Laurels at Landhope to Host USEF National Pairs Driving Championship
West Grove, PAFebruary 4, 2004The United States Equestrian
Federation (USEF) has announced that The Laurels at Landhope will
host the 2004 USEF National Pairs Driving Championship as part of
its annual Combined Driving Event (CDE), September 10-12, 2004.
Laurels at Landhope has developed a reputation as one of the worlds
most prestigious driving competitions. This years USEF National
Pairs Championship promises to be particularly exciting as the countrys
top drivers compete with an eye on the 2005 Pairs World Championship,
scheduled for September 8-11 in Wals-Salzburg, Austria.
Laurels was chosen as host of the Championship by the United States
Equestrian Federations International High Performance Driving
Committee, and later made official after approval by the USEF Executive
Committee. The Laurels at Landhope is sure to be a wonderful location
to host the prestigious Pairs Championship due to the shows
organizing experience as host of the National Combined Driving Pony
Championships for four years in the past.
facility renovations feature improved spectator viewing with an
enhanced Patron Tent site, an amphitheater for general ticket holders
overlooking the competition arenas and a beautiful landscape that
includes shade trees and evergreen screening.
for 2004 also include splitting the Marathon courses centerpiece
water hazard into two hazards. This should prove extremely popular
with spectators who always enjoy the excitement of horses and carriages
splashing through the water while negotiating the hazard. Also,
the popular restaurant, The Farmhouse, will set up dining for the
public in a pavilion overlooking the new portion of the water hazard.
addition to this years USEF National Pairs Championship, The
Laurels Combined Driving Event will host live entertainment and
a greatly enhanced Trade Fair with vendors offering a wide variety
of equestrian motif art, antiques, jewelry and collectibles as well
as farm and garden equipment, carriages and carriage appointments.
more information about The Laurels at Landhope or the USEF National
Pairs Championship, please visit www.laurelscde.org or contact Mrs.
Wendy Wares-Cooke, USEF Director of Driving, at wwcooke@USEF.org
or (908) 234-0848.