This is one of the most exciting times of year around Hawley Bennett Eventing! Galway Downs is this week and people are arriving from near and far to compete which is always fun. There have been a lot of new changes across the street at Galway including new trees and from the looks of it lots of cool new jumps as well. In addition to my usual students, I have been teaching the Korean team who are in town, which has been fantastic. They are a great group of riders and people and HB Eventing is excited about the future for this team. They have been taking lessons and will ride at Galway before returning home.
Gin and Juice was a super star in her first run back since the Olympics a few weeks ago at Woodside, finishing on her dressage score in the Intermediate division and she will make her return to International competition in the CCI3* division at Galway Downs, along with her brother 5' O ClockSomewhere owned by Sue Church.
De Mello is also competing in the international divisions doing the CCI* and looks to be a top contender in a very competitive field of over 50 horses. Many HB Eventing Students are competing at Galway and as always we are wishing them the best of luck!!!!!
Buck Davidson, my coach and good friend is in town to ride as well as teach a clinic and after much anxiety due to the storms back east has arrived in CA. Buck has been traveling the globe, and is fresh off a run at Pau over in France. We are so thankful that he could be here and I know everyone including myself is thrilled to ride with him this week. So many fun things to look forward to here in sunny CA and so many friends here to enjoy it all with. Thinking good thoughts for all those stuck in the storms on the East Coast and wishing everyone here in Southern, CA a safe and successful weekend.