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Watch Why They Won: The Magical Pony Hunt Teams At Devon

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Devon, Pa.—May 26

After the last championship trophy has been awarded in the Wheeler Ring on junior weekend, the real fun begins. All seriousness goes out the window in favor of some good-natured fun. It’s time for the pony hunt teams where three riders pair up to jump a course and hopefully jump the final in perfect unison. If that weren’t exciting enough, gone are the hunt coats and out comes the glitter, face paint and more, as half of the fun is the costumes the riders bring out for the event.

We’ve got videos of each of the winning teams, courtesy of USEF Network, and a few pictures of some of the creative costumes.

The Wizard of Oz team comprised of Olivia Sweetnam, Allison Coleman and Lily Stoughton topped the small pony competition.

In the mediums, it was the Paw Patrol comprised of Taylor Landstrom, Addison Stoughton and Alexa Karet that took top call.

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And lastly for the larges, Woody’s Round-Up made up of Annabelle Brown, Gabrielle Young and Jillian Pizzi was the best of the evening.

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“Come on, shake your body baby, do the conga.” The Conga team (Alexa Lignelli, Emma Hechtman and Hannah Famulak) had one of the best costumes. Mollie Bailey Photo

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Check out that timing on the winning medium team—Paw Patrol. Mollie Bailey Photo

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“Coral Reef Via Volo” was feeling some team pride as part of the Grand Prix Girls team. Mollie Bailey Photo

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First place in the larges when to Woody, Buzz and Mr. Potato Head from Woody’s Round Up. Mollie Bailey Photo

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Any KISS fans out there? Mollie Bailey Photo

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Alexa Karet thanked her “puppy” Astro Boy. Mollie Bailey Photo

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Secret Crush, aka Mr. Potato Head, and Jillian Pizzi jumped as part of Woody’s Round-Up. Mollie Bailey Photo

The Chronicle will be on site all week bringing you beautiful photos, daily reports and more. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of the June 17 issue for more in-depth stories from the winners. 

Important Links: Devon Horse Show website / Order of go and results / The complete schedule of classes and exhibitions / Live streaming / All of the Chronicle’s coverage

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