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Pony Finals Dreams Come True for Three Young Equestrians: Riders selected for 2016 USHJA Foundation Gochman Family US Pony Finals Grant

by USHJA | Jul 11, 2016, 5:05 PM EST

2016 grant recipient Judy Dettore (Photo courtesy of the Dettore Family) Lexington, Ky. --- The USHJA Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to award 2016 USHJA Foundation Gochman Family US Pony Finals Grants to Judy Dettore, Riley Hogan and Cecillia Machado. Each grant recipient will be given an opportunity to compete at the 2016 US Pony Finals. "We had many impressive applicants this year, and we're very excited that with the support of the Gochman Family we were able to award this...

Ponies Pack the Park on Opening Day of the 2009 USEF Pony Finals

by By Brian Sosby | Aug 5, 2009, 6:17 PM EST

Pony rider Emma Cullen and green medium pony, Silver Slippers, at the 2009 USEF Pony Finals. (USEF Archive/Randi Muster) Lexington, KY—It was a day many young riders have been waiting to come for months, and it was well worth the wait judging by their excited faces. The 2009 United States Equestrian Federation Pony Finals National Championships welcomed this year’s roster of ponies and their energetic riders who made the grade and were invited to participate in what is certainly the...

USEF and World Equestrian Center Announce Sponsorship of US Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm

by USEF Communications Department | Aug 8, 2016, 3:05 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce that the World Equestrian Center is the Official Welcome Reception Sponsor of the US Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm. The 2016 US Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm will be held August 9-14 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. "The United States Equestrian Federation is honored that the World Equestrian Center has chosen to be the Official Sponsor of the US Pony Finals...

Fuqua and Brighton Lead Large Regular Hunter Pony Division Presented by Charles Ancona; Propp and With Love Sitting First in Small Green Hunter Pony Division on First Day of the 2018 USEF Pony Finals Presented by Collecting Gaits Farm

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 7, 2018, 6:10 PM EST

Kat Fuqua and Brighton Lead Large Regular Hunter Pony Division at the 2018 USEF Pony Finals Presented by Collecting Gaits Farm Kat Fuqua and Brighton (Photo by Shawn McMillen Photography) The 2018 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm (Pony Finals) got underway on Tuesday, August 7, with the Large Regular Hunter Pony Model and Under Saddle phases presented by Charles Ancona. In a field of 147 large hunter ponies, it was Kat Fuqua (Atlanta, Ga.) and Brighton, her nine-year-old...

2007 USEF Pony Finals National Championships Underway at the Kentucky Horse Park

by By Stacey Meier | Aug 16, 2007, 9:28 AM EST

Victoria Colvin and Cortina, winners of the Medium Model Pony class. (Phelpsphoto.com) Lexington, KY— The 40th anniversary of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Pony Finals National Championships began as a hot one with near 100 degree temperatures, but the young competitors didn’t seem to notice as they entered their first day of competition at the Kentucky Horse Park, August 15-19. The USEF Pony Finals continues its 40-year consecutive run as the most prestigious and...

Campbell Wins Overall 2006 Wild Horsefeathers/USEF National Grand Hunter Pony Championship at the Close of 2006 Pony Finals

by By Jeannie Blancq Putney | Aug 13, 2006, 8:24 AM EST

PhelpsPhotos.com/USEF Archives (Kaitlin Campbell on Rockette during the 2006 USEF Pony Finals National Championships.) Lexington, KY – At the close of what was the longest and largest USEF Pony Finals National Championships to date, Kaitlin Campbell of Upper Black Eddy, PA, was one happy camper. The 14-year-old Campbell rode five ponies at this year’s event and ended her sixth year at Pony Finals with the Overall Grand Champion title in the Wild Horsefeathers/USEF National Hunter...

Day Two of 2018 USEF Pony Finals Presented By Collecting Gaits Farm Crowns Champions in Large Regular Hunter Pony and Small Green Hunter Pony Championships; Small Regular Hunter Pony Gets Underway

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 8, 2018, 9:08 PM EST

Colter and So Enchanted Lead the Way in the Small Regular Hunter Pony Championship Presented by Noelle Wolf Stables, LLC at 2018 USEF Pony Finals Presented by Collecting Gaits Farm Carolyn Colter and So Enchanted (Photo by Shawn McMillen Photography) Day two of the 2018 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm (Pony Finals) kicked off with the Model and Under Saddle phases for the Small Regular Hunter Pony Championship presented by Noelle Wolf Stables, LLC. The rainy weather chased...

WPCSA Expands High Score Awards at 2012 Pony Finals

by WPCSA | Jul 3, 2012, 3:04 PM EST

The successful High Score Awards presented by the Welsh Pony & Cob Society of America at Pony Finals have been expanded this year to include registered part bred Welsh ponies in addition to registered purebred and half Welsh ponies recognized in past years. Earlier this year, WPCSA voted to register part bred Welsh and these animals are now competing at rated Welsh shows alongside half Welsh. Part bred Welsh are animals with at least one registered half Welsh parent. In addition to...

Madison Goetzmann and Denmark Win 2011 Equisport Insurance/USEF Pony Medal Finals

by Heather Bellock/Phelps Media Group | Aug 15, 2011, 7:56 AM EST

Madison Goetzmann and Denmark (Photo: Shawn McMillen). Lexington, KY - The last day of the 2011 United States Equestrian Federation Pony Finals National Championships began bright and early with exciting competition in the Covered Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. The EquiSport Insurance/USEF Pony Medal Finals brought the 2011 Pony Finals to an end. Leading the class from beginning to end with a solid two rounds over fences was Madison Goetzmann and Denmark to garner the championship prize. The...

2013 US Pony Finals Are Set to Begin in Lexington

by USEF Communications Department | Aug 5, 2013, 12:04 PM EST

Lexington, KY – Starting Tuesday, August 6th, nearly six hundred of the top ponies in the United States will be competing at the 2013 US Pony Finals. The ponies will be ridden by excited youth riders from around the country in hunter, jumper, and equitation classes at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Through Saturday, competition for the US Hunter Pony Championships presented by Sallee Horse Vans will be ongoing. Riders will vie for championships in Small, Medium, and Large...