Exciting news for all you West coasters — and honorary West coasters heading out for Galway Downs’ Fall International (November 1-5) in Temecula, CA: the prize pool across FEI and Challenge divisions has hit its initial goal of $100,000.
Riders will compete for the following prize monies:
- $50,000 in the CCI4*-L
- $21,000 in the CCI3*-L
- $12,000 in the CCI 2*-L
- $6,000 in the CCI1*
- Plus, $2,500 in each Challenge division
The prize pot makes the trek for any riders based east of Area VI sweeter, and while we’re not sure yet what the final roster will look like, Dallas-based upper level rider Rebecca Brown is one making the trip.
The prize money is icing on the cake of what Dallas-based eventer Rebecca Brown describes as a reliably great experience for horse and rider. The fact that she’ll get to compete her new partner Trust Pommex Z in the USEF CCI2*-L National Eventing Championships is “certainly a factor in coming,” says Rebecca of her decision to drive 24 hours to Galway. “But it is more important to me in the long run that my horse get exposed to a lot of great things and that he has a great experience.”
Entries will remain open until October 17, so be sure to get them in. Galway Downs is host this year to a slew of championships and Challenge divisions: the 2023 USEF CCI2*-L and USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championships and the 2023 USEF Eventing Young Rider National Championships, presented by USEA. The event will also host Area VI Championships as well as Challenge divisions for Beginner Novice/Novice, Training/Novice, Modified/Training, and Prelim/Modified hybrid divisions.