Irish Sport Horse Studbook Does It Again

first_img9thKilronan (ISH)Ghareeb (TB)238 21stBallynoe Castle RM (ISH)Ramiro B (BWP)210 22ndBay My Hero (ISH)Cult Hero (TB)209 RankStudbookPoints Irish Sport Horse Studbook Does It Again 1stIrish Sport Horse Studbook1254 RankHorseSirePoints The Irish Sport Horse Studbook has topped the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) eventing studbook rankings for the 2014 season, which runs from 1st October 2013 to 30th September 2014. Since the WBFSH rankings were established in 1994, the Irish Sport Horse Studbook has taken top spot in the eventing rankings for 19 of the last 21 years.The highest placed Irish Sport Horse in the 2014 rankings, Kilronan (ISH) who finished in ninth place, recorded a fourth place finish at Badminton earlier this year. Ridden by Paul Tapner (AUS), Kilronan (ISH) also competed at the World Equestrian Games 2014 finishing in individual fifteenth.Our second Irish Sport Horse representative in top the twenty is Paulank Brockagh (ISH). The 2014 Badminton winner is also the fifth highest placed eventing mare in the 2014 rankings.  Paulank Brockagh (ISH) also represented Team Australia at this year’s World Equestrian Games ridden by Sam Griffiths (AUS).Ranked in twenty-first place, the season highlight for Ballynoe Castle RM (ISH) was finishing third in the Rolex Kentucky CCI 4* in April, improving one place on last year’s fourth.In twenty-second is the winner of the 2014 Rolex Kentucky CCI 4*, Bay My Hero (ISH), who also finished fourth at Burghley with William Fox-Pitt (GBR).Ridden by Australia’s Bill Levett, Improvise (ISH) is ranked twenty-third. Having placed ninth in Luhmuehlen CCI 4* this year, Improvise (ISH) went on to record a sixth place finish at Burghley CCI 4*.Six horses contribute to the final WBFSH Studbook rankings each year. Electric Cruise (ISH) is our sole Irish-ridden representative from those top six horses. Partnered by Joseph Murphy, Electric Cruise (ISH) finished in eighth place at Pau CCI 4*. The combination represented Ireland at the World Equestrian Games 2014 and were members of Irish teams that competed in the FEI Eventing Nations Cup at Ballindenisk and Aachen this year.2014 has been an incredible year for the Irish Sport Horse in eventing. The recent success of Irish Sport Horses during the KBIS British Eventing Young Horse Championships at Osberton International Horse Trials offers further encouragement.Horse Sport Ireland would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our dedicated breeders and producers on this fantastic achievement.WBFSH Eventing Studbook Rankings: 17thPaulank Brockagh (ISH)Touchdown (ISH)217 Home  »  Breeding News  »  Irish Sport Horse Studbook Does It Again 23rdImprovise (ISH)Master Imp (TB)206 16 October 2014, 11:25 Breeding of the above Irish Sport Horses:Kilronan (ISH) – 2001 gelding by Ghareeb (TB) out of Ramble Way (ISH), by Diamond Lad (ID). Bred by Patrick Fenlon, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: Paul Tapner & Penny & Fred Barker. Rider: Paul Tapner (AUS)Paulank Brockagh (ISH) – 2003 mare by Touchdown (ISH) out of Calendar Girl (ISH), by Triggerero (TB). Bred by Paula Cullen, Co. Wicklow. Owner: Mr & Mrs S Posford, Mrs J Carter & Sam Griffiths. Rider: Sam Griffiths (AUS)Ballynoe Castle RM (ISH) – 2000 gelding by Ramiro B (BWP) out of Ballyvaldon Natalie (ISH), by Blue Laser (TB). Bred by Sylvester Cullen, Co. Wexford. Owner: Cassandra Segal. Rider: Bruce Davidson Jnr (USA)Bay My Hero (ISH) – 2003 gelding by Cult Hero (TB) out of Bing Power (ISH), by Tomgar Power Crest (ISH). Bred by Bryan Maguire, Co. Wexford. Owner: Catherine Witt. Rider: William Fox-Pitt (GBR)Improvise (ISH) – 2004 gelding by Master Imp (TB) out of Diamond Wood (ISH), by Marwood (TB). Bred by Anastasia Lawlor, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: Ali Butler, Elisabeth Murdoch & Jenny Levett. Rider: Bill Levett (AUS)Electric Cruise (ISH) – 2001 gelding by Cruising (ISH) out of Kilnamac Sally (ISH), by Clover Hill (ID). Bred by James J Ryan, Co. Tipperary. Owner: Noel Good, Jill Andrews, A O’Callaghan & Michelle Nelson. Rider: Joseph Murphy (IRL) 42ndElectric Cruise (ISH)Cruising (ISH)174 Tags:last_img read more

