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Success at the 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) continued for Daniel Deusser (GER) as he and Scuderia 1918 Tobago Z, owned by Stephex and Scuderia 1918, put forth a brilliant double-clear effort to be crowned champion of the $214,000 Grand Prix CSIO4*, presented by JTWG, Inc. on Sunday, March 7, in the International Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC).WEF 9 brings CSI5* competition, along with a concurrent CSI2*, back to the International Arena at PBIEC on March 10-14 sponsored by Fidelity Investments® with weekly highlights including: the $37,000 Douglas Elliman Real Estate 1.45m CSI5* on Wednesday, Thursday’s $73,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup Round 9, the $37,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.45m Classic CSI5*and $50,000 Wellington Equestrian Realty Grand Prix CSI2* on Saturday, the $401,000 Fidelity Investments® Grand Prix CSI5* as part of “Saturday Night Lights,” and the $73,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic CSI5* and on Sunday. All feature classes will be available live and on-demand on the livestream.A total of 50 entries including six of the top 12 riders in the world, challenged the opening round track set by Steve Stephens (USA) and Nick Granat (USA), with eight pairs qualifying to return for the jump-off. Sixth to contest the subsequent round, Deusser and the 13-year-old Zangersheide stallion by Tangelo Vd Zuuthoeve x Mr Blue executed the track flawlessly, shaving nearly a second off the leading time to finish in 36.45 seconds.“To be honest, I only saw Andre [Thieme] on the way to the last jump,” said Deusser of the combination holding the lead before he entered the ring. “I didn’t really get to see what kind of strides he did everywhere. I had already put together my plan. I know he is very good in short turns to the vertical like [jump] number three. I think maybe there I left one out and had a good turn to the double too, and he was pretty smooth down the straight lines, so I think I had quite a good jump-off.”The aforementioned Andre Thieme (GER) and Chakaria, owned by Pferdemanagement and Marketing, held on to second position with their double-clear effort. Thieme and the 11-year-old German Sport Horse mare stopped the timers in 37.49 seconds.“This is my number one horse, and I took my time with her the last few years because I realized pretty early on what I had with her,” said Thieme. “She’s pretty special in every way and now slowly we’ve been working on going faster. My problem with her was that she was always a bit too cranky in the turns but now I’ve had very good results over the last year, and she’s getting quicker and quicker. Today I thought maybe it would be enough, then realized to the last jump I had to do one more [stride] and of course someone like Daniel uses that chance right away. I’m a little bit disappointed with myself, but I’m very happy with my horse.Teddy Vlock (ISR) and Amsterdam 27, Mario Deslauriers’ former ride. (Sportfot photo)A fairly new partnership continued to develop successfully as 23-year-old Teddy Vlock (ISR) and Amsterdam 27, owned by Vlock Show Stables, LLC, completed the jump-off track leaving all the jumps in their cups in 37.91 seconds. Vlock, who only acquired the 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding by Catoki x Acord II in January, was thrilled with their third-place finish.“I couldn’t possibly be more excited,” said Vlock with a big smile. “He is an amazing horse, and I’ve only ridden him in about four shows now. Every time I get him in [the ring], I learn something new about him and it’s a very good partnership so I’m ecstatic.”Speaking of what he has learned of his new mount, Vlock said, “Today I think I understood more. I’m fortunate to have other horses I’ve had longer partnerships with that are the same caliber as him, but they go a little bit different. I have learned what place to put him in and how to ride the horse to give him the best chance of jumping clear. As a less experienced rider than these guys [Deusser and Thieme], it takes me a little bit longer to figure it out. I’m so happy with everything today.”Deusser continues to rack up wins at WEF and is happy to have his top partner with him in Wellington, Florida. He and the talented stallion ‘Tobi’ won the Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup during WEF 7, less than a week after the horse arrived on American soil.