Bond Nips Ballard for the Win In $6,000 CSI3* to Open WEF 6

first_img Email* On the grass Derby Field at Equestrian Village, Ashlee Bond (ISR) and Imagine, owned by Aurora Farms and Little Valley Farms, captured the Douglas Elliman Real Estate 1.45m Jumpers CSI3* to open FEI competition during Week 6 of WEF. A total of 40 entries contested the two-phase track set by Catsy Cruz (MEX), which featured nine jumping efforts in the first phase, moving over to an additional six efforts in the second phase. With 15 passing the initial test, it was the best for last on the day as Bond and the eight-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare by Emerald x Heartbreaker jumped double clear and posted the fastest time of 26.24 seconds.“ We got her when she was five,” said Bond. “It was a partnership horse for a while, but we bought them out at the beginning of last year because we really felt like she was something special and really suited me. I know her really well, and she’s just one of those horses that is so naturally careful. She doesn’t really know what she can or can’t do.“I love jumping on this field,” Bond continued. “The footing feels wonderful, the horses were really bouncing off of it, and the course was really smooth and flowed very nicely. I thought Catsy’s course was beautifully done.”Bond credits the extra time at home due to the pandemic for helping her further the development of her talented mare, noting her flatwork and rideability have significantly improved. The extra down time also allowed the horse to mature, continuing to learn the ropes, and Bond thinks she now has a better mind in the ring.“I didn’t know if I was going to do the 1.50m this week because she’s only eight but she’s so unfazed by the height,” Bond continued. “I felt like the jumps could be three holes bigger, and she still would jump it like it’s no big deal. I jump big in the warmup ring because when I jump small, she feels ‘blah.’ If I put the jumps up and get her head up, she’s a little better because she thinks, ‘Oh, I have to pay attention and try.’ She had a few shows under her belt but to develop her and then win a 1.45m CSI3* her first time out is just so rewarding. I have such a young string of horses that every one of these is just so fulfilling. It feels so good. I’m just so excited.”Canada’s Erynn Ballard was second last to go, posting a double clear effort aboard Classic Penny, a nine-year-old Norwegian Warmblood mare by Clapton x Brokers Plastic City, owned by Ilan Ferder, finishing in 27.38 seconds. Rounding out the top three was Alex Matz (USA) with Davidson, a 13-year-old gelding by Harley VDL x Chin Chin owned by 5 Star Partners, crossing the finish line fault-free in 28.45 seconds.Bond will continue to jump on the Derby Field throughout the week with plans for Imagine and Contefina LVF to jump in Saturday’s $37,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic while Lazy, a 10-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare, owned by Stephex Stables and Aurora Farms, LLC, will be stepping up to jump the $37,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup Round 6 CSI3* on Friday.“Lazy has never been the number one horse before,” she said. “She was so good during the CSI4* here and jumped effortlessly, so I’m really excited for this week. Hopefully we’ll qualify to jump on Sunday.”Later in the day, Ireland’s Michael Duffy and RMF Chacco Top, owned by Rushy Marsh Farm, LLC, captured the $1,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.40m Jumpers CSI3*. Duffy and the Hanoverian stallion by Chacco Blue x Graf Top put forth a double clear effort in 27.11 seconds for the victory.Final Results: $6,000 Douglas Elliman Real Estate 1.45m Jumpers CSI3*1. IMAGINE: 2013 KWPN mare by Emerald x HeartbreakerASHLEE BOND (ISR), Aurora Farms and Little Valley Farms: 0/0/26.242. CLASSIC PENNY: 2012 NWB mare by Clapton x Brokers Plastic CityERYNN BALLARD (CAN), Ilan Ferder: 0/0/27.383. DAVIDSON: 2008 KWPN gelding by Harley Vdl x Chin ChinALEX MATZ (USA), 5 Star Partners: 0/0/28.454. MILLIONINMIND: 2007 ISH gelding by ARD VDL DouglasEMILY WARD (GBR), Steven Barnes: 0/0/29.945. LINCOURT GINO: 2003 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Gino III x Graf MagnaALEJANDRO KAROLYI (VEN), Monica Carrera: 0/0/29.946. OPIUM DU SOUFFLET: 2009 gelding by Ogano Sitte x Landjuweel St.hubertNICHOLAS DELLO JOIO (USA), Rocking D Ranch: 0/0/31.917. VARGAS ROUGE: 2009 Selle Français gelding by Manillon Rouge x Double EspoirKIMBERLY PRINCE (USA), Kimberly Prince: 0/0/33.348. CHIC HIN D HYRENCOURT: 2008 SBS gelding by Taran de la Pomme x ElanvilleBEEZIE MADDEN (USA), Abigail Wexner: 0/1/36.249. ARPEGE DU RU: 2010 Selle Français mare by Apache D’Adriers x Quat’sousABDEL SAID (EGY), Abdel Said: 0/4/27.0310. CASANOVA 499: 2011 Holsteiner male by Clarimo x ContenderJESSICA MENDOZA (GBR), Carly Day: 0/4/28.57 Tags: Erynn Ballard, WEF, show jumping, Classic Penny, Douglas Elliman Real Estate 1.45m Jumpers CSI3*, 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. Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! 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Watch Kinky Boots & Hamilton Stars Rap About Whatever You Want