Gyan happy to return to Black Stars

first_imgAsamoah Gyan believes he can spark the Black Stars to glory as he returns for the first time to the Ghana side for a friendly against China on WednesdayThe Al-Ain striker in July called off his international break announced in February after suffering criticism for Ghana’s Africa Cup of Nations semi-final exit.But Gyan has been included by coach Kwesi Appiah in his 18-man squad for the friendly in Xi’an and the striker who finished as the top scorer in the UAE league says he happy to be back.“It feels great (to be back). Seeing my colleagues around, it’s normal. I left them for six months and I am back with them,” Gyan said on Tuesday in Xi’an.“I am really, really, happy to be back with the team.“I didn’t watch most of the games but I heard the news. I am a Ghanaian and anytime Ghana is playing, I have to just follow. Now everything is alright and I am happy to be back with the team. I am also a Ghanaian and I am here to help the nation.” Gyan had been the target of harsh criticism but appears to have put that behind him insisting that the game is a collective sport.“I appreciate that (pressure). It’s a teamwork, I work for the team, I make sure I do my job. Football is played by 22 people and I have played for the Black Stars since 2003 and I have done my best for the team.“I do appreciate what people are saying. It doesn’t put pressure on me. Talking about football, we got ups and downs. If you can go through all this things then you are ready to play at anytime, in front of the crowds and everybody,” the Al-Ain striker said.On the friendly with the Chinese team coached by former Spain manager, José Antonio Camacho, Gyan says he is expecting a competitive game.“(We hope to give them a) Good match. We are just here to give them a good game,” the Black Stars striker said. “Definitely, people will be expecting us to win the game. I don’t know the Chinese team very well but they are also playing at home and they want to impress their fans. It will be very interesting but let’s see what they coach adapts. But hopefully we will give them a good match.”Kick-off time: 11:35 GMTlast_img read more

Walk support for special school

first_imgThe rapidly growing Support for a Specialist School for Casey-Cardinia group are lobbying for local eduction for children with special…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Mallard’s Source for Sports Team of the Week — U14 Selects

first_imgNelson Youth Soccer U14 Selects have been on a bit of a run of late, capturing a pair of medals on the Girl’s Rep Soccer Tour. The Reps recently defeated city rivals U13 Selects to capture the gold medal at the Terry Walgren Girl’s Soccer Tournament Sunday at the Lakeside Pitch.Previously, the Selects earned a silver medal in Coeur d’ Alene.Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to honour the Selects with Team of the Week accolades.The team includes, back row, L-R, coach Paul Burkart, Allie Zondervan, Lakpa Dietz, Natanya Hanley, Isabelle Morley, Naomi Perkins, Kyra Burkart, Camille Gebhart and coach Pat Perkins.Front, Emma Gregorich, Maya Mierau, Darian Voisard, Merissa Dawson, Bronwyn Sutherland, Maddy Sternloff, Amelia Martzke, Emily Graeme and goalkeeper Haley Cooke. Missing, Kali Horner, Emma DeCosta and Morgan Livingston.last_img read more

