Tracy Bowman to Represent United States at FEI World Para-Driving Championships
Written by CRM
Monday, 02 July 2018 17:28

Tracy Bowman and Bella. PC: Sherry Stewart

While many may know Tracy Bowman as the trainer of multiple CCI4* riders at Kismet Farms, and be familiar with her consistent presence on the West Coast eventing scene, Tracy is also a keen competitor in Combined and Para Driving. So keen, in fact, she has been selected as a Nominated Entry to represent the United States at the FEI World Para-Driving Championships for Singles in Kronenberg, Netherlands.

Tracy and Bella are a competitive pair; they’ve won divisions against able bodied drivers, and have a strong chance to do the United States proud. “Driving has given me the opportunity to get back into the ring as a competitor, and it is a very exciting sport,” said Bowman. “I am very fortunate to coach many incredible three day eventing riders, and doing so has taken me to events all across the globe, but this trip will certainly be unlike any other if we are able to get the funds together in time.”

Tracy and Bella have a specially designed custom carriage, which makes it possible for Tracy, who is paralyzed from the waist down, to be able to sit in the optimal position. The cost to get a horse and driver to the Netherlands, in addition to their custom carriage is significant. CCI4* rider, long time student, and business partner Jolie Wentworth has seen first hand the hard work Bowman has put forth toward her goal, saying, “Tracy is a very well rounded horsewoman. What she has accomplished in her Driving career is very impressive and if you have ever seen a driving competition, then you realize the magnitude of how difficult and thrilling of a sport it really is. I hope our  community can come together to help her achieve her goal of competing in the Netherlands, especially because she has helped so many top riders in equestrian sports achieve their dreams.”

In hopes of making this journey financially possible, Kismet Farms is holding an online auction through July 22. If you wish to contribute an auction item, please contact Kate Miller via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Donations may also be made through Southern California Equestrian Sports. For updates and more information, please visit www.kismetfarms.net.

About Tracy: Tracy, a certified Instructor with the British Horse Society, began her thriving three-day eventing competition business in 1984 in California. Tracy has produced multiple riders to the CCI4* level and mentors many young professionals. She began competing in combined driving 8 years ago, and with her partner of the last 7 years, Taylormore Laurabelle, Tracy this year won the advanced intermediate division at Clay Station. She also won the Shady Oaks CDE Advanced Single Pony division in 2017, came in 2nd in the 2016 Shady Oaks CDE Intermediate Single Pony division and won the 2015 Sargent CDE Intermediate Single Pony division.