“I’ve been spoiled already,” said Deusser. “He had a bit of time off last year and came back end of season last year which was already not a perfect time because of COVID, but to be honest every competition he went to he came back with good results. He did his last competition in December and has had basically two months off. I think he even enjoyed the time without me at home.“He’s been my number one horse for a long time,” continued Deusser, “and he knows exactly when he has to show up. In the warmup ring he’s pretty quiet, but he comes in the ring and he knows what to do.”Prior to the jump-off, the Kate Nash Boone Style Award was presented by Michael Meller to Jessica Springsteen to honor the memory of Kate’s support and love of “all things equestrian.” The 2021 winner was selected by a judges panel, stewards, and ringmaster as the international equestrian who exemplified the best style of riding along with maintaining a sportsmanlike composure while competing in the CSIO at WEF.The “Cheers” Perpetual Trophy in Memory of Niall Grimes was presented to Bertram Allen as the leading rider representing Ireland in total money won in CSIO classes this past week. Niall Grimes was an accomplished equestrian whose lifelong dream was to represent Ireland in a Nation’s Cup Class. It was at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Palm Beach that Niall realized his dream.Final Results: 214,000 Grand Prix CSIO4*, presented by JTWG, Inc.1. SCUDERIA 1918 TOBAGO Z: 2008 Zangersheide stallion by Tangelo Vd Zuuthoeve x Mr BlueDANIEL DEUSSER (GER), Stephex and Scuderia 1918: 0/0/36.452. CHAKARIA: 2010 DSP mare by Chap 47 x Askari 173ANDRE THIEME (GER), Pferdemanagement & Marketing: 0/0/37.493. AMSTERDAM 27: 2010 Holsteiner gelding by Catoki x Acord IITEDDY VLOCK (ISR), Vlock Show Stables, LLC: 0/0/37.914. DICAS: 2009 Rheinlander gelding by Diarado x Cassini IMARGIE ENGLE (USA), Storm Ridge Capital LLC, Show Horses, Garber & Gladewinds Partners LLC: 0/0/38.845. DEZ OOKTOFF: 2008 KWPN stallion by Colandro x Lys RougeROBERTO TERAN TAFUR (COL), Roberto Teran Tafur: 0/0/39.876. LEVIS DE MUZE: 2011 BWP stallion by Elvis Ter Putte x Heroine De MuzeIOLI MYTILINEOU (GRE), Elia Construction SA: 0/0/40.807. PRESENCE: 2008 Holsteiner stallion by Contendro II x UlibraMARIA COSTA (USA), Ravello Farms, LLC: 0/4/36.728. CASTLEFIELD VEGAS: 2010 ISH gelding by Cassino x Lux ZBERTRAM ALLEN (IRL), Martin Egan: 0/4/35.579. VINCI DE BEAUFOUR: 2009 Selle Français gelding by Diamant de Semilly x HeartbreakerDARRAGH KENNY (IRL), Devon MacNeil: 4/71.8210. LEONE JEI: 2012 KWPN gelding by Baltic Vdl x CorlandMARTIN FUCHS (SUI), Adolfo Jui: 4/72.34 Tags: PBIEC, WEF, Amsterdam, Daniel Deusser, Winter Equestrian Festival, Scuderia 1918 Tobago Z, Teddy Vlock, $214000 Grand Prix CSIO4*, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! 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28SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Kwesi Charles Kwesi Charles is the founder of CredUView Consulting & Cooperative Capital Limited. A Finance Professional and Video Gamer at heart, CredUView works with Credit Unions, Banks and Other financial institutions … Details Member Education plays a fundamental role in any credit union…everyone would agree! My question to you though is HOW ARE YOU EDUCATING YOUR MEMBERS? and my second question would be ARE YOU EDUCATING YOUR MEMBERS ON THE OPERATIONAL FUNCTIONS OF THE CREDIT UNION? I have written previously on the critical importance of the Education Committee’s role. If the education committee isn’t optimal, the organization will be at a disadvantage. Education delivery is also connected to the strategy of the marketing department. Use education to: P1: Develop the members as part of your core CU philosophy – CU Hierarchy of NeedsP2: Position the organization in the mind of the members.Humans crave knowledge…….use it to your advantage. Education empowers…Education creates opportunities!!! Think of upskilling members which then leads to wealth creation which leads to increased business for the CU and the operating community. Remember the relevance of the CU is LESS about your financial products, ANYBODY could offer that….it’s more about you helping/advance your members which includes your financial products! Every credit union OUGHT TO HAVE A LINKED Educational Development Strategy beyond that of just the act of delivering the education. Think of it as a school with a career guidance department. The Digital Era has provided countless opportunities for learning in the forms of blogging, video content, webinars, online learning, email listing, etc. The digital era has also changed methods of communication which is connected