USEF Advanced Pair Horse Combined Driving National Championship 2021 at Kentucky Classic CDE
Saturday, May 29, 2021
Paris, Ky. – The Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Event at the picturesque Hillcroft Farm runs from May 27-30. The USEF Advanced Pair Horse Combined Driving National Championship with a small but mighty field competing for top honors.
Photo: Jacob Arnold, the defending USEF Advanced Pair Horse Combined Driving National Champion (Erin Gilmore Photography)
Jacob Arnold (Goshen, Ky.) is the defending national champion, claiming the title at the 2020 Live Oak International. He and Steve Wilson’s KWPN and Lipizzaner pair had a strong start to the year, winning at Grand Oaks CDE, Spring Fling CDE, and Katydid CDE.
Arnold will have solid competition for the national champion title. James Miller (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) and Misdee Wrigley Miller’s KWPN pair are in good form this year, collecting the top prize at the Spring Fling CDE. Paul Maye (Fairfield, Va.) shifted his focus from four-in-hand horses to pairs last fall and has found success, winning the Southern Pines CDE with Harmony Sporthorses’ pair. Bob Burrows (Windsor, S.C.) and his Friesian cross pair were second at the 2020 Live Oak International and are ready to contest the national championship.
US National Pairs Drivers will all be vying to qualify to compete at The FEI Driving World Championship for Pair horses will take place from September 8-12, 2021 in Kronenberg, Netherlands.
The national championship competition begins with the dressage phase taking place on Thursday afternoon. The marathon phase will take place on Saturday and the cones phase will conclude the competition on Sunday.
Find out more information about the Kentucky Classic CDE.
The FEI Para Driving World Championship was postponed from 2020 and will now take place from August 5-8, 2021 in Schildau, Germany. The FEI Driving World Championship for Pair horses will take place from September 8-12, 2021 in Kronenberg, Netherlands, followed by the FEI Driving World Championships for Ponies (singles, pairs, four-in-hand) taking place from September 16-19, 2021 in Le Pin au Haras, France.