Galway Supporters Club to host ‘Up for the Match’ in Harcourt Hotel on the…

first_imgThe Galway Supporters Club will host a special ‘Up for the Match’ event on the eve of the Ireland Hurling finals on Saturday September 2nd, 2017 in the Harcourt Hotel in Dublin. All proceeds will go to the players’ fund. The event will kick off at 7pm with music by the Amazing Apples. A bumper draw for two All Ireland tickets will take place for everyone in attendance.On the night there will be a live ‘Up for the match’ show, which will be broadcast by Galway Bay FM and will include a host of well know former Galway hurlers, and personalities from other counties.Tickets can be bought on WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Match Preview – UCD vs Galway United

first_imgThe UCD Bowl UCD vs Galway United Friday, July 20th. Kick-off: 7.45pmGalway United travel to the UCD Bowl on Friday evening to face league leaders UCD. Kick-off is at 7.45pm.Alan Murphy’s side are coming off the back of successive league wins, after United overcame a stubborn Cobh Ramblers side at St. Colman’s Park last week.In May, the Tribesmen produced arguably their best performance of the season to win 2-0 against Colie O’Neill’s side at Eamonn Deacy Park.With just seven league games remaining, it’s imperative that United continue to forge a run of form, as the race for promotion hots up.ALAN MURPHY SEEKING ANOTHER BIG UNITED PERFORMANCE AGAINST UCD“I’m looking for the same endeavour and effort,” Murphy told“The application of the game plan has to be the same. We’ve had two good results, but now we’re meeting a different side, it’s a different game and UCD will present us with a different set of scenarios and problems.“We’re looking forward to the game, it will tell us a lot about how far we’ve come in terms of confidence and progression over the last few weeks.“Every game is different, we won’t be resting on our laurels. We’ve already had two difficult games against UCD this year and we’ll be treating this game as a one-off.“Let’s see what we can bring to the table and what performance levels we can reach. Hopefully it will lead to another positive result.”TEAM NEWSMaurice Nugent (ankle), Mikey Whelan (hamstring) and Conor Layng (cruciate) are sidelined for the trip to the UCD Bowl.MATCH OFFICIALSReferee: Robert HennessyAssistant: Adam TszampelAssistant: Patrick O’ConnorFourth Official: Adam PatchellGALWAY UNITED GOALSCORERSDanny Furlong – 7Eoin McCormack – 7Conor Barry – 7Alan Murphy – 2Marc Ludden – 2Ronan Manning – 2Carlton Ubaezuonu – 2Stephen Kenny – 1Ryan Connolly – 1Robbie Williams – 1Stephen Walsh – 1FORM GUIDEUCDUCD 2-0 Drogheda UnitedFinn Harps 1-3 UCDUCD 1-5 Longford TownUCD 1-1 ShelbourneWexford FC 0-3 UCDGALWAY UNITEDGalway United 1-2 Finn HarpsWexford FC 0-0 Galway UnitedGalway United 1-2 ShelbourneGalway United 4-1 Athlone TownCobh Ramblers 1-2 Galway UnitedLAST MEETINGMay 11th, 2018 | Galway United 2-0 UCDGalway United goalscorers: Conor Kearns (OG) and Ryan Connollyprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving!

first_imgIf you’re in the United States, I hope you’re enjoying a relaxing Thanksgiving Day with your family and friends. I spent the morning with a front row seat on Woodward Avenue watching the America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in person in Detroit, Michigan.What a great parade! I met so many families who came down to the parade for the first time. The kids sitting in front of me had fun watching the floats and catching candy from the parade walkers. Hope you enjoy these photos from the parade! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedKicking off the Holiday at America’s Thanksgiving Day ParadeFor the third year in a row, I spent Thanksgiving morning with a front row seat on Woodward Avenue watching America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with thousands of other people in Detroit, Michigan. The floats were amazing to see, and as usual, the clowns were fun to watch! My favorite float…In “Miscellaneous”Celebrating the Holiday at the 90th America’s Thanksgiving Day ParadeIt’s our first year here. I can’t believe how much fun it is to see the parade in person! The young women and her husband sat next to me on the sidewalk along Woodward Avenue. We quickly exchanged names as we settled in to watch the parade. Her two young children…In “Miscellaneous”Celebrating the 91st Thanksgiving Day Parade in DetroitWhat a wonderful way to kick off the Thanksgiving holiday at the 91st Thanksgiving Day Parade in Detroit, now known as America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! I woke up early this morning to claim my spot on Woodward Avenue, along with thousands of other Michiganders, to watch the annual parade of…In “Detroit”last_img read more

