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Galway Farm Equitation Classic Welcomes Sponsors

2016 Maclay Finals Judge Diane Carney to Give Clinic

Galway Farm will host the Galway Equitation Classic which includes a weekend of food, fun and education.


Long Grove, IL – August 14, 2017 – Galway Farm welcomes EQUO-US as the returning title sponsor for the 2017 Galway Farm Equitation Classic August 18-20th. The weekend features two clinic days and a show day with one of the 2016 ASPCA Maclay Finals judges, Diane Carney. The event will focus on preparing riders for the fall season of finals at every level.
“We are grateful to have these sponsors on board,” said Galway Farm owner Lorrie Canady. “They bring a level of prestige to our special event, allowing us to create an exceptional weekend for both riders and auditors.”

EQUO is a premium quality line and a pioneer in versatile equestrian apparel, bringing the future of style, innovation, technology, and performance to equestrian sports.  With both a mens and women’s competition line, and an innovative schooling line, EQUO wants everybody to be chic and comfortable wether you are in the ring, at the barn, or out in the rest of the world.  EQUO is and always will be designed by athletes for athletes.  for more information on EQUO, please visit their website at
Thanks to EQUO, in addition to the education Carney will provide riders and auditors, North Shore Catering will prepare a delicious brunch that will be included for riders and auditors on Sunday. North Shore Catering is a full service catering and event planning company located on the North Shore. Their culinary team will customize a menu tailored to your needs: corporate events, weddings, mitzvah's, special gatherings and more! They deliver delicious ideas for any occasion with planners to guide you through the coordination process - from menu selection to customized details. They will not only meet your expectations, but exceed them. Galway Farm is one of their new venues for equestrian and country themed events.  For more information, visit their website at
Galway welcomes returning breakfast sponsor Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) and agent Peggy McEnroe. For all your equine insurance needs, contact Peggy for a quote and coverage options.

Special thanks to returning sponsor Saddler's Row for our fantastic saddlepads, monogrammed by Mona's Monogramming. 

Our special awards are made possible by these generous sponsors to complete the fantastic line-up.

Best Turned Out 
sponsor: Amaferm

 High Scoring Flat Rider
 sponsor: Rebecca Gallagher/View Halloo
Your equestrian designer journal

Highest Scoring Rider of the Day 
sponsor: Jenna Wedemeyer Designs

Trainer Award
sponsor: Rodan & Fields/Lexi Bowen
Top skin care products

Sportsmanship Award

sponsor: RJ Classics/ Equi-Touch Massage


A special thank you to all of our sponsors for helping us with this fantastic event!


About the Event
The clinic offers three fence heights, 2’6”, 3’ and 3’6”.  Friday and Saturday are clinic days and Sunday is the feature finals format horse show event. 

Auditors are welcome for $50/day and includes food. Groups of 6 or more can make a reservation for a discounted rate of $35/person. Start time both days is 9:00am. Contact Brenda Mueller for sponsor and vendor opportunities and auditing reservations.

Galway Farm
1650 Bernay Lane
Long Grove, IL 60047