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Pony Finals Auction Catalog is Online

by Professional Auction Services, Inc. | Jul 27, 2011, 10:33 AM EST

Berryville, VA - The full catalog for the American Hunter Pony Classic is available for download at http://professionalauction.com/11AHPC.htm . The catalog includes information and photos for the 80 ponies that will be offered at the USEF Pony Finals on Tuesday, August 9, 2011, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. A Picture and Video Preview of Sale entries is also available on the same webpage. The 2011 auction features an exciting group of ponies that will be available for purchase at...

Doloff and Wishlea Star Dasher Earn 2016 Individual Championship in the US Pony Jumper National Championships

by Kathleen Landwehr | Aug 14, 2016, 12:37 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The 2016 US Pony Jumper National Championships, held as part of the US Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, came to an exciting conclusion on Saturday night with Individual titles up for grabs. Sixteen combinations came back to jump a fourth round over Jasen Shelley’s challenging course, with combinations producing their best performances of the week. Bailey Doloff and Wishlea Star Dasher (Shawn McMillen Photography) Four combinations entered the Alltech Arena...

Entries Open for the Pony Finals Auction

by Tim Jennings | May 19, 2011, 10:43 AM EST

The 2010 high seller. Seller Gary Duffy and Blue Note with buyer Kasey Cadle. Pictured in the auction box, L to R, Clerk, Tobi O'Dell; Ringman, David McMurrer; Announcer, Brian Lookabill; Auctioneer, Mike Jennings. Lexington, KY - Entries opened this week for the American Hunter Pony Classic. The auction returns to the USEF Pony Finals on Tuesday, August 9, 2011. The deadline for entries is June 20, 2011 and all entries are subject to approval. Since returning to Kentucky with the...

Schaefer wins 2006 USEF Pony Medal Final presented by Far Niente Stables, First-Timers Zone 10 Win 2006 Adequan/USEF National Pony Jumper Team Championship

by By Jeannie Blancq Putney | Aug 12, 2006, 12:28 PM EST

PhelpsPhotos.com/USEF Archives (Pony Finals First-Timers Zone 10 Take Home Gold) Lexington, KY – On day three of the 2006 USEF Pony Final National Championships, Samantha Schaefer and Zone 10 walked away with the top prizes. The 13-year-old Schaefer, of Westminster, MD, rode her seven-year-old German Riding Pony gelding, Rockport, to their first Pony Finals win. This was their first time riding indoors, after the competition had to be moved inside today due to the torrential rainstorms...

Day Four at the 2018 USEF Pony Finals Presented by Collecting Gaits Farm Names the Overall Grand and Grand Reserve Green Hunter Pony Champions; Medium Regular Hunter Pony Championship Presented by Sallee Horse Vans Gets Underway; Champions Crowned in Medium Green Hunter Pony Championship Presented by Sallee Horse Vans and the Large Green Hunter Pony Championship Presented by Triple Crown Feed; Zone 10 Wins 2018 USEF Pony Jumper Team National Championship

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 10, 2018, 10:03 PM EST

Berman and Toblerone Sitting on Top in Medium Regular Hunter Pony Championship Presented by Sallee Horse Vans at 2018 USEF Pony Finals Presented by Collecting Gaits Farm Ava Berman and Toblerone (Photo by Shawn McMillen Photography) Ava Berman (New Freedom, Pa.) and Toblerone, Sofia Baiker’s 15-year-old Sport Horse mare, took the lead today in the Medium Regular Hunter Pony Championship presented by Sallee Horse Vans at the 2018 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm (Pony...

Day Three of 2018 USEF Pony Finals Presented by Collecting Gaits Farm Crowns Tosh and Bit of Love Champions of Small Regular Hunter Pony Championship Presented by Noelle Wolf Stables, LLC; Medium Green Hunter Pony Championships Presented by Sallee Horse Vans, Large Green Hunter Pony Championship Presented by Triple Crown Feed, and Pony Jumper National Championships Get Underway

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 9, 2018, 11:05 PM EST

Takacs and Galianna Take the Lead in the Medium Green Hunter Pony Championship Presented by Sallee Horse Vans on Day Three of 2018 USEF Pony Finals Presented by Collecting Gaits Farm Samantha Takacs and Galianna (Photo by Shawn McMillen Photography) Thirteen-year-old Samantha Takacs (Oldwick, N.J.) and Galianna, Kim Wolf’s nine-year-old German Riding Pony mare, lead the Medium Green Hunter Pony Championship presented by Sallee Horse Vans following the first two phases at the 2018 USEF...

Keely Laughlin and Larger Than Life Win Individual National Pony Jumper Championship at 2012 US Pony Finals

by Ashley N. Williams for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International | Aug 11, 2012, 2:19 AM EST

Keely Laughlin and Larger Than Life set a blazing fast time during the US National Pony Jumper Championships at the 2012 US Pony Finals. The pair was named champion, and were awarded the gold medal for their outstanding efforts. (Ashley N. Williams/PMG) Lexington, KY - There was a sense of electricity as the wrap up of the US National Pony Jumper Championship got underway at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park with the Individual Competition Finals. Riders from around the country spent...

Campbell and Brighton Lead in Large Regular Hunter Pony Championship presented by Triple Crown, Walker and Captain Crunch on Top in Small Green Hunter Pony Championship as 2017 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm Begins

by Dana Rossmeier, US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 8, 2017, 6:46 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The 2017 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm got underway on Tuesday with the Large Regular Hunter Pony and the Small Green Hunter Pony Model and Under Saddle phases. Currently, Claire Campbell and Brighton hold the early lead in the Large Regular Hunter Pony Championship presented by Triple Crown and Evelyn Walker and Captain Crunch lead in the Small Green Hunter Pony Championship. Claire Campbell and Brighton (Shawn McMillen Photography) Campbell...

Tabitha Okitsu and Spoot De La Jourlais Sweep Three Phases to Earn Individual Gold in USEF National Pony Jumper Championship at 2017 USEF Pony Finals Presented by Collecting Gaits Farm

by Dana Rossmeier, US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 12, 2017, 11:56 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Tabitha Okitsu and Spoot De La Jourlais completed four perfect rounds to win the 2017 USEF National Pony Jumper Championship on Saturday. The championship, part of the USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, saw 12 combinations advance to the final round. Tabitha Okitsu and Spoot De La Jourlais (Shawn McMillen Photography) Zone 10’s Okitsu (South Pasadena, Calif.) and her own 11-year-old Connemara/Arabian gelding entered the Alltech Arena on Saturday as...

Grand Ponies in Small Packages

by Brian Sosby | Feb 25, 2009, 10:46 AM EST

American Hunter Pony Classic Sale graduates captured both of the USEF Horse of the Year Grand Champion Pony Hunter titles in 2008. Small pony hunters won both titles. The American Hunter Pony Classic held each year in conjunction with the USEF National Pony Hunter Finals. Horse of the Year Grand Champion Pony Hunter honors went to 13-year-old Fancy Feet in one of most dominating HOTY performances in years. Fancy Feet was the nation’s leading small pony hunter earning 11,410 points, beating the...