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Temecula, Calif., Nov. 2, 2014—Barbara Crabo rode Eveready II to victory in the CCI3* at the Galway Downs International Three-Day Event, scoring 53.2 penalties. Her faultless show jumping around pushed her to the top when leader Buck Davidson lowered one rail with Copper Beech to finish second (54.0). Maya Black and Doesn’t Play Fair finished third (59.2).
For Crabo, of Scottsdale, Ariz., Galway Downs was her first victory in a CCI3*, and for it she received a check for $7,000.
“I’m trying not to swear, but it feels awesome. It means the world to me,” said Crabo.
Temecula, Calif., Nov. 2, 2014—Nicci Guzetta, on Queen of Spades, and Tamra Smith, on Irish Blend, won divisions of the Training Level Three-Day Event at the Galway Downs International Three-Day Event.
Smith, of Murrieta, Calif., and Irish Blend added nothing to their dressage score of 38.3 to win division A, over Kristen Schalk on Comet’s Flight (38.6) and Max Gerdes on Rhythm Royale (40.4).
Temecula, Calif., Nov. 1, 2014— With no jumping faults on the cross-country course and the second-fastest time of the day on Copper Beech, Buck Davidson put himself in position to win the CCI3* at the Galway Downs International Three-Day Event for the second consecutive year. Davidson won the CCI3* in 2013 on Petite Flower.
Davidson and Copper Beech will take a score of 50.00 into the final show jumping phase.
Temecula, Calif., Oct.31, 2014—They may have traveled the farthest to get here, but Boyd Martin and Buck Davidson are making the most of their trip west by tying for the lead after dressage in the CCI3* at the Galway Downs International Three-Day Event. Their score of 44.4, on Trading Aces and Copper Beech, gives them a slight cushion over Maya Black, who stands in third with a 47.6 on Doesn’t Play Fair.
Virginia Horse Trials has recently been purchased by Andrew Bowles of New Zealand from Brian and Penny Ross. Brian and Penny are retiring but will continue to run a series of schooling shows in USEA Area 2. At the rider meeting at the Virginia Horse Center last night, Andy recognized the Ross's accomplishment with Virginia Horse Trials over the last quarter century and announced his intention to maintain the tradition and quality of the event. Andy has been an FEI 3/4 star Technical Delegate for over 20 years and will be moving from New Zealand to Virginia in the coming months.
Temecula, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014—The Galway Downs International Three-Day Event kicked off by showcasing the best future eventing talent on the West Coast, by hosting the West Coast Finals of the USEA 4- and 5-Year-Old Young Event Horse Championships, as well as the West Coast Finals for the USEA Future Event Horse Championships, for yearlings, 2-year-olds and 3-year-olds.
We've got some top-notch speakers coming to this year's USEA Annual Meeting and Convention, held at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas from December 3-7. To whet your appetite, we are previewing some of those speakers over the next several weeks.
Drugs and Medication with Dr. Stephen Schumacher
This article, reprinted from In Stride in the December Issue of Eventing USA (formerly USCTA News), is a good read as the winter approaches, which is typically a time full of hacking and flatwork for many riders. Mary Ann Judkins goes back to basics in this article, detailing how to warm up and stretch your horse in preparation for more demanding work. Take a look.
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