Thursday, Aug. 12 Lexington, Ky.
Maddie Darst and Elation finished out the day at USEF Pony Finals the way they started it: at the head of the small pony division.
Betsee Parker’s gray clinched victory with a winning over fences trip when the pressure was on. Last to go, Darst kept her cool to win the small pony championship over Lands End Eros, ridden by Pony Finals first-timer Isabel Ryan.
“I was really, really nervous!” said Darst, 13. “I’m not sure why—I never really get nervous.”