USEF Announces Team for the 2004 World Singles Driving Championship

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Lexington, KY - May 26, 2004 - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) today announced the team for the 2004 World Singles Driving Championship in Astorp, Sweden in July 22-25. The team is as follows:


Driver        Age Hometown Horse Age & Breed

Fred Merriam 54 Newfane, VT Gaitwood Lightwing, Age 9, Morgan

Scott Monroe 51 Sharon, CT Bethesda After Dark, Age 10, Morgan

Scott Padgett 27 Southern Pines, NC Collector’s Right Stuff Age 13, Morgan

Alternate team member

Driver        Age Hometown Horse Age & Breed

Kate Shields 55 Middleburg, VA Hastening Pilgrim, Age 10, Welsh Cob

The team members and alternate were recommended by the USEF Driving Selectors by a unanimous vote of those selectors eligible to vote. "I feel this may be the strongest team we have sent to a World Singles Driving Championship", said Tucker Johnson, Chairman of the Singles Selection Committee, "and I am proud to have been part of the selection process". The High Performance Committee was unanimous in their acceptance of this recommendation.