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Galway Downs

November 3, 2012

Alliston Aces Galway Downs Cross-Country Test

Temecula, Calif.—Nov. 3

There’s no doubt that James Alliston has an excellent Galway Downs streak going. Alliston won the three-star here last fall with Jumbo’s Jake, and he also won the CIC*** this spring with “Jake.” Then today, Alliston jumped himself in the first- and second-placed positions after cross-country in the CCI***, with Tivoli and Jake, respectively.

But while Alliston might be the most successful man at Galway this weekend, he was definitely the busiest this afternoon; he was sitting on three out of 12 three-star starters.

November 2, 2012

Schoensgreen Hanni Shows Her Heart In Galway Downs CCI*** Dressage

Temecula, Calif.—Nov. 2

A few weeks ago, Michael Pollard scrapped all plans he had for Schoensgreen Hanni’s fall season. While the mare was originally entered in the Fair Hill CCI*** (Md.), veterinarians found a problem with her heartbeat during the routine in-barn inspections at that event.

April 1, 2012

Snap Decision II Coasts To Galway Downs Advanced Win

Temecula, Calif., April 1

Jeanine Allred hadn’t gone advanced in 11 years before this weekend and her horse, Snap Decision II, hadn’t ever set his hooves on a blue-numbered track. But that didn’t stop Allred and “Fuzzy” from putting in a nearly foot-perfect weekend, adding just 8.0 cross-country time penalties to their dressage score of 41.3 to win the division over James Alliston and Parker II. They survived an iffy moment at one oxer to leave all the rails in the cups in show jumping today.

March 31, 2012

Alliston Makes It His Day At Galway Downs

Temecula, Calif., March 31

James Alliston had a good Saturday—a great one, even—at Galway Downs today. He won the CIC*** aboard Jumbo’s Jake, and he placed second in the same division on Tivoli. He’s also leading the advanced on Parker II after a solid cross-country run. But while he’s enjoying the moment, Alliston’s thoughts are already shifting towards another Saturday in the not-too-distant future.

March 30, 2012

Alliston Rules The Galway Downs CIC

Temecula, Calif., March 30

James Alliston might be from Great Britain originally, but it’s clear there’s another place he feels right at home—Galway Downs. After winning the CCI*** and CCI* here last November, Alliston came back with five horses for this event. He’s currently leading the CIC*** aboard Jumbo’s Jake, leading the advanced aboard Parker II, sitting third in the CIC*** with Tivoli and third in the advanced with Ballingowan Pizazz.

November 6, 2011

It’s All Alliston In Galway Downs Finale

Temecula, Calif., Nov. 6

Placing second on your dressage score in a CCI**: check. Winning a CCI*: done. And scoring your first CCI*** victory: oh yeah, did that too. 

Those accomplishments were all in a day’s work for James Alliston at Galway Downs. The 27-year-old California-based Brit asserted his dominance at every level, claiming the three-star title aboard India McEvoy’s Jumbo’s Jake and taking seventh on his own Parker II, snagging the runner-up spot in the CCI** with Tivoli, and scoring a surprise win in the one-star with Mojo.

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