The year 2014 was very successful for me. Among many good shows, the most important achievements were:
The AVCR Veneto futurity took place from the 12th to 13th october in Portogruaro, Italy. I competed with Mr. Rietta Dakota and Show me my cash.
The show was a great success, I achieved the title of 3yo limited and intermediate open champion with Mr. Rietta Dakota owned by Glis ranch. I also achieved the 5th place 3yo limited open with Show me my cash.
The September issue of the slovene horseman magazine Revija o konjih features a four page interview with me done by Irena Krnc.
“Ko je pred nekaj leti Gal Grahelj kot gledalec hodil na vesternske tekme po Evropi, si ni niti v sanjah predstavljal, da bo nekoč tudi sam del tekmovalne elite. S trdno voljo, rednimi treningi, vztrajnostjo in razumevanjem psihologije konj so se njegove sanje pričele uresničevati, ko je pred enim letom na Prestranku na svojem prvem tekmovalnem nastopu nasploh zasedel 1. mesto v kategoriji »rookie«.”
The competition took place in Wiener Neustadt from the 14th to the 17th of August and I competed with Show Me My Cash and Gloo Dry Lena.
With Show Me My Cash I qualified for the level 1 and level 2 open (3yo) finals. I also achieved the 5th place in level 1 and 10th place in level 2 open (4yo) finals with Gloo Dry Lena.
This year’s NRHA European Futurity 2013 has now ended. I have competed with Gloo Dry Lena in the L1 open category finals after being 8th in the First Go-Round. Unfortunately, the final round did not go so well, since I made zero points because of a mistake and ended the L1 open finals 10th overall. Despite that, I am satisfied with my performance because I have already surpassed my expectations by directly qualifying to the finals. I am also certain that the experience of having competed on such a high level will be invaluable for my future shows.
The final results for the L1 open category are available here
Also available is a Showspot booklet for the final round that also features a half-page article about me (The first Futurity Rider from Slovenia, Gal Grahelj, Level 1 Open Futurity Finalist). You can download it here
The final round of the NRHA European Futurity 2013 is now taking place. I am competing with Gloo Dry Lena in the L1 open category after being 8th in the First Go-Round.
The final results for L1 open category are in and I am proud to announce that I have qualified for the L1 open final, with 8th place and a total score of 205.0 points (with Gloo Dry Lena). The final round takes place on Saturday, the 20th of April and I will provide links to live results and video stream later this week.
Full results for the First Go-Round are available here.
Tomorrow, on the 15th of April 2013 at 8:00 CET, begins the 2nd section of the first Go-Round for the L1 and L2 open categories in which I am competing.
This year I am competing in the NRHA European Futurity in Kreuth, Germany with Gloo Dry Lena, a 4 year old mare, trained by me at Ranch Marina. The event will start on the 12th of April and you can check the start list here. I am competing in L1 and L2 open categories. The first go-round for the open category is on the 14th of April.
You will be able to check the results here and I will also provide you with a link to a video stream of the event when it begins.