04 February 2011

Save The Date For The Galway Downs International Horse Trials

(The Galway Downs International Horse Trials fast approach.  It's such a wonderful competition for those Eventers who reside or train on the western side of the continental divide. The CIC3* will also be an important leg in the Adequan Gold Cup Series - which holds a pot of $20K at then end of the trail! ~ed)
Updated: 2011-02-03

Temecula, Calif., Feb. 2, 2011 — Top riders and horses from all over the western United States and Canada will be heading to the Galway Downs International Horse Trials on March 31-April 3. The West Coast’s premier event will feature international competition at the CIC3*, CIC2* and CIC1* levels, as well as national competition from the advanced level down to the novice level.
The CIC3* will be the designated Adequan USEA Gold Cup division. Riders will have the chance to compete for extra prizes in addition to gaining points for the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Leaderboard. The year-end winner of the Gold Cup Series will be rewarded with a $20,000 check in addition to a year's supply of Adequan.

Media representatives should contact Press Officers John Strassburger and Heather Bailey for credentials prior to March 28 (707-217-5072 or phoenixenterprisespr@gmail.com).

The international horses will perform both their dressage tests and their show jumping rounds on Friday, and then they’ll run across the Ian Stark-designed cross-country course on Saturday afternoon to determine the winners. The CIC awards, including $13,000 in prize money, will be presented at 6:00 Saturday evening. The national divisions will complete their competition on Sunday.

The Galway Downs International Horse Trials are made possible by these generous sponsors: Professional’s Choice, CWD Saddlery, Adequan and the USEA Gold Cup Series, Sunsprite Warmbloods, Voltaire Design, Point Two Air Jackets, Revere Saddlery, Auburn Laboratories Inc. and Advanced Protection Formula, Big Horse Feed, Equine Insurance of California, Geranium Street Equestrian, Riding’s Publications Inc., Smartpak Equine, and Sonoma Saddle Shop.

General admission for the Galway Downs International Horse Trials is $8 per day in advance, $10 at the gate. VIP tickets—which include seating in the ringside tent, lunch and a full selection of beverages—are also available for $55 per day in advance. For advance reservations, go to www.galwaydowns.com.

For more information on the Galway Downs International Horse Trials, visit their website (www.galwaydowns.com) or call 951-303-0405. To learn more about eventing, visit the U.S. Eventing Association’s website (www.useventing.com).

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