The FEI divisions at Galway Downs wrapped up yesterday, with Rolex-bound James Alliston and Tivoli taking home the top spot after a double clear cross country run. Barb Carbo and Over Easy won the CIC2* and Heather Morris and Russell’s Reserve conquered the CIC*.
A few of the FEI top finishers provided their thoughts on cross country day in a post-ride press conference, commenting that Ian Stark’s course did exactly what it needed to this weekend. Rolex Rookie John Michael Durr said his mare really jumped well over the course, even though he’s still battling some nerves leading up to his CCI4* debut.
Jolie Wentworth, who is returning to Kentucky this year with Goodknight, also said she was thrilled with how her weekend went. “I feel like I have kind of really come back now,” she said of her comeback tour after giving birth to her first daughter. “I’ve had all winter and now all spring and I’ve kind of gotten my legs back underneath me now, and it feels great.”
You can hear more of the riders’ thoughts on cross country day below. We’d like to thank Ride On Video and Frankie Thieriot for all of their hard work this weekend. The highlight videos are a great way to keep abreast of the action, and we really appreciate all of the effort made by the Ride On team and Frankie.