The U.S. Equestrian Federation announced the team for the 2011 FEI World Pony Driving Championships. The championships will be held in Lipica, Slovenia, from Sept. 21-25. The team will be made up of six drivers and their respective ponies, as well as an individual driver.
The riders and their teams are:
Single Pony Championship:
Miranda Cadwell, of Southern Pines, N.C., and her pony Kabam
Shelly Temple, of Aiken, S.C., and her pony LR Ami B-Line
Pair Pony Championship
Jennifer Matheson, of Aiken, S.C. will drive:
Wendy O’Brien, of Aiken S.C., will drive
Team Pony Championship
Laurie Astegiano, of Roussac, France, will drive:
-Templedruid St. Jerneborg
Allison Stroud, of West Grove, Pa., will drive:
Suzy Stafford, of Wilmington, Del., will compete as an individual in the single pony championships with her own and Beth Steinke’s pony Josephine.
Chester Weber will be the U.S. team’s chef d’equipe, and Michael Freund will act as team coach.