It's The Great Pumpkin! Celebrating Halloween With Pony Hunt Teams

Oct 31, 2022 - 7:56 AM

Upper Marlboro, Md.—Oct. 30

The fall indoor circuit is all about serious competition—until the end of the Washington International Horse Show, that is. Building on the show’s annual costumed jumper class, last year it started inviting pony riders to dress up their mounts and compete in a hunt teams class for chocolate and ribbons.

Enjoy some photos of the fun from Sunday’s dress-up event.

Emery O'Keefe HG Mud Puddles, Grace Stenbeck-Werner Farmore State of the Art Isabelle Castallanos Old School Care Bares Team Jumps A Lot-0559
Care Bears: Team Jumps A Lot consisted of Emery O’Keefe on H.G. Mud Puddles, Grace Stenbeck-Werner on Farmore State Of The Art and Isabelle Castellanos on Old School. Mollie Bailey Photos
Katherine Mercer Cambridge, Elle Boyd Baby Blue, Bobby Mercer Benlea Mizzou Moana Heihei-0509
The Moana team of Katherine Mercer on Cambridge, Elle Boyd on Baby Blue and Bobby Mercer on Benlea Mizzou competed in the small pony division.
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Natalie Wheeler made her getaway aboard Infinity as part of the Cops And Robbers team.
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Reilly Robertson, Helena Timpany and Kaitlyn Linck reprised a Halloween classic as Linus, Charlie Brown and Snoopy waiting for the Great Pumpkin.
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Liam Gaspar and Valentino were part of the Da Minions team.
Charlie Brown Finley Baras Luca Endweig Ella Endzweig-0630
Snoopy (Finley Baras), Charlie Brown (Luca Endzweig) and Woodstock (Ella Endzweig) were thrilled to win the small pony division.
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Jole Kosloske and Chic In Time competed on the Monsters Inc team.
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The Pony Pirates—Rowan Bomar, Emma Coristine and Audrey Frigerio—won best overall costume.
JJ Torano, Collin Sweetnam and Eric Edson-Lerlau-0854
The Men In Black team of J.J. Torano, Collin Sweetnam and Eric Edson-Merlau were ready to jump jumps and fight intergalactic bad guys.
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Agatha Lignelli aboard EMC Entourage, dressed as Rainbow Dash, rode on the My Little Pony team.
Stella Cross and Marvel Comic , Anna Tyler on Nominee, Kendall Dey on Olof were in sync for the Monster Ponies Inc. team.
Stella Cross and Marvel Comic, Anna Tyler on Nominee and Kendall Dey on Olof were in sync for the Monster Ponies Inc. team.
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Remy Becker and Sugarbrook Adorabelle proved that Piglets can fly as part of the WInnie The Pooh team.
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After winning the Washington International Pony Equitation Final, Ava Barnes and Prestige competed as Harley Quinn as part of the Villanesses team.

Find full results here. Want more Washington International? Check out all the Chronicle’s coverage here. You can see more news and analysis in the Nov. 21 issue of the magazine.

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