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2012 USHJA/SmartPak™ Clinics

PHOTO: ©FLASHPOINT PHOTOGRAPHY

August 10, 2012

US Pony Finals

AUGUST 7–12, 2012 the Kentucky Horse Park

All USHJA Clinics at the Pony Finals are free and open to the public. Contact Carrie Vaught for more information: cvaught@ushja.org 859.225.6703

During the US Pony Finals. Located at the Covered Arena.

Judge’s Perspective Clinic

August 10 9:00am Clinicians: Skip Thornbury & David Wright

“Horseless Horsemen” Clinic August 10 1:00pm Clinician: Diane Carney

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Also join us for modeling clinics: Tuesday, August 7 6:30–7:30am Wednesday, August 8 7:00–8:00am

PONIES THROUGH the DECADES

Reception: August 7, 2012

3:30–5:30pm

USHJA welcomes all Pony Finals exhibitors, families and friends to enjoy the Ponies Through the Decades museum exhibit at the USHJA Headquarters. Enjoy the chocolate fountain while learning the history of ponies in hunter/jumper competitions.


From

High School

High School Equestrian Athlete

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to

College

USEF is with you every step of the way. usef.org


Congratulations Good luck to Amy Coretz & Be Cool, Blue Me Away, iJump, and Ottercreek Scottsman Farewell Farm

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For Sale

Medium pony hunter, 13.2, iJump is proudly offered for sale by Farewell Farm. Please contact Libby Barrow 918.381.2192 for more information.

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Virginia Blue

and Josie Van Hooser with Virginia Blue. Special thanks to our wonderful trainer Libby Barrow with help from Tiffany George, Linda Keely, and Marissa Degner.


Congratulations! Aizlynn Radwanski and Shooting Star (Roxy)! We are so proud of you! Love, Mom, Dad, and JP Special thanks to Trainer Sue Ericksen

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Letter f r o m t h e P RE S I D E N T Dear Pony Finals Competitors and Guests: On behalf of the United States Equestrian Federation, I am pleased to welcome you to the 2012 US Hunter Pony Championships presented by Sallee Vans, Equisports Insurance/US Pony Medal and US Pony Jumper National Championships held at the Kentucky Horse Park in the heart of horse country. Pony Finals has become one of the most celebrated and prestigious events of its kind and we are delighted to welcome both the returning and many new competitors. The US Pony Finals has an extensive history and has grown each year into the wonderful competition we have today. We want to thank those who send donations every year in support of Pony Finals. It is only through the generosity of our sponsors and donating members that Pony Finals is such a great success every year. Pony Finals has a wonderful heritage and many participants in the Pony Finals have been stars of the future, not only in equestrian sport, but in a variety of areas. We all know the patience and skills ponies teach us! We welcome to this event, a truly unique collection of young riders, trainers, ponies and supportive parents. We are especially appreciative of all of the time and effort the parents devote to the enjoyment of our sport by their children! Welcome to all of you. To our competitors, we wish you, as always‌ the rides of your lives! Best regards,

David O’Connor USEF President

Cover Photo: CM Photography

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Schedule Monday

Walnut

8 A.M. - 5 P. M. Flatwork for all ponies

of events

Tuesday 8 A.M. GREEN HUNTER PONY Small Model & Under Saddle Medium Model & Under Saddle Large Model & Under Saddle REGULAR HUNTER PONY Medium Model Flatwork for regular hunter ponies and equitation ponies after conclusion of Medium Model. USHJA MUSEUM 3:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M. Ponies Through The Decades Reception

Covered Arena

Alltech Arena

Claiborne 1

Claiborne 2

Stonelea

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9 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. Exercise Ring 3:30 - 5:00 P.M. Flatwork for Pony Jumpers 5:30 P.M. Riders, Trainers, Parents Meeting 6 P.M. Welcome Dinner

Closed

Wednesday 7:30 A.M. GREEN HUNTER PONY Small Over Fences Medium Over Fences Large Over Fences REGULAR HUNTER PONY Medium Under Saddle Flatwork for regular hunter ponies and equitation ponies after conclusion of Medium Under Saddle.

