The U.S. Equestrian Federation has named the driving team for the FEI World Driving Championships for Singles. The championship will take place Aug. 3-7 in Piber Köflach, Austria. Michael Freund will serve as chef d’equipe, and Thorsten Zarembowicz will be the team coach.
The following combinations will compose the team:
– Leslie Berndl (Newcastle, Calif.) and her own Uminco, a 2001 Dutch Warmblood gelding
– Sterling Graburn (Paris, Ky.) and his and Laura Corsentino’s Mannkato, a 2011 Dutch Harness gelding
– Suzy Stafford (Wilmington, Del.) and her own PVF Peace of Mind, a 2007 Morgan mare
Donna Crookston (Saltsburg, Pa.) and her own Viktor, a 2008 Dutch Harness gelding, will serve as an alternate for the team. Crookston will compete as an individual unless a replacement to the team is necessary.