Galway Downs has been a main staple on any West Coast eventer’s calendar for decades. The Temecula, California venue hosts events ranging from Starter through the CCI4*-L levels, as well as competitions for other disciplines, throughout each year. In order to sustain the ongoing improvements at Galway Downs, an annual fundraiser has been run for the last two decades to raise money to support the upcoming season. Entries for this year’s fundraiser clinic, happening Jan. 18-19, are now open.
The Galway Downs Fundraiser Clinic is a fantastic opportunity for riders of all levels to come and learn from a variety of trainers. Coaches donate their time for the weekend clinic, and riders are given the option to sign up for lessons with the clinician of their choosing. This year, Ian Stark will return as a featured clinician, offering private lessons throughout the weekend.
“(We have enjoyed) 21 years of support from the base of trainers and competitors that helped to make our events happen,” Galway Downs and Del Mar Eventing Event Director Robert Kellerhouse said. “We are honored to host this unique educational experience.”
Riders can opt for lessons for riders such as Debbie Rosen, Hawley Bennett-Awad, Jennifer Wooten-Macouzet, Tamie Smith, Olivia Loiacono, and many more for a total fee of $250, which typically includes two lessons (small groups are put together according to level), stabling, and a Saturday night dinner.
Sign-ups for the Galway Downs Fundraiser Clinic can be completed here, and early reservations are recommended to secure your spot. Don’t miss out on an incredible opportunity to learn from some of the best riders in the country and support one of the top Area VI event venues while you’re at it!