Galway Downs International
Written by CRM
Thursday, 12 March 2020 23:59

Major West Coast eventing competition to take place with modifications and safety precautions.
 
March 12, 2020. Temecula, California. The Galway Downs International Horse Trials set for March 27-29 will be staged with modifications and safety precautions per the current COVID-19 situation.

Kellerhouse Presents organizer Robert Kellerhouse stated: "With the recent developments on the COVID-19, and with the statement from the Governor of California in mind, we will be taking these steps to ensure our upcoming Galway Downs International Horse Trials is a biosecure show with the health of the riders and horses as our number one priority.


"To coincide with the Governor’s recommendation, we will be changing the schedule of our show to limit the amount of people on the grounds. In order to do this we will be splitting the divisions to run two separate shows, a Thursday-Friday show and then a Saturday-Sunday show. We are in the process of reworking the schedule and will send out an update once we have that finalized.

"We will also be closing the show to the public and only allowing competitors, family members, officials, and volunteers to attend. The volunteer meeting we normally have in the MD Barn will be hosted in a larger, more open area. We will be canceling both our Welcome Party as well as our Competitor Party. We will regularly disinfect all public areas as well as provide hand washing stations at all common areas.

"In line with best practices, if you are sick or have had contact with someone showing symptoms in line with the COVID-19, we ask that you do not attend the event out of an abundance of caution."

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https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html

"We have a known audience that we trust to make the right decision on whether or not they are in proper health to attend the event," Kellerhouse concluded. "Galway Downs will be running a Live Stream for our FEI divisions for anyone who is not able to attend but wants to watch all the action.

"We look forward to seeing exhibitors and volunteers at the end of the month!"

Late entries will be accepted through March 18.
 
About Galway Downs

The Galway Downs International hosts competition from Training level up through Advanced and CCI4*, 3*, and 2*-Short format. Galway Downs and the Kellerhouse-led team were the first to host a CCI4*-L competition in the West, in 2010 (then called a 3*-L). The facility has undergone continual upgrades in footing, stabling, cross-country courses and many behind-the-scenes amenities that make for safe, successful and enjoyable equestrian competition. International dressage and top national hunter/jumper competition are also regularly staged at the Galway Downs Equestrian Center.

For more information and latest news, visit www.galwaydowns.net and follow Galway Downs on Facebook.