Big Prices for Top Prospects at the Oldenburg Online Elite Auction

first_img Horse Sport Enews 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. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email*center_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. Top seller D’Amour went for 260,000 euros. (Feldhaus photo)Exciting bidding duels until the very last second comprised the 94th Oldenburg Online Elite Auction in Vechta, Germany. The four-year-old dressage prospect D‘Amour (D’Egalité – Ampère – De Niro), bred by Klaus Kotschofsky, Visbek, and exhibited by Gut Feichten Sportpferde Management GbR of Bad Tölz, was the top seller, fetching 260,000 euros. Her dam, Beauty Girl, is the sister of Intermediaire II winner Ratzeputz under Ursula Wagner. The Hamburg buyer tried out the mare in Vechta and fell in love with the beautiful prima ballerina.The second most expensive dressage horse at 125,000 euros was the eight-year-old Toscana (Tomahawk – Welt Hit II – Ordensglanz/T.), bred by Anne Weser of Stavern, and exhibited by Pferdezucht FE René Eberz of Montabaur. The beautiful mare is a daughter of Oldenburg star sire Tomahawk and sister of the successful advanced-level Fifty Cent (ridden by Helena Bicker) and Lorenzio (Juan Manuel Vidal Testal, ESP). In the future Toscana will reside in Great Britain.For 108,000 euros, the stallion Dovizioso by Dancier – Sunny-Boy – Rubinstein I, bred by Thaden & Tienken-Thaden of Butjadingen and exhibited by Gestüt Vorwerk of Cappeln, sold to a dressage stable in Belgium. Doviziosos brother Dan Roy is successful in Prix St. Georges under Heiner Schiergen. Granddam Romantik TS is sister of the sire Dream of Glory.A mare also topped the price list in the jumper division. The top seller was the four-year-old OS Champion mare Only You (Ogano – Balou du Rouet – Lord Liberty), bred by Katja Schwierking of Barver and exhibited by Arndt Schwierking. Her dam, Sunshine’s Botox, produced the 1.40 m and higher successful El Balou OLD (ridden by Lillie Keenan, USA), Cirby (Romain Duguet, SUI), Channing Tatum (Katharina Offel) and Cornet’s Baloufee (Piergiorgio Bucci, ITA). The lovely mare moved to a renowned jumping stable in Mexico for 88,000 euros.Second most expensive jumper was the grey mare Galla Hillock (Cornettino Ask – Contender – Capitol I), bred and exhibited by Stutteri Hillock of Denmark. The OS high flyer changed hands for 83,500 euros to a buyer in Hungary. Galla Hillock’s sister Cavallina was an auction price highlight two years ago in Vechta. Dam Unica VII is the sister of the successful 1.40 m athletes Cosmo de Bonnevieux (Karin Haber, SUI), Crispien (Georgia Tame, GBR), Continuum (Teddy Thellier, FR), and Corinessa (Eva-Maria Müller).Biasini (Bordeaux – Fürst Romancier – Kondor xx) was sold to an undisclosed Canadian buyer for 30,000 euros.Fifteen of the 31 auction candidates were knocked down by customers from all over the world. Customers from Belgium (3), Great Britain (2), Switzerland (2), Ireland (1), Italy (1), Canada (1), Mexico (1), Portugal (1), Spain (1), Hungary (1), and the United States (1) will be taking home talented Oldenburgs to ride. The four-year old chestnut mare Biasini (Bordeaux – Fürst Romancier – Kondor xx) was sold to an undisclosed Canadian buyer for 30,000 euros.Watch a video of Biasini here: The total sales of the first part of the Online Elite Auction reached 1,508,500 euros; the average price of the horses was more than 48,500 euros.On Sunday, April 11, the licensing candidates of the 10th Oldenburg Saddle Licensing that are up for sale will be published with photos, videos and information in the auction section of the Oldenburg home page www.oldenburger-pferde.com. The saddle licensing will take place on Monday, April 19. The Online Auction starts on April 19 and ends on Wednesday, April 21.~ with files from Tobias Hemken Tags: Dressage, Biasini, jumping, auction, Vechta, Oldenburg, last_img read more

