The following horse-and-driver combinations have been named by the U.S. Equestrian Federation to represent the United States at the 2013 FEI World Pair Driving Championships in Topolciansky, Slovakia, Aug. 28-Sept. 1. The three following combinations will compete in Topolciansky:
Rachel Blanchard (Upperville, Va.) will drive Belle Grey Farm LLC’s de l’Amour; Belle Grey Farm LLC and Heather Briggs’ Taksi; and Thomas Blumschein’s Tara 14.
De l’Amour is a 2007 Oldenburg mare.
Taksi is a 2000 Dutch Warmblood mare.
Tara 14 is a 2002 Austrian Warmblood mare.
Scott Dancer (Woodside, Calif.) will drive Daniel and Dennis Schneiders’ Eppo 10; and his own and Kathrin Dancer’s Redford and Wimbledon.
Eppo 10 is a 1997 gelding of unknown breeding.
Redford is a 1999 Hessian gelding.
Wimbledon is a 2003 Dutch Warmblood gelding.
Misdee Wrigley-Miller (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) will drive her own Beau, Sam and Sarasko.
Beau is a 2006 Dutch Warmblood gelding.
Sam is a 2002 Dutch Warmblood gelding.
Sarasko is a 2002 Hessian gelding.
This team recently finished fourth at the CAIO Riesenbeck (Germany). Chester Weber will serve as chef d’equipe.