September 3, 2002 - Fred Merriam of Newfane, Vermont, won the individual bronze medal in the World Singles Driving Championship in Conty, France on August 29 - September 1, 2002. With the only clear round in the time allowed in the cones competition, Merriam vaulted from 11th place to win the individual bronze, missing the silver medal by fractions with an ending score of 125.33.
Stephanie Chouzenoux of France won the individual gold with a score of 123.29 after Anne-Violaine Brisou, also of France, was eliminated because her groom touched the reins during the cones competition. Marie Kahrle of Sweden won the individual silver medal with a final tally of 125.17.
The first World Singles Driving Championship was held in 1998 in Austria. The 2000 event was canceled due to the threat of West Nile Virus.