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August 11, 2013

What's In A Name?

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
•Gingersnap
•Hershey Kiss
•Salt Water Taffy
•Gingerbread Man
•Starburst
•Dipped In Chocolate
•Marzipan
•Rosmel’s French Vanilla
•Raspberry
•Sham’s Huckleberry
•Toblerone
•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
•Rockefeller
•Orion’s Diamond Ace
•Peridot
•National Treasure
•Tiara
•Swarovski
•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
•Casanova
•Kiss N Tell
•True Love
•Romeo
•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
•Pandamonium
•High Jynx
•Buckle Up
•Tazmanian Devil
•Woodlands Pick Pocket
•Lakeview Pick Pocket
•All About Me
•Shananigans

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

8. Fairytale ponies
•Woodland’s Velvet Prince
•Fairytale
•Dragon’s Tale
•A Wrinkle In Time
•Royalty
•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
•Carnival
•Surprise Party

10. Newsworthy names
•Society Page
•News Flash
•Sports News
•Headlines
•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.)

Add your favorites below

horsesrmylife19
11 weeks 4 days ago
I love the Clovercroft/meade
I love the Clovercroft/meade pony names!!!! As well as Macaroany Pony, Happily Ever After, Money Tree, Rollingwoods Cookie Time, and Gooder Than Gold! Love 'em! <3 Read More
Sandstar
18 weeks 2 days ago
Related
•Captain Jack Sparrow and Miss Elizabeth Swann have the same father. Clanfair Seven Seas - from Dogwood Creek Ponies ( How cute is that!) Read More

Comments

kinsella
35 weeks 6 days ago

How appropriate...

Go For The Gold is 24 this year - how appropriate he is listed under the "Priceless Ponies" because he truly is!
beauman2
35 weeks 6 days ago

pony names

For #6 I'd add: Glencoe Left Ya Speechless
Margo Hoagland
35 weeks 5 days ago

pony names

When ever I judge an event there is always a paint pony named Oreo and it is not the same one.
Twixntheresa
35 weeks 4 days ago

pony names

Large Pony Kinda Funny has such a funny personality! He is always making us laugh !
Sandstar
18 weeks 2 days ago

Related

•Captain Jack Sparrow and Miss Elizabeth Swann have the same father. Clanfair Seven Seas - from Dogwood Creek Ponies ( How cute is that!)
horsesrmylife19
11 weeks 4 days ago

I love the Clovercroft/meade

I love the Clovercroft/meade pony names!!!! As well as Macaroany Pony, Happily Ever After, Money Tree, Rollingwoods Cookie Time, and Gooder Than Gold! Love 'em! <3
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