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Congratulations to Lillie Keenan!

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  • Congratulations to Lillie Keenan!

    A sweep of all 3 regular divisions at Pony Finals! What an accomplishment for a 10 year old.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Tackpud View Post
    A sweep of all 3 regular divisions at Pony Finals! What an accomplishment for a 10 year old.
    That's amazing! Lillie is adorable rider.
    "I am going to teach you about men. distances are like men. Never grab the first one you see; it's never the best one, and more will come along."-George Morris


    • #3
      That's never been done before, has it?


      • #4
        Was she riding a pony, or did she jump the fences herself ??????

        Who was she riding ???????? Let's give some credit to the animal who took her around....


        • #5
          Congratulations to Lillie. That has to be a first. Wow.
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          • #6
            Congratulations to Lillie and her ponies!

            Isn't it funny how, a few years back, there was a whole topic of COTH naysayers criticizing this little girl and her riding?


            • #7
              Small - Blackberry
              Medium (and OVERALL) - Enchanted Forest
              Large (and Reserve Overall) - Vanity Fair
              Not all who wander are lost.


              • #8
                in other words ...

                She had 3 650k ponies
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by grandprixjump View Post
                  She had 3 650k ponies
                  Who peed in your Cheerios this morning? (I can't remember for the life of me who said this, but I cracked up the first time I saw it)

                  Huge congrats to Lillie!!
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by grandprixjump View Post
                    She had 3 650k ponies
                    Yeah you're right, she had the only expensive ponies there.

                    The kid seems to be not only an awesome rider (never seen her but certainly heard of her success!), but also a fantastic kid. This is the sort of kid you should be applauding. Or does being obnoxious towards a 10 year old make you feel better about yourself?

                    Congrats to Lillie Keenan! That is an awesome show of consistency for a 10 year old pony rider at the biggest show of the year. Being able to handle that kind of pressure at such a young age makes it exciting to think about her future!


                    • #11
                      She might have had 3 really nice ponies ( I swear I'm NOT jealous) but she still had to ride them. Anyone that snarks is just pissed cause their mummie and daddy didn't buy them a pony. Or ponies. Or a groom, a trainer, a tutor, a, well, you all get the idea. But she still had to ride them. Well. And, SHES TEN. I swear I'm not jealous. really. I have a pony.


                      • #12
                        Lets not kid ourselves that many of the winning horses (be it short stirrup ponies, pony hunters, junior hunters, adult ams, all the way up to grand prix horses) cost A LOT of money. And, sure, some of them are easier to ride than others. But even the most expensive, easiest ones still need a rider. And for one, you have NO idea how much work she has put into these ponies or how much they cost to begin with (not saying that I do either). If she wasn't such a good rider, she wouldn't have millions of people trying to get her to ride their ponies. She should be very proud of her accomplishments, as should every other kid who showed there this week. Now I think it's time to look at some pics of all the pretty ponies! Anyone wanna post some?


                        • #13
                          Wowee zowie! How amazing for her. Are there any pictures from the finals anywhere? I want to see these ponies in action.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by grandprixjump View Post
                            She had 3 650k ponies
                            Now this is a classy congratulations Really great, coming from an adult

                            Anyway...YES!! Big congrats to Lillie K! Amazing rider she was these last couple of days
                            Jen Evans & DaBear


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by grandprixjump View Post
                              She had 3 650k ponies
                              Gee, wish I was the trainer in on THAT commission!!! LOL...

                              Who freaking cares how much the ponies cost?? Congrats to a very lucky little girl.
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                              • #16
                                I want to give a HUGE congratulations to Lillie!

                                This is a girl that REALLY deserves all that she is getting.

                                She has a bunch of nice ponies but you have to have a good rider to win all three over fences classes at pony finals and win at devon.

                                This is the girl who is 2005 lent out all her ponies to girls who didn't have ponies to ride at pony finals so if anyone wants to leave rude remarks you have nowhere to speak.


                                • #17
                                  I was there cheering on my barn mate who showed in the mediums too. She ended up 11th on a pony named Short Notice. But I saw Lillie's ride on Enchanted Forest and what a beautiful pony and trip she had hands down!! She is an excellent rider.

                                  Whether they were six figured or whatever, you still have to ride. I have been at the show for 2 weeks. It was a great time!
                                  FutureWin Farm
                                  "You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true."


                                  • #18
                                    Congrats, that is awesome.

                                    I think someone is bitter...


                                    • #19
                                      I made this name simply to join the congrats for Lillie! I work at Heritage, and during the summer, Lillie spends ALL DAY at the barn, riding whatever she can, helping around the barn, and being the kind of kid you don't always see today. There were days I would be walking out to go home, but she would still be in a stall, braiding down a mane or something of that sort!

                                      There isn't a kid more deserving of this record breaking year! And while she's certainly lucky to have an incredibly supportive mother and the Heritage program behind her, this kind of amazing success could not occur without a great deal of talent and hard work!


                                      • #20
                                        I watched the top of the smalls, mediums and larges. I got to see ALL of the big money ponies go. And a lot of the "I got a GREAT deal" ponies as well. Lillie rode her butt off today. She was ON and did not miss a lick. I don't care HOW expensive or inexpensive her ponies were - she still had to ride them. And she deserves every great thing she got today. She is a GREAT kid that had a GREAT weekend.
                                        Not all who wander are lost.