Nashoba Driving Derby

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Photos by Aaron Jones

Nashoba Carriage Association held their second Driving Derby at Kimberlin Farms in Olive Branch, MS over the Labor Day weekend. Sunday, September 4 was the fun day, with first course walk at noon and the first driver on course at 1 p.m.

A Driving Derby competition consists of one or more rounds over a course consisting of pairs of cones and marathon-type obstacles. A round is run as a timed competition, with penalties converted to seconds. Total time determines placings and the lowest time wins. Find more information at the American Driving Society website:
Joanna Wilburn said she was “thrilled!” that 14 people had signed up to drive the Derby. “Whether people came to drive or just watch, we all had a blast! The weather was better than the last one, but it was still hot.” As usual, Nashoba members were on hand with water, other refreshments, and sandwiches for a holiday picnic.

“Thanks to Ann Kimberlin for our wonderful venue,” Wilburn continued. “We all loved the freshly painted Dressage borders. We had 14 runs through the course and a great turnout!”

Junior Pony
1.     Sarah Foster with Lacey
2.     Maria Roberts with Raydar
3.     Natalie Hanisco with Tilly
Training Single Pony
1.  Reita Parham with Downey
2.  Suzanne Campbell with Ren
Training Single Horse
1.  Kate Bushman with Jewel
2.  Rose Marie Lawson with Milo
Training Draft
1.  Laura Shifflette with Barney
Preliminary Draft
1.  Aaron Jones with Rebel
2.  Ken Daniels with Bob
Preliminary Single Horse
1.  Jane Anderson with Stonewall
Intermediate Single Pony
1.  Wanda with Uppity

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