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The Galway Downs International Event took place at Galway Downs in sunny Temecula, California this past weekend. In addition to Novice through Intermediate horse trials, Galway also hosted CCI2*-L, CCI3*-L, and CCI4*-L international divisions and a Hylofit USEA Classic Series Training Three-Day division. The USEA was on site providing coverage of the international and Training Three-Day divisions and you can see what we saw by taking a look through the lens.
Tamra Smith and En Vogue had a rail in hand going into today’s show jumping finale in the Galway Downs International CCI4*-L, so when the rail at fence three dropped they were still safe. However, when a second rail tipped in the triple combination, Sara Mittleider and La Paz moved up to the top spot, taking home the win on their dressage score of 33.3.
The final day of the Galway Downs International Event in Temecula, California dawned cold and sunny for the final horse inspection of the CCI4*-L, CCI3*-L, and CCI2*-L.
Under the setting sun in the Grand Prix arena at Galway Downs, in front of the crowd gathered in the VIP tent, the 17 horses and riders competing in the Hylofit USEA Classic Series Training Three-Day show jumped to see who would take home the blue ribbon.
Riders in the CCI4*-L, CCI3*-L, and CCI2*-L took their turn on the cross-country courses today at the Galway Downs International Event in Temecula, California. Jay Hambly designed the courses for the CCI4*-L and CCI3*-L while Burt Wood designed the course for the CCI2*-L.
The 17 horses entered in the Hylofit USEA Classic Series Training Three-Day at the Galway Downs International Event in Temecula, California passed the final horse inspection that took place this morning.
The second phase of competition for the Hylofit USEA Classic Series Training Three-Day took place this afternoon at the Galway Downs International Event in Temecula, California. Seventeen riders set forth to complete the roads and tracks, steeplechase, and cross-country portions of endurance day.
It was a good day for Tamra Smith at the Galway Downs International Event in Temecula, California, as she leads both the CCI3*-L and CCI4*-L divisions.
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.
Galway Downs Horse Trials, now in its 21st year, has been offering a CCI4*-L since 2010. The very first CCI3* (now CCI4*-L) in 2010 featured 19 competitors and Jennie Brannigan and Cambalda emerged as the winners. Galway Downs is the sole West Coast venue to offer a CCI4*-L during the year. Learn more about the history of the event and the venue in Galway Downs’ Events A-Z article.