Articles: Horse News
Graburn Storms to the Front of the USEF National Single Horse Championships
at the Southern Pines CDE
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2012
By Helen Murray
Raeford, NC -Thirteen of the best U.S. drivers in the Single Horse division
went to task Friday afternoon on the Twin Gates Farm Derby Field at the
Carolina Horse Park. The USEF National Single Horse Championship got
underway with the dressage phase under sunny skies. At the end of the first
day Sterling Graburn holds a six point lead in the division.
Graburn (Georgetown, KY) drove a flashy and accurate test to score a
37.97. Graburn's KWPN gelding, Ulano, impressed the Ground Jury with his
presence and stunning gaits. Their attractive and powerful test was only
marred by a few bobbles.
"I have a really, really good horse. He was very good today and really
steady. We had a little impulsion problem at Live Oak but his impulsion was
good today." Said Grabun; "He is a good mover and was rewarded for that. It
(the test) was steady and even without too many technical errors."
Looking towards tomorrow's marathon Graburn reflected;
"I want to be steady. I'm not planning on winning the marathon, I just want
to keep it steady."
Kate Shields lies in second on her own Hastening Winslow on a score of
43.85. Leslie Brendl drove Fritz Grupe's Uminco to a 44.16 for third place.
The USEF National Single Horse Championship is being run in conjunction with
the Southern Pines CDE and the marathon gets underway Saturday at 9:00am ET
with the Preliminary Single Pony division. Nifty Hamilton is the first
competitor in the National Championship and starts the Marathon at 12:15pm
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