Singer Wins Triple Crown of Driving Presented By Driving Essentials/Glinkowski
Hill, MDOctober 28, 2002Lisa Singer of Chadds Ford,
PA, won the 2002 Triple Crown of Driving, presented by Driving
Essentials/Glinkowski Carriages, marking the third time she has
won the Triple Crown since the seriess inauguration in 1996.
Singer also claimed the Triple Crown title in 1996 and 1997.
a Morgan pair owned by Mimi Thorington, Singer started off the
series in second place behind Kate Shields of Middleburg, VA,
following the first leg held at The Laurels at Landhope Driving
Event in September. There, Shields won the Advanced Singles division
with a score of 108.10 penalties, and Singer won the Advanced
Pairs division with a score of 110.70.
then took first place in the United States Equestrian Team Pairs
Championship at the Gladstone Driving Event, the second leg of
the Triple Crown, held October 11-13, with a score of 118.88 penalties.
Her score, the best overall, propelled her into first place in
the Triple Crown series going into the third and final leg of
the series at the Fair Hill International, October 24-27. Shields
won the Advanced Singles division at Gladstone with a score of
129.63 penalties, placing her second overall in the Triple Crown
took first place in Fair Hills Advanced Pairs division with
a score of 143.90 penalties. Her overall total of 229.60 penalties
(counting her two best of three scores) gave Singer the Triple
Crown title over Shields, who placed fifth in the Advanced Singles
division at Fair Hill with a score of 132.60 penalties. Shields
finished in second place in the Triple Crown standings with a
final score of 237.70 penalties.
is a breakdown of the final 2002 Triple Crown of Driving standings:
Triple Crown champion was determined by adding each competitors
two best final scores from the three events The Laurels,
the Gladstone Driving Event, and the Fair Hill International
with the championship being awarded to the driver with the lowest
combined score from his or her two best events. The competition
is open to 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.
the 2002 Triple Crown champion, Lisa Singer received a Glinkowski
Carriage provided by Driving Essentials, Inc. Previous winners
of the Triple Crown of Driving are Nancy Johnson (2001), Sue Mott
(2000), Kimberly Wheeler (1999), Elizabeth Chesson (1998), and
Lisa Singer (1996 and 1997).
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