September 29, 2011–Here are the results of international driving competition for the week ending September 29.
The U.S. Pony Drivers drove three confident phases to secure a Team Bronze medal at the 2011 FEI Pony World Driving Championships in Lipica, Slovenia. Their three-phase total of 402.3 guaranteedBronze behind driving powerhouse nations, Germany, who won on 359.4, and The Netherlands on 375.4. Additionally, Suzy Stafford – driving as an Individual for Team USA – drove an impeccable cones phase to move from fourth to third and secured her second consecutive Individual Bronze medal.
Single Pony Championship
Finishing just two places behind Stafford and Josephine, Randy Cadwell drove Kabam to sixth in the division, adding just 1.88 penalties in the final phase. Shelly Temple finished just outside the top 10 with LR Ami B-Line, ending up 11th on 130.97.
Pair Pony Championship
Jennifer Matheson drove determinedly all weekend, and finished 10th to lead the U.S. effort in the Pairs division. Wendy O’Brien put in a valiant effort in her first Team appearance, finishing 22nd overall.
Pony Team Championship Lisa Stroud had a dynamite weekend with her Pony Team driving to sixth place with very confident efforts in each phase. She added three penalties in the Cones phase to lead the U.S. in the highly competitive division. Teammate Laurie Astegiano drove her way to 10th, with her Pony Team to round out an impressive effort for Pony Team USA.