UK: Navy Shows Wide-Ranging Abilities

first_img Training & Education Share this article View post tag: News by topic UK: Navy Shows Wide-Ranging Abilities View post tag: shows View post tag: Abilities Around 1,000 sailors and Royal Marines from across the Naval Service took part in the Maritime Combat Power Visit, showing what the Royal Navy does, to more than 300 students from the advance command and staff at the Forces’ college at Shrivenham, plus senior officers, academics, the media, MPs, affiliates and other interested parties.The four-day Maritime Combat Power Visit – formally known as the Staff College Sea Days – is aimed at demonstrating what the RN can do, and indeed does, around the globe.After a day of rehearsals on Monday, the demonstrations kicked off in earnest on Tuesday, concluding on Thursday, all choreographed by the Navy’s training organisation, FOST.The Commando Helicopter Force, also known as the ‘Junglies’, and Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines staged a mock boarding, leaping from a Sea King helicopter and roping onto HMS Bulwark’s deck to show how they can take down pirates/terrorists.RFA Black Rover demonstrated the tricky art of replenishing at sea, while HMS Sutherland showed how to deal with the threat of submarines, and HMS Bulwark showed how the Navy can put men and material onto hostile shores by sending her embarked Royal Marines and their kit onto Browndown Beach in Gosport, Hampshire.Demonstrating the Navy’s abilities at this year’s event were:• flagship HMS Bulwark• landing support ship RFA Mounts Bay• Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland• tanker RFA Black Rover• patrol boat HMS Raider• Sea King helicopters from 846 Naval Air Squadron• Commando Lynx from 847 NAS• Lynx helicopters from 815 NAS•surveillance Sea Kings from 849 NAS•Hawk jets•green berets from the Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines, and• the amphibious skills of 539 Assault Squadron RM.[mappress]Source: mod, November 01, 2011center_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Wide-Ranging November 1, 2011 View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Navy Shows Wide-Ranging Abilities last_img read more

USS Bonhomme Richard Conducts Landing Operations with MV-22 Osprey

first_img View post tag: Bonhomme February 21, 2013 Training & Education USS Bonhomme Richard Conducts Landing Operations with MV-22 Osprey View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Bonhomme Richard Conducts Landing Operations with MV-22 Osprey View post tag: Navy View post tag: Landing View post tag: Naval View post tag: conducts View post tag: Operations View post tag: USS For the first time while forward-deployed, amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) conducted landing operations with the MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, Feb. 19.The MV-22 Osprey is designed as the medium-lift replacement for the Marine Corps CH-46E Sea Knight assault support helicopter. The Osprey can operate as a helicopter or a turboprop aircraft and offers twice the speed, six times the range and three times the payload of the CH-46E. “Today was the next stepping stone for Osprey’s introduction into the 7th Fleet,” said Cmdr. Hans Sholley, “air boss” aboard Bonhomme Richard. “After 40 years, this will be the last float with the frogs [Sea Knights] and we will miss them.”On board Bonhomme Richard, the two Ospreys conducted day time deck landing qualifications, carrier controlled approaches with the ship’s amphibious air traffic control center and short take off procedures. “This was my first time bringing in an Osprey,” said Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Barry Swanson. “I wasn’t nervous because of the training I received about the ins and outs of the MV-22s. The wind gusts are stronger than the 46’s, but I was able to anticipate that.”The Osprey measures more than 57 feet long, a wingspan of nearly 85 feet, a height of 22 feet, airspeed of 280 knots; and a max gross weight for a vertical take-off of 52,600 pounds and 57,000 pounds for a short take-off.The crew of an Osprey consists of a pilot, copilot and crew chief and is able to hold 24 combat-equipped troops. “This is part of a crawl, walk, run process that will get us ready for the next deployment and effectively integrate the MV-22 into this AOR [area of responsibility],” said Sholley.The MV-22 Osprey’s mission for the U.S. Marine Corp is the transportation of troops, equipment and supplies from ships and land bases for combat assault.The Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group, currently on deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, is made up of the Bonhomme Richard, USS Tortuga (LSD 46), USS Germantown (LSD 42) and reports to Commander, Amphibious Squadron 11, forward deployed to Sasebo, Japan.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 21, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Osprey View post tag: MV-22 View post tag: Richard Share this articlelast_img read more

Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistic Organization Seeks Contractor

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistic Organization Seeks Contractor View post tag: Naval September 20, 2013 View post tag: Logistic View post tag: Danish View post tag: acquisition View post tag: seeks Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistic Organization Seeks Contractor View post tag: Defence View post tag: CONTRACTOR Industry news View post tag: Defense Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) is looking for a contractor to provide sonar equipment for a period of 48 months from the date of the contract award.The framework agreement includes non-exclusive purchase of equipment, support and training needed for navigation sonars.Today Danish Navy vessels sail as patrol vessels in Greenland territorial waters. Large areas of these ice filled waters are still unsounded and unmapped. For safe navigation in uncharted waters these vessels will be equipped with navigation sonars.The navigation sonars shall provide reliable sonar image in ‘real time’ and data of water depths ahead of the vessels down to a depth that is safe for the vessels to pass over. The sonars shall be based on multi-beam technology.An essential feature shall be a sonar picture easy to interpret and which provides clear indication of underwater structures that may present navigational danger to the vessels. It is an important feature that operators only need to adjust a few parameters to optimize sonar performance.The sonars shall provide an underwater field of view covering at least a sector in front of the vessels. The sonars shall be mounted in forward part of the vessels and forward of a nearby down looking multi-beam survey sonar.Concurrent operation of navigation sonar and survey sonar should not cause interference for the survey sonar operating at 100 kHz frequency. The sonar transducer shall be protected from ice floating in seawater and around the hull. This may be accomplished by making the transducer retractable using a hoist or similar system.The framework agreement has a value between 3,000,000 and 10,000,000 DKK, and the tenders should be submitted by October 17, 2013.[mappress]Press Release, September 20, 2013; Image: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Organization Share this articlelast_img read more

