Takes the Lead in the Triple Crown of Driving, Presented by Driving
Essentials, Inc./Glinkowski Carriages
NJOctober 17, 2002Lisa Singer of Chadds Ford, PA,
took the lead in the Triple Crown of Driving, presented by Driving
Essentials, Inc./Glinkowski Carriages, after winning the United
States Equestrian Team (USET) Pairs Championship at the Gladstone
Driving Event, the second leg of the Triple Crown, held in Gladstone,
NJ, October 11-13.
2002 Triple Crown consists of three events: The Laurels at Landhope
Driving Event which took place September 6-8 in West Grove, PA;
the Gladstone Driving Event; and the Fair Hill International Driving
Event in Fair Hill, MD, October 24-27.
a two-time Triple Crown champion, took first place in Gladstones
USET Pairs Championship with a score of 118.88 penalties. She
now has a total of 229.60 penalties and the lead in the Triple
Crown over Kate Shields of Middleburg, VA, who won the Advanced
Singles division at Gladstone with a score of 129.63 penalties
and is in second place in the Triple Crown standings with a two-event
score of 237.70. Dave Vanderhoof finished second behind Shields
in the Advanced Singles division with a score of 133.15 and sits
in third place in the Triple Crown with an overall score of 265.10
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,
but drivers must compete at all three of the participating events.
Triple Crown champion is determined by adding each competitors
two best final scores from the three events with the championship
being awarded to the driver with the lowest combined score from
his or her two best events.
2001 Triple Crown champion was Nancy Johnson of Lincoln, MA, with
her horse Canequins Look Out.
year, Driving Essentials, Inc. will provide the prize for the
Triple Crown champion, a Glinkowski Carriage. The winner of the
illustrious title will receive his or her choice of either a single
or pair FEI Presentation or Marathon competition vehicle made
by Glinkowski Carriages.
more information about the Triple Crown of Combined Driving, please
call (610) 486-6484.