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Pony Finals

August 13, 2011

For The Laughter Finishes On Top At Pony Finals

Lexington, Ky—Aug. 13

It’s pretty tough to follow up two consecutive titles at USEF Pony Finals. Pretty much all you can do is win again.  So that’s what Maddy Darst did with For The Laughter.

That Betsee Parker entry claimed the large pony championship the last two years. This time around she came into the over fences with a 22-point lead, but a bobble at the first fence meant she nearly lost the chance at a title.

August 12, 2011

Zone 7 Glitters In Gold At Pony Jumper Team Championship

Aug. 12—Lexington, Ky.

In a nail-biting second round on Friday night during the pony jumper team championship at the USEF Pony Finals, the girls of Zone 7 gave it all they had to pull out the win over Zone 2. The team was awarded the Willow Grove Farm Perpetual Trophy, donated by U.S. Hunter Jumper Association President Bill Moroney.

The four riders and horses who made up Zone 7's winning team are as follows:

August 12, 2011

Ballou Bounces Back At Pony Finals

Aug. 12—Lexington, Ky.

Daisy Farish had an enviable decision to make heading into this year’s edition of USEF Pony Finals. Farish had two small ponies at the competition, Shine and Ballou, but the rules only permitted her to ride one. In the end, she chose Ballou, because she’s had so much experience with him, and that decision paid off with the division championship.

August 11, 2011

Enchanted Forest Charms At USEF Pony Finals

Lexington, Ky.—Aug. 11

Maddy Darst found the perfect way to follow up yesterday’s large green pony hunter championship at USEF Pony Finals: winning another tricolor.

She piloted Enchanted Forest to the top of the medium pony hunter division today for Betsee Parker after earning winning over fences scores of 86.9, 87 and 87. Swingtown jumped to second over fences to score the reserve title with Bergen Sanderford.

August 10, 2011

Magical Diamond Sparkles At USEF Pony Finals

Aug. 10—Lexington, Ky.

When Magical Diamond prepared to walk into the ring with Kirklen Petersen for the medium green pony over fences class of the USEF Pony Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park, his owner, Elizabeth Foster, was nowhere to be seen.

It wasn’t that she didn’t care to see him go, she was just too rattled with nerves to watch. But when she found out he earned scores of 85, 88, 83.75 to take over the lead, overwhelming excitement supplanted all those nerves.

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