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August 9 - 15, 2021

Kentucky Horse Park
Lexington, KY

 

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Standings & Qualified Lists

2020 Green Hunter Pony
2021 Green Hunter Pony
2021 Regular Hunter Pony
2021 Pony Medal

 

2021 Prize List

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Online Entries

Tentative 2021 Schedule

Official Hotels

Yearbook Submission

Information about Pony Jumpers

2021 Pony Finals FAQs

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.

 

Contact

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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.

2021 USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor Hill Farms Prize List

2021 Competition Prize List

2021 Schedule

Tentative 2021 Competition schedule for Pony Finals

2021 USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor Hill Farms Entry Blank

Please mail directly to Kentucky Horse Shows at the address on the Entry Blank.

Official Hotels

List of 2021 Official Hotels for the USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor Hill Farms

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

2019 Full Results

Full list of results

2018 Full Results

Full list of results and scores from each phase

2017 Full Results

Full list of results and scores from each phase