Galway Downs Kicks Off With All-Clear First Horse Inspection

It’s all-clear at the first Galway Downs horse inspection! The Temecula, California, venue is hosting the USEF National CCI3*-L National Championships, marking the first time it’s been held in on the West Coast, as well as CCI2*-L and CCI4*-L divisions.

Additionally, two athletes are in contention for the John H. Fritz Trophy in the Young Rider National Championship. This trophy is awarded to the highest-placed athlete in the USEF Young Rider Eventing National Championship and is open to riders age 16 through 21. The athletes meeting this criteria are Charlotte Babbitt (South Lake Tahoe, Calif.) and 2 A.M. and Sophie Click (Snoqualmie, Wash.) and Quidproquo.

All horses presented for the horse inspection on Wednesday passed and will begin competition with dressage beginning at 1 p.m. PDT on Thursday.

Galway Downs International is also hosting the 2020 Adequan® USEF Futures Team Challenge – West Coast. The Futures Team Challenge provides an opportunity for eventing athletes to gain valuable team competition experience in an unofficial team scenario on home soil at the CCI3* and CCI4* levels. Read more about the Adequan USEF Futures Team Challenge and see the team rosters here.

USEF Network will stream the CCI2*-L, CCI3*-L, and CCI4*-L from Galway Downs through the end of competition on Saturday, Oct. 31. Watch the live stream here.

A few pics from yesterday’s jog … First things first, this is adorable!

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It’s our favorite time of year…….fall long format time!! Thank you to my crew for turning these beauties out today. All of the horses sailed through the trot up In style and we are looking forward to the first day of competition tomorrow with AEV Above Authority first in the ring. @galwaydownsequestrian is looking 🔥 with the upgrades. Huge effort put forth by their entire crew and we are very grateful. Thank you @_mgo__photography for these amazing shots!! Can’t wait for more! #teamnle #dreamteam #baysfordays #landrover #galwaydowns @fleeceworks @samshieldamerica @frilly__fillies @soless_visors @customsaddlery @auburn_laboratories @c4belts @profchoice @jump4joyusa @coat_defense @nupafeed__usa @devoucoux @ezupshelters @totalsaddlefit @mdc_stirrups @soundhoofconditioner @revitavet @flairstrips @nutrenafeed @premierequestrian @uptimeenergy @haygainUSA @flexineb @mannaprohorse @multiradiance @hylofit @frilly_fillies @neueschuleusa @neue_schule_bits @zarasylltd

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Ideal HX is accepted! #teamlilley #teamlilleyeventing

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Auburn and BSP Tuxedo accepted

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3 star time for Stoney! 🌟 Thank you @carolinedein for making him so beautiful ❤️ @earlmcfall35

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Galway Downs International Event and Horse Trials | October 28-November 1, 2020

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