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2016 US Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm Set to Begin

by USEF Communications Department | Aug 8, 2016, 4:59 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The stage is set for the 2016 US Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm to begin at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. From August 9-14, over 800 ponies from across the country will compete with their youth riders in hunter, jumper, and equitation classes. The live stream on the USEF Network is presented by the USHJA Foundation and will cover all of the competition from the Walnut and Alltech Arenas. Through Saturday, competition for the US Hunter Pony...

Biltmore Estate Summer Classics Offers Children a Fun Way to Prepare for the USEF Pony Finals

by By Flashpoint Media Services | May 4, 2006, 9:28 AM EST

The Supreme Kahuna Pony Classic will be debuting during Week One of the 2006 Biltmore Estate Summer Classics. Providing not only a fun time with great rewards, but also a perfect way to prepare for the USEF Pony Finals, as the event will follow a similar format. During Week One of Biltmore, July 12-16, over $14,000 in prize money and awards will be handed out in the Pony Hunter classes. The Pony Model and Under Saddle will be judged using a numeric system. At the end of each day the points and...

Wild Horsefeathers/USEF National Green Hunter Pony Championship Cut Short By Bad Weather on Day Two of 2006 USEF Pony Final National Championships

by By Jeannie Blancq Putney | Aug 10, 2006, 10:00 AM EST

Riding Claim to Fame, 12-year-old Reed Kessler won the Small Pony Green championship title with a total score of 983 during the second day of the USEF Pony Finals National Championships. (PhelpsPhotos.com/USEF Archives) Lexington, KY – Despite an ominous black cloud and earth-shaking claps of thunder, three young ladies had a very happy ending to their day. In the 2006 Wild Horsefeathers/USEF National Green Hunter Pony Championship, 14-year-old Kaitlin Campbell cantered away with the...

Day Two of 2019 USEF Pony Finals Presented By Collecting Gaits Farm Crowns Champions in Large Regular Hunter Pony and Small Green Hunter Pony National Championships; Small Regular Hunter Pony National Championship Gets Underway

by Ashley Swift & Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 7, 2019, 10:56 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – As the Small Regular Hunter Pony National Championship presented by PonyTail Bows started up, two new champions were crowned on the second day of competition at the 2019 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm. Fuqua and Prestige Finish On Top in the Large Regular Hunter Pony National Championship Presented by Charles Ancona to Win First Title of 2019 USEF Pony Finals Presented by Collecting Gaits Farm Kat Fuqua and Prestige (Shawn McMillen Photography) For...

McDougald Jumps Clear to Earn 2015 Individual Championship at the US National Pony Jumper Championships

by Eileen Schnettler | Aug 8, 2015, 9:37 PM EST

Stephanie Don, Elizabeth McDougald, and Sarah Davis (l to r) (Shawn McMillen Photography) Lexington, Ky. - The 2015 US National Pony Jumper Championship, held as part of the US Pony Finals, came to an exciting conclusion on Saturday night with Individual titles up for grabs. Fifteen competitors came back to jump a fourth round over Marc Donovan’s challenging course, with combinations producing their best performances of the week. ? Stephanie Don and Elizabeth McDougald entered the Alltech...

Gold Medals for Zone Four in US National Pony Jumper Team Championship

by By Ashley N. Williams for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International | Aug 10, 2012, 12:10 PM EST

Caroline Zaunbrecher and Fire Van Battenbroek takes over individual lead. Zone 4, the US National Pony Jumper Team Champions (Ashley N. Williams/PMG) Lexington, KY - Thursday night the determined mounted their ponies to take on the indoor jump course at the Alltech Arena for the 2012 US Pony Finals at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park. Riders from all over the nation participated in the US National Pony Jumper Team Championship and also competed at the individual level in phase II, a...

Victoria Colvin and Cortina Win 2007 Wild Horsefeathers/USEF National Green Hunter Pony Championship

by By Stacey Meier | Aug 16, 2007, 7:51 PM EST

Victoria Colvin and Cortina, Champion of the Wild Horsefeathers/USEF National Green Hunter Pony Championship. (Phelpsphoto.com) Lexington, KY — As Day Two of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Pony Finals National Championships unfolded, the first overall champion was named. One of the busiest hunter riders at the show, nine-year-old Victoria Colvin, won the Medium Green Pony Hunter Championship and the Overall Green Hunter Pony Grand Champion title with a total score of 1,059...

Magical Diamond and Kirklen Petersen Garner Overall Green Grand Hunter Pony Championship at 2011 USEF Pony Finals

by Rebecca Walton/Phelps Media Group | Aug 10, 2011, 9:54 PM EST

Lexington, KY – The 2011 United States Equestrian Federation Pony Finals continued today at the picturesque Kentucky Horse Park with the conclusion of the Green Pony Hunter divisions. Ponies and riders from each division completed their over fences phases, competing for the top honors, as well as the championship and reserve championship titles. At the end of the day, Kirklen Petersen and Magical Diamond claimed the Green Pony Hunter Grand Championship title after winning the Medium Green...

Small Wonder Takes Large Green Hunter Pony Championship and Overall Grand Champion Green Hunter Pony Title; Butterscotch Named Overall Grand Reserve Champion Green Hunter Pony

by Julian McPeak, US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 11, 2017, 10:08 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - It was another exciting day of competition at the 2017 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm as two more championship titles in the USEF Hunter Pony Championship were decided on Friday. Madeline Jordan and Shamrock collected the Medium Green Hunter Pony Championship presented by Sallee Horse Vans, while Libbie Gordon and Small Wonder were named the Large Green Hunter Pony Champions as well as the Overall Grand Champion Green Hunter Pony. Augusta Iwasaki and...

Team Jumper Champions and Small Pony Hunter are Crowned at the 2009 USEF Pony Finals

by Cynthia Grisolia | Aug 8, 2009, 2:32 PM EST

Team Gold medalists—Zone 8—from the Team Jumper competition. (USEF Archive/Randi Muster) Lexington, KY —Last night the joint was, as they say, jumpin’. Day three of the five-day USEF Pony Finals National Championships kicked off this morning with Phase I for the Regular Pony Hunters (model and under saddle), moved on to the Small Pony over fences class, and segued by sunset into the rousing 2009 USEF National Pony Jumper Team Championship. This year’s Small Pony Hunter title...