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Announcing the Galway Farm Equitation Classic

Diane Carney will teach riders the importance of the course walk as part of the equitation weekend at Galway Farm. Photo Chicago Equestrian.

Long Grove, IL, July 18, 2016 – Galway Farm and trainers Lorrie Canady and Molly McAdow announce the Galway Farm Equitation Classic, August 26-28, 2016. The special event was created with the equitation finals at every level in mind and includes a two- day clinic with Diane Carney, the 2016 ASPCA Maclay Finals Judge, and a day to apply the skills in a  Maclay medal format class judged by Carney.
Friday begins with learning the details of the course walk and flat work. Saturday features the jumping clinic day with Carney, offering three groups of riders at heights of 2’6”, 3’ and 3’6”.
Sunday is a real show day with riders in each height participating in the Maclay Medal format of jumping, flat work and a work-off. Carney will then review her judge’s cards with the riders to summarize their clinic experience.
Ribbons, medals, and special awards for Best Turned Out, High Score Flat Rider, Sportsmanship Award and more, will be awarded to riders. Raffle prizes have been donated for the weekend including a three-day pass to the November George H. Morris Chicago clinic, so auditors can get in on the fun as well.
The event showcases the creative services of North Shore Catering, serving fantastic meals during the event such as organic dinner options and a tasty brunch for the show day on Sunday.

“We’ve wanted to do a special event at our farm for a long time,” said Canady (pictured right). “This will be a fun and educational weekend for riders, spectators and auditors. We’re looking forward to having people at our farm, trying out the caterer and really enjoying the weekend in addition to preparing for finals.”

Whether you are heading to the Illinois Hunter Jumper Assoc. Medal Finals, a USHJA Zone final or the indoor finals, you won't want to miss this opportunity to prepare. 

Guest speakers are being lined up along with some great vendors including CWD, Cur-OST Equine Supplements and Blue Ribbon Blankets. Galway Farm also welcomes Saddler's Row, Taylor Harris Insurance/Peg McEnroe, Pouwer Patties and Prairie Equine Veterinary Services as sponsors.

Sponsor opportunities are available:

Gold Sponsor            Silver Sponsor          
$2500                          $1500                          
Dinner and                   Class Title                            
Class Title  

Bronze                       Blue Ribbon
$500                           $250                                                              
or lunch

Product Sponsors and Vendors Welcome 
products for gift bags and special awards

Please Contact Lorrie Canady for entries and stall reservations

847-309-8980 or
Contact Brenda Mueller for sponsorships - 262-391-6630 or

Event Sponsors to Date:


Galway Farm
Galway Farm, 1650 Bernay Lane is conveniently located 20 miles 
northwest of O'Hare Airport and 6 miles 
north of Arlington Park racetrack. The farm is a full service hunter/jumper training and showing facility providing full training, boarding with turnout
and more.
Lorrie Canady, trainer/owner, had a vision to start and operate an equestrian facility that could cater to the serious show rider but also be a place to help beginning riders get started in the sport. Galway Farm is a friendly, family oriented facility that is a fun and safe environment for all.
Canady has participated in major competitions throughout North America including Wellington, Florida; Ocala, Florida; Lake Placid, New York and Spruce Meadows in Calgary, Canada.

For more information on Galway Farm please visit or "Like" them onFacebook.

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