Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP Featured show jumping competition concluded week four of Desert Circuit at the Desert International Horse Park in Thermal, CA, with the $75,000 Go Rentals Grand Prix. A roster of thirty-four athletes contested Alan Wade’s (IRL) grand prix course with thirteen riders returning for a chance to win the jump-off. The competition was fierce, but in the end, it was Kyle King (USA) and Enzo who would prevail and capture the lion’s share of the prize.Wade’s course consisted of twelve stout 1.50m obstacles which featured a triple bar, a double, and a triple combination. Fifth in the order of go, Mandy Porter (USA) aboard WT Leapfrog posted the first clear round and shortly after, Brooke Rose Morin (USA) and NKH Carrido mastered the course giving us a guaranteed jump-off. As the class progressed, eleven additional pairings added their names to the jump-off list including Kasey Ament (USA), Katie Laurie (AUS), Mark Kinsella (IRL), Mitch Endicott (USA), Brian Morton (CAN), Kaitlin Campbell (USA), Eric Navet (FRA), and Will Simpson (USA). Porter and King each had two rides make it into jump-off contention.The shortened course had riders putting the pedal to the metal to jump clear in the quickest time. The first four riders all had speedy rounds, but unfortunately they fell victim to fences as rails fell. It was Kinsella and his mount Chaplin 92 who posted the first double clear ride and set the Roeckl Gloves time to beat with a time of 39.676 seconds. Only two other riders were able to go fault free, Campbell and King. Campbell put forth an exceptional ride to take over the lead, but King was determined to contend for the top spot.King’s mount Enzo can cover ground fairly well but isn’t known for his speed. “He is just now in his prime. He never really turned well or anything and I have had him a long time now; I really know him. He is just a great horse, always so consistent. Now we have the speed. If we can get that speed involved more, I think there is a lot this horse can do,” narrated King.The duo stopped the clock at 38.495 seconds with a stellar gallop to the last fence. Try as they might, the final two riders just couldn’t catch King’s time. “I really wanted to make up the time in that corner between the two verticals,” explained King. “I saw everyone else getting a slow nine [strides]. I was just a little far off on E.T., if I had committed a little bit sooner; that’s where I knew it would show up on Enzo. I think that’s where I was able to knock off some good time.”King emerged victorious with Enzo and claimed the fourth place title on his second mount Etalon. Enzo, owned by Jim and Maureen Kungle, has been a mount of King’s for some time now.“Enzo is a really special horse to us. Richard Keller was training the horse. He has had a few different riders; Joie Gatlin rode him for a good, long time,” recounted King. “Richard Keller was one of the most influential trainers out on the West Coast for years. I got the ride and got to spend the last year riding for him. He had cancer pretty bad and we were able to get Richard’s last win on Enzo here two seasons ago. It was a pretty big deal for all of us.”Second place honors were given to Campbell and Doraindo for her jump-off time of 38.883 seconds. Her mount, Doraindo is a thirteen-year-old Dutch Warmblood owned by SWS Training and Sales. Rounding out the top three was Kinsella and Chaplin 92, a fourteen-year-old Hannovarian gelding owned by Sophie Reiter.Action will resume during week five of Desert Circuit and will feature the return of FEI CSI3* competition. Highlight classes will include three FEI CSI3* classes ranging from 1.40m to 1.50m throughout the week ending on Sunday with the $137,000 FEI 1.55m CSI3*, sponsored by Kubota.Full Results: $75,000 Go Rentals Grand Prix HERE. Tags: Kyle King, Brian Morton, Enzo, show jumping, Desert International Horse Park, Desert Circuit, 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. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! 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.
The company NOVOSTI doo, Jurja Dalmatinca 29, 32100 Vinkovci, co-organizers of the event Vinkovci Autumn, has announced a public call for expressions of interest for renting space during the event 53rd Vinkovci AutumnFor rent are available:Tent (approx. 1500 m2) – Trg Vinkovačkih jeseni – tent rental for catering servicesRestaurant space – 2 restaurant spaces – Trg dr. Franje Tuđmana (Parking lot of Hotel Slavonija)Stands and other facilities – Trg dr. Franje Tuđmana (Hotel Slavonija Parking)Exhibitors who sell handicrafts, various family farms, and other occasional sales may only exhibit at the stands. Food may not be sold at the stand on the principle of charging for food consumption. Such activities are performed exclusively in cottages. Rental prices for restaurant space, stands and other facilities refer to the entire duration of the event of the 53rd Vinkovci Autumns, ie from 7 to 16 September 2018. The houses and stands have a basic electricity connection of 5kW for restaurants, and 500W for stands and houses, and the fee for the use of electricity is 50 kuna per stand, or 100 kuna per house for all 10 days of the event. The rental price for restaurants includes a basic connection to the water supply network.”All interested natural and legal persons, registered to perform activities, are invited to submit a request by July 10, 2018 for the lease of space for catering services and rental of wooden houses and stands for occasional sale from September 07 to 16 at the event Vinkovci Autumn. ” stand out from the News.Expression of interest is done in writing and must contain a detailed description of the products and services to be offered, the designation (number) of the space for which you are applying.See the full text of the Call and the application form HERE
Chuck Cooper (Courtesy Photo Duquesne University)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Duquesne is giving the A.J. Palumbo Center a major makeover after the upcoming basketball season.The school announced Tuesday that the reimagined 30-year-old arena will be named UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse after former Duquesne basketball player Chuck Cooper. Cooper played for the Dukes from 1947-1950 before becoming the first African-American to be drafted by an NBA team. The Boston Celtics selected Cooper in the second round.The renovation is expected to begin in March and cost an estimated $45 million. It is scheduled to be completed in time for the 2020-21 season. The school did not say where the Dukes would play in the meantime.The Palumbo Center opened in 1988 and serves as the home for the Duquesne men’s and women’s basketball teams. While the updated arena will have wider concourses, a new video board and upgrades to premium seats, capacity is expected to stay around 4,400.___More AP college basketball: https://collegebasketball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) _ West Virginia State University is honoringIn this April 1955 file photo, Fort Wayne\’s Mel Hutchins (9) and Syracuse\’s Earl Lloyd (11) reach for the ball during an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis. Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. He was 86. Lloyd\’s alma mater, West Virginia State, confirmed the death. It did not provide details. Lloyd made his NBA debut in 1950 for the Washington Capitals, just before fellow black players Sweetwater Clifton and Chuck Cooper played their first games. (AP Photo/File), the first African-American to play in an NBA game.The university will name a street on campus after Lloyd, who played professionally in the 1950s. The Nov. 9 ceremony will take place in the lobby of the D. Stephen and Diane H. Walker Convocation Center, where a statue honoring Lloyd stands. The new Earl Lloyd Way is located between the Convocation Center and the University’s tennis courts. The event is open to the public.Lloyd died in 2015. In 1950, with the Washington Capitols, he was the first African-American to play in an NBA game. Later, with the Syracuse Nationals, he became the first African-American player to win an NBA championship.Lloyd played at what was then called West Virginia State College in in the late 1940s.