Fly the Flag for your Class of 2010

first_img24 August 2010Brand South Africa, as part of its “Legacy” campaign, has called on South Africans to “Fly the Flag” this Friday by doing something in support of the Department of Education’s Class of 2010 initiative.Brand South Africa’s Legacy campaign aims to leverage the momentum of the 2010 Fifa World Cup by providing platforms for South Africans to keep achieving and showcasing their “South Africanness” to the world, while entrenching the principles of pride, patriotism and solid citizenship that have been established over the past year.SA Legacy campaign explainedEach Friday for the next five weeks, “South Africans will celebrate all the things that make us who we are,” Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola told journalists at the launch of the campaign in Johannesburg on Monday.Each Friday will have a different theme, starting on 27 August with a call to Support the Class of 2010.With the countdown to this year’s final matric exams well under way, Matola said, “it is up to us to support our scholars.“Most importantly, we need to pledge to help learners realise how important their education is, but we can also give support by helping a scholar to write a study plan or assisting with revision.”Support your Class of 2010 – posterClass of 2010 Pledge – posterMatola said he himself had pledged both his and Brand South Africa’s support for the Class of 2010. “My organisation has dedicated Fridays to distributing stationery to schools, and donating 30 minutes of their lunchtime to teaching learners about post-matric career choices.”During the World Cup, Matola said, South Africans united in support of their team and their country, in the process learning a valuable lesson – “that together we can do anything we put our souls into.“If you pledge that same support to your Class of 2010, you can give them all the motivation and inspiration they need to succeed, not only in their final examinations, but also in life.”SAinfo reporterSA Legacy campaign: programmeWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Oklahoma ~ Personal Income Tax: Earned Income Tax Credit Amended

first_imgThe Oklahoma General Assembly has enacted legislation that makes the state earned income tax credit nonrefundable, effective for tax years 2016 and beyond.S.B. 1604, Laws 2015, effective November 1, 2016last_img

Contribution to the Annual Sectoral Debate by State Minister, the Hon. Richard Azan

first_imgMr. Speaker, Members of this Honourable House, it is with a great sense of gratitude and humility that I stand here today to make my contribution to the Sectoral Debate.Mr. Speaker, I am mindful of the many persons who have contributed to my being here in this capacity. I am thankful to many.To my family and extended family of the North West Clarendon constituency for just being there for me; they have given me the opportunity to be their representative and I am confident that both myself and the People’s National Party can continue to rely on them.I am also thankful to the members of my management team, fundraisers and supporters whose encouragement and strong support have strengthened my resolve and who continue to give of their time and resources.Mr. Speaker, I wish to say a special thanks to the Most Honourable Prime Minister, Mrs. Portia Simpson-Miller, who through this appointment, and the special confidence she has placed in me, has given me another opportunity to serve the people of Jamaica.Thanks also to my Minister, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies, for his support, his steady leadership of the Ministry for which I am Minister of State, and for allowing me the latitude as Minister of State to discharge the functions assigned to me.To my Assistant, Secretaries, Driver, Security assigned to me; to my Councillors I also extend my appreciation. To the Permanent Secretary and members of staff at the Ministry who have provided support and guidance, to them I say heartfelt thanks.Thanks to the CEO, Directors, Regional Managers, Parish Managers and other staff of the National Works Agency for their support and guidance, especially during difficult periods. To the many agencies which fall under this Ministry and with which I interact from time to time, I say a big thank you.Mr. Speaker, there are a number of persons present in the House today, to whom I am grateful and I extend a cordial welcome to them and my thanks for their continued support.And Mr. Speaker,finally but most importantly I wish to thank the Almighty who continues to bless my efforts and help me to find peace and understanding and on whom I rely for my continued health and success.Mr. Speaker, my presentation this afternoon will focus primarily on the policies and programmes of the National Works Agency during Fiscal Year 2012/2013. However, before I do so, I would like to highlight some of the achievements of the North West Clarendon Constituency and the programmes that we have pursued during the period under review.Mr. Speaker, since being re-elected I am pleased to inform this honourable house that as a result of the policies and programmes of this government led by the Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller, we have been able to accomplish much…READ MOREDownload Contribution to the Annual Sectoral Debate by State Minister, the Hon. Richard Azanlast_img read more