US Equestrian Combined Driving

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Combined Driving is a three-phase carriage driving discipline designed to test a driver's ability and the horse(s)' obedience, speed and athleticism, in three demanding phases with a carriage in tow: Driven Dressage, Marathon & Cones. The sport, conceptualized by HRH Prince Phillip, is modeled after the mounted equestrian discipline of three-day eventing or, the human equivalent of a triathlon. 

Competitors can drive a turnout of a single horse, a pair of horses, or a team of four horses. The Pony Combined Driving division offers all the same turnouts, with their own Championships. The driver/horse(s) combination will accumulate penalty points throughout each phase of competition & the competitor with the fewest overall penalty points will place first. Accuracy, speed and endurance are all a necessary part of this exhilarating sport!

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