August 6 - 11, 2024
Kentucky Horse Park
Lexington, KY

 

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Standings & Qualified Lists

2024 Regular Hunter Pony

2024 Green Hunter Pony

2024 Pony Medal

 

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

2024 USEF Pony Finals Specifications

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

2024 USEF Pony Finals Prize List

Prize list for the 2024 USEF Pony Finals, presented by Marshall & Sterling.

2024 USEF Pony Finals Schedule

Schedule of events for the 2024 USEF Pony Finals presented by Marshall & Sterling.

2024 USEF Pony Finals Rules

Rules for the 2024 USEF Pony Finals Competition

2024 USEF Pony Finals Entry Blank and Waiver

Entry blank and waiver for the 2024 USEF Pony Finals.

2024 Pony Finals VIP Order Form

Please submit the form attached for VIP reservation for Pony Finals 2024

2024 Delta Air Lines Booking Information

Delta booking information for the 2024 USEF Pony Finals.

2024 Outstanding Parent Award

We all know a great support team goes into every rider at Pony Finals. Do you know of a parent who goes above and beyond to support their young rider or barn mates? Write to us and let us know why you think this parent is deserving of this award! Preference will be given to the content of the information provided in the nomination rather than the number of nominations received for a particular parent. The parent must have a rider participating in the 2024 USEF Pony Finals presented by Marshall and Sterling in order to be eligible to receive this award.

2024 Pony Finals Official Hotels

Official Hotels with special rates for the 2024 USEF Pony Finals.

Buttons N' Bows Sportsmanship Award

Do you know someone who has shown a great attitude? Do you know pony kids who help their friends and barn mates during the year? Do you know the rider that deserves to win the Buttons N’ Bows Sportsmanship Award? Write to us and let us know why you think this rider is deserving of this award! Preference will be given to the content of the information provided in the nomination rather than the number of nominations received for a particular rider. Riders must be participating in the 2024 USEF Pony Finals presented by Marshall and Sterling to be eligible to receive this award.