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Intermediate and Preliminary Combined Driving National Championship Titles Up for Grabs at Garden State CDE

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 10, 2019, 4:51 PM EST

Sandy Rose and her ponies were the 2018 USEF Preliminary Four-in-Hand Pony Combined Driving National Champions
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Allentown, N.J. – Five divisions will crown combined driving national champions at the Garden State CDE, October 11-13. In 2018, the inaugural preliminary combined driving national championships were held at the Garden State CDE, but this year, the intermediate championship divisions have joined the lineup. A total of 18 combinations will compete for titles in two intermediate and three preliminary divisions taking place at The Horse Park of New Jersey.

Sandy Rose (Hamilton, Va.) is the sole returning champion aiming to defend her USEF Preliminary Four-in-Hand Pony Combined Driving National Championship title. The rest of the titles are there for the taking by a talented group of competitors.

The USEF Preliminary Single Horse Combined Driving National Championship is the largest division with seven entries, followed by the USEF Intermediate Single Horse Combined Driving National Championship with five entries. The USEF Intermediate Single Pony Combined Driving National Championship and USEF Preliminary Single Pony Combined Driving National Championship divisions are also being contested at the Garden State CDE.

Competition begins with the driven dressage phase on Friday at 9:00 a.m. ET.

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