6:30 A.M. - 7:30 A.M. Model Clinic 8 A.M. - 5 P.M. Exercise Ring

7 A.M. - 8 A.M. Model Clinic 8 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. Exercise Ring 1:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. Flatwork for Pony Jumpers 3:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M. Exercise Ring

1 P.M. - 3 P.M. Flatwork for Pony Jumpers 5 P.M. Jumper Competitors’ Meeting Location TBD

8 A.M. - 9 A.M. Pony Jumper Horse Inspection 9 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. Jumper Training Session .90m Jumper Training Session 1.00m 5:45 P.M. Walk Phase I Course 6:30 P.M. Pizza Party 6:45 P.M. Jumper Individual Phase I

Ticketed Warm-Up 8 A.M. - 5 P.M. SMALL

Ticketed Warm-Up 8 A.M. - 5 P.M. MEDIUM

Ticketed Warm-Up 8 A.M. - 5 P.M. LARGE

Ticketed Warm-Up 8 A.M. - 5 P.M. MEDIUM

Ticketed Warm-Up 8 A.M. - 5 P.M. LARGE

Ticketed Warm-Up 8 A.M. - 5 P.M. SMALL

Ticketed Warm-Up 8 A.M. - 5 P.M. LARGE

Ticketed Warm-Up 8 A.M. - 5 P.M. SMALL

Ticketed Warm-Up 8 A.M. - 5 P.M. MEDIUM


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Thursday

8 A.M. REGULAR HUNTER PONY Small Model & Under Saddle Medium Over Fences Flatwork for regular hunter ponies and equitation ponies after conclusion of Medium Over Fences.

Friday

7:30 A.M. REGULAR HUNTER PONY Large Model & Under Saddle Small Over Fences

Saturday

8 A.M. REGULAR HUNTER PONY Large Over Fences CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES Under Saddle Championship Model Championship

Sunday

Closed

10 A.M. Pony Auction Preview

USHJA FORUMS 9:00 A.M. Judges Perspective Clinic 1:00 P.M. Horseless Horseman Clinic

Exercise Ring

Ticketed Warm-Up 6:45 A.M. Medium 8:45 A.M. Large 10:45 A.M. Small

5:30 P.M. Walk Phase II Course 6:00 P.M. Golf Cart Parade & Cook-Out 6:30 P.M. Jumper Individual Phase II & Team Championship

8:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. Ticketed Warm-Up Equitation 2’6” 4:00 P.M. Walk Farwell Course 4:30 P.M. Jumper Farewell Class 6:00 P.M. Walk Individual Final Course 6:30 P.M. Jumper Individual Final 6:30 P.M. Exhibitor Dinner

7 A.M. - 10:30 A.M. Ticketed Warm-Up Equitation 2’3” 10:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M. Ticketed Warm-Up Equitation 3’ 3:30 P.M. Awards Parade 4:00 P.M. Pony Auction 5:00 P.M. Exhibitor Dinner

7 A.M. PONY MEDAL FINALS Medium Large Small

Ticketed Warm-Up 8 A.M. - 5 P.M. SMALL

Ticketed Warm-Up 8 A.M. - 5 P.M. LARGE

Ticketed Warm-Up 8 A.M. - 5 P.M. SMALL

Exercise Ring

Ticketed Warm-Up 8 A.M. - 5 P.M. LARGE

Ticketed Warm-Up 8 A.M. - 5 P.M. MEDIUM

Ticketed Warm-Up 8 A.M. - 5 P.M. MEDIUM

Exercise Ring

Ticketed Warm-Up 8 A.M. - 5 P.M. MEDIUM

Ticketed Warm-Up 7 A.M. - 5 P.M. SMALL

Ticketed Warm-Up 7 A.M. - 5 P.M. LARGE

Sale Pony Ring

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Sportsman’s

charter

That sport is something done for the fun of doing it and that it ceases to be a sport when it becomes a business only, something done for what there is in it; That amateurism is something of the heart and spirit - not a matter of exact technical qualifications; That good manners of sport are fundamentally important; That the code must be strictly upheld;

Sport is something done for the fun of doing it and that it ceases to be a sport when it becomes a business only, That the whole structure of sport is not only something done preserved from the absurdity of undue importance, but is justified by a kind of romance for what there which animates it, and by the positive virtues of courage, patience, good temper, and unselfis in it. ishness which are demanded by the code;

That the exploitation of sport for profit alone kills the spirit and retains only the husk and semblance of the thing; That the qualities of frankness, courage, and sincerity which mark the good sportsman in private life shall mark the discussions of his interests at a competition.

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History

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n 1959, the British National Pony Society challenged American Pony riders under age 17 to an International Pony Hunter Competition. First held at the prestigious National Horse Show in New York City, the best U.S. ponies and riders met headto-head with the best British ponies and riders in the small and large divisions. The first competition emphasized conformation and under saddle performance. Jumping ability was tested over two fences and counted for 20 percent of the final score. The American riders in this inaugural competition were narrowly defeated 10-9. Two years later, the British National Pony Society hosted the competition. The American competitors prepared by spending a rigorous two weeks at the famed U.S. Equestrian Center in Gladstone, NJ. The training proved beneficial, as the U.S. returned with the trophy by a score of 13-9. In 1967 the United States Equestrian Federation (formally AHSA) created the Pony Finals as a national event, open to all members of the USEF who met the qualifying criteria. The current criteria specifies that a pony must win a championship in an “A” rated Regular Hunter Pony section, three reserve championships in “A” rated Regular Hunter Pony section, or 1 8 // U S Po n y F i n a l s

