optimal running efficiency. Over the course of the DPIA, IKE will go through both ship’s-force maintenance and contractor work to obtain this goal.USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (IKE) began an ammunition offload Aug. 6 to prepare the ship for an upcoming docked planned incremental availability (DPIA) at Norfolk Naval Shipyard.IKE is scheduled to head to the shipyard in September for a 14-month maintenance period. Work will be performed in Portsmouth, Va., and is expected to be completed by November 2014.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, August 12, 2013 USA: GD-NASSCO Bags $82.4 Mln Deal for IKE’s Maintenance View post tag: Defense View post tag: News by topic August 12, 2013 View post tag: Eisenhower View post tag: Mln View post tag: Naval View post tag: USS View post tag: $82.4last_img read more

Top News of the Week October 7 – 12, 2013

first_img View post tag: October View post tag: Top October 13, 2013 View post tag: 7 VIDEO: DDG 1000 Zumwalt-Class Destroyer Pending Christening (USA)The christening of the U.S. Navy’s newest guided missile destroyer, Zumwalt (DDG 1000), will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works. HMS Ramsey Sailors Learn from Their American Minehunting CounterpartsSailors from HMS Ramsey visited their American minehunting counterparts to see how they do their business ahead of a US-UK-French exercise in the Gulf. The Brits joined Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 – known as the Blackhawks – in Bahrain to see their giant Sea Dragon helicopters find and destroy mines.Royal Navy of Oman Welcomes AL SHAMIKHThe Royal Navy of Oman has organised a reception at Said bin Sultan Naval Base to welcome AL SHAMIKH, the first of the three Khareef class warships built by BAE Systems under the sultanate’s Project Khareef. Top News of the Week October 7 – 12, 2013 View post tag: 12 View post tag: Defence View post tag: Naval Share this articlecenter_img USA: NNS Gears Up for Gerald R. Ford’s Floating OutNewport News Shipbuilding (NNS) will begin the flooding of Dry Dock 12 on Friday morning, October 11, where the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) has been under construction since November 2009, Huntington Ingalls Industries announced. Australia: ASC and Its Partners to Compete for SEA 1654 Phase 3ASC and its partners have welcomed the opportunity to compete for SEA 1654 Phase 3 – Combat Support ships.   ASC’s Aegir 18A proposal would see work allocated to shipyards across Australia including Williamstown, Victoria; Newcastle, New South Wales; and Osborne, South Australia.GALLERY: Australia’s Hobart Destroyer Gets Aegis TowerThe main radar tower for the first of Australia’s three Air Warfare Destroyers, Hobart, has been successfully lifted into position.   Australian Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston confirmed progress on the Hobart was well advanced, with the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Alliance successfully lifting the Aegis tower onto the ship structure. View post tag: Navy View post tag: 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today Top News of the Week October 7 – 12, 2013 View post tag: Defense Authorities View post tag: week View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more

