Hyde Moffatt and Grafton Second in Turf Tour Grand Prix


first_img SIGN UP The fourth week of Turf Tour competition crowned Ireland’s Darragh Kenny and Cazador Ls as the winners of Friday’s $15,000 Turf Tour Grand Prix at Polo West, while riders of all levels enjoyed a weekend of Hunter Derbies held at The Ridge’s home farm. The Turf Tour’s weekly venue cycle begins again February 3-5 at The Ridge at Wellington followed by To-Kalon Farm (February 10-12), Black Watch Farm (February 17-19), and Polo West (February 24-26). The $5,000 1.30M Rising Star Classic takes place February 3rd, while the $3,000 1.30M Speed Stake and $15,000 1.40M Turf Tour Grand Prix on Friday the 5th. All divisions will run all day on both sand and grass at The Ridge at Wellington (14415 Palm Beach Point Blvd).The second and final Hunter Derby Days will take place March 20-21, with a show & go schedule (both rounds completed back to back) and more than $17,500 in prize money.Darragh Kenny, who is a decorated Turf Tour and international competitor, rode Cazalor Ls, a stallion owned by Shl Farms, to the win in Friday’s $15,000 Turf Tour Grand Prix over a course designed by Oscar Soberon and set on the beautiful grass fields of Polo West. Kenny and Cazalor Ls successfully navigated a number of challenges, including a triple bar to a skinny, roll backs, long gallops, a closed-faced liverpool, and tight turn options to dominate the class, which had a total of seven first round clears. The pair finished their jump-off in 36.323, beating out the second place ride by Hyde Moffatt and Grafton by less than one second (37.084). The third place finisher, Kevin Mealiff and Tupac Van De Vrombautshoeve Z, flew through the timers just tenths of second after Moffitt, in 37.775 seconds.Hunter Derby Days have long been an exciting addition to the Turf Tour circuit, and in 2021 The Ridge expanded their Derby offerings to include a 2′ Mini Derby with options to 2’3″, a $2,500 Low Hunter Derby with options to 2’9″, a $5000 3′ Hunter Derby with options to 3’5″, and a $5,000 3’6″ Open Hunter Derby. Sunday’s competition, and the two higher Derbies, were held on The Ridge’s gorgeous grass Grand Prix field, making for a gorgeous and unique show experience for hunter riders. The 2021 Hunter Derby Days are sponsored by Jeremy Greene of the Corcoran Group, HorseFlight, and Tribute Equine Nutrition.The Mini Derby was won by The Ridge’s own Landego 35 and Courtney Tom, and the $2,500 Low Hunter Derby was won by Candy Crush and Dyanne Rucco. Jennifer Bliss won both the 3′ Hunter Derby and the Open Derby aboard Sugar Man and Poker Face. Many of the riders used the Hunter Derby Days classes to prepare for bigger classes this season, including MDM Equestrian Group’s Kilkenny, who placed 3rd in the Open Hunter Derby with Keri Kampsen in the irons. Hunter Derby Days marked Kilkenny’s first Hunter Derby and his first class in the US, as he perfects his technique for future International Hunter Derby competition.“Nona Garson and I and all of our staff at The Ridge at Wellington would like to thank all of the exhibitors that found time in their day to come and enjoy our Hunter Derbies hosted on our grass field this past weekend,” said George D’Ambrosio, co-founder of the Turf Tour and The Ridge at Wellington. “We hope you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed hosting it for you. Looking forward to the rest of the Turf Tour season and March’s Hunter Derby Days!” Tags: Darragh Kenny, show jumping, Hyde Moffatt, Grafton, Turf Tour Grand Prix, Polo West, Email* 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. Horse Sport Enews 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.last_img read more

Advanced Leadership Initiative welcomes its most diverse group of fellows


first_imgHarvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI) announced the selection of its 2021 cohort which includes 61 distinguished leaders. The cohort is made up of 53 fellows­ — its largest number of fellows ever — and eight partners, who will take part in ALI’s multi-disciplinary program during the coming year.ALI aims to unleash the power of experienced leaders to solve society’s most pressing challenges. Under the leadership of Meredith B. Rosenthal, ALI Faculty Chair and C. Boyden Gray Professor of Health Economics and Policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, ALI has committed to prioritizing diversity and racial justice in both programming and operations.This year’s cohort will make history as the most diverse cohort to date. The group represents a 78 percent increase in participation of people of color from the U.S. compared to past years, including the greatest representation to date from both the African American and Latino communities.ALI welcomes 26 female fellows, the greatest number in its history. The cohort also comprises the largest number of both African and European countries in an ALI cohort to date. All members of the cohort will bring diverse professional leadership experiences in law, finance, arts, education, communications, public affairs, and more to campus this January.In response to the current pandemic, the fellowship program will engage these social impact leaders through expanded virtual programming during Spring 2021, and will continue to promote innovation and collaboration through virtual engagement with on and off-campus partners.While Rosenthal will be on sabbatical this coming year, ALI announced that James Honan, senior lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will serve as ALI’s Faculty Advisor in 2021, leading the ALI Core Seminar from January through December 2021.2021 also marks the first year of engagement for two new members of ALI’s faculty board: Professors Jerold Kayden of the Harvard Graduate School of Design and Cornel West of the Harvard Divinity School and Faculty of Arts and Sciences. “The expertise in sustainability, urban planning and design, and racial justice that our new board members bring to ALI comes at a critical time as the world begins to recover and rebuild from the pandemic.” Rosenthal said.View the complete listing of ALI’s 2021 Cohort.last_img read more

The Northwestern Istria Cluster presented examples of good practice to the private and public sector of Novi Sad


first_imgDuring the two-day visit to Istria, representatives of the City Administration for Economy and Tourism and the Tourist Board of Novi Sad, owners of tourist properties and wineries, event organizers and other entrepreneurs from Vojvodina, as well as representatives of the Center for Tourism Research and Studies from Novi Sad visited Rovinj and Novigrad. held meetings and presentations with representatives of the Northwestern Istria Cluster on the topic of deepening cooperation between the two cities and taking over good cluster practices.On the first day of the visit to Istria, the representatives of the city of Novi Sad visited the Moreno Ivančić winery where they got acquainted with the models of local economic development from the perspective of entrepreneurs. On the second day of the visit to Istria, guests were welcomed in the Italian Community of Novigrad – Cittanova by Anteo Milos, Mayor of Novigrad-Cittanova, Nada Prodan-Mraković, Head of the Administrative Department for Tourism of Istria and Vesna Ferenac, Director of the Tourist Board of Novigrad-Cittanova.On behalf of the Northwestern Istria Cluster, the presentation was given by Vesna Ferenac, Director of the Novigrad-Cittanova Tourist Board, talking about the Northwestern Istrian Cluster, which was the first in Croatia to recognize the potential of association and to develop key tourism products , tennis, football), events and wellness, which promote local values, complete the offer, extend the season and encourage the competitiveness of the destination. “We are glad to have the opportunity to connect with Vojvodina in this way and present our example of association, especially because Istria and Vojvodina are similar in their multiculturalism and multiethnicity. In the area of ​​clusters, cooperation has already begun through the organization of major festivals such as the Sea Star Festival, and with new ideas and projects we can certainly enhance cooperation and help each other achieve long-term goals. ” said Vesna Ferenac, director of the Tourist Board of the city of Novigrad-Cittanova.The presentation was held by Marina Klarić from Novi Sad, project manager for tourism in the Tourist Board of Novi Sad. The main topics were related to the economic potential of Novi Sad in the field of culture, tourism and entrepreneurship, as well as destination marketing and development of tourist products and services. “Novi Sad should certainly be a leader in strengthening the offer of the tourist destination Vojvodina, and this can be easily achieved by leading the model of the Northwestern Istria Cluster. Vojvodina will soon receive a tourism development strategy that is in line with the Tourism Development Strategy of Serbia until 2025, in which Vojvodina is recognized as a destination that can achieve notable results in the short term. Bearing in mind that Istria participates in the total number of tourists in Croatia with almost 30% while Vojvodina has close to 18% of the total number of tourism in Serbia, it is clear that there are numerous opportunities for development and joint cooperation. The most important thing is to find the right partners ready to share knowledge, experiences as well as partners ready for continuous communication.. ” pointed out Milan Ćulić, President of the Management Board of the Center for Research and Studies of Tourism from Novi Sad.The next step in connecting Istria and Vojvodina at the EIAT Regional Conference on November 10 and 11 in Novi SadLearning about positive examples of clustering in Croatia and networking with stakeholders are the main goals of Novi Sad’s public and private sector visits to Istria. In order for the cooperation between the two countries and the two regions to become increasingly important in terms of tourism and economy, it is important to constantly talk about the potential of cross-border cooperation and encourage the creation of joint tourism products and services on the one hand, and work on educating and improving public stakeholders. and the private sector.The next opportunity to connect the two tourist cities and regions will be in a few days EIAT Regional Conference on Sustainable Tourism, Entrepreneurship and Local Economic Development to be held on 10 and 11 November 2017 in Novi Sad, and in which the panel “Development of a tourist product and best practices in the region” will be attended by representatives of the NW Istria Cluster.last_img read more