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August 9 - 14, 2022
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Standings & Qualified Lists

2022 Regular Hunter Pony

2022 Green Hunter Pony

2022 Pony Medal


Pony Finals Yearbook Portal

Information about the Emerson Burr Horsemanship Grant

Information about Pony Jumpers

About the Event

In 1959, the British National Pony Society and the British Show Pony Society challenged American pony riders to an international Pony Hunter Competition. First held at the prestigious National Horse Show in New York City, the best U.S. ponies and riders met head-to-head with the best British ponies and riders in the small and large divisions. The first competition emphasized conformation and under saddle performance. Jumping ability was tested over two fences and counted 20% toward the final score; the American riders in this inaugural competition were narrowly defeated 10 to 9. Two years later, the British National Pony Society hosted the competition. The American riders prepared by spending a rigorous two weeks at the famed Olympic Training Center in Gladstone, N.J. The training proved beneficial, as the U.S. returned with the trophy by earning a score of 13 over Britain’s 9.

In 1967, the American Horse Shows Association created the Pony Finals as a national event, open to all members who met the qualifying criteria. Since 1984, the finals have included the popular Pony Medal Championship, an equitation competition; and in 1999, the Green Hunter Pony Championship was added. Today, the USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor Hill Farms is the most prestigious and celebrated event of its kind in the United States. The Regular Hunter Pony and Green Hunter Pony Finals are a three phase competition judging the pony’s conformation, way of moving and jumping ability. The Marshall & Sterling/USEF Pony Medal Final tests young riders, judging their ability to compete over a technical and demanding course of fences. The USEF Pony Jumper Championship was designed as a stepping stone for junior riders who desire to move into the Grand Prix ring one day.



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Additional Resources

USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor Hill Farms Specifications

Specifications document containing qualifying criteria, competition format and point distribution for the championship.

2022 Official Hotels

Official Hotels with special rates for the 2022 USEF Pony Finals Presented by Honor Hill Farms.

2021 10 & Under Results

Full 10 & Under results from the 2021 USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor Hill Farms.

2021 Owner Rider Results

Full Owner Rider results from the 2021 USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor Hill Farms.

2021 Results

Full results from the 2021 USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor Hill Farms.

2021 Schedule

Tentative 2021 Competition schedule for Pony Finals UPDATED 8.6.21

Championship Press Releases Throughout The Years

A link to USEF archives of USEF Pony Finals coverage over the years

Champions of The Past

Record of previous USEF Pony Finals winners