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2015 US Pony Finals Ready to Begin

by USEF Communications Department | Aug 3, 2015, 6:25 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The stage is set for the 2015 US Pony Finals to begin at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. From August 4-9, over 800 ponies from across the country will compete with their youth riders in hunter, jumper, and equitation classes. Through Saturday, competition for the US Hunter Pony Championships presented by Sallee Horse Vans will take place. Riders will vie for championships in Small, Medium, and Large Regular Hunter and Green Hunter divisions. The Hunter Pony...

National Preview Crowns Los Angeles Hunter Jumper Association Champions

by By Marnye Langer | Nov 16, 2009, 11:39 AM EST

The Los Angeles National Preview, November 4-8, hosted the Los Angeles Hunter Jumper Association’s (LAHJA) Medal Finals for junior, senior, and pony riders. In addition, the West Coast Pony Finals, one of the largest gatherings of ponies outside of the USEF Pony Finals, is in its ninth year of championships for both hunter and jumper ponies. "Many West Coast riders can't make the trek to Kentucky for the National Championship, so we started this event in 2000. It has grown into one of...

Day Five at 2018 USEF Pony Finals Presented by Collecting Gaits Farm Crowns Overall Regular Hunter Pony Grand and Reserve Grand Champions; Downey and Anisette Named Medium Regular Hunter Pony Champions Presented by Sallee Horse Vans; Hardin and The Girl Next Door Earn Individual Gold in USEF Pony Jumper National Championship

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 11, 2018, 7:19 PM EST

Downey and Anisette Take Home the Win in the Medium Regular Hunter Pony Championship Presented by Sallee Horse Vans at 2018 USEF Pony Finals Presented by Collecting Gaits Farm Tessa Downey and Anisette (Photo by Shawn McMillen Photography) In the last pony hunter class at the 2018 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm (Pony Finals), it was 12-year-old Tessa Downey (Houston, Texas) and Anisette, her 12-year-old Welsh Pony cross mare, that brought home the championship title in the...

US Pony Finals Set to Begin Tuesday

by USEF Communications Department | Aug 6, 2012, 5:16 PM EST

Lexington, KY - More than 500 of the very best ponies in the U.S. are in Lexington, Kentucky right now to compete at the 2012 US Pony Finals. Starting Tuesday they will be ridden into competition at the Kentucky Horse Park by youth riders from around the country. Over the next six days riders will take aim at the US Hunter Pony Championships presented by Sallee Horse Vans in Small, Medium, and Large Regular Hunter and Green Hunter sections and at an overall Regular and Green Hunter championship....

Pony Finals Legacy to Continue in Nation’s Horse Capital

by Sarah Lane | Feb 17, 2005, 10:35 AM EST

Lexington, KY – Building on tradition as it enters its 38th year of existence, the famed United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Pony Finals will once again draw crowds to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, August 10-13. Equipped with some of the region’s finest equine facilities, the idyllic Horse Park has been chosen to host this highly celebrated event through its 40th anniversary in 2007. Often billed as an “everyman’s championship,” the USEF...

Pony Hunter Auction to be Held During USEF Pony Finals Offers Best Group of Ponies Ever

by By Tim Jennings | Jul 23, 2008, 3:03 PM EST

The pony hunter industry's signature auction will be held in conjunction with the USEF National Championship Pony Finals at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 13, 2008, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. The sale’s offerings include 12 ponies that have placed in-hand at the Devon Horse Show. Three of the top five three-year-old geldings and four of the top eight three-year-old fillies from the 2008 Devon Horse Show will be offered in this sale along with the grand champion and reserve...

USEF Accepting Photography Bids for 2007 USEF Pony Finals National Championships

by Sarah Evers | Jan 22, 2007, 2:59 PM EST

Lexington, KY – The United States Equestrian Federation® is now accepting bids from photographers who would like to be named “Official Photographer for the 2007 USEF Pony Finals National Championships.” The prestigious Pony Finals will once again be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, August 15-19. To request an application form, please contact Lauren Chapman at [email protected] or call (859) 225-6977. Applications must be returned by February 16. For further information about...

Pony Auction to be Held During USEF Pony Finals

by By Tim Jennings | Jul 21, 2005, 3:07 PM EST

Professional Auction Services, Inc., returns as manager of the American Hunter Pony Classic, the industry's premier auction of hunter ponies, for the tenth year. The record setting auction will be held in conjunction with the USEF Pony Finals to be held this year at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, August 10-13, with the auction taking place on August 9. The 2005 sale features 100 ponies, including seven ponies that are qualified for the 2005 Pony Finals. Other feature ponies include:...

Marshall and Sterling Insurance, Inc. Continues Sponsorship with USEF

by USEF Communications Department | Aug 10, 2016, 3:16 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce that Marshall and Sterling Insurance, Inc. will remain the Title Sponsor of the USEF National Pony Medal Championship at the US Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm. Competition will be held August 9-14 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. The Marshall and Sterling/USEF Pony Medal Championship finals will begin Sunday, August 14, at 7 a.m. "The United States Equestrian Federation is honored...

The 2010 USEF Pony Finals National Championships Concludes with The Equisport Insurance/USEF Pony Medal

by Cynthia Grisolia | Aug 17, 2010, 12:08 PM EST

Randi Muster (Isabelle Caccamise and her medium pony, Better Than Good, won the title in the Medal Finals. ) Lexington, KY - August 15, 2010 - A mist of Show Sheen, check. A dab of hoof polish, check. A last pat for good luck, check. On Sunday, the clock began to wind down on the six-days of excitement that was the 2010 USEF Pony Finals National Championships. Still, as riders gathered for the final contest, The Equisport Insurance/USEF Pony Medal, attention to detail was not lost. Over 190...