a championship or reserve championship in an “AA” rated Hunter Pony section. A Green Hunter pony may qualify by winning a championship or reserve championship in an “A” or “AA” rated Green Hunter pony section. Since 1984, the finals have included the popular Pony Medal Championships, an equitation competition. Riders qualify for the equitation finals by winning a blue ribbon or by accumulating 30 points in an US Pony Medal qualifying class. The 2001 US Pony Finals marked the addition of the National Pony Jumper Championships. Ponies and riders qualify by being one of the top four-rider/pony combinations in their zone with the highest national points in the qualifying period. Today the US Pony Finals Championships are the most prestigious and celebrated events of their kind in the United States. The Hunter Pony is a three-phase competition judging the pony’s conformation, way of moving under saddle and fence jumping ability. The Pony Medal Championships test young riders in a head-to-head competition judging their ability to compete over a technical and demanding course of fences. This six-day championship event hosts more than 500 young riders and their talented mounts as well as interested spectators and families. Photos: USEF Archives


Roster

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The 2012 US Pony Finals are brought to you by the United States Equestrian Federation, the National Governing Body for Equestrian Sport. Judges and other officials are selected in order to meet the standards demanded by this Championship.

HUNTER JUDGES

Scott Fitton, Royal Palm Beach, FL Jack Towell, Camden, SC Chris Wynne, Virginia Beach, VA

PONY MEDAL JUDGES Sue Ashe, Wellington, FL Robert Braswell, Ocala, FL

PONY JUMPER JUDGES

Ron Beachy, Crestwood KY Oliver Kennedy, Brookeville, MD

STEWARDS Ralph Alfano, Wellington, FL Kristin Rame, Clear Lake, IA

SHOW MANAGER

Hugh Kincannon, Lexington, KY

GROUNDS SUPERVISOR Rob Murphy, Lexington, KY

ANNOUNCERS

Brian Jones, Bethel, OH Oliver Kennedy, Brookeville, MD

COURSE DESIGNERS

Jumpers-Marc Donovan, Aberdeen, NC Hunters-Bobby Murphy, Lexington, KY

FARRIER

Glenn Dorsett, Carthage, NC

SCHOOLING SUPERVISORS Peter Lane, Wellington, FL Laura Reed, Lexington, KY

VETERINARIAN Hagyard Equine Medical Institute (859) 255-8741 Duncan Peters, DVM

STARTERS

SHOW SECRETARY

Lance Bennett, Wellington, FL Patrick Duncan, Wellington, FL Jasen Shelley, Wellington FL

Cheryl Kincannon During Show: (859)254-3343

USEF COORDINATORS

Professional Auction Services, Inc., (800)240-7900

Hunter-Lauren Fahey, Lexington, KY Jumper-Jennifer Haydon, Lexington, KY

JUMPS Jumps by Fuzzy, Franklin, TN

PHOTOGRAPHY

PONY AUCTION

VIDEOGRAPHY

ShowNet, (561) 252-1669 info@shownet.biz www.shownet.biz

Shawn McMillen Photography (606)356-0518 www.shawnmcmillen.com

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Letter

From the chairman

Dear Riders, Parents, and Trainers, Welcome to the 2012 US National Pony Finals! Congratulations to all of you riders qualifying for and participating in this challenging, competitive National Championship event. Whether you are here to show a green pony, a pony in the regular hunter section, a pony jumper in the team competition, to test yourself in the equitation ring on Sunday… or to do all or none of the above… we are all here to have fun! Those who are competing will be trying to do their personal best in the National Championship format, and to have a great time at the one-of-a-kind experience that is Pony Finals. We look forward to this event as a place where all who attend can have a wonderful time and also where pony riders have the opportunity to grow as true horsemen and

This is your week. Embrace it, enjoy it, be successful, and have fun!

sportsmen during the busy, fun filled week of horse showing and many sponsored activities. We are so fortunate to have the Kentucky Horse Park for our venue… now the preferred location for many of the top equestrian events in our country. It is incredible to be competing in the same rings, to be practicing in the same schooling areas as Olympians and Olympic hopefuls only weeks before! If you use your imagination as you pass the new stadium, you can almost feel they are watching and cheering you on! So, young riders, do your best, and try to win a coveted ribbon. But also cheer on your Zone Pony Jumper team. Cheer on your friends! Join in all of the activities that are available. Eat ice cream, pizza, and chocolate fondue. Check out the contents of your pony bag, and read and reread your yearbook. Tour Lexington and discover the homes of so many famous race horses. Honor yourself and respect your peers; thank your parents and trainers… you would not be here without them. Practice good sportsmanship, good horsemanship and kindness to your pony. Notice and appreciate all who make this spectacular event available to you. This is your week. Embrace it, enjoy it, be successful, and have fun! We extend our personal thanks to the Pony Hunter Task Force, Lauren Fahey, Hugh Kincannon, Bobby Murphy, and all of the many people that make this event so incredibly special. And we wish good luck to you all. - David Wright and Sissie Anderton

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Thank You The United States Equestrian Federation proudly acknowledges the following supporters for their generous contributions that ensure the success of the 2012 US Pony Finals.

