Pony Palooza: Favorite Photos From USEF Pony Finals

Aug 13, 2018 - 11:23 AM

Lexington, Ky.—Aug. 13

For the past week the equestrian world’s smallest participants took over the Kentucky Horse Park for the USEF Pony Finals. The competitors are varied, from the nation’s leading child riders on top ponies vying for blue ribbons, to children on their first ponies simply hoping for a good experience.

You can read all of the Chronicle’s coverage from the event, and relive some of our favorite moments.

Caroline Olsen and Sugarbrook Adorabelle were simply adorable. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.
The Kentucky Horse Park made a stunning backdrop as Denim Jo Welhouse piloted Rose Mary around the Walnut Ring. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.
Izzy Beisel’s parents hung a banner wishing her luck and a number of friends added their own well wishes. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.
Joziemae Syroka was thrilled with her pony Spot On. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.
Sydney Flashman (left) gave Zacko Hardin a big hug after Hardin won the USEF National Pony Jumper Individual Championship. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.
Dusty Miller the hedge pony kept watch over the VIP tent. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.
Grace Debney shared a quiet moment with Lafayette Park before collecting their championship in the large green division. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.
Mia Acevedo was thrilled with how Mr. Worldwide jumped in the USEF National Pony Jumper Championship. Photo by Ann Glavan.
Farnley Cosair definitely wasn’t going to touch those rails with Amira Kettaneh aboard. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.
The rail was packed as everyone watched their friends and family. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.
Champion Kat Fuqua (left) gave reserve champion Chandler Wilks a high five following the large pony championship. Photo by Ann Glavan.
Finley-Grace Brooks broke out a smile as she landed from the final jump on The Roan Ranger. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.
Zacko Hardin showed The Girl Next Door his appreciation after topping the USEF National Pony Jumper Championship. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.



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