The Galway Downs International Event kicked off this afternoon in Temecula, California with the first horse inspection for the CCI4*-L, CCI3*-L, and CCI2*-L international divisions as well as the Hylofit USEA Classic Series Training Three-Day.
First, the Training Three-Day President of the Ground Jury Amanda Miller (USA) evaluated the 18 horses in the division. Emma Rusank and The Honey Factor were the only pair sent to the hold, but they were passed upon reinspection.
Then, the 13 horses in the CCI3*-L came forward before the ground jury of Jane Hamlin (USA), Robert Stevenson (USA), and Bea di Grazia (USA). All horses were passed upon first inspection.
Jane Hamlin, Robert Stevenson, and Helen Brettell (GBR) inspected the six competitors in the CCI4*-L. All were passed upon first inspection.
Finally, 46 horses were presented to Jane Hamlin, Robert Stevenson, and Helen Brettell for the CCI2*-L. Dana Chase and Chatsworth Veyron were the only pair that did not pass inspection.
Dressage for the Training Three-Day, CCI3*-L, and CCI4*-L begins at 2:00 p.m. this afternoon. The CCI2*-L will perform their dressage tests tomorrow starting at 8:00 a.m.
This is it! The weekend we've all been waiting for is finally here - the return to competition has arrived! After nearly three months of suspended competitions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept the country and the world, riders are shining up their boots and preparing to trot down the centerline. While our "new normal" will certainly look different than things did before the pandemic, these new regulations are in place for all our safety.
The return to competition upon us! This week on the show Nicole Brown is joined by Sinead Halpin Maynard to talk about how you can make sure you and your horse are prepared to get back to competing.
The Fair Hill Organizing Committee (FHOC), an affiliate of the Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland (The Sport Corp.), today announced the inaugural Maryland Five-Star at Fair Hill will take place October 14-17, 2021. Health and safety factors, in addition to other challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, led to a final decision to postpone the international three-day eventing competition originally scheduled for this October at the newly constructed Special Event Zone at Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area in Cecil County, Maryland.
Apple Knoll Farm in Millis, Massachusetts (Area I) was scheduled to host two one-day events in 2020 offering Training, Novice, and Beginner Novice divisions. Their May event was forced to cancel due to COVID-19, but their September event is planning to run as scheduled.