Two beautiful days brought 7 competitors from the Piedmont Driving Club to the grounds of Morven Park in Leesburg, Virginia for the annual Carriage Driving Competition. Managed by Laura Doyle, this show is recognized by the American Driving Society and brings in the best!
It was a battle from start to finish among the “draft horse types”……Lisa Andersen, Kim Cameron and Deb Bauserman switched placings a few times, but each ended up with either a blue, red or yellow every time they left the ring. Same was true for the “multiples” classes. Mary Munster and Dr. Tom Burgess, each driving Friesians, took blue, then red, then blue in Turnout, Reinsmanship and Working classes. They were neck and neck all day. Could Tom have had an advantage over Mary because he was showing a pair against her unicorn? Or, could it have been the other way around? Either way, both whips and horses performed spectacularly.
Multiple ribbons were won by Dr. Tom Burgess, Kim Cameron, Mary Munster, Lisa Andersen, Deb Bauserman, Wayne Porter and Molly Savage. Way to go, PDC!!!!!!
Barbara and Tom Wolf, Doug Ward and Vicki and Al Baturay joined the fun on Sunday when the Club went on a picnic drive through the beautiful grounds surrounding the Mansion at Morven Park. Laura provided a delightful rest stop and lots of pictures were taken. As has come to be our tradition, an “after glow” party took place under the shade trees overlooking what had been the race track (it is undergoing renovation). There was plenty of food, drink and congratulations spread around!
For specifics on the show results, please check out the Morven Park website. And whose photos will you see? Kim and Mary and Lisa have all made it to the site!