Southern Pines CDE in North Carolina
Friday, April 22, 2011
Posted by United States Equestrian Federation
At the Southern Pines CDE in North Carolina, six advanced divisions gave the U.S. drivers plenty of opportunity to hone their skills for some of the 2011 FEI World Driving Championships. In the Advanced Single Pony Divisions, Australia's Janelle Marshall won but USA's Maggie Sullivan was second and Doris Leacy was third.
In the Advanced Pair Pony division, Wendy O'Brien scored a victory over Jennifer Matheson which came down to a close competition in the cones. O'Brien ended up in front on the strength of her marathon performance.
Allison Stroud continues her domination of the team pony division in the United States with her team of grey mostly Welsh ponies.
The Advanced Single Horse division proved successful for Kate Shields, she bested young driver Jacob Arnold by less than a point for the win. Robin Groves was less than four points off the winning score in the most competitive division of the weekend.
Kathrin Dancer won the Pair Horse division as the lone entrant - and Joe Yoder won the Team horses. Cindy Jo O'Reilly also drove a Tandem pair (one horse in front of the other) in the Advanced Multiples Division.
Please see the Carolina Horse Park website for more information and final scores: www.carolinahorsepark.com
Photo: Maggie Sullivan