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Pony Finals

August 10, 2014

St. Jacques And Pielet Remember The Basics To Clinch USEF Pony Medal Final Top Spots

Lexington, Ky.—Aug. 10        

"Heels down, eyes up" was the mantra of Taylor St. Jacques as she headed into the Pony Medal Final on the last day of the U.S. Equestrian Federation Pony Finals, held Aug. 4-10. She concentrated on the basics and was rewarded with a victory, which she celebrated with her friend, second-placed Alexandra Pielet. The two were beside themselves with excitement as they celebrated each other's success. 

August 9, 2014

Munson Makes Good Her U.S. Pony Jumper Individual Championship Goal

Lexington, Ky.—Aug. 9        

When Genevieve Munson learned that the youngest person to have won the U.S. Pony Jumper Individual Championship was 12 years old, she took that as a personal challenge to set a new record. And the 10-year-old followed through on that goal with the blue roan mare Bluebelle at the U.S. Equestrian Federation Pony Finals, Aug. 4-10, competition.

August 9, 2014

Taylor St. Jacques And Finders-Keepers Find Their Way To Medium Pony Championship At USEF Pony Finals

Lexington, Ky.—Aug. 9      

As the last class and biggest class of the hunter divisions at the U.S. Equestrian Federation Pony Finals began on Saturday, the skies opened up and riders were straining to find their distances through the driving rain. But less-than-ideal weather couldn’t stop popular catch-rider Taylor St. Jacques from putting in a smooth, consistent round atop Finders-Keepers to claim the top spot in the medium pony championships.

August 9, 2014

"The Pony Club Way" Beats Out The Competition At U.S. Pony Jumper Team Championship

Lexington, Ky.—Aug. 8       

The underdog U.S. Pony Club team stepped off the podium as the lone team to successfully complete the U.S. Pony Jumper Championships, held in conjunction with the U.S. Equestrian Federation Pony Finals, Aug. 4-10, against nine traditional zone teams. Then they hung up their gold medals, led their ponies back to the barn and went about all the barn chores themselves.

August 8, 2014

Schaefer And Leon Claim Double Tricolors In Medium Greens At USEF Pony Finals

Lexington, Ky.—Aug. 8

Leon is one show pony of junior hunter star and popular catch-rider Madeline Schaefer's string that she calls her own and rides consistently, and that bond showed when they topped the medium green pony hunter division at the U.S. Equestrian Federation Pony Finals, Aug. 4-10.

In addition to the champion title, Leon also sported the tricolor awarded to the highest scoring pony owned by his rider in the division of 70 competitors after moving up from their third-placed rank after the model and under-saddle classes. 

August 8, 2014

Blueberry Hill Picks Up Small Pony Championship At USEF Pony Finals

Lexington, Ky.—Aug. 7      

The U.S. Equestrian Federation Pony Finals award ceremonies are a familiar scene for Blueberry Hill, who earned the top tricolor in the small pony hunter division with Natalie Jayne aboard. While this is only Jayne's second time competing at Pony Finals, held Aug. 4-10, this marks "Whitney's" sixth time making the trip. Last year, Hannah Bernstein rode the mare to a fifth-placed finish in the same division. 

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