Ali Ramsay and Bonita win $40,000 Sun Air Jets Grand Prix

first_img 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! Horse Sport Enews Email* Twenty-five pairs challenged Olaf Petersen Jr.’s (GER) course Saturday afternoon at Desert Circuit Week I, but Ali Ramsay (CAN) and Bonita VH Keizershof Z (Bustique x Benthe) soared to the top in the $40,000 Sun Air Jets Grand Prix. The pair were the quickest in the jump-off, stopping the timers at 37.457 seconds. Jamie Taylor (USA) and JT Equine LLC’s Quatar (Quidam de Revel x Amy Surprise) crossed the timers at 39.090 seconds to earn second. Finishing the top three, Kyle King (USA) rode Spruce Meadows LTD’s Coffee To Go (Cinquecento 7 x De Colady) to a jump-off time of 39.024 seconds. Ali also grabbed another share of the pot by placing 6th in the class aboard Lutz; fellow Canadian Jaclyn Duff was close behind in 7th with Camilla M4.The ten-year-old Zangershiede mare, owned by Ramsay Equestrian Inc., and Ramsay have been paired together for four years now. “I have had her since she was six and this is our first grand prix win,” revealed Ramsay. “She jumped her first Friday grand prix here last year and that was the biggest thing she had ever done. Now we have just been building on that so this was really exciting and I am really happy with her.”Bonita, as she is known at the barn, is on the smaller side, so Ramsay walked the course with wide eyes seeing the big verticals and wide oxers: “I was definitely holding my breath a little bit. When I went in with her, I changed my tactic and I just wanted to stay out of the way. I know she is a super jumper and she is a little bit opinionated,” Ramsay shared about her strategy going into the first course. “Today I just went in, let it be her way, and it worked out. She kind of taught me something today.”Ramsay’s 2021 plans include competing on Team Desert Horse Park as part of the inaugural season of Major League Show Jumping. “I’m very excited about that. The plan is to follow as many of those shows as I can and bring my top three grand prix horses. Hopefully I’ll bring my client’s horses as well and go to those shows. It’s going to be really awesome. We are lucky to have that.”Complete results here.Watch the interview with Ali: Tags: Ali Ramsay, show jumping, Desert International Horse Park, Bonita, Sun Air Jets Grand Prix, SIGN UP 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

Registration open in Milan

first_imgMilan, in. — The Milan Elementary School will hold registration for both the Traditional and Readiness Kindergarten programs on Thursday, April 5.For your convenience, there will be several sessions during which children may be registered and/or screened. Sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m. that morning and continue throughout the day in half-hour increments (8:30, 9:00, 9:30, etc.) with the final session beginning at 4:00 p.m.It is very important to be on time for your session. The prospective student should come with the parent but, due to lack of space and available time, other children should not attend. If a parent cannot attend with the child, another adult designated by the parent must be present as a great deal of important information and paperwork is given out during the enrollment session.Please bring birth certificates and immunization records. Also, please provide the names and phone numbers of your child’s doctor and dentist in addition to the names and phone numbers of three people (other than the parents) who could be contacted in case of an emergency. Children are not considered registered until these items are on file. A physical and dental exam are also required to be completed before school starts in August.Please call the school to schedule a session at 812-654-2922 or 812-654-2379. The Readiness Kindergarten class size is limited and openings will fill up fast. First consideration will be given to those attending registration. Current Kindergarten classes will be in session that day.last_img read more

