Who Patted Their Horse the Best? Galway Downs International CCI3*-L Edition

I may be a sentimental sap, but the dressage photos that I love most aren’t the ones of toe-flinging extended trots across the diagonal, or dramatic uphill canters, or even the perfect flying change. They’re the pics snapped after the final salute, of riders showing their horses some well-deserved love for the big effort they just put forth.

Globe-trotting photog Sherry Stewart, who is freshly returned to the States after a tour of European eventing that took her from Boekelo to Le Lion d’Angers, is at Galway Downs International this week, capturing the action with her lens. You can check out her Thursday dressage photos in Kim Miller’s dressage report here. On behalf of EN, thank you ladies for bringing our readers ringside for West Coast eventing action year-round!

Our “Who Jumped It Best?” series is an EN tradition, but lately we’ve been mixing it up a bit, too! Here’s the latest reincarnation of a reader favorite — you know what to do, EN! Vote for your favorite photo in the poll below.

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Anna Stein & Zaboomafoo. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Kaitlin Vossler & Clear Approval. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Jess Hargrave & Regenmann. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Sophie Click & Quidproquo. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

James Alliston & Cassio’s Picasso KD. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Erin Kellerhouse & Woodford Reserve. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Maddy Mazzola & So Cool. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Tamie Smith & Danito. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Tamie Smith & No App For That. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Kaylawna Smith Cook & Passepartout. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Helen Bouscaren & Paper Jam. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Go Eventing.