NDSL Changes Command aboard USS Midway Museum

first_imgNavy Drug Screening Laboratory (NDSL), San Diego held a change of command ceremony, Sept. 5. View post tag: USS Midway Museum View post tag: Navy NDSL Changes Command aboard USS Midway Museum View post tag: Command View post tag: americas September 10, 2014 Authorities Share this article Lt. Cmdr. Matthew H. Jamerson relieved Capt. Lisa K. Kennemur as commanding officer. More than 100 Navy personnel, civilian staff, friends and family members gathered on board the USS Midway Museum for the ceremony.Capt. Scott R. Jonson, commanding officer of the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, Portsmouth, Virginia, served as the guest speaker. Jonson spoke about the accomplishments of Kennemur during her time as the NDSL commanding officer, and recognized the remarkable performance of the staff and leadership of NDSL San Diego over the past two years.“During Capt. Kennemur’s watch, the San Diego Navy Drug Screening Lab tested and reported results over 1.6 million specimens and supported over 200 legal proceedings with expert witness testimonies,” said Jonson. “Her efforts ensured Navy and Marine Corps commanders had timely and legally defensible results to take action against Service members who tested positive for illicit drug use.”During her remarks, Kennemur, whose promotion ceremony was one day prior to this ceremony, acknowledged the hard work and dedication of the NDSL San Diego staff.Kennemur was appointed by the Navy’s Surgeon General to serve as the next Radiation Health Specialty Leader at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery located in Falls Church, Virginia. Kennemur is the first female officer to be appointed to this leadership role in the Radiation Health Community’s 67 year history.The incoming commanding officer, Jamerson, was approved by the Navy’s surgeon general to fleet-up from his position as executive officer, NDSL San Diego.[mappress]Press Release, September 10, 2014; Image: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today NDSL Changes Command aboard USS Midway Museum View post tag: NDSL View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: changeslast_img read more

Raytheon Awarded Further Tomahawk Missiles Deal

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Raytheon Awarded Further Tomahawk Missiles Deal View post tag: deal View post tag: Missiles View post tag: Tomahawk View post tag: Naval February 27, 2015 View post tag: further Authorities View post tag: Navycenter_img View post tag: Awarded View post tag: News by topic Raytheon Missile Systems is being awarded a $122,4 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 114 Tomahawk Block IV All Up Round missiles for the Navy.The majority of work will be undertaken in Tucson, Arizona and Camden, Arkansas, and is expected to be completed in August 2017.Fiscal 2014 and 2015 weapons procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $122,443,911 are being obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.[mappress mapid=”15260″]Image: US Navy View post tag: americas View post tag: Raytheon Raytheon Awarded Further Tomahawk Missiles Deal Share this articlelast_img read more

RFA Argus Enters Portsmouth for Shipping Week

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today RFA Argus Enters Portsmouth for Shipping Week RFA Argus Enters Portsmouth for Shipping Week View post tag: Portsmouth Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Argus sailed into Portsmouth yesterday as part of the Royal Navy’s contribution to London International Shipping Week.RFA Argus, which has most recently returned from Sierra Leone as the UK’s government’s response to the crisis, will host a series of events on board while Type 23 frigate HMS Portland will represent the Senior Service in London – berthing alongside HMS Belfast in the Thames today.London International Shipping Week is the biggest event in the calendar for the global shipping industry. The event will include a discussion on maritime security.[mappress mapid=”16862″]Image: Royal Navy View post tag: europe Authoritiescenter_img Share this article View post tag: RFA Argus September 8, 2015 View post tag: SHIPPINGlast_img read more

