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USEF Preliminary Single Pony National Championship - Suzanne Smith
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
AWARDS | FLORIDA HORSE PARK SPRING FLING COMBINED DRIVING EVENT
Suzanne Smith (Paradise, Texas) and her 2015 gelding, Branson, had three strong phases to top a deep Preliminary Single Pony division, highlighted by a double-clear cones round. Smith has owned and driven Branson since he was a 2-year-old, and their championship finish at Spring Fling was an excellent result on the way to their planned next event, next month’s Live Oak International.
Photo - Suzanne Smith and Branson. ©Leslie Potter/US Equestrian
“I was really proud of him in the dressage,” said Smith. “He did everything I asked him to do. We had some really good rounds on the marathon, and he was absolutely perfect in the cones. I’m just really proud of him.”