What’s On Tap: The Eventing Championships at Galway Downs

The grand entrance into the main arena at Galway Downs, which also plays host to international show jumping and dressage competition. There’s also a full Thoroughbred training track in operation here. Photo by Tina Fitch Photography.

We aren’t quite done yet! Two major events remain on the U.S. calendar before we get an ever-so-brief break from competition. They’re two exciting ones, too, and located in some of the more enviable locations for horse events, if you ask me.

First up this weekend is the Eventing Championships at Galway Downs, which begins tomorrow with First Horse Inspections and pre-event activities. You can view the full schedule for the action-packed weekend here.

Galway Downs is hosting a full roster of fall championships: 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 USEA Area VI Championships, as well as the popular Challenge divisions for all National divisions. Prize money for the event totals $100,000, with $50k up for grabs in the Defender CCI4*-L division.

2021 Galway Downs International CCI4*-L winner Alexandra MacLeod & Newmarket Jack (PC: Tina Fitch Photography)

The 4*-L features a 12-combination entry list:

  • Rebecca Braitling and Caravaggio II
  • Sophie Click and Tarantino 54 + Quidproquo
  • Dana Cooke and FE Quattro
  • Ariel Grald and Diara
  • Tommy Greengard and Joshuay MBF
  • Liz Halliday and Cooley Nutcracker + Shanroe Cooley
  • Emilee Libby and Toska
  • Tamie Smith and Cooley By Design + Kynan + Elliot V

You can check out the full entry list for all divisions here. 

And yes, you’ll be able to watch live, for free! Bookmark the Ride On Video live streams here and here — I’ll update this post with the schedule once it’s available.

Want to get in on the action and earn some great karma while you’re at it? There are still several openings for volunteers — click here to sign up for a shift!

Stay tuned for much more from Galway right here on EN!

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