2022 USEF Combined Driving National Championship for Advanced Single Horses Underway in North Carolina
Friday, April 22, 2022
Mill Spring, N.C. – Eight athlete-and-horse combinations are vying for a national championship title this week in the 2022 USEF Combined Driving National Championship for Advanced Single Horses, hosted by the Katydid CDE at the Tryon International Equestrian Center.
Photo:Raymond Helmuth winner of the FEI3* Advanced Dressage Dressage at the Katydid 2022 FEI/USEF Combined Driving Event, Tryon Equestrian Center.
Photo by official photographer, Meghan Benge
The top US Single horse and driver combinations will be aiming for selection for the FEI World Driving Championships for Single Horses September 15-18 at Haras du Pin in France. This is especially important to American Single Horse Driver who had to withdraw from the FEI Driving World Championships in 2020 due to International travel uncertainty during the COVID Pandemic.
The competition for these national champion contenders starts on Friday, April 22, with the dressage test. On Saturday, the athletes will tackle the exciting marathon course designed by Marc Johnson and held on Tryon’s iconic White Oak Cross-Country Course. The competition concludes with the cones phase in Tryon Stadium on Sunday.
Among the competitors driving for the title is the returning 2021 and 2020 National Champion combination, Taylor Bradish with Katydid Duchess. Bradish and her Welsh Pony cross mare are fresh off a win in the FEI Single Horse division at the 2022 Live Oak International and will be a pair to watch this weekend. Last year’s reserve champions, Carrie Ostrowski and her KWPN gelding, Gellerduht, are also among the contenders for this year’s title, making for an exciting competition ahead.
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Lexington, Ky. - An amendment to the selection procedures for the 2022 FEI Driving World Championship for Single Horses was approved by the US Equestrian Board Ad Hoc. The amendment includes an earlier selection date of August 8, 2022.
The new amended selection period reflects the cancellation of Drebkau (GER) CAI3*-H1, which was the last selection trial on the FEI calendar prior to the FEI Nominated entry date for the FEI Driving World Championship for Single Horses, and does not exclude any selection trial opportunities. The Driving Sport Committee reviewed and updated the selection period to adjust for this calendar change.
Selection procedures for the 2022 FEI Driving World Championship for Four-in-Hand Horses remain as originally published.
The Chefs d’Equipe, Team Vet, and Selection Committees for both World Championships have been nominated and will be announced once the Board has approved these individuals and the necessary processing has been completed.
Deadlines for both 2022 FEI Driving World Championships (Single & Four-in-Hand Horses) include:
• Applications should be submitted by May 1, 2022.
• Late Applications will be accepted until June 15, 2022, with a $300 fee.