Lexington, KY - Scott Monroe (Sharon, CT) took the lead on Saturday during the marathon in Aiken, SC, at the USEF National Single Horse Championship at Katydid, with a score of 123.39. Monroe was nearly 7 points in front of Olof Larsson (Ocala, FL) as they head into Sunday's cones phase. In third place was Sterling Graburn (Georgetown, KY) who on Friday had led after the dressage competition phase. He finished the day Saturday with a combined score 133.46.
Saturday's marathon course was designed by Barry Hunter, FEI course designer who also designed the courses in Conty, France, for the FEI World Pair Championship this summer.
The drivers will now turn their focus to Sunday's cones phase - scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. ET. - in and the conclusion of their quest to earn the title of National Champion.
A fairly new event in the growing driving community of Aiken, this marks the first USEF National Championship held at Katydid.
Complete results are available at: http://www.drivingnewsusa.com/results/results2011/Katydid/KD11-A+BLive.pdf.
Visit www.USEFNetwork.com for photos, articles and information about the U.S. drivers throughout the event.