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2021 USEF Pony Finals Presented By Honor Hill Farms Set to Begin

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 9, 2021, 2:09 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The stage is set for the 2021 USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor Hill Farms in Lexington, Ky. From August 10-15, over 650 ponies from across the country will compete with their youth riders in hunter, jumper, and equitation classes. Catch all the action live on the USEF Network , brought to you by Honor Hill Farms , for wall-to-wall coverage of the competition from Rolex Stadium and Claiborne Ring. Photo by Shawn McMillen Photography Competition for the USEF Hunter Pony...

Honor Hill Farms Announced as Presenting Sponsor of 2021 USEF Pony Finals

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 3, 2021, 1:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to welcome Honor Hill Farms as the presenting sponsor of the 2021 USEF Pony Finals, which will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park August 9-15. As one of America’s most prestigious events for ponies and their riders, Pony Finals draws youth equestrians and their families from across the country for a week of fun, camaraderie, and competition. “I am committed to providing these children an exceptional experience each year, especially...

Riders Can Vie For $500 Emerson Burr Grant at USEF Pony Finals Presented by Honor Hill Farms

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 2, 2021, 9:29 AM EST

Riders at the USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor Hill Farms will be able to take a shot at more than show-ring championships and ribbons at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Competitors also can vie for prestigious $500 Emerson Burr Horsemanship Grants towards their educational expenses. Participants in the two-phase Emerson Burr competition will be divided into four age groups: ages eight and under, nine to 11, 12-14, and 15-17. The first phase consists of a written multiple-choice...

Call for Media Credential Applications: 2021 USEF Pony Finals Presented by Honor Hill Farms

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 7, 2021, 12:10 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor Hill Farms will take place August 10-15, 2021, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Members of the media who would like to request credentials to cover the event should submit a completed application form by July 26, 2021. In 2019, over 800 ponies from across the country came to the Kentucky Horse Park to compete with their youth riders in hunter, jumper, and equitation classes. The 2021 USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor...

Champions Crowned at 2021 USEF Pony Finals Presented By Honor Hill Farms in Large Regular Pony Hunter, Small Green Pony Hunter, and 2020 Small Green Pony Hunter National Championships; Small Regular Pony Hunter National Championship Gets Underway

by Kathleen Landwehr and Ashley Swift, US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 11, 2021, 10:32 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - As the Small Regular Pony Hunter National Championship started up, three new champions were crowned on the second day of competition at the 2021 USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor Hill Farms (Pony Finals). Dyson and D’Artagnan Win Large Regular Pony Hunter National Championship presented by Charles Ancona Emma Dyson and D’Artagnan (Shawn McMillen Photography) USEF Pony Finals first-time competitor Emma Dyson (Greenwich, Conn.) and D’Artagnan, Simply Ponies...

Guidry and Valentino Lead Large Regular Pony Hunter National Championship presented by Charles Ancona; Guidry and Memphis Sitting First in Small Green Pony Hunter National Championship; Jarrett and Dream Big Lead 2020 Small Green Pony Hunter National Championship on Day One of USEF Pony Finals Presented by Honor Hill Farms

by Kathleen Landwehr and Ashley Swift, US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 10, 2021, 9:45 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The 2021 USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor Hill Farms (Pony Finals) got underway Tuesday at the Kentucky Horse Park. After a weather delay, competitors were eager to enter the Rolex Stadium for the Model and Under Saddle phases of the Large Regular Pony Hunter National Championship presented by Charles Ancona, Small Green Pony Hunter National Championship, and 2020 Small Green Pony Hunter National Championship. Five individuals were selected for the Betsy Fishback...

Saturday at 2021 USEF Pony Finals Presented by Honor Hill Farms Crowns Three Pony Hunter National Champions and Bauman Wins Pony Jumper Individual National Championship

by Kathleen Landwehr and Ashley Swift, US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 14, 2021, 11:24 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - On Saturday at the 2021 USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor Hill Farms (Pony Finals), Alexis Bauman and Miracles Happen won the USEF Pony Jumper Individual National Championship following and exciting jump-off. The hunter competition concluded today with three new champions in the Large Green Pony Hunter National Championship, 2020 Large Green National Championship, and Medium Regular Pony Hunter National Championship presented by Pegasus Show Stable & San Marco Training....

Sweetnam Wins Marshall & Sterling/USEF Pony Medal Finals to Close Out 2021 USEF Pony Finals Presented by Honor Hill Farms

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 15, 2021, 8:40 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The 2021 USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor Hill Farms ended on Sunday afternoon with the Marshall & Sterling/USEF Pony Medal Finals in the Rolex Stadium. A total of 184 young athletes rode over Jasen Shelley’s course in hopes of winning the coveted title. A total of 20 riders with 4 from the small section, 11 from the medium section, and 5 from the large section returned for the second round over another solid course. Judges Lynn Forgione and Daniel Robertshaw...

2021 Emerson Burr Horsemanship Grant Competition Opportunities

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 18, 2021, 2:01 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce that five competitions have committed to hosting the 2021 Emerson Burr Horsemanship Grant program at the zone level. Each zone-level winner will receive a $100 grant, to be used towards education- or equestrian-related expenses. The national competition is held at USEF Pony Finals annually, where winners receive a $500 grant to be used towards education-related expenses. Host competitions, listed by zone, are as follows: Zone 3 : NCHJA...

Grassroots to Grand Champion: National Breeds and Disciplines Council 101 and Looking at the Year Ahead

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 15, 2021, 8:27 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The national breeds and non-FEI disciplines are a diverse group, represented within US Equestrian by the National Breeds and Disciplines Council (NBDC) and the National Sport department. “Grassroots to Grand Champion” explained the role of the NBDC, reviewed wins and challenges throughout 2020, and shared US Equestrian’s 2021 goals for the national breeds and non-FEI disciplines during the virtual 2021 US Equestrian Annual Meeting . Panelists included...