Home News Product Reviews Health & Fitness Features Healthy Eating

ARCHIVE NEWS

If it is not your content, try to search here:
Other Sports - 09. July 2008.

Successful week for Liz Halliday culminates in first win for Donovan


A busy, successful week of Eventing ended on a high for dual-sportswoman Liz Halliday, as she and her young horse Donovan claimed their first British Eventing victory at the Eridge Horse Trials.

The New Zealand-bred horse scored his maiden win with a superb performance at the One Day Event on Sunday which saw him triumph in the Novice category. A fine opening Dressage test saw Donovan and Halliday placed second overall and they backed up that early promise with clear rounds in both the Cross Country and Show Jumping sections to take victory. Donovan’s win came just four days after another fine display in Wednesday’s Stonar School One Day Event which saw him placed fifth in the Novice category and highlighted his continuing promise.

“I’m delighted with the rapid progress he is making,” said Halliday. “It was a first win for both of us in British Eventing, and more importantly it showed his huge potential. Eridge was a tricky course, but he tried very hard and showed his class. I might look to do an international CIC* and CCI* with him later in the year, but there’s no point in rushing him too much as he’s still very young and I want to make sure he is well established at novice level before moving on.”

Halliday also ran Oscar at the Rolleston horse trials on Saturday in his first full Advanced level competition, and was equally as pleased with his eighth placed finish. He was second after Dressage, and jumped a double clear on the Cross Country and Show Jumping tests which helped him to finish with the strong top 10 result.

“A lot of horses had rails down in the show jumping, so the fact that he was clear was really encouraging” said Liz. “I withdrew him from his last Advanced event as he wasn’t himself and had many rails down, so this was a huge step forward. As long as we keep working hard, I think that his results will only improve.”

The previous weekend saw Halliday in action at Salperton Park with runs for Fox(Advanced-Intermediate) and Oscar (Intermediate). Fresh from her stint commentating for Eurosport at the Le Mans 24 Hours, Liz returned to the eventing arena with strong runs for both horses, leaving them well prepared for their up-coming bigger events.

Next on the agenda this weekend is the Barbury Castle Horse Trials where both Fox and Donovan will compete. Fox is entered into the highly contended International CIC*** category, with Donovan entered in the Novice section.

“It’s a big run for Fox because most of the Olympic team horses will be there before they head to Hong Kong for the games this summer, and there will be some very stiff competition. I’m looking forward to it as it will be my first time competing at Barbury, and I think that it will be a great run for both of us at this point in the season. Fox is in good form and I am sure that he is up for it!”

Thank you so much, if you tweet or share
Women sport news - Sportswomen of the year awards 2014 shortlist announced – get voting!

THE SHORTLIST of finalists for The Sunday Times and Sky Sports Sportswomen of the Year Awards 2014 has been confirmed – and the British public has the opportunity to vote for the leading female sports team of this year.

Women sport news - Opals star Taylor inks deal with Dandenong

Australia national team star Penny Taylor has signed an agreement with Dandenong Rangers which will see her play club basketball in her homeland for the first time in more than a decade.

29. October 77
Women sport news - Porsche extends its successful tennis partnership with Germany

Porsche extends its successful tennis partnership with Germany

The automotive manufacturer has extended its contract as the Premium Partner of the Deutsche Tennis Bund (DTB – German Tennis Association) and the sponsor of Porsche Team Germany and Porsche Talent Team Germany for a further three years until 2017.

29. October 66
Women sport news - Blatchford Wins Second Title In Two Months

Blatchford Wins Second Title In Two Months

After securing her second WSA World Tour title in two months at The Manulife Investments WSA Tournament at Club Meadowvale in Canada, USA number three Olivia Blatchford has boosted her chances of improving on her highest world ranking of 32 in next month's WSA list.

28. October 119
Women sport news - Rio Olympic and Paralympic triathlon test event dates confirmed for 2015

Rio Olympic and Paralympic triathlon test event dates confirmed for 2015

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) today announced that dates for test events ahead of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games have been confirmed. The 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Olympic Qualification Event and World Paratriathlon Event will be held August 1-2.

28. October 125
Women sport news - It's silver for Gemma Steel in her quickest time at the Great South Run

It's silver for Gemma Steel in her quickest time at the Great South Run

Gemma Steel gave another demonstration of her outstanding quality in a tremendous race in the Great South Run on Sunday.

27. October 134
Women sport news - ISU GP Hilton HHonors Skate America Day 3.

ISU GP Hilton HHonors Skate America Day 3.

Yuko Kavaguti/Alexander Smirnov of Russia claimed the Skate America Pairs title. Radionova skates to Gold.

27. October 110
Women sport news - “Iron Hammer” takes heart from encouraging new start

“Iron Hammer” takes heart from encouraging new start

It had been 16 years since China last stepped foot on the podium at the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship, but their success at Italy 2014 earlier this month offers much encouragement

Part of staying healthy and fit is avoiding the abuse of alcohol or other substances. If you or somebody you know has a problem with substance abuse, we highly recommend the Ohio drug rehab center at The Ridge.
UP
Have you read it?
Sportswomen of the year awards 2014 shortlist announced – get voting!

THE SHORTLIST of finalists for The Sunday Times and Sky Sports Sportswomen of the Year Awards 2014 has been confirmed – and the British public has the opportunity to vote for the leading female sports team of this year.

Opals star Taylor inks deal with Dandenong

Australia national team star Penny Taylor has signed an agreement with Dandenong Rangers which will see her play club basketball in her homeland for the first time in more than a decade.

Please follow us