first_img Related Shows View Comments Kinky Boots Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019 The 27th annual Gypsy of the Year competition raised an impressive $4,786,239 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and that’s as good a reason as any for Kinky Boots and Hamilton to join forces to rap about chicken and sarsaparilla. At the December 8 celebration at the New Amsterdam Theatre, current Lola Wayne Brady shed his titular footwear to welcome Lin-Manuel Miranda and Christopher Jackson to the stage. The three showed off their freestyle skills in their own cypher, in which they had to incorporate audience-suggested words. The result: top honors for Kinky Boots for best onstage presentation! The event has raised a total of $67.3 million since 1989. This year, The Book of Mormon claimed the lead as top fundraiser on Broadway, collecting $414,857 for the organization. Check out the winning performance below!last_img read more

Gold Coast developer lists luxe riverfront residence

first_img There are multiple zones to sit and relax.Multiple living zones on the ground level offer plenty of space to spread out and relax while upstairs a seven-seater cinema room and art studio inspire creative interests.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoToys are well catered for too, with a pontoon waiting for a boat or jet ski and space enough in the basement for six cars and a caravan downside the side.“It’s a big house but the design makes it all feel very connected,” Mr Wilson said. “Once you’re here you don’t need to leave for much.” Front row river seats afford sensational views from 21 Ipsley Dr, Broadbeach Waters.“It was the only vacant block on Main River in Broadbeach Waters,” Mr Wilson said.“Even to find a knockdown around here now is a challenge, let alone a vacant lot.”Enterprise Constructions was engaged to realise the Coastal Hamptons-style house which has served as home to Mr Wilson, wife Lindy and their children over the years. High ceilings and glass allows the sun to shine in.Located at 21 Ipsley Dr, the luxury mansion enjoys impressive views of Main River and looks directly across to the Sorrento estate once home to former mayor Sir Bruce Small and sold by Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate in January. “We wanted the lifestyle that the location offers, with boating, jet skis and fishing on your doorstep,” Mr Wilson said.“On a jet ski you can be at the Seaway in 20 minutes or about an hour by boat just cruising along at six knots.” The outlook over the pool and river are sensational at sunset.Having run a steel factory in his native Johannesburg, high crime rates in the South African city drove Mr Wilson to explore Australia in 2007, before making it home three years later.Having turned his hand to property development, Mr Wilson has been involved in a string of luxury residential and multi-residential projects on the Gold Coast. MORE: Why millionaires want to live on this street A large island bench forms a focal point in the kitchen.Designed by Raunik Design Group, the layout capitalises on the northerly aspect with ceilings soaring up to 10m and large panes of glass allowing sunshine to pour in.Careful attention has been paid to the choice of fittings and fixtures, many imported from Europe or sourced from around Australia.Vintage-style pendants from Emac & Lawton are a standout feature throughout while a trio of natural pendants by New Zealand designer David Trubridge offer a sculptural element in the entry.center_img RELATED: Talented leading lady sells main river dream New housing estate just 200m from beach The coastal Hamptons-style home is an impressive sight from the water.WHEN a seasoned developer sets his sights on finding a site on which to build a dream home for his family, rest assured the location has to be just right.So when Ashley Wilson had the opportunity to acquire a vacant 921 sqm block facing north on Main River in 2016, he jumped at the chance. The fenced front yard is ideal for kids and pets.But it’s his own home that holds a special place for the avid cyclist who is reluctantly selling to pave the way for a sea change. “I’m really proud of this house and plan to replicate the core of the design on a new house,” Mr Wilson said. “I just need to find the right block.” Ray White Broadbeach agents Troy Fitzgerald and Jared Malan are taking expressions of interest until 5pm on July 15.last_img read more