Gladstone, NJ—October 15, 2002—Lisa Singer of Chadds Ford, PA won the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Pairs Driving Championship for the fourth consecutive year and record sixth time overall. The Championship was held during the Gladstone Driving Event, October 11-13, at the USET Headquarters and Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, NJ.
With her victory, Singer surpassed the previous record of five Championship titles, which she shared with Larry Poulin. Singer, the only woman driver ever to win the USET Pairs Championship, won in 1994, 1997, and every year from 1999 through this latest triumph in 2002. She finished this year’s competition with a score of 118.88 penalties, posting a score of 37.07 in the dressage phase, 77.81 in the marathon, and 4.00 penalties in the cones phase. Singer’s horses are owned by her sponsor Mimi Thorington of Fallowfield, PA.
Mary Hayes of East Windsor, CT, finished in second place behind Singer, with an overall score of 190.57 penalties.
The United States Equestrian Team is a non-profit organization that selects, trains, equips and finances equestrians of the highest possible standard to represent our country in major international competition, including the Olympic Games and the World Championships. To accomplish this, the USET seeks out and nurtures the development of talented athletes - riders, drivers, vaulters, and horses - and provides the support and guidance they need to help them attain their fullest potential. For more information on the USET, please call (908) 234-1251, or visit USET ONLINE at www.uset.org.