About Us - Combined Driving

While the main focus of Sara Schmitt Dressage is, in fact, dressage - Sara is also an active competitor, judge and clinician in the sport of combined driving. She typically has about 3 or 4 driving ponies/horses in the barn for training at any given time and travels throughout the year to combined driving events and clinics across the country. In 2014, Sara coached the US team at the FEI World Para Equestrian Driving Championships in Sandringham, Great Britain, where they brought home team bronze and US team member Bob Giles won an individual silver medal. In August 2018, she will coach the US team at the FEI World Para Equestrian Driving Championships in Kronenberg, Netherlands.

Recent Accomplishments:

2017 ADS Preliminary Championship for Single Pony @ Grand Oaks CDE

  • Reserve Champion - Prelim Single Pony - Chandler's Creek Eclipse (owned by Sara Schmitt)

2017 GMHA - 2nd place - Prelim Single Pony - Chandler's Creek Eclipse

2017 Southern Pines - 3rd place - Prelim Single Pony - Chandler's Creek Eclipse

2016 Pine Tree - 1st place - Prelim Pair Pony - Pryce & Fozzy Ozzy (owned by Sara Schmitt)

2016 Gladstone HDT - 2nd place - Prelim Pair Pony - Pryce & Fozzy Ozzy

2015 Garden State - 1st place - Prelim Pair Pony - Pryce & Fozzy Ozzy

2015 Elk Creek - 1st place - Prelim Pair Pony - Pryce & Pedr

2015 Black Prong - 1st place - Prelim Pair Pony - Pryce & Pedr

National Titles:

2007 USEF National Champion - Advanced Single Pony - Batman (Owned by Julia Greifeld)

2005 USEF National Champion - Advanced Single Pony - High Country Doc

 

World Championships

2003 World Pony Driving Championships - Karlstetten, Austria - driving High Country Doc

  • High Country Doc, 7 year old Morgan stallion owned & driven by Sara Schmitt

  • 6th place individually - Highest placing American

  • Team USA - 6th place

2005 World Pony Driving Championships - Catton Hall, England - driving High Country Doc

  • High Country Doc, 9 year old Morgan stallion owned & driven by Sara Schmitt

  • 10th place individually with

  • Team USA - 5th place

2009 World Pony Driving Championships - Greven, Germany

  • Batman, 11 year old Morgan/Welsh gelding owned by Julia Greifeld

  • Team USA - 4th place

Other Highlights

Short-listed for the 2012 World Singles Championship with Kaboom

Chronicle of the Horse Combined Driving Horseman of the Year - 2003

~ Sara Schmitt Dressage ~ On the Centerline ~ 245A Old Turnpike Road, Califon, NJ ~

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