Lexington, KY - Scott Monroe (Sharon, CT) and his black Morgan gelding Bethesda After Dark ("Shadow") held onto their marathon lead and after Sunday's cone phase won the USEF National Single Horse Championship at Katydid, with a score of 132.39.
Kim Stover and Laughlin - fifth after the marathon - surged ahead and took second on a score of 141.25.
In third was Sara Schmitt (Bedminster, NJ) who finished on a score of 142.58. Schmitt, driving Kaboom, was fourth after the first two phases.
Seventeen-year-old Jan Jan Hamilton (Alva, FL), driving JAO Desperado ("Desi"), was the only advanced driver that went double clear in cones.
A fairly new event in the growing driving community of Aiken, this marks the first USEF National Championship held at Katydid.
Complete results, as well as photographs and articles, are available on USEFNetwork.com at: http://usefnetwork.com/featured/2011DrivingNatlChamps/.
Photo: Scott Monroe and Bethesda After Dark ("Shadow"). PicsofYou.com