What's In A Name?

Aug 11, 2013 - 7:44 AM
You can get away with all kinds of fun names in Ponyland. Photo by Mollie Bailey.

Ponies are cute. They’re fun. They’re alternately saintly and naughty. And more often than not, they’re too smart for their own good. 

The names of the sub-14.2 hand set tend to reflect a certain playfulness, and chances are, they’re selected to make you smile. Some names are really memorable (Daddy Pulled The Trigger, Kowabunga Kitty or Weebiscuit, anyone?) and some are rider appropriate (Jennifer Blossom rides Flower Girl and Forget Me Not).

Glancing down the list of entries from USEF Pony Finals, there are lots of recurring themes. Some are sweet, some are funny, and some are just surprising. Here are some of our favorite pony names popping up on the jumbotrons in Lexington, Ky., by theme.

What are your favorite pony names? Add your own picks in the comments.

1. Time for dessert
•Rollingwoods Cookie Time
•Hershey Kiss
•Salt Water Taffy
•Gingerbread Man
•Dipped In Chocolate
•Rosmel’s French Vanilla
•Sham’s Huckleberry
•Caramel Crunch
•Just Desserts
•Almond Joy

2. File under, “Are you sure that pony is meant for a child?”
•Champagne Wishes
•Texas Hold Em
•Shaken Not Stirred
•Gayfield’s Steamy Windows
•Bachelor #3
•Swears Like A Sailor

3. Priceless ponies
•Orion’s Diamond Ace
•National Treasure
•Go For The Gold
•Gooder Than Gold
•Birtley’s Crowned Jewel
•Magical Diamond
•Black Pearl
•Money Tree

4. Matches made in heaven
•Captain Jack Sparrow and Miss Elizabeth Swann
•Hermione and Harry Potter (Dumbledore is also here)

5. Ah, Amor
•Love And Logic
•Secret Love
•Kiss N Tell
•True Love
•Blue A Kiss
•Woodlands Love Story
•Heart To Forget
•Love Me Tender

6. Sometimes names can be a little TOO appropriate…
•Monkey Business
•Says Who
•Who’s Kidding Who
•Smartie Pants
•Power Trip
•High Jynx
•Buckle Up
•Tazmanian Devil
•Woodlands Pick Pocket
•Lakeview Pick Pocket
•All About Me

7. I think I know what that one looks like….
•Blond Moment
•Play Aroan
•Simply Ear-resistable
•EZ To Spot
•Macaroany Pony
•Ledinjadon Exclusively Dun

8. Fairytale ponies
•Woodland’s Velvet Prince
•Dragon’s Tale
•A Wrinkle In Time
•Canterbrook Prince Charming
•Happily Ever After
•Dragon’s Lair Banner

9. These guys know how to have fun
•Bikini Beach
•Falling Moon Celebration
•Pajama Party
•Tantallon Silver Jubilee
•Surprise Party

10. Newsworthy names
•Society Page
•News Flash
•Sports News
•Front Page
•Cover Story
•Sports Cast
•Page 6

AND The winner of the best themed names from one barn goes to….
Rabbit Hill Farm. Abbi Ferrigno’s Newtown, Conn., farm is full of ponies with lapine-themed names, mostly bred by Clovermeade Farm in Nashville, Tenn.

This year there’s:

•Clovercroft Love Bunny
•Clovermeade Bunny Or Not
•Clovercroft Honey Bunny
•Clovermeade Always Bunny
•Clovermeade Bunny Side Up
•Clovercroft Show Me The Bunny (Originally a Rabbit Hill Farm pony—showed with Emily Smith at Pony Finals.)

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