Welcome to the Southern Pines Combined Driving Event

April 15-17, 2016 we will welcome competitors, officials, spectators and sponsors for another action-packed combined driving event at the Carolina Horse Park.

In addition to classes for Training, Preliminary and Intermediate levels, the Southern Pines CDE will host the USEF National Single Horse Championship. This is the third time that SPCDE has been awarded this championship which is a testament to the quality of the competition.

Driven dressage will be held on Friday, April 15. Two rings will run simultaneously so there will be something to see with just the turn of the head throughout the day.

The marathon will take place on Saturday, with the main excitement around each of seven obstacles, including two water obstacles. FEI World Championship Course Designer Richard Nicoll, assisted by Southern Pines own Richard Pringle will be in charge of providing a challenging but fair course for all level of drivers.

Cones – the final phase – will be contested on Sunday. The difference between glory and defeat often comes down to a split second, or the drop of a single ball.

Don’t miss any of the excitement. Parking and admission are free. Sponsorship opportunities are available, and volunteers are always needed and welcome.