Articles: Press Release
Announcing that Drew Callahan, along with his Morgan
combined driving partner Export, are the US Equestrian Federation National
Combined Driving Singles Champions for 2004!
Photo credit: Don Peitzman
2411 Neck Rd
Palmer TX 75152
September 15, 2004
The competition held at High Prairie Farm in Parker, CO for the 2nd year in
a row was a wonderful success. The event started with the advanced dressage
class on Friday, all the advanced competitors drove their dressage tests in
the pouring rain! There were several accurate and elegant driven dressage
tests at the show. Even with the downpour the footing in the arena remained
solid. Drew and Export had a very good dressage test and were in a close 2nd
place after dressage.
On Saturday, with much better weather, Drew and Export ventured out onto the
marathon course. The marathon course, designed by Jamie O'Rourke, was a
technical, yet fair challenge to competitors. Drew drove Export flawlessly,
they maneuvered through the hazards expediently yet with ease. Drew and
Export won six out of seven hazards on the course. Drew's closest competitor
was unfortunately eliminated in the 3rd hazard. This gave Drew a healthy
lead going into the last phase of the event - the cones course.
Drew held off his competitors on the final leg of the CDE in the cones
course, which was also designed by Jamie O'Rourke. The cones were very
tight, technical and difficult to negotiate. Not one advanced competitor was
able to maneuver through the cones course to go double clean.
All in all, it was a great show for Drew and Export, they are proud to
represent the sport of combined driving with the US Equestrian Federation
Combined Driving Singles championship title for 2004. For additional
information please visit www.callahantraining.com