My name is Taylor Bradish, and I would love your support so that I can represent the United States at the 2022 World Championships and make the United States Proud!
I compete in the equestrian sport of Combined Driving, which is a three-phase carriage driving competition. Competitors at the top of the sport spend all year training and competing with each other with hopes of being selected to represent the United States as a member of “Team USA”. The Advanced Single Horse World Championships are held every other year, and this year’s will be held at Haras Du Pin, France.
I began this journey what now feels like a lifetime ago. I was first introduced to combined driving at 16 years old in my hometown of Flagstaff, Arizona. I was working for an Olympic-level dressage rider, whose husband was a combined driver. The discipline sparked my interest, and that introduction forever altered the direction of my career, and life.
At 19 years old, I decided to uproot and move completely across the United States to begin training at a renowned combined driving facility in Windsor, South Carolina known as Katydid Farm. My passion for the sport continued to grow as I trained horses and worked as a groom. I was also given the opportunity to begin competing.
I began my journey with Katydid Duchess in 2016. We started competing at training level events, and gradually moved through the ranks to the top of the sport. We won our first Advanced Single Horse National Championship at Live Oak International in 2020. We were then selected to represent the United States in the 2020 FEI Combined Driving Single Horse World Championships in Pau, France. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing worldwide pandemic, the Team was unable to travel to compete. We immediately shifted our focus to the 2022 Championships. Since then, we have won both the 2021 and 2022 Advanced Single Horse National Championships.
We are currently making preparations to represent the United States at the 2022 FEI Combined Driving Single Horse World Championships at Haras Du Pin, France September Sept 15-18. The cost associated with shipping a horse, equipment and travel are incredibly expensive. We have spent countless hours exploring every possible option to reduce costs, and will be making every effort to travel as frugally as possible. Unfortunately, even with cost-saving provisions, the total cost of the trip will still be in excess of $45,000. We would GREATLY appreciate any and all help that you may be able to give. Large or small, anything helps. If you are interested in a making a tax-deductible donation, please contact me directly so that I can give you the details. Thank you in advance for your support, and we are looking forward to making the United States proud!!