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Florida Driving


2019/02/04


Brenda Rachor of Franklin, TN competed at Nature Coast CT driving Bunny, a Morgan pony. Beautiful turnout driving her -wheel Phaeton presentation carriage!

Brenda Rachor

Joanna Wilburn won the Preliminary Single Pony Combined Test (dressage and cones) at the Nature Coast Driving Trial, January 11-13, 2019, driving Wanda Chancellor’s pony Rollingwoods Movin’ on Up. The was the first show of 2019 at the Black Prong Equestrian Center in Bronson, Florida, the winter home to combined driving. In addition to the combined test, Black Prong also offered a CAC – a pick a test in each of the three driving competitions (dressage, cones, marathon).  Competitors can pick any dressage test from the offerings, cones at their chosen level (training, preliminary, intermediate, advanced), and marathon at their chosen level.

Friday was the Dressage test, with Marathon and Obstacles taking place on Saturday. The Cones course was run on Sunday. Joanna won the Dressage portion of the trial with a score of 64.3%. She completed the combined test on a score of 63.11, taking first place.

Another mid-south competitor, Brenda Rachor driving her Morgan pony Bunny, also competed in the Preliminary Single Pony Combined Test.  Brenda had a good dressage score, 57.6%, but in the end, unfortunately, she was eliminated.

Black Prong Equestrian Center is a 250-acre equestrian facility located in the heart of the 53,000-acre Goethe State Forest. The center offers combined driving events, horse and dog trials, and there is an extensive trail system through Goethe State Forest for bird and wildlife viewing, hiking, horseback riding, driving, and picnicking. Black Prong also offers a variety of cabins and apartments, horse stabling, RV hookups and camping options. Find more information at their website: http://blackprong.com/ and on facebook: Black Prong Equestrian Center.

Coming up: Black Prong will host two carriage races this year: February 23 and March 30, 2019.
 

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