US Navy carrier strike group starts South China Sea patrol

first_img Share this article View post tag: USS Carl Vinson US Navy carrier strike group starts South China Sea patrol View post tag: US Navy Authorities View post tag: South China Sea U.S Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and the attached carrier strike group entered the South China Sea and started patrols in the disputed region, the U.S. Navy announced on February.The start of “routine operations” comes a week after Beijing warned the U.S. not to challenge China’s sovereignty in the South China Sea.What is more, according to media reports, China is considering maritime law changes that could possibly require foreign ships to obtain China’s permission to enter its waters. Additionally, submarines would likely have to surface while transiting Chinese waters.Prior to starting the patrol, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), together with guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), and aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, trained off the islands of Hawaii and Guam to maintain and improve their readiness and develop cohesion as a strike group.The strike group recently enjoyed a port visit to Guam and after departing the Marianas, conducted operations in the Philippine Sea.Vinson last deployed to the Western-Pacific in 2015 and conducted a bilateral exercise with the Royal Malaysian Navy and Royal Malaysian Air Force in the South China Sea. Vinson first operated in the South China Sea in 1983 and in total, has operated there during 16 previous deployments over its 35 year history.“The training completed over the past few weeks has really brought the team together and improved our effectiveness and readiness as a strike group,” said Rear Adm. James Kilby, commander, CSG 1. “We are looking forward to demonstrating those capabilities while building upon existing strong relationships with our allies, partners and friends in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.”While deployed, the Carl Vinson CSG will remain under U.S. 3rd Fleet command and control, including beyond the international dateline, which previously divided operational areas of responsibility for 3rd and 7th Fleets. Third Fleet operating forward offers additional options to the Pacific Fleet commander by leveraging the capabilities of 3rd and 7th Fleets. This operational concept allows both numbered fleets to complement one another and provide the foundation of stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy carrier strike group starts South China Sea patrol February 19, 2017last_img read more

Royal Navy Lynx Mk8 tests Sea Venom/ANL missile

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Royal Navy Lynx Mk8 tests Sea Venom/ANL missile View post tag: Sea Venom View post tag: Royal Navy Share this article A Royal Navy Lynx Mk 8 helicopter recently performed air carriage and jettison trials of the MBDA-made Sea Venom/ANL anti-ship missile.According to the missile manufacturer, the trials proved that the missile can be integrated onto the Lynx and Super Lynx helicopters.Sea Venom/ANL has been developed to deliver an enhanced capability to replace existing and legacy systems such as the UK-developed Sea Skua and the French-developed AS15TT anti-ship missiles.Working together through the Defence Growth Partnership (DGP) initiative, the trials were conducted by MBDA, the UK Defence Solutions Centre (DSC), the Royal Navy and QinetiQ.The trials were undertaken in March at the Larkhill Range at Boscombe Down, and saw a Royal Navy Lynx Mk8 successfully conduct a series of air carriage trials prior to jettisoning two Sea Venom missiles fitted with telemetry kits.The 100 kg-class Sea Venom missile is one of the products of France and the United Kingdom’s collaboration on missile technologies. In UK service the missile is planned to be used from the AW159 Wildcat helicopter, while in France the DGA (Direction générale de l’armement – the French defence procurement agency) is currently conducting the development flight campaign for the missile on a Panther test bed helicopter.Sea Venom is a primarily anti-ship missile designed to destroy vessels ranging from FIAC (Fast Inshore Attack Craft), through medium sized FAC (Fast Attack Craft) up to large vessels such as Corvettes from safe stand-off ranges.According to MBDA, this missile also has a surface attack capability against coastal and land targets. Unlike legacy semi-active radar guided missiles, Sea Venom uses an imaging infrared seeker that offers ‘fire-and-forget’ capabilities in even the most complex littoral environments. Authoritiescenter_img View post tag: Lynx April 10, 2017 Royal Navy Lynx Mk8 tests Sea Venom/ANL missile View post tag: MBDAlast_img read more

USS Michael Murphy joins Carl Vinson CSG for deployment

first_img USS Michael Murphy joins Carl Vinson strike group for Western Pacific deployment Share this article View post tag: Carl Vinson Strike Group Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Michael Murphy joins Carl Vinson strike group for Western Pacific deployment US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) left its homeport of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on January 15, to join the Carl Vinson carrier strike group on a Western Pacific deployment.Michael Murphy deployed with a crew of approximately 320 sailors and a detachment of MH-60R helicopters from Helicopter Maritime Squadron (HSM) 37, the “Easyriders,” based out of Kaneohe Bay. The ship joined the strike group as it transited toward the Western Pacific.“The crew of USS Michael Murphy has trained extensively for this deployment and is ready to execute all missions as part of the Carl Vinson Strike Group and US 3rd Fleet,” said Cmdr. Kevin Louis, the ship’s commanding officer.The deployment marks the second time the Carl Vinson strike group will operate throughout the Indo-Pacific region under US 3rd Fleet’s command and control. The strike group became the first in recent history to demonstrate a command and control construct called Third Fleet Forward when units completed a six-month deployment last year.Michael Murphy operates under Destroyer Squadron 1. The squadron is deployed with Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Carrier Air Wing 2, guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 105). Authorities View post tag: USS Michael Murphy January 17, 2018 View post tag: US Navylast_img read more