Burnley on verge of Keane signing

first_img Press Association The club announced on Thursday that an agreement had been reached with Manchester United to sign the 21-year-old defender, who has been on loan at Turf Moor this season, for an undisclosed fee. Dyche then met press later in the day and added that all necessary paperwork for a three-and-a-half year deal has now been completed and sent for ratification. Dyche said: “It is something we looked at originally, when we went for him on loan. We had already spoken to him and Manchester United about the prospect of it. “Everyone was aligned with it, it was just the process of Michael being happy with the situation. “Obviously he had been at Manchester United a long time, and he wanted to be sure himself, but it is fair to say he has enjoyed his time here, and he has certainly looked like he has with the way he has been performing lately. “He is still very young and still maturing as a player, but he is doing a good job of it so far.” The key issue surrounding Burnley during the January transfer window regards highly-rated striker Danny Ings, who is out of contract at the end of the season. The 22-year-old, who has scored five goals this term, has been linked with a move this month but Dyche has again insisted the player will not be leaving. He said: “I said last week and the week before, and the week before that, and the month before that, and maybe the year before about Danny – the club have always made clear he is not for sale. “It doesn’t need me to say it – although I will say it – but the chairman said it two or three weeks ago. There is no reason to even consider that, and Danny came out and said that last week as well. “He is in a good place, young man earning his spurs, still learning, still developing at the arguably the highest level of football.” Dyche said: “The papers are being registered now for Michael to become part of Burnley Football Club. “Michael is a good young player and we’re delighted that he has decided to join us.” The deal is reward for the positive impression Keane has made with the Barclays Premier League newcomers, having established himself in the side since November. It is also timely with the Clarets having been hit by defensive injuries in recent weeks. Kevin Long is facing a lengthy spell out and Mike Duff and Jason Shackell have also had time on the sidelines recently, while Keane’s loan was due to expire after this weekend. Keane joined Burnley on transfer deadline day in August after making two appearances for United at the start of the season. He has previously had loan spells at Leicester, Derby and Blackburn. He has made 11 appearances this season after having to wait for a regular run of games, but Dyche says a permanent deal was always in his thoughts. Burnley manager Sean Dyche has revealed that a permanent deal for defender Michael Keane has all but been completed.last_img read more

Austin Rivers leads Los Angeles Clippers in win over Utah Jazz

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES >> It’s pretty fitting that no one seemed to be able to truly pinpoint where the idea came from. Some players heard about the plan from Blake Griffin. Some heard from Chris Paul. Others said Clippers coach Doc Rivers had the idea.To win this year, they had to be together. So, Sunday at Staples Center, the Clippers stood together.Instead of one player walking to center court pregame to address the crowd before the home opener on Sunday – which is the league-wide status quo – the entire team walked into the spotlight that shone on center court.The origin of the gesture doesn’t matter. That it defined Sunday’s win? That seems like more of a big deal. “I think our attention to detail and our energy have both been great so far,” Griffin said. “It’s something we have definitely talked about.”That the Clippers are now doing the things they talk about might be the most promising part of their 2-0 start.Against the Jazz, the game plan demands you keep Utah from getting to the offensive glass. Sunday, the Jazz did seven times, but it managed just four second-chance points.You can’t allow their slow pace keep you from getting easy baskets, and when things looked their best Sunday, the Clippers were getting easy dunks from Griffin or downhill attacks from Austin Rivers.“We try to make a conscious effort of approaching every game the same way, and not taking any nights off,” Paul said. “We try to play with a purpose each game.”Griffin finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Rivers scored a team-best 19 points. But even players with the ugly offensive stats – Paul (3 for 8) and Marreese Speights (1 for 8) found ways to make a big impact.Paul had nine assists and picked up four steals. Speights, who couldn’t get anything going on offense, drew four charges.“That’s a great example of just hanging in there and trying to do something else for your team,” Doc Rivers said.Before the game, Griffin took the microphone, flanked by his teammates, and told the crowd he and his team hoped to accomplish something special this season.They want to make history.And, to do that, the players, the fans, everyone, they were going to have to do it together.center_img Everyone defended, scrapped for loose balls and played with force in the Clippers’ 88-75 win over the Jazz, a template for how the team would like to be defined this season.“We were locked in,” Rivers said.Utah could score 20 points in only two of the four quarters. The bench dominated Utah’s reserves. And the Jazz, one of the best rebounding teams in the league last year, got outdone by the Clippers, one of the worst.“I think the Clippers are just that good of a team,” Utah coach Quin Snyder said.For the second straight game, the Clippers’ first-unit’s offensive struggled were merely an afterthought, as the team won almost every other aspect of the game.last_img read more