Buck Davidson isn’t that excited about winning the dressage at the Galway Downs CCI***. Don’t get him wrong, he’s as proud as ever with his mount, Ballynoe Castle RM, especially considering the conditions the 11-year-old gelding endured today.
Alexandra Slusher knew she was pretty tight on the time when she crossed the finish line aboard Last Call, but when she looked at the CIC*** scoreboard afterward and saw 2 time penalties by her name, which dropped her out of the winning position, she knew it had to have been a mistake.
Alexandra Slusher’s been competing her mare Last Call for years, but today she didn’t quite feel like she knew the horse she had on her hands.
Slusher and “Fergie,” her 12-year-old Mecklenburg mare topped the dressage phase at the Galway Downs CIC*** this morning (43.0), and despite the one rail they pulled in show jumping this afternoon, they remain at the top of the leaderboard heading into cross-country tomorrow.
Temecula, Calif., Feb. 15, 2011—Galway Downs organizer Robert Kellerhouse is working closely with Ken and Tina Smith, who purchased the Southern California Equestrian Center in late October of 2010, in preparation for the Galway Downs International Horse Trials on April 1-3.
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.