Nov 01, 2022

Fast Facts: 2022 Galway Downs International

By Meagan DeLisle - USEA Staff

The second-to-last CCI4*-L of the 2022 calendar year kicks off this week in Temecula, California at the Galway Downs International Event & H.T. This event features competition from the Beginner Novice level through the Preliminary national levels and has a CCI2*-L, CCI3*-L, and CCI4*-L as well. There are 44 horse and rider pairs lined up to contest the FEI divisions being offered at Galway, who will bring home the top prize?

The Field:

  • James Alliston’s CCI4*-L entry the 13-year-old Hanoverian gelding Paper Jam (Papparazzo x Reely Jamin XX), owned by his wife Helen Alliston, is coming into the weekend off of a recent win at the Advanced level last month at the Ram Tap H.T. and prior to that came home Reserve Champion in August in the $60,000 Adequan® USEA Advanced Final which took place during the 2022 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds.
  • Kaylawna Smith-Cook has two entries in the four-star division: MB Group LLC’s 12-year-old German Sport Horse mare MB MaiBlume and Gretchen Cook’s 13-year-old German Sport Horse gelding Passepartout (Pasco x Preschel). Both horses had top-three finishes in the CCI4*-S at Twin Rivers in September of this year.
  • Rounding out the CCI4*-L entries is Sophia Click and her own 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding Quidproquo (Quidado x Waleila). This is the pair’s first long-format four-star of the 2022 season, but they are coming into the weekend at Galway Downs off of a top-ten finish in the Advanced division at Ram Tap just last month.
  • Alliston is the busiest rider of the CCI4*-L field with two entries in the CCI3*-L and one in the CCI2*-L as well.
  • Of all of the FEI divisions, the Thoroughbred is the most popular breed with eight entries across the board. Oldenburgs run a close second, however, with seven entries.
  • Galway Downs is serving as the first-ever West Coast host of the MARS Bromont Rising U25 program.

The Facts:

  • Alec Lochore (GBR) is the FEI technical delegate with Sue Ockendon (CAN) assisting.
  • Peter Gray (CAN) is the president of the ground jury of the CCI4*-L and will be assisted by Marilyn Payne (USA) and Robyn Fisher (USA).
  • Clayton Fredericks (AUS) is the cross-country course designer for the FEI divisions.
  • Marc Donovan (USA) is the show jumping course designer.
  • The CCI4*-L is a qualifier for the $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final that will take place at the USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds.

The FEI Competition Schedule

Wednesday, November 3

  • 4:00 p.m. - All FEI horse inspections

Thursday, November 4

  • 8:00 a.m. - All FEI dressage

Friday, November 5

  • 10:00 a.m. - All FEI cross-country

Saturday, November 6

  • 8:00 a.m. - All FEI second horse inspections
  • 9:30 a.m. - All FEI show jumping

Helpful Links

Don't forget to follow the USEA’s event coverage on social media!

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Nov 30, 2022 Classic Series

2022 USEA Classic Series Season Comes to a Close at Ram Tap

In the final USEA Classic Series event of 2022, three horse and rider pairs rode their way to the top of the podium in the Training, Novice, and Beginner Novice 3-Day divisions offered during the Ram Tap Horse Park Horse Trials which took place November 18-20 in Fresno, California.

Nov 29, 2022 Eventing News

US Equestrian Announces Bid Allocation for Week 10 of the 2023-2027 U.S. Eventing Calendar

US Equestrian opened a bid process for one event to host the Advanced level in Area 3 on Week 10 for 2023-2027 due to an event cancellation. The bid process was conducted in accordance with the 2023-2027 U.S. Eventing Calendar CCI4*-L, CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, & Advanced Policies and Procedures. The USEF Eventing Strategic Calendar Review Task Force made recommendations to the USEF Eventing Sport Committee who made recommendations for final approval by the USEF Board of Directors.

Nov 29, 2022 Area Championships

Crabo, Keyser, and Martin Conclude 2022 Season with Area X Championship Honors

Concluding the 2022 Area Championships season was the Area X Championships held during the SAzEA H.T. which took place November 19-20 in Tucson, Arizona. Three Championship divisions were offered, allowing three horse and rider pairs the opportunity to conclude their 2022 eventing season by being crowned champion!

Nov 28, 2022 Instructors

The Importance of a Secure and Balanced Position in all Three Eventing Phases

“The highest priority must be given by instructors to developing in their riders a correct, balanced, supple, effective, and independent seat for dressage and for jumping.” - “Teaching Principles” in the new ECP Eventing Handbook by the Levels

Official Corporate Sponsors of the USEA

Official Joint Therapy Treatment of the USEA

Official Feed of the USEA

Official Saddle of the USEA

Official Real Estate Partner of the USEA

Official Equine Insurance of the USEA

Official Forage of the USEA

Official Supplement Feeding System of the USEA

Official Outerwear of the USEA

Official Competition & Training Apparel of the USEA