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USEF Announces 2008 Emerson Burr Horsemanship Awards Program sponsored by Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital

by By Stacey Meier | Jan 31, 2008, 10:06 AM EST

Lexington, KY – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) announces the 2008 Emerson Burr Horsemanship Awards Program and application process for horse shows who are interested in offering the program to young equestrians for the upcoming competition season. Opportunities to participate in the Emerson Burr program will be offered in each of the 1-10 continental zones and also at the 2008 USEF Pony Finals National Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park. This program is open to Ponies,...

American Hunter Pony Auction to Be Held at the USEF Pony Finals

by Sarah Evers | Jul 27, 2004, 12:00 PM EST

The American Hunter Pony Classic Auction will once again be held in conjunction with the 2004 USEF Pony Finals. The auction will be held August 3, 2004, in the Reel Arena at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA. This elite auction is the leading auction market place for Pony Hunters in North America. "This is the best group of ponies we have ever offered," said Tim Jennings, Director of Marketing at Professional Auction Services, Inc. Ponies will be available for viewing beginning Monday,...

Pony Riders Prepare for US Pony Finals at Kentucky Summer Classic

by Phelps Media Group, Inc. International | Aug 5, 2013, 8:42 AM EST

Carter Anderson and The Blu Mountie (Emily Riden) Lexington, KY - The 2013 USEF Pony Finals kick off on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, and as the Kentucky Summer Classic came to a conclusion today, young riders took advantage of the perfect weather and the opportunity to prepare in the rings at the Kentucky Horse Park. The Kentucky Summer Classic, which ran July 30 to August 4, offered a wide array of pony divisions and classes, including the WIHS Small Pony Equitation and the WIHS Large Pony...

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...