Leslie Berndl Retains USEF National Single Horse Driving Championship Title with Supreme Effort at 2014 Southern Pines CDE
Monday, April 14, 2014
"It was amazing, just amazing," said the back-to-back Champion of her time at the Southern Pines CDE.
Berndl spent the winter training and competing in Florida and came to the Carolina Horse Park with her sights firmly set on claiming the 2014 title.
"It doesn't feel real," said of Berndl of winning the USEF National Single Horse Driving Championship for the second time.
Earning Reserve Champion honors was Suzy Stafford (Wilmington, Del.)and PVF Peace of Mind on a score of 122.43. The 2011 FEI World Driving Championships for Combined Ponies Individual Silver medalist and her own seven-year-old Morgan mare added 2.8 time faults and three penalties for a single ball down on the cones course to finish less three points behind Berndl.
Finishing in overall third place was Donna Crookston (Saltsburg, Pa.) and her own 18-year-old Morgan gelding RG Cowboy's Black Cadillac on score of 140, rising one place after the marathon as the only entry to drive double clear on the cones course in the Single Horse division.
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