Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian (USEF) is pleased to announce that Collecting Gaits Farm will return as the presenting sponsor of USEF Pony Finals. In 2015, Collecting Gaits Farm, located in Atlanta, Ga., and owned by Jeff and Shereen Fuqua, first began its support as presenting sponsor of this historic and highly anticipated competition.
The 2019 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm is set to return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., August 6-11. This prominent event annually showcases the nation’s best green pony hunters, regular pony hunters, and pony jumpers.
“US Equestrian is excited to continue our relationship with Collecting Gaits Farm as presenting sponsor of the USEF Pony Finals, the premier championship for this country’s young pony hunter and jumper riders,“ said US Equestrian CEO Bill Moroney. “We look forward to working alongside Collecting Gaits Farm to create a fun, competitive atmosphere for the next generation of equestrian champions.”
Collecting Gaits Farm has provided unparalleled support to US Equestrian in an array of disciplines including hunter and dressage.
"We are thrilled to be the presenting sponsor of the USEF Pony Finals," said Shereen Fuqua. "The late Mindy Darst, former USEF National Hunter Committee Chair, influenced us to support this event. Since our first sponsorship three years ago, participation has grown to over 800 children and their ponies, an increase of nearly 15 percent. I meet so many pony riders around the country that set their goals a year or more in advance to come to the Kentucky Horse Park in August. This wonderful family event instills enthusiasm, pride, and excitement that is contagious. While this is our grassroots of developing the next equestrian champions in many years to come, the USEF Pony Finals also help to develop life skills and experiences the athletes will cherish forever. To support this and carry on Mindy's passion is truly an honor for which we are grateful to US Equestrian."