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2010 USEF Pony Finals Kick-Off in Kentucky

by By Holly Whiteman/Phelps Media Group for USEF | Aug 11, 2010, 8:17 AM EST

Randi Muster (The 2010 USEF Pony Finals begins at the Kentucky Horse Park.) Lexington, KY - August 10, 2010 - The 2010 United States Equestrian Federation Pony Finals National Championships got underway today with the Green Pony model and under saddle for each section of Large, Medium and Small Green ponies. With the large number of entries that qualified over the last year of competition turning out, each pony size was divided into multiple sections. The heat index was over 100 degrees for...

USEF Announces Bid Packets Available to Become “Official Artist of the 2009 USEF Pony Finals”

by Stacey Meier | Nov 10, 2008, 3:32 PM EST

Lexington, KY— The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) announces that bid packets are now available for any artist interested in becoming the “Official Artist of the USEF Pony Finals” for 2009. The USEF Pony Finals National Championships is a five-day championship which draws young riders from across the country competing for the title of four championships— USEF National Pony Hunter Finals, USEF National Green Hunter Pony Finals, USEF National Pony Medal and the USEF National Pony...

USEF Announces Approval of Kentucky Horse Park To Host 2009-2011 National Pony Championships

by By Stacey Meier | Jul 29, 2008, 11:06 AM EST

Lexington, KY – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce that the USEF Executive Committee recently approved the Kentucky Horse Park as the host of the 2009-2011 USEF National Pony Championships (Pony Finals). The Kentucky Horse Park has successfully hosted Pony Finals for the last three years. The tentative show dates are August 5-9, 2009; August 11-15, 2010; and August 10-14, 2011. Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC. submitted the bid for retaining Pony Finals at the...

Ponies, Ponies, Ponies

by By Marnye Langer | Jul 29, 2008, 12:01 PM EST

Ponies will be the stars at two Langer Equestrian Group (LEG) shows this fall. The Woodside Labor Day Classic (August 29-September 1) features both the Northern California Pony Hunter Final and the Woodside Pony Equitation Championship, in addition to a full selection of pony hunter and equitation classes. Shaw’s Saddlery sponsors the Woodside Pony Equitation Championship and offers great prizes to top finishers. The winner will receive a gift certificate toward a new saddle, along with...

Lillie Keenan Sweeps 2008 Wild Horsefeathers/USEF Green Hunter Pony Finals

by By Stacey Meier | Aug 14, 2008, 6:46 PM EST

Lexington, KY— For the second year in a row, Lillie Keenan swept a championship at the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) 2008 Pony Finals. Last year it was the 2007 Wild Horsefeathers/USEF Pony Hunter Finals— this year, Keenan makes history once again with the top score in the small, medium and large Green Hunter Pony divisions and claimed the Grand Champion title of the 2008 Wild Horsefeathers/USEF Green Hunter Pony Finals. With perfect weather and temperatures in the low 80s, today’s...

Farnam®/Platform™ Returns as the "Official Feed of the 2007 USEF Pony Finals National Championships"

by Stacey Meier | Aug 15, 2007, 4:58 PM EST

Lexington, KY – As the 40th anniversary of the 2007 USEF Pony Finals National Championships kicks off at the Kentucky Horse Park August 15-19, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) announces that Farnam Companies, Inc., continues their partnership as the “Official Feed of the USEF Pony Finals” with the Platform Feeding System. The USEF Pony Finals continues its 40-year consecutive run as the most prestigious and celebrated events in the United States. This five-day championship draws...

2008 USEF Pony Finals National Championships Promises Top Competition

by By Stacey Meier | Aug 14, 2008, 11:10 AM EST

Lexington, KY— With 618 large, medium and small ponies entered in the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) 2008 Pony Finals National Championships, the competition is challenging with more ponies than the previous year. With a total of 414 riders ranging in age from six to seventeen, this five-day championship has young riders competing for the title of four championships— Wild Horsefeathers/USEF Pony Hunter Finals, Wild Horsefeathers/USEF Green Hunter Pony Finals, USEF Pony Medal and the...

For The Laughter and Victoria Colvin Awarded Second Grand Hunter Pony Championship at 2010 USEF Pony Finals

by Rebecca Walton/Phelps Media Group for USEF | Aug 15, 2010, 4:11 PM EST

Lexington, KY - August 14, 2010 - Saturday was yet another hot and humid day at the Kentucky Horse Park as junior riders competed in day five of 2010 United States Equestrian Federation Pony Finals National Championships. The Large Pony Hunter over fences class started out this morning’s competition with 102 entries to compete over Bobby Murphy’s course in the Walnut Arena. Riders competed in reverse order of the point standings after the model and under saddle phases. During the class,...

American Shetland Pony Club offers $10,000 Prize for Pony Finals Champion

by By Johnny Robb | Jun 25, 2008, 4:58 PM EST

The Board of Directors of the American Shetland Pony Club (ASPC) announced that they will again offer a $10,000 scholarship to any registered American Shetland Pony who earns the title of Champion Small Pony Hunter at the United States Equestrian Pony Finals to be hosted August 13-17 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. “The $10,000 incentive prize was designed to encourage participation of Shetland Ponies in a variety of competitions.” explained Zona Schneider, Operations Director of...

Equisport Insurance Signs on as Title Sponsor of the 2009 Equisport Insurance/USEF Pony Medal Final

by Joanie Morris | Aug 4, 2009, 2:32 PM EST

Lexington, KY – As the 2009 USEF Pony Finals National Championships get underway at the Kentucky Horse Park this week, the Pony Medal Final will have a new title sponsor. Equisport Insurance will sponsor one of the most coveted pony championships of the year; the Equisport Insurance/USEF Pony Medal Final is the only equitation class offered during Pony Finals and annually features some of the very best pony riders in the nation. “This is a great partnership,” said John Long USEF CEO. “Equisport...