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MANNKATO AND STERLING: TO THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AND HOME

Organized by: Sterling Graburn

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EVENT DATE Aug 10, 2016

THE STORY:

Sterling D. B. Graburn is a veteran of the Gulf War, and a horse trainer, coach and competitor. He has won the US National Championship title twice, and was the highest placed American driver in his two previous World Championships. It is his goal to be able to compete on the US team in the 2016 World Championships of carriage driving. Sterling is driving a 15 year old horse named Mannkato. "Kato", as he is known around the barn, was a horse without a job three years ago. He had been trained as a dressage horse, but circumstances had ended his training. He was sent to Sterling late in 2013 to see if he remembered the 30 days of carriage training he had received as a 3 year old. Sterling and Kato hit it off, despite Kato's lack of experience. In 2014 they made their competitive debut, coming home with two Championships from each of the shows they competed in at the Preliminary level. In 2015, lack of sponsorship kept them from showing early in the season, but in the fall, Sterling and Kato made the jump to the Advanced (international) level and were 2nd and 3rd in their first two shows. Since then, the duo have continued to improve their consistent performance in all three phases of the competition; dressage, cross - country, and cones. They have never been out of the top three placings, and have either been 1st or 2nd in every cross country phase. The United States Equestrian Federation is offering $3500 to each of the drivers to travel to Europe to compete at the World Championships against approximately 40 other nations. The estimate for each horse, driver, and groom/navigator to travel to and from Europe is $20,000. The balance of the fundraising goal is taken up with travel to one final warm up competition, housing, stabling, feeding horse and humans, and various other costs of travel and competition. Sterling, along with the two other top ranked drivers, are the best team the US has had to compete in these single horse World Championships in many years. Please help them represent the US and go for the Gold! Any funds above the target goal will be shared equally with the other drivers.

$13,965

 

40% Raised of $35,000 Goal

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  • Cynthia Doll

    $100

  • Bill, Sandy, and Bethany Kraatz

    $200

  • Hardy Zantke

    $50

  • Shelly Temple

    $250

  • Cheryl Hillman

    $25

  • Gene & Katy Rhinehart

     

  • Don Juan

    $100

  • Sherri Dolan

    $150

  • Tamara Pigeon

    $50

  • Gigi Schofield

    $100

  • Scott Monroe & Lolisa Windover

    $250

  • Dorothy Straight

    $100

  • Bettina Scherer and Banjo

    $100

  • Barbara Sims

    $100

  • Amy Lewis

    $100

  • Squirt

    $500

  • Kate Shields

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Margo Farnsworth

    $25

  • Sha Zing

    $50

  • A friend in Florida

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lisa Andersen

    $50

  • Michelle Blackler Equestrian

    $250

  • Stephanie Wilson

    $50

  • Allen Tucci

    $100

  • Rachel Bogale

    $100

  • Diane Cochran

    $50

  • Cathy Thomas

     

  • St. John and Nemo

    $50

  • E Parkes

    $500

  • Trout Walk Farm

     

  • Pam McNair

    $50

  • Paul Lyon

     

  • Diane Kastama

    $50

  • Kate Bushman

    $50

  • Jason Stronks Training Stables

    $50

  • Tracy Laufer

    $100

  • Margot Clark

    $50

  • Andrew McIntosh

    $100

  • Wonder Woman

    $100

  • Terdal Farm

    $50

  • Marty & Amy Makowsky

    $50

  • Barb Simmons

     

  • Jeff and Lynn Legg

    $75

  • Jen

    $100

  • the Tin Man

    $100

  • Carolyn L. Kenton

    $100

  • Another Friend in Fla

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Flair LLC

     

  • Teresa Bowden CSR Biofeedback

    $25

  • Dan & Beth Steinke

    $250

  • Nicole, Steve and Al

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Diane Cochran

    $50

  • E Parkes

    $1,000

  • Kate Shields

    $100

  • Gillian Vallis

    $100

  • Kim Moore and CH Good Deal

    $250

  • Carolyn Kenton

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Peggy mcgowan

    $25

  • Molly Sharp

    $50

  • Ardeth Obenauf

     

  • Jill Ryder

    $250

  • Brenda Rachor

     

  • Debi & Phil Turner

    $50

  • Scott Monroe

    $250

  • Mike and Jeanne Abbott family

    $50

  • Karen Leach

     

  • Erin Smith

    $100

  • Bonnie & Doug Hudson

    $100

  • Ingrid Krause

    $50

  • Knox Farm

    $25

  • MCR Whips

    $50

  • Gail Saunders

    $100

  • Sycamore Glen Farm

    $250

  • Mary Ruth Marks

    $100

  • Wanda chancellor

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Richard Lamb

     

  • MaryAnn Carter

    $25

  • Sandy and David Green

    $50

  • Arnie Tom

    $50

  • Paula & Dickie Simmons

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jackie & Mike Minges (and pony Faith)

    $50

  • Cheryl P Rivers

    $100

  • Dona Love

    $20

  • Theresa Burns

    $100

  • DianaB

    $50

  • Jan Fernald

    $50

  • Pam and David Gaston

     

  • Sandy Otton

    $25

  • Paula Jo Bright

    $50

  • Rebecca Gutierrez

     

  • Mike and Jackie Minges and Faith

    $25

  • Bentley

    $50

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Sterling Graburn

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Bentley

Bentley

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Mike and Jackie Minges and Faith

Mike and Jackie Minges and Faith

DONATION: $25

Thanks for your dedicated work and representing the United States. 2 years ago

Rebecca Gutierrez

Rebecca Gutierrez

Good luck!! 2 years ago

Paula Jo Bright

Paula Jo Bright

DONATION: $50

Best wishes for great success! 2 years ago

Sandy Otton

Sandy Otton

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Pam and David Gaston

Pam and David Gaston

2 years ago

Jan Fernald

Jan Fernald

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

DianaB

DianaB

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Theresa Burns

Theresa Burns

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Dona Love

Dona Love

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

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