Laurels At Landhope International Combined Driving
Event Returns September 5-7
GROVE, PAMarch 31, 2003The Laurels at Landhope International
Combined Driving Event, September 5-7, the site of international
and national championships, is primed to be an even bigger and better
celebration in 2003.
this year is the addition of the Tail Blazers Fall Dog Agility
Trials, a live Dixieland jazz concert by one of the areas
best known performers, The Barbone Street Jazz Band, and a greatly
enhanced Trade Fair with vendors offering a wide variety of equine
and equestrian motif art, antiques, jewelry and collectibles as
well as farm and garden equipment, carriages and carriage appointments.
Equestrian has chosen The Laurels at Landhope as the site of the
National Pony Championships for the fourth time and it is hosting
its third North American Single Horse Challenge sponsored by Martin
Auctioneer & Kuhnle Carriages. The Laurels at Landhope is a
member event in the FEI North American Driving Challenge.
that has a dog can relate to the talent of well trained canine athletes
executing a tricky and difficult course. Dog agility with its universal
appeal is fast becoming a major spectator attraction. The Tail Blazers
Fall Dog Agility Trials is one of only four sanctioned trials in
the area. The Tail Blazers, recognized by the American Kennel Club
is expected to draw a new audience to the event.
in its second year at its new venue at Landhope Farm in West Grove,
The Laurels at Landhope has plans underway for improved spectator
viewing that includes an enhanced Patron Tent site and amphitheater
for general ticket holders overlooking the competition arenas. An
ambitious landscaping plan is underway that includes shade trees
and evergreen screening.
Barbone Street Jazz Band is performing in concert on Sunday, September
7 at the event. The Dixieland jazz performance is to be broadcast
live by Chester County Radio Station WCOJ.
advanced pony drivers will participate in the Pony Team USA Competition.
Teams consist of a single, a pair and a four-in-hand chosen by random
draw with the best two scores in each phase to count. Awards are
donated by Martin Auctioneer & Kuhnle Carriages. The popular
Hunts Harness/Laurels at Landhope Team Challenge is limited
to preliminary drivers that are formed in teams of three. A trophy
and six ribbons are awarded to the best turnout on the marathon.
again, The Laurels at Landhope is proud to support community organizations
dedicated to the preservation of open space and the protection of
animals: The Brandywine Conservancy; The Cheshire Hunt Conservancy;
The Large Animal Protection Society and the University of Pennsylvania
New Bolton Center.
Laurels at Landhope is conveniently located on Wood View Road in
West Grove only one-mile from Rt. 1 and Rt. 41. Parking is $10 per
car per day or $15 for three days. Admission is free.
further information, please call Mrs. James F. ORourke, 610-486-6484
or visit www.laurelscde.org.