to our foundation as humans – learning through visual [memes, infographics]. These forms now have a wider reach and in most instances cheaper. As you aim to establish your position in the minds of the members, how are you using these digital platforms to educate your members? By educating I mean on various topics which are seen as important. Given the range of membership demographics, I would suggest a mix of physical and digital learning. Digital allows greater flexibility and it aids in you building around the member. Digital Learning MUST be a KEY PART OF YOUR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION STRATEGY Here are some points to note:P1: If ALL of your member learning opportunities are physical, its directly correlated to WHO is on your education committee in addition to the overall lack of digital thrust of your organization which can be tied to where it begins – The Boardroom. Don’t let digital just be an app or website or being on a Social Media Channel. It’s much deeper! Learning/Teaching is a major opportunity.P2: There are countless websites/Instagram Pages/Thought Leaders which/who provide usable nuggets to engage to teach your audience via your social platforms. For Finance, there is Business Insider, Investing Simple, Business Advice Daily, Entrepreneurship Facts, Inc, Mottley Fool & Harvard Business Review to name a view. DONT USE YOUR SOCIAL TO ONLY PUSH PRODUCT TO MEMBERS!!!!!…….. Empower, Teach and even Edutertain! I’ve noticed in Trinidad and Tobago, Works Credit Union has embarked on an infographic learning/empowerment via their social platforms using information from some of the pages mentioned above which is commendable. I’ve noticed the increased engagement! Sometimes you don’t have to recreate the wheel. There is readily available information. Let’s GO WORKS CU #worksuniversityP3: Physical Learning is Cost Heavy with many limitations. As the CU grows, ALWAYS AIM to align yourself with a like organization who can take you to the future. If your Learning Partner doesn’t have a digital presence….have a second think. The future doesn’t regress and you need to save cost with increased delivery.P4: If you don’t know where to start……..you can have a discussion with me. Here is the thing. There are content creators/bloggers/teachers/thought leaders/experts etc. who already provide digital learning. Establish a partnership to deliver learning to your members. There are platforms such as Google Trends, keywordseverywhere,Buzzsumo, Answerthepublic and Ubersuggest which give you insights in terms of what people are searching for, talking about, the best platform to engage, etc. If you realize Video Production Using Smartphones is buzzing……offer that! Remember it’s not about you, it’s about the current and future member!P5: Offer Your Staff Paid Rewards to Deliver Learning Based on Skillset – My question to this is why not? If your staff members are skilled in something which can be offered to your members…. utilize them!I do trust that you can use member education to not only enhance member knowledge but also build loyalty and brand awareness as your CU competes in the era of exponential noise.
LOS ANGELES >> Don Mattingly was so determined to avoid the commotion surrounding the Dodgers’ home opener Friday, he left his Manhattan Beach home more than seven hours before the first pitch.With the return of outfielder Matt Kemp and Hyun-Jin Ryu making his third start in six games when the Dodgers host the San Francisco Giants at 1:10 p.m. (SportsNet L.A. on TV, AM-570 on radio), the Dodgers manager had too much on his mind to get caught up in morning traffic.Mattingly wishes Yasiel Puig would have followed his lead, but the Cuban outfielder arrived late to batting practice, causing Mattingly to alter a plan he undoubtedly gave some thought during his commute.Kemp was originally left off the lineup card, but will bat second in place of Puig, who will reportedly not play at all Friday. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Ryu (1-0) has yet to allow a run in 12 innings this season. The South Korean allowed just two hits in five innings of a 7-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the final game of the opening series in Sydney, Australia. Ryu started the Dodgers’ U.S. opener Sunday, pitching seven shutout innings in San Diego only for the Padres to score three runs off Brian Wilson in the eighth inning of the Dodgers’ only loss of the season.Opposing Ryu on the mound Friday will be the Giants’ Ryan Vogelsong, who is making his season debut after going 4-6 last season with a 5.73 ERA.