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USEF Announces Team for the 2004 World Singles Driving Championship

by Ben Sledge | May 26, 2004, 12:00 AM

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) today announced the team for the 2004 World Singles Driving Championship in Astorp, Sweden in July 22-25. The team is as follows:

DriverAgeHometownHorseAge & Breed
Fred Merriam54Newfane, VermontGaitwood LightwingAge 9, Morgan
Scott Monroe51Sharon, ConnecticutBethesda After DarkAge 10, Morgan
Scott Padgett27Southern Pines, North CarolinaCollector’s Right StuffAge 13, Morgan

Alternate team member

DriverAgeHometownHorseAge & Breed
Kate Shields55Middleburg, VirginiaHastening PilgrimAge 10, Welsh Cob

The team members and alternate were recommended by the USEF Driving Selectors by a unanimous vote of those selectors eligible to vote. "I feel this may be the strongest team we have sent to a World Singles Driving Championship", said Tucker Johnson, Chairman of the Singles Selection Committee, "and I am proud to have been part of the selection process". The High Performance Committee was unanimous in their acceptance of this recommendation.