USS Freedom Visits Brunei

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USS Freedom Visits Brunei USS Freedom Visits Brunei USS Freedom (LCS 1) arrived at Brunei’s port of Muara Nov. 18 to take on fuel and supplies in preparation to support humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts in the Philippines.The port visit occurs during the annual bilateral exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei with the U.S. Navy and the Royal Brunei Armed Forces. The exercise commenced Nov. 13 and continues through Nov. 19.Though Freedom’s participation in CARAT Brunei was delayed, planning continues to conduct a brief passing exercise with a Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) offshore patrol vessel while en route to the Philippines.“It’s truly a pleasure to visit Brunei and have an opportunity to catch a glimpse of this beautiful country and experience its warm hospitality,” said Freedom’s commanding officer, Cmdr. Pat Thien. “While I know the crew would appreciate more time ashore to explore the area, and to work with our RBN partners, we’re looking forward to getting underway to support Operation Damayan and potentially train together at sea on the way to the Philippines.”Since arriving in Southeast Asia in April, Freedom has worked with many regional navies that operate comparable-sized ships during a series of port visits, exercises, and exchanges. These engagements directly support the Asia-Pacific rebalance and further reinforced cooperation and interoperability among the Navy’s partners and allies throughout Southeast Asia.Brunei is also supporting Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Response (HA/DR) efforts in the Philippines and dispatched the RBN ship, KDB Darussalam, to provide relief supplies Nov. 15. In September, Freedom worked extensively with Darussalam and her boarding teams during the multilateral maritime security exercise, Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT).Freedom deployed to Southeast Asia with a Surface Warfare Mission Package to conduct maritime security operations with allies, partners and other 7th Fleet units, and as such, is not configured specifically for HA/DR missions. Like other U.S. Navy ships supporting Operation Damayan, Freedom’s MH-60R helicopter is one of her most important HA/DR assets. Freedom also carries ten pallets of HA/DR supplies, including five pallets of hygienic supplies and five pallets of medical supplies.“It’s a tremendous opportunity to join our ships and those from other navies that are already in the Philippines providing relief. We are prepared to help out in any way possible,” said Freedom’s independent duty corpsman, Chief Hospital Corpsman Blair Taylor.As many senior Navy officials noted recently, the maritime crossroads and vital waterways that connect Southeast Asia to the global economy are exactly where the Navy needs to be present, now and well into the future. Rotational deployments of littoral combat ships will help the Navy sustain presence, expand access to vital waterways and interact with littoral regions in unprecedented ways.USS Freedom’s first rotational deployment to Southeast Asia began March 1, when the ship departed San Diego and commenced a Pacific Ocean transit that included port visits in Hawaii, Guam and Manila. Freedom used Singapore as a logistics and maintenance hub between April 18 and Nov. 16, during which she participated in the International Maritime Defence Exhibition, two phases of the bilateral naval exercise CARAT with Malaysia and Singapore, and the multinational exercise SEACAT. During port visits, Freedom hosted thousands of dignitaries and visitors from throughout Southeast Asia.Fast, agile and mission-focused, littoral combat ships are designed to operate in near-shore environments and employ modular mission packages that can be configured for surface warfare, mine countermeasures, or anti-submarine warfare.[mappress]Press Release, November 20, 2013; Image: US Navy Share this articlecenter_img November 20, 2013 Training & Educationlast_img read more

Image of the Day: HMAS Darwin Approaches Meteorological Phenomenon

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Image of the Day: HMAS Darwin Approaches Meteorological Phenomenon [mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 4, 2014;Image: Royal Australian Navy, ABIS Sarah Williams View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defence Displacement 4200 tons Complement 184 + aircrew The image was taken during HMAS Darwin’s sail to the Operation Slipper. View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Darwin Beam14.3 m February 4, 2014 Speed Over 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph) Length 138 m HMAS DARWINThe Royal Australian Navy’s Warship, HMAS Darwin, sailed towards a meteorological phenomenon, where Alto Cumulus clouds formed lines across the sky, due to wind sheer caused by one high pressure system following another. View post tag: Navy Draught 7.5 mcenter_img View post tag: day View post tag: meteorological Range 4,500 nautical miles (8,300 km; 5,200 mi) at 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph) Training & Education View post tag: Defense View post tag: HMAS View post tag: Image: View post tag: Approaches View post tag: Top HMAS DARWIN SPECIFICATIONS Image of the Day: HMAS Darwin Approaches Meteorological Phenomenon View post tag: Phenomenon Status In active service Share this articlelast_img read more

French Navy Official Meets with MARCOM Command Group

first_img Share this article View post tag: News by topic French Navy Official Meets with MARCOM Command Group February 19, 2015 View post tag: French Navy View post tag: Group Back to overview,Home naval-today French Navy Official Meets with MARCOM Command Group View post tag: Naval Authoritiescenter_img View post tag: MARCOM View post tag: meets Today, the Deputy Chief of Staff “Naval Operations” of French Navy Rear Admiral Anne Cullere paid a first visit to NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) to meet with the MARCOM Command Group.During her visit Rear Admiral Cullere received comprehensive briefings on MARCOM’s on-going operations and activities to include those performed by NATO Submarines Command (COMSUBNATO), NATO Maritime Air Command (MARAIR) and the NATO Shipping Center. Rear Admiral Cullere expressed strong interest in the business run by MARCOM, to include the work entailed by the strategic changes, especially when it pertains to the High Readiness Forces – Maritime (HRF-M).Deputy Commander NATO Allied Maritime Command, Vice Admiral Bruno PAULMIER, said:Rear Admiral Cullere’s visit demonstrated again that the French Navy is of significant importance to future NATO training and operations – as it has been in the past – should our task groups be called to operate together in the future. The successful training conducted last month between Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) and the French Navy’s CHARLES DE GAULLE Carrier Strike Group (TF 473) across the Mediterranean Sea is a clear demonstration thereof.Image: MARCOM View post tag: Official View post tag: Command View post tag: europe View post tag: Navylast_img read more