Newly minted as a Para Dressage rider, Meghan Benge is no novice when it comes to competition. She represented the U.S. at two FEI Para Driving World Championships, collecting a Team Bronze in 2002, and earning Team Silver and Individual Gold in 2008, in Greven, Germany. Read More
US National Pony Pairs Champion Katie Whaley and her ponies are back in Paris, Kentucky after a successful journey to Europe. Representing the United States, Whaley finished 9th out of 33 entries representing 12 nations in the FEI World Driving Championships for Pair Ponies. Read More
A loose Jack Russell chasing down her ponies on the world championship cross country course, then another close call later in that almost got her eliminated. But the 20-year-old Tara Wilkinson from Great Britain, showed that in the sport of Combined Driving, “It ain’t over, till it’s over”. At... Read More
Popeye finished fourth overall at his 30-Day test in Germany with an 8.3 overall. His walk and character were highlights, each receiving scores of 9 or higher. In his first year in the US, Popeye was the Reserve Champion of the USDF East Coast Stallion Final at Dressage at Devon. Read More
The show stopping Haflinger stallion Nakuri set the stage for the German Pony Team competiton by leading a field of 41 single ponies in the dressage at the Pony World Championship. Read More
The Team Chardon rigs sit in the stable yard as the packing begins. The three time driving pony world champions graze in their own private pasture, their last day to be turned out for a week. This time it is Edith Chardon managing the packing instead of her brother Bram. Read More
On European soil, American drivers compete in a sport that is popular and strong. Steeped in tradition, talent, and plenty of horse and pony flesh, crowds in the thousands come out each of the three days. American drivers at the Advanced (FEI) Level face a challenge in Europe where in the US they... Read More
A basic outline to follow when training and conditioning for combined driving, as suggested by Bram Chardon, three time Pony Driving World Champion. Read More
After all these years covering equestrian sport for HorsesDaily, and working as an insurance agent for Markel, I am now a part of it; training, competing, traveling, and all that goes with it. We have just begun training with USEF Team Driving coach Thorston Zarembowicz after an amazing 3 weeks... Read More

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