Eventing with carriages: A hard-driving sport

Scott Monroe and his horse Shadow won the National Singles championship in combined driving in November 2011. Photo Submitted

SHARON — One day, when Scott Monroe was around 40 years old, he went for a carriage ride with a neighbor. He knew nothing about horses, never having owned, ridden or spent any time around them. But he was so smitten by the experience he decided to take up driving and to learn how to ride a horse.

That in itself could sound like a fairy tale, except that he did all that and then took it many steps further.

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