2014 U.S. Pony Finals
Relive all the action from last year.
"Heels down, eyes up" was the mantra of Taylor St. Jacques as she headed into the Pony Medal Final on the last day of the U.S. Equestrian Federation Pony Finals, held Aug. 4-10. She concentrated on the basics and was rewarded with a victory, which she celebrated with her friend, second-placed Alexandra Pielet. The two were beside themselves with excitement as they celebrated each other's success.
When Genevieve Munson learned that the youngest person to have won the U.S. Pony Jumper Individual Championship was 12 years old, she took that as a personal challenge to set a new record. And the 10-year-old followed through on that goal with the blue roan mare Bluebelle at the U.S. Equestrian Federation Pony Finals, Aug. 4-10, competition.
Taylor St. Jacques And Finders-Keepers Find Their Way To Medium Pony Championship At USEF Pony Finals
As the last class and biggest class of the hunter divisions at the U.S. Equestrian Federation Pony Finals began on Saturday, the skies opened up and riders were straining to find their distances through the driving rain. But less-than-ideal weather couldn’t stop popular catch-rider Taylor St. Jacques from putting in a smooth, consistent round atop Finders-Keepers to claim the top spot in the medium pony championships.
The underdog U.S. Pony Club team stepped off the podium as the lone team to successfully complete the U.S. Pony Jumper Championships, held in conjunction with the U.S. Equestrian Federation Pony Finals, Aug. 4-10, against nine traditional zone teams. Then they hung up their gold medals, led their ponies back to the barn and went about all the barn chores themselves.
Madeline Schaefer added another tricolor to her Pony Finals collection, this time with her own Leon in the medium green pony hunter division.
The U.S. Equestrian Federation Pony Finals award ceremonies are a familiar scene for Blueberry Hill, who earned the top tricolor in the small regular pony hunter division with Natalie Jayne aboard. While this is only Jayne's second time competing at Pony Finals, this marks "Whitney's" sixth time making the trip.
Devin Seek may have only sat on Hudson a week ago, but after a slow start in the regular pony hunter division, they fell into a groove just in time to win over fences and sport the championship ribbon at the U.S. Equestrian Federation Pony Finals, Aug. 4-10.
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