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August 8, 2013

Zone 4 Faultless in Pony Jumper Team Final

Aug. 8—Lexington, Ky.

With all the yelling, whistling and urging coming from an orange-clad contingent in the Alltech Arena stands, one might have thought the USEF Pony Finals jumper team championship was a tight race. But no, Zone 4’s fan club was simply cheering on its four first-timers to eight clear rounds.

August 8, 2013

Sassafras Creek Snags The Medium Pony Hunter Title At USEF Pony Finals

Aug. 8—Lexington, Ky.   

Awards ceremonies at USEF Pony Finals are a drawn out affair. There are 20 ribbons for both the over-fences and overall awards, not to mention daily sportsmanship awards, owner-rider awards, rosettes for top Welsh and part-Welsh awards—you get the picture.

August 7, 2013

It’s All About Attitude For Stone McCormick And All Natural

At first glance, All Natural isn’t the kind of small pony hunter most people would want in their barn. She’s quirky, she’s moody, she hates to practice, and at 17, none of that is changing any time soon. But none of that bothers Stone McCormick. He couldn’t be more excited to take her to this year’s USEF Pony Finals in Lexington, Ky.

August 12, 2012

Deslauriers Gets It Done At Pony Finals

Lexington, Ky.—Aug. 12

It’s Lucy Deslauriers’ last year at USEF Pony Finals, so she made it count. She outrode 188 other entries to top this year’s Equisport Insurance/USEF Pony Medal Final at USEF Pony Finals.

August 11, 2012

For The Laughter Earns His Fourth Title

Lexington, Ky.—Aug. 11

Maddie Darst found the perfect way to wrap up her USEF Pony Finals career: winning the large pony hunter title on Betsee Parker’s For The Laughter.

This marks the fourth year in a row that For The Laughter earned the championship, and the second time that Darst has had the ride.

August 10, 2012

Hi Lite Stands Out At USEF Pony Finals

Lexington, Ky.—Aug. 10

Maddie Schaefer has been a Pony Finals regular for as long as she can remember. Even though she’s only 11, this marked her fifth year competing at the event. This year, found the perfect way to commemorate the occasion: by winning the medium pony hunter championship aboard Hi Lite. Model winner Rafael, shown by Lili Hymowitz, earned the reserve title.

Schaefer rode Hi Lite to the top of the over fences class today to beat out 104 other ponies and earn the championship.

August 10, 2012

From The Backyard To The Walnut Ring

Holland Nievergelt can’t stop smiling. It started last week when she had her nose pressed against the truck window as she and her mother pulled into the Kentucky Horse Park for the first time. And as her mom, Julie, dodges zig zagging children while driving us in her golf cart from the Walnut Ring back to the barns, Holland is still grinning ear to ear.

August 9, 2012

Roxbury Reels In A Win In Kentucky

Lexington, Ky.—Aug. 9

Someone else might have thought that Yasmin Rizvi drew the short end of the straw. Her mother, P.J. Rizvi, and sisters, Zayna and Farah Rizvi, travelled to London to watch P.J.’s dressage horse, Breaking Dawn, compete in the Olympic Games with Canadian Ashley Holtzer. But Yasmin made the most of staying stateside, riding Roxbury to the medium pony hunter championship at USEF Pony Finals.

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