Richard Spooner and Quirado RC Win $137,000 FEI 1.55m at DIHP

first_img Email* The sixth week of competition at the Desert International Horse Park concluded Sunday with the $137,000 FEI 1.55m CSI3*, sponsored by Adequan. Serving as the highlight class of the afternoon, the final FEI class of the week challenged thirty-two horse and rider pairings representing eight nations, each hoping to claim a podium position. Leading the victory gallop after producing the only double-clear ride was USA’s Richard Spooner aboard Quirado RC (Quinar x Ursula).Top course designer Alan Wade (IRL) built a challenging and technical course for riders to contest. The thirteen obstacle track composed of a double combination, a triple combination, and many twists and turns that required athletes to constantly be looking towards the next fence. It wasn’t until twelfth in the order, Eric Navet (FRA) and Cadillac Jack (Cantoblanco x Cordina), that we would see the first clear ride. Many riders fell victim to four faults, keeping them out of jump-off contention. Only two additional riders would add their names to the jump-off list: Kaitlin Campbell (USA) and Spooner.“I think it was a good course. It was kind of different. I gotta say it was a little funky, not in a bad way. Alan is a buddy so not in a bad way. It was very twisty and turny and looping back around,” explained Spooner. “A lot of times you will have straight lines where you have to make a lot of choices and decisions. Today, it was a lot of bending and sweeping and swooping. I think that kind of suits me, so I had my plan and I stuck with it.”Wade’s shortened course continued with the day’s theme of twists and turns. Serving as the pathfinder, Navet had an unfortunate rail at the third jump in the course. Campbell was next and ended in similar fate with a rail down at fence four in the jump-off. Spooner was last to go and produced the only double-clear ride of the class with a time of 46.75 seconds, ultimately earning the lion’s share of the prize pool.Spooner’s mount, Quirado RC is a twelve-year-old American Holsteiner gelding owned by Show Jumping Syndications International. The pair have an impressive resume together with multiple wins including a Nation’s Cup win in Vancouver in 2019.“To have support like that for twenty-five years is amazing,” expressed Spooner. “I have just been lucky in the sport and lucky with the people I have known and the horses that I have gotten to be associated with and this horse is no different. This horse has been absolutely spectacular and he continues to impress. He has a ton of scope and is very careful. I’m just lucky to keep doing this.”Capturing second place was Campbell and Doraindo with a four fault score and time of 42.89 seconds. Doraindo is a thirteen-year-old Dutch Warmblood by Labor’s VDL Indorado out of Siloma and is owned by SWS Training & Sales. Finishing third was Navet and Signe Otsby’s Cadillac Jack, an eleven-year-old Oldenburg gelding, with a time of 45.56 seconds and a four fault score. Darrin Dlin was the top Canadian aboard Buddy Bounce in 6th place.FEI competition will resume during Week VIII of Desert Circuit and will feature the $250,000 FEI 1.55m CSI4* on Sunday of competition.To view the full results of the $137,000 FEI 1.55m CSI3*, visit Showgrounds Live. Tags: Richard Spooner, show jumping, Desert International Horse Park, DIHP, $137000 FEI 1.55m CSI3*, Quirado RC, Darrin Dlin, SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews 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. 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

Front row seat to river city

first_imgAfter a busy day at the office, retiring to this master bedroom with private balcony would be blissful.The garden is fully irrigated and the property has CCTV cameras with a motion sensor, and security screens. MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES This four-bedroom house at 11 Samuel Place, Sinnamon Park is on the market for between $1.775m to $1.85m.WATCH the boats go by on the Brisbane River from your private entertaining area in this Windermere Estate home on a 1,001sq m block.Sebastian and Kerry Banks have lived at 11 Samuel Place, Sinnamon Park for two-and-a-half years and are selling their riverfront home to return to England. >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<< More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019Work from home and make this outdoor area your office.“We will have an outside area in England, and we’ll be able to use it a lot for about a week,”There are four living areas and the couple have removed built-in furniture to give the house more space. “It’s the entertaining area and views that we’ll miss,” Mr Banks said. Scott Gemmell of LJ Hooker Brisbane City Residential is taking the property to market and private inspections are invited.“Everything is integrated, and as you’re sitting outside in the morning or evening, or working from home on your computer, you’re looking out across the river, it’s quite secluded.”last_img read more

