Who Jumped It Best? Galway Downs International Open Prelim Edition

Galway Downs International took place last weekend, March 28-31, in Temecula, California, and press officer/all-round superwoman Kim Miller was out on course photographing the action. She kindly sent us these photos of Open Prelim pairs tackling some waterfowl, and by now you know the drill: Take a look at the photos and vote in the poll at the bottom of the post for which horse and rider you think present the best overall picture over the jump!

The picturesque venue heats up again in May with the Galway Downs Spring H.T. (May 10-12), featuring a Preliminary Challenge Preview with $2,500 in prize money for both the Training and Preliminary divisions, as well as a Sunday finale round and brunch honoring Mother’s Day. Entries for that event are open now with a closing date of April 23.

Two weekends later at northern California’s Woodside Horse Park, The Spring Event at Woodside (May 24-26) will be headlined by The Preliminary Challenge, offering $15,000 in prize money in both the horse and rider divisions with final show jumping rounds to be contested in reverse order of go in front of a packed house of Saturday Evening Gala guests. Entries open tomorrow, April 9, and close May 7.

Lots to get excited about! In the meantime, who jumped it best? Click here to view final scores from Galway, and here for EN’s coverage of the event. Go Eventing.

Lauren LoPiccolo & Diego. Photo by Kim Miller.

Helen Bouscaren & Paper Jam. Photo by Kim Miller.

Jess Hargrave & Regenmann. Photo by Kim Miller.

Lauren Burnell & Counterpoint. Photo by Kim Miller.

Rebecca Braitling & Dassett Richochet. Photo by Kim Miller.

Darcie Kerkhoven & Vive. Photo by Kim Miller.

Maddy Temkin & E’Zar. Photo by Kim Miller.