STOVER GRABS EARLY LEAD IN THE JAGUAR TRIPLE CROWN OF DRIVING PRESENTED BY DRIVING ESSENTIALS/GLINKOWSKI CARRIAGES
UNIONVILLE, PA-September 10, 2001-Kimberly Stover of Warwick, MD claimed the lead during the first leg of the Jaguar Triple Crown of Driving presented by Driving Essentials/Glinkowski Carriages. Stover, who was the Jaguar Triple Crown Champion in 1999, won the Advanced Singles division at the Laurels Combined Driving Event in Unionville, PA.
The 2001 Jaguar Triple Crown of Driving presented by Driving Essentials/Glinkowski Carriages includes the Laurels Combined Driving Event, the Gladstone Driving Event on September 21-23 in Gladstone, NJ, and The Fair Hill International on October 26-28 in Fair Hill, MD.
Stover's winning score of 100.18 penalties at the Laurels gives her the lead over last year's Jaguar Triple Crown champion, Canadian Sue Mott, who scored 101.00, second to Stover in the Advanced Singles division. Eleanor Gallagher stands in third place with a score of 103.31 followed by Canadian Kirsten Brunner who finished with a score of 103.95. Scott Monroe is currently in fifth place with a score of 105.20.
In the Laurels Advanced Pairs division, two-time Jaguar Triple Crown Champion Lisa Singer won with a score of 103.78 followed by Mary Hayes who scored 209.37.
Each of the Triple Crown events, The Laurels, The Gladstone Driving Event and The Fair Hill International, offers a testing, three-phase competition. The components are dressage, highlighting training and obedience; the exciting marathon, where speed, timing, and nerve rule the day; and cones, which emphasizes accuracy. The competition is for horses showing at the advanced level in the Singles or Pairs divisions. There is no U.S. citizenship requirement and drivers must compete at each of the three participating events.
The Jaguar Triple Crown champion is determined by adding each competitor's two best final scores from the three events with the championship being awarded to the driver with the lowest combined score from his/her two best events.