Prize $$ Doubled for Eventing Championships at Galway Downs

Entries Open Until Oct. 17.

Set for Nov. 1-5, The Eventing Championships at Galway Downs announced itself with a generous prize pot of $50,000 spread over three national eventing championships, one regional championship and four of its unique Challenge divisions.

Organizer Robert Kellerhouse, however, is never one for modest goals.  He set the goal of doubling that prize money and it’s now a fait accompli – $100,000.

Contenders coming from far and wide will ride for prize purses divvied up as follows –

  • $50,000 in the CCI4*-L
  • $21,000 in the CCI3*-L
  • $12,000 in the CCI 2*-L
  • $6,000 in the CCI1* – L
  • Plus, $2,500 in each of the four Challenge divisions.

More than Money

The prize money is icing on the cake of what Dallas-based eventer Rebecca Brown describes as a reliably great experience for horse and rider.  The fact that she’ll get to compete her new partner Trust Pommex Z in the USEF CCI2*-L National Eventing Championships is “certainly a factor in coming,” says Rebecca of her decision to drive 24 hours to Galway.

“But it is more important to me in the long run that my horse get exposed to a lot of great things and that he has a great experience.”

Three National Championships

  • 2023 USEF CCI2*-L and USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championships
  • 2023 USEF Eventing Young Rider National Championships, presented by USEA.

Plus, the Eventing Championships at Galway Downs will also host the USEA Area VI Championships. For the first time, this event is open to contenders from other Areas – making it, in effect, a regional championship.

Plus… Parties!

  •  On Halloween Tuesday, Oct. 31 – Champions dinner honoring all who have earned that distinction over Galway’s 24 years of hosting eventing competition.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 1 – Young Riders reception sponsored by MARS Equestrian.
  • Thursday, Nov. 2 – Eventing Owners Task Force dinner and a cocktails and course walk with Leslie Law, USEF Emerging and Development Coach; and Clayton Fredericks, Galway Downs course designer.
  • Friday, Nov. 3 – Welcome Reception for all competitors, sponsored by Pro Series Equine.
  • Saturday, Nov. 4 – Competitors Party in the VIP Pavilion.

About Galway Downs
 Galway Downs is an equestrian competition and special events venue located on 242 acres in Southern California’s Temecula Valley Wine Country.  World class cross-country courses, arena footing and horse and human amenities have made Galway Downs a destination for international eventing and dressage horses and riders, along with national hunter/jumper competitors.

Galway Downs equestrian events are renowned for being well-organized and prioritizing horse rider safety, enjoyment and development. Camaraderie, beautiful backdrops and lovely weather are trademark bonuses.

Enter & Attend

Entries can be made on and are open through Oct. 17. Spectator options range from free general admission to elegant VIP packages. Click here for spectator tickets.

Meet our Sponsors

CWD/Devoucoux, Land Rover Mission Viejo, Defender, Equine Insurance, Animal Health Solutions, RevitaVet, Auburn Labs and Shires Equestrian are longtime Galway Downs partners. Adequan I.M. is newly returned as a gold-level sponsor and ProSeries Equine is a new addition to the sponsor roster for the Eventing Championships.

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PR: Kim F Miller