It’s the second week of August, which can only mean one thing at the Kentucky Horse Park: a pony invasion. USEF Pony Finals has arrived, with hundreds of ponies descending on Lexington, Kentucky, for the annual event, which starts with hunter competition Tuesday, Aug. 9, and concludes Aug. 14 with the USEF Pony Medal.
Here’s what you need to know so you don’t miss any of the action.
Where: Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The hunter competition takes place in the Rolex Arena, while the pony jumpers will compete in the Claiborne Ring. The USEF Pony Medal Final goes in the Alltech Arena.
Tuesday, Aug. 9
11 a.m. Large pony model and under saddle, then small green model and under saddle
Wednesday, Aug. 10
7 a.m. Small pony model and under saddle, then large pony over fences, then small green pony over fences
Thursday, Aug. 11
7 a.m. Medium green pony model and under saddle, then large green model and under saddle, then small pony over fences
3 p.m. Pony jumper individual phase I (Claiborne Ring)
Friday, Aug. 12
7 a.m. Medium pony model and under saddle, then medium green pony over fences, then large green pony over fences
3 p.m. Pony jumper team championship/individual phase II (Claiborne Ring)
Saturday, Aug. 13
7 a.m. Medium pony over fences
2 p.m. Pony jumper farewell class (Claiborne Ring)
4 p.m. Pony jumper individual final (Claiborne Ring)
Sunday, Aug. 14
7 a.m. USEF Pony Medal Final (Alltech Arena)
How You Can Follow Along: The Chronicle will be on-site bringing you all the gorgeous photos, adorable interviews and behind-the-scenes stories. Make sure to follow along at www.coth.com and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @Chronofhorse
Useful links and information:
- All of the Chronicle’s Pony Finals online coverage, with behind-the-scenes stories, lovely photos and more!
- The complete schedule of classes
- Livestreaming from USEFNetwork
- The USEF Pony Finals official website
- Links to daily results
- Don’t forget to follow the Chronicle on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @Chronofhorse
- We will have full analysis of the competition in the Sept. 5 issue of The Chronicle of the Horse magazine