Sallee Vans

Shawn McMillen Photography

Mindy Darst &

Equisport Insurance

Fairfield County Hunt Club

Lochmoor Stables

Flashpoint Bloodstock, LLC

Virginia Pony

Sissie Anderton &

Oakcroft Tack Trunks

Breeders Association

Brownland Farm

Hugh and Cheryl Kincannon

Hi Hopes Farm /

Heritage Farm

Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC and Staff

The Oken Family

Patchwork Farm

Louise Otten

Charles Moorcroft

The Gochman Family

Liftoff Equestrian

Montoga, Inc

Baskin Farm

Queenie Productions

Maye Show Ponies

The Pielet Family

Great Southwest

Keilyn, Inc

David Wright &

Equestrian Center

The Clothes Horse

Littlewood Farm

Peacock Ridge

Hunters Court Stable Memorial Park Hunters

The USHJA Pony Task Force: Co-Chairs: Sissie Anderton

Marion Maybank

& David Wright

Charles Moorcroft

Linda Andrisani

Virginia Plancke

Virginia Edwards

Patricia Roberts

Patty Foster

Janet Salem

Patricia Griffith

Bill Schaub

Stephen Heinecke

Kimberly Stewart

Bibby Hill

Clare Warren

Laurie Jueneman Micaela Kennedy

Edna Lytle

John Mastriano

To all the parents, trainers, riders, volunteers, and staff who continue to help make this event special every year, we thank you.

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Championship 2012 EQUISPORT INSURANCE/ US PONY MEDAL CHAMPIONSHIP

This class is judged as an Equitation Medal Finals. All riders complete one round of the course, with top competitors completing a second course. If the judges feel that additional tests of the top riders are required, USEF tests 1-19 (excluding test 16) may be used. Riders are judged on their riding form and ability to ride correctly.

PONY MEDAL CHAMPION

Awarded the Easter Sunday Memorial Trophy donated by Ms. Catherine A. Kaiser and Ms. Jennifer T. Pesko.

2012 US NATIONAL HUNTER PONY CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY SALEE VANS

The Hunter Pony competition will be judged in three phases with corresponding values: In-Hand Phase, 25%, Under Saddle Phase, 25%, Over Fences Phase, 50%. The highest scoring pony of each height section will be declared Champion of its height section. The highest scoring pony overall will be declared Grand Champion.

GRAND HUNTER PONY CHAMPION

Awarded the International Jumping Derby Perpetual Trophy donated by Mason Phelps, Jr.

GRAND GREEN HUNTER PONY

Awarded the Brownland Farm Green Hunter Pony Champion Perpetual Trophy donated by Mr. and Mrs. Anderton.

SMALL HUNTER PONY CHAMPION

(12.2 HANDS AND UNDER)

Awarded the Professional Horseman’s Association Trophy donated by the PHA.

MEDIUM HUNTER PONY CHAMPION (OVER 12.2 HANDS AND UP TO 13.2 HANDS)

Awarded the Beagle Brook Farm Perpetual Trophy donated in honor of “Special Effects” by Jennifer Miller and Beagle Brook Farm.

LARGE HUNTER PONY CHAMPION (OVER 13.2 HANDS AND UP TO 14.2 HANDS)

Awarded the Pony Cross Farm Perpetual Trophy donated by Stephanie Abronson and Pony Cross Farm.

US PONY JUMPER STYLE AWARD

Awarded the Short Stop Perpetual Trophy donated by William J. Moroney to the pony jumper rider, whom in the opinion of the judges exhibits the best jumping style of riding throughout the Pony Jumper National Championship.

2012 US NATIONAL PONY JUMPER INDIVIDUAL CHAMPION

Awarded the Swan Creek Farm Perpetual Trophy donated by William J. Moroney in honor of Alvin and Patsy Topping.

2012 US NATIONAL PONY JUMPER TEAM CHAMPION

Awarded the Willow Grove Farm Perpetual Trophy

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Trophies

donated by William J. Moroney in honor of his parents Edward and Lorraine Moroney.

HIGH-POINT STATE TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Awarded the International Challenge Trophy donated by Adrian Van Sinderen.

BUTTONS ‘N’ BOWS SPORTSMANSHIP TROPHY

Awarded to the junior rider who best personifies the high standards and virtues of integrity, sportsmanship, honor, courