Lindsay Kellock Earns Another Personal Best at AGDF 5

first_imgCanada’s Lindsay Kellock and Sebastien notched a victory today in the FEI Grand Prix CDI 3* Special, presented by CabanaCoast, topping a class of 13 competitive horse-and-rider combinations. Week five of the 2021 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) concludes on Sunday, February 14, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL. The circuit hosts 10 weeks of international and national dressage competition until April 4. Free live streaming and on-demand of select classes are available to view at globaldressagefestival.com.Kellock and the 2006 Rheinlander gelding by Sandro Hit, owned by Enterprise Farm Equestrian LLC and Lindsay Kellock, received a 73.319% from the judges, concluding a momentous weekend for the duo.“I had more confidence going in today based on his performance in the Grand Prix on Thursday,” Kellock began. “He went in and really tried his heart out and gave me a good feeling, which then gave me confidence to ride him a bit more in the ring today. Normally I’m like, ‘Oh, can I do this? Maybe I can push this button?’ but today he just felt so great. I was able to really ride him, take a deep breath, and I think that showed a lot more with those higher scores.”Though the pair didn’t enter an international competition arena for almost 10 months, they spent their time at home perfecting the basics and working on their overall performance together.“[2020 was] a very unfortunate year in many ways,” Kellock explained, “but it was a positive for my horse because he was still green last year. I was really able to work through the training [last] summer and then getting back to work with Ashley [Holzer] in November, ramping up the training then, and having the time to work on weaknesses from last year has been huge for us. We’ve worked really hard at that all summer.”The pair posted a personal best score in the Grand Prix on Thursday with a 72.326% and came back today to earn yet another. “I can’t describe the feeling; it’s amazing,” Kellock admitted. “I couldn’t be happier, and I’m speechless. The horse is an incredible horse, and I’m glad that I’m finally able to bring that out in him.”With Tokyo being their main goal for the year, Kellock will play the rest of the season by ear and focus on what’s best for her mount. “I’m going to go show-to-show with him,” she concluded. “The big plan is to qualify for the Olympics, so I’m going to see how he’s feeling. I think I’d like to do the five star and then after that we’ll see.”Second place in the FEI Grand Prix CDI 3* Special, presented by CabanaCoast went to the USA’s Jennifer Williams on Millione, a 2003 Danish Warmblood gelding by Milan owned by Millione Partners LLC, with 71.979%. Great Britain’s Susan Pape rounded out the top three with Harmony’s Eclectisch, Susan Pape and Harmony Sporthorse’s 2009 KWPN stallion by Zenon, earning a 71.489%.Earlier in the day, Luuk Mourtis (NED) and Harmony Sporthorses’ 2009 Hanoverian gelding by Don Primus, Harmony’s Don’t Stop The Feeling, topped the FEI Intermediare I CDI 1* with a 72.235%. Second place was awarded to Jodie Kelly-Baxley (USA) and her own Grayton Beach, a 2001 KWPN gelding by Negro, with a 71.206%. Third place went to Jennifer Wetterau (USA) and her own Hartog, a 2012 KWPN gelding by Apache, earning a 70.971%.In the FEI Intermediare A CDI 3*, Mikala Münter (USA) took home the victory with Skyfall, her own 2008 Oldenburg gelding by Zardin Firfod, with 67.235%.Competition at AGDF 5 will conclude Sunday after a full schedule of classes, including the FEI Intermediaire II CDI 3*, FEI Intermediare I Freestyle CDI 3*, and the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W presented by Helgstrand Dressage, beginning at 11:20 a.m. For more information and to see a full list of results, visit www.globaldressagefestival.com.FEI Grand Prix Special CDI 3*, presented by CabanaCoast:1. Lindsay Kellock (CAN) on Sebastien, Enterprise Farm Equestrian LLC, and Lindsay Kellock’s 2006 Rheinlander gelding by Sandro Hit: 72.447, 73.191, 72.660, 74.468, 73.830; 73.319%2. Jennifer Williams (USA) on Millione, Millione Partners LLC’s 2003 Danish Warmblood gelding by Milan: 72.766, 71.596, 70.745, 73.723, 71.065; 71.979%3. Susan Pape (GBR) on Harmony’s Eclectisch, Susan Pape and Harmony Sporthorse’s 2009 KWPN stallion by Zenon: 71.809, 69.787, 72.660, 70.106, 73.085; 71.489%4. Jill Irving (CAN) on Arthur, Windhaven’s 2005 KWPN gelding by Jazz: 67.766, 69.894, 69.255, 71.489, 70.000; 69.681%|5. Jessica Howington (USA) on Cavalia, her own 2007 KWPN mare by Sir Donnerhall I: 70.426, 72.128, 67.234, 70.957, 67.553; 69.660%6. Mette Rosencrantz (USA) on Dzeko, Cory Walkey, Mette Rosencrantz, and Robin Cathey’s 2006 Oldenburg stallion by Dimaggio: 65.957, 67.234, 67.553, 70.106, 68.085; 67.787%7. Diane Creech (CAN) on Chrevi’s Christo, Diane Creech and Louise Leatherdale’s 2003 Danish Warmblood gelding by Chrevi’s Cavallo: 67.766, 65.745, 67.128, 67.447, 66.596; 66.936%8. Dawn White-O’Connor (USA) on Bailarino, Four Winds Farm’s 2008 Oldenburg gelding by Breitling W: 66.489, 63.936, 62.234, 67.234, 67.447; 65.468%9. MikalaMünter (USA) on Salsa Hit, Cara Broderick and Mikala Münter’s 2009 Oldenburg gelding by Samba Hit: 66.064, 64.255, 65.532, 65.319, 63.511; 64.936%10. Reese Koffler-Standfield (USA) on Bingo, Kik L Courtelis and Reese Koffler-Standfield’s 2006 KWPN gelding by Goodtimes: 64.702, 61.404, 62.255, 64.170, 62.362; 62.979% Tags: Dressage, Diane Creech, PBIEC, Adequan Global Dressage Festival, Lindsay Kellock, Jill Irving, AGDF, Sebastien, 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. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! 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Drift Roses

first_imgAs you drive down the entryway to the Andrews Visitor and Education Center, both sides of the drive are lined with large sweeps – or drifts, if you will – of hot-coral-colored roses. It seems every time I look at them, they are blooming, which can’t possibly be true.The roses I am referring to are ‘Coral Drift’ roses. If you love Knock Out roses, I promise you will relish growing Drift roses. In fact, they come from Conard-Pyle/Star Roses and Plants, the same folks who brought us the Knock Out roses.The Drift roses come in a variety of colors, ‘Red Drift,’ ‘Pink Drift’ (double pink), ‘Apricot Drift,’ ‘Coral Drift,’ ‘Peach Drift,’ ‘White Drift’ and ‘Popcorn Drift,’ which is a white-and-yellow blend. In addition to the entryway, we use Drift roses in the more formal Rose Garden, where they are combined with Knock Outs and a couple of floribundas, the yellow ‘Julia Child’ and the white-flowered ‘Iceberg.’So here I am, touting Drift roses in the hot, humid South. Please know that they were also chosen as Louisiana Super Plants. In Louisiana State University trials, the Drift series was generating about five bloom cycles, according to LSU horticulturist Allen Owings. These bloom cycles started in April and concluded in October. Here in Savannah, Georgia, our entryway was in full bloom the first week of March, and now faces a little challenge of spending a couple of hours below freezing. Regardless, the Drift roses will rebound with warm weather.You will love the low-growing, spreading habit of the Drift roses. They typically reach 2 to 3 feet tall with a spread of 3 to 4 feet. They produce flowers in dazzling clusters, and each blossom is about the diameter of a tennis ball, with some slightly smaller. You will treasure the fact that these are among the most disease-resistant roses for the landscape or mixed containers.Roses need six to eight hours of direct sun each day. Morning sun is essential, but a little afternoon shade is tolerated. Good air movement helps the dew and rain dry quickly, further enhancing inherent disease resistance, so space them 4 to 5 feet apart. Before you plant your roses, get the beds prepared by incorporating 3 to 4 inches of organic matter and tilling to a depth of 8 to 10 inches. The ideal soil pH for roses is between 6.0 and 6.5. Planting on raised beds further maximizes good drainage. By all means, finish your bed or planting with a good layer of mulch.Feed roses a slow-release or controlled-release fertilizer per formula recommendations. Apply it at the start of spring growth and again in midsummer. Prune Drift roses in late winter to early spring, just before new growth resumes. Typically the roses will triple in size after pruning, so plan on cutting back by two-thirds.In the landscape, your options seem to be endless. We are clustering them around palms, in front of evergreen shrubs like viburnums and in combination with grasses like bamboo muhly. Be bold – plant enough to make a landscape impact by using them with your favorite perennials and a few splashes of annuals. The Drift roses put a whole lot of fun into your spring gardening.Follow me on Twitter @CGBGgardenguru. Learn more about the University of Georgia’s Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm at www.coastalgeorgiabg.org/.last_img read more

Luxury home next to golf course listed for $1.15 million

first_img54 Guilfoyle Circuit, KirwanWalk through the large entrance door and you’re greeted by crisp white tones, oversized dimensions, soaring ceilings and huge windows which bring the greenery indoors and provide a glimpse of the sparkling in-ground pool.The house feels fresh, airy and bright while maintaining a most welcoming feel. Owner Yvonne Venz is selling to downsize following her children moving out of home.Ms Venz and her husband designed the home to create their dream house perfect for a relaxed North Queensland lifestyle. 54 Guilfoyle Circuit, KirwanTaking pride of place in the living area is the chef’s kitchen with Miele appliances including a steam oven and integrated dishwasher, while there is a huge island bench and walk-in pantry.There is also a large, fully furnished office with built-in filing and storage cabinets while the two living rooms have ducted airconditioning with split system airconditioning to the bedrooms. 54 Guilfoyle Circuit, KirwanRay White Townsville Riverside agent Teresa Chandler said the home would appeal to a variety of buyers and was surrounded by other high-end homes.“As well as a family, this would also suit a professional couple, particularly those who like to entertain,” she said.“This is a house that someone will walk into and they are going to love it straight away.“The area here is fairly select and there are some amazing houses that would go in the millions of dollars because they are so big. Houses in this area don’t come up very often because once people move in they don’t tend to want to sell.” 54 Guilfoyle Circuit, KirwanMore from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“I’d love to see another family come and create their memories here,” she said. “It’s a home where you can be together but there is enough space so you can go and have your own privacy and peace and quiet.”The home has 467sq m of space under-roof and is on a spacious 1016sq m block.Everything is oversized from the bedrooms, to the linen cupboard, gigantic pantry and wide patio fitted with electric blinds to block out the sun or to provide privacy.center_img 54 Guilfoyle Circuit, KirwanTHIS isn’t your typical Kirwan home. Hidden from view down a driveway, this four-bedroom, two-bathroom house at 54 Guilfoyle Circuit, is selling for $1,150,000.There are no neighbours to the rear while the side of the home borders the Willows golf course providing a lush backdrop. 54 Guilfoyle Circuit, KirwanOutside of the home the pool, complete with waterfall, overlooks the green landscape to the rear of the property while the large patio has a built-in barbecue with cupboards and sink.There are also three automatic garages and a workshop area.last_img read more

Sammon provides aerial threat – O’Shea

O’Shea said: “Strength-wise, Kevin and Jon are fantastic, but I’d have to agree with you, height-wise Conor would have that advantage – and I’d think he would probably be a little bit more nimble than two fantastic players in Cascarino and Quinn. “I have played against Conor once or twice, and he’s going to offer us a good physical presence up front and a threat in behind as well. He’s a big man who is quite agile and can get about pitch quite well. “The Polish defence, especially with Shane and Conor starting up front tomorrow, hopefully will have a very tough start to the game because from what they have shown in training, they won’t let their defenders rest on the ball, the massive pressure they put on the defenders. “Hopefully that will give us a chance to get up pitch and squeeze the game a bit more and we can take the game to Poland.” Trapattoni is hoping the pace and power of both Sammon and Long will help his team stretch the Polish defence and allow wide men Robbie Brady and James McClean to prosper. He said: “They give us depth, they can open up the game. We have two possibilities, one to open up and develop the game, and they will also hold the ball up. “When defenders are under pressure, they need that support. This is one of the characteristics they have.” Skipper John O’Shea is backing debutant Conor Sammon to give Ireland the aerial threat they have been missing since the days of Tony Cascarino and Niall Quinn. The Derby frontman will make his senior international debut in Wednesday night’s friendly against Poland at the Aviva Stadium as manager Giovanni Trapattoni takes a look some of the newer members of his squad. Sammon, who stands at 6’2″, will partner West Brom’s Shane Long in attack with the likes of Kevin Doyle and Jonathan Walters held in reserve. Press Association read more