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Ann L. Pringle

June 23, 2006

Graburn Has The Edge At Bromont CAI

Less than 1 1/2 points separated the top two drivers--Sterling Graburn and Scott Monroe--at the final selection trial for the World Singles Driving Championship, to be contested this summer in Rome, Italy.

"I have no problem losing to Sterling--he's a good competitor and knows about sportsmanship," said second-placed finisher Monroe at the Bromont CAI, May 26-28 in Bromont, Que.

May 23, 2006

Roberts Flies High With Ram Tap CDE Victory


Deborah Roberts, winner of the intermediate single horse division at the Ram Tap Combined Driving Event, April 21-23, in Fresno, Calif., was floating on air after her victory.

A Massachusetts native who has lived in Prescott, Ariz., for eight years, Roberts began her driving career just 31�2 years ago after years of riding race horses.

March 31, 2006

Kastama Shows How It's Done At Arizona CDE

A five-month drought in Coolidge, Ariz., ended with 2 1/2 inches of rain on marathon day at the Arizona CDE, March 10-12, but the show ran on.

For a few, the ill-timed relief was cause to sit this one out, but to wheelchair bound competitor Diane Kastama, it was a minor obstacle to face.

March 30, 2006

Between Rounds Driving: We Made History In 2005--And Some Changes Too

Driving history was made last July when Suzy Stafford became the first U.S. driver ever to win an individual gold medal at a World Driving Championship. She did it the hard way--it wasn't a culmination of years of teamwork between pony and driver, but a matter of fate, plus the talent of both pony and driver.

February 11, 2005

The Future Really Is All About People And Money

As I look back over 2004, two things stand out as significant achievements--a new dedication to the young drivers in this country and the creation of the ADS Fund.

Age and physical limitations may be limiting factors for riders, but not necessarily for drivers. I've always assumed that most young people preferred the excitement and challenge of flying over fences versus the comparatively sedate seat behind a horse or pony. That's why I've often thought carriage driving appealed to the more mature (in age) equestrian. I may have been wrong.

February 11, 2005

Between Rounds Driving:The Future Really Is All About People And Money

As I look back over 2004, two things stand out as significant achievements--a new dedication to the young drivers in this country and the creation of the ADS Fund.

Age and physical limitations may be limiting factors for riders, but not necessarily for drivers. I've always assumed that most young people preferred the excitement and challenge of flying over fences versus the comparatively sedate seat behind a horse or pony. That's why I've often thought carriage driving appealed to the more mature (in age) equestrian. I may have been wrong.

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