Cowley County Community College is looking at satellite campus in Wellington

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Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Paul · 212 weeks ago I urge our city council and mayor to not fund $45,000 from the City 2017 Budget to the Sumner County Economic Commission. If Sumner County Economic Development is going to use those funds to work for increasing our Sales Tax to 9.50% for those of within city limits. Sales Tax hurts the poor and/or elderly with their Grocery purchases and Prescription Drugs. Report Reply 0 replies · active 212 weeks ago +13 Vote up Vote down Cammy McComb · 212 weeks ago I think bringing Cowley College to Wellington and Sumner County would be a positive move toward growth! Many of the manufacturing plants, auto shops, as well as welding, and general contractors would benefit from those students being able to take classes. Wellington’s population is aging — we’re not growing. I know many don’t want to raise sales tax. But it’s the old adage of you have to spend money to make money!! Just think if the college were here, how many of them would spend money at restaurants, buy gas, buy a car, buy or rent a house! Students would drive from Harper County to go to school … they will spend money while in Wellington. I realize this will need to go to a vote. But I encourage all city and community leaders to support this 100%. I want to keep business alive in Wellington — our business — but I can’t do it if there isn’t anyone left. Report Reply 0 replies · active 212 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Jim · 212 weeks ago This is crazy, they could not make it last time they were here and were renting. What student programs would they provide that the students could not drive to Cowley? If they have local company support, why not have the classes in the factory buildings, that is what Cessna, Boeing have done for years. They should be like other businesses that have to invest their own money, not ours in the venture. It would be to easy to walk away again because they have nothing invested in THEIR business, that makes money for them. Why do they need dormatories? We have plenty of rentals open. Report Reply 0 replies · active 212 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down Alex · 212 weeks ago I have been hoping for some time that Cowley College would come to town. Please don’t shut this down Sumner County! Report Reply 0 replies · active 212 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down Pat Zeka · 212 weeks ago This is an amazing opportunity for not only the community of Wellington, but for all of Sumner County! Our high school has already been actively involved in growing the interest in aviation by offering classes. This would just be an avenue to continue that education right here in town. I can’t imagine a better way to grow Wellington than by bringing such a reputable educational facility to our community. Report Reply 0 replies · active 212 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Megan Rahe · 212 weeks ago What are the lease payments Cowley CC would make and how long is the lease period? I understand CCC is not allowed by law to own property outside of Cowley County. Many community colleges in the state have used foundations to purchase or build facilities and then lease back to the college. This is something we need to know up front. I’m all for expanding in Wellington, but what is the college putting into this? If they are expecting Sumner County residents to foot the bill entirely, we need to rethink this, Report Reply 0 replies · active 212 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Wes Smith · 212 weeks ago Before I’d be in favor I need to see a detailed plan of what CCCC is planning on doing here. Also has the avenue of state and federal funding been looked at? Wellington from what I can see on the KS sales tax rate page would occupy the #2 spot for highest sales tax. Do we want that distinction? It’s a tough call that needs lots of discussion and information provided so we can make an informative vote on this. Report Reply 2 replies · active 212 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Stacy Davis · 212 weeks ago The following information relates to Cowley County sales tax rate: Cowley County 6.750%; Arkansas City 8.250%; Winfield 8.150%. Report Reply 0 replies · active 212 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down out od towner · 211 weeks ago Take the money You are giving the Hospital , You might get something for Your money. Report Reply 0 replies · active 211 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Cowley County Community College would like to build a satellite campus in Wellington, but there is one big obstacle. Sumner County residents would have to pass a half-cent sales tax for 10 years to help support the facility.It is a project the the city of Wellington and the chamber of commerce support. The Sumner County Commission would have to approve getting the matter on the ballot to let voters decide, and they have not yet decided whether to or not.County Commissioner Jim Newell said he was open to seeing what people have to say and letting them vote on the sales tax.“I feel like taxes are high enough. I am not sure I would vote for it but I would like to see what taxpayers say about it,” he said.Commissioners are considering letting it be on the November ballot in this year’s election.Also on the ballot in November, will be retaining a half-cent measure for health care – not related to the hospital, for countywide ambulance and other services. Proponents of the program fear people would be deciding which one to support.Wellington Mayor Shelley Hansel wants it to go to a vote. She and the city council are encouraging the county to put it on the ballot regardless of when.“People need to be able to vote on this. I would be disappointed if it didn’t pass, but I could live with that if our voters were against it,” she said.The city is leaning toward giving the county’s economic development organization $42,000, and she said the city also needs to support that group in other ways as well.Hansel believes expanding Cowley College into Wellington – and Sumner County – would be a great thing for the county and for the city. It would bring in some revenue, and it would provide training for people who could get jobs at area factories.At the city work session this week, it was noted that some businesses in Wellington that require a lot of technical knowledge are having trouble finding qualified employees. One thing Cowley could do would be to fit classes to meet some of those needs.“I know it is a higher sales tax, and I get it if big ticket items are going to cost more. But the bottom line is this is a once in a lifetime event for us to get a game changing development,” she said.Having a junior college satellite campus in Wellington would also attract students from Harper County, which is an area Cowley officials feel will be a good market for them.Wellington Chamber Director Annarose White has been involved in some of the talks, and said the community college based in Arkansas City has done studies to see where it might best expand its services. They have a facility in Mulvane, as well as Wichita. But the studies have shown Wellington is a better fit for Cowley to expand in to Sumner and Harper Counties, she said.Cowley wants to build three buildings to offer classes and may even build dormitories. They feel renting existing buildings will not give them the capability to adapt the buildings to meet the needs of what they want to teach. Cowley is interested in  agriculture and industrial machine technology training.White said the college sent a request to the county commission, asking for the sales tax initiative to be put on the ballot so they could expand into the county. In Cowley County the college is supported by a property tax levy. They are asking for a sales tax funding for Sumner County.The county commission considered the measure at its last meeting in June and took no action. They plan to continue discussing the idea.If the sales tax is passed, Cowley would feel comfortable with continuing its expansion and could buld a $37 million facility in Wellington.White said Sumner County has had a decrease in population in recent years, and if Cowley College expanded into Sumner County, it could reverse that trend and build the local economy.Sumner County economic development director Stacy Davis, at a recent Wellington City Council meeting, said Cowley needs to know there is support for the idea in Wellington and Sumner County.  She said there are companies in Wellington now who want to expand but cannot find trained employees, and Cowley College could help with that.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more