September 3, 2015 -- Accomplished pony driver Tracey Morgan (Beallsville, Md.) will represent the United States this week at the 2015 FEI World Driving Championships for Ponies. The championships will take place during Outdoor Brabant at the beautiful Prinsenhoeve Estate in Breda, The Netherlands, September 2- 6, featuring 88 drivers from 16 nations competing across three divisions: single, pair, and pony team. Morgan will drive her own trusted partner, German Riding Pony, Fuego 88, in the single pony division. They join a field of 32 drivers all vying for the chance to be named Singles Pony Driving World Champion.
Morgan is no stranger to these championships having helped the U.S. team win Bronze in 2007 and competing in the 2009 and 2013 championships. That experience will help as she faces tough competition from returning Single Ponies Champion Martin Hölle of Hungary. However, she and Fuego 88 come into the 2015 FEI World Driving Championships for Ponies following stellar performances in national and international competitions.
In July, the combination finished third in the National Single Pony division at CAI3* Beekbergen. They reclaimed the USEF Combined Driving Single Pony National Championship and also won the CAI2*-P1 division at the Live Oak International in March. Earlier in the year, they took first in the CAI2*-P1 division at the Kingdom of the Sun CDE.
The 2015 FEI World Driving Championships for Ponies will begin on Thursday with the dressage phase. On Saturday, drivers will test their ponies' endurance during the marathon phase. The championships conclude on Sunday with the cones phase.
Visit Outdoor Brabant for more information on the 2015 FEI World Driving Championships for Ponies, including day-to-day schedules, starting lists, score updates, and results.
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