Articles: Horse News
Graburn Extends Lead in the USEF National Single Horse Championship at the
Southern Pines CDE
Sterling Graburn and Ulano
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April 14, 2012
Raeford, NC -Competitors in the USEF National Single Horse Championship set
scorching paces through Richard Nicholl's eight obstacle marathon
course. Leading times through each obstacle dipped lower and lower as the
afternoon went on. Sterling Graburn, Friday's dressage leader, posted the
quickest marathon score of the division; lengthening his overall lead and he
heads into Sunday's cone phase on a score of
Graburn (Georgetown, KY) won today's marathon and retained the National
Championship lead, which is running in conjunction with the Southern Pines
CDE, on the strength of quick smooth driving. Piloting his own Ulano,
Graburn posted the leading times in hazards two and six.
The KWPN gelding was formerly a member of a Four-in-Hand team but is taking
to the Singles division quite well. Graburn was pleased with his horse and
their performance today barring a mishap in the final obstacle.
"It was great, other than the last hazard, when my rein got caught around my
break petal. This is the third competitive marathon I've done with him."
Said Graburn; "He used to be part of a Four-in-Hand and he's had to learn to
go faster (as a Single). He's smart and tries hard."
Graburn enters the final phase tomorrow with an 8.43 point lead over Leslie
Brendl and Fritz Grupe's Uminco (124.76). Sara Schmitt and her own Kaboom
stand third after the conclusion of the marathon on an overall score of
The cones phase of the Southern Pines CDE gets underway Sunday at 8:00am ET
with the Preliminary division. The winner of the USEF National Single Horse
Championship will be crowned Sunday afternoon on the Twin Gates Farm Derby
Field at the Carolina Horse Park.
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