Carriage Driver extraordinaire Sterling Graburn is coming to New England!!
Born February 20th, 1963, Sterling Graburn has been involved with horses all of his life. His mother, Sally Eastman Graburn, was a well established trainer continuing a family tradition that began with his great grandfather. He was brought up in southeastern Pennsylvania, an area steeped in equestrian tradition. He spent his early childhood competing in combined training, in part as a member of the Radnor Hunt Pony Club, adding combined driving in his teens. He owes his strong dressage foundation to his mother who was always a dressage trainer first and emphasized that dressage is training on the continuum.
Beginning his driving career in 1978, Sterling participated in his first international event in 1984 as navigator for the four-in-hand of Emil-Bernhard Jung, a member of the American team, at the World Four-in-Hand Championships in Szilvasvarad, Hungary. In 1993, he again was navigator, this time for numerous times National Pair Champion Lawrence Poulin, at Gladstone, New Jersey, for the World Pairs Championship. Sterling was groom/navigator for Wendy Ying, DVM at the 2005 World Pony Championships at Catton Hall, England.
In 2006, Sterling competed as an individual at the World Singles Championships at Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy, where he was fourth on the marathon and the highest overall placed American driver with Alexander Hewitt’s Belgian Warmblood gelding, Quincey. Sterling has thrice won the FEI Top Driver Award, North American Challenge, Single Horse championship. In 2008 he won the USEF National Combined Driving Single Horse National Championship with CS Dante of Earl, a Sport Cob co-owned with Dr. Wendy Ying. Dante also won USEF Combined Driving Single Reserve Horse of the Year for 2008.
Continuing the success earned with Quincey, in 2012 and 2016 Sterling competed Ulano (KWPN) and Ulano’s half brother, Mannkato at the World Singles Championships. After winning another US National Championship title with Ulano in 2012, the combination continued on to the World Singles Championships in Portugal where they were the highest-placed US competitors. In 2016 in Austria, Sterling and Mannkato were the highest placed US competitors.
Sterling continues to train and compete in both Pleasure and Combined Driving, with singles, pairs, tandems, unicorns and four-in-hands. Since 2010, he has been located in the vicinity of Lexington, Kentucky.
This is the perfect clinic to spruce up your skills as the horse show season starts!
We have only 16 spots available
$225 per spot - includes lunch and use of Theraplate
Clinic will be RAIN or SHINE - we do have an indoor arena in case of inclement weather
Audit opportunities also available
$25/day or $35/weekend
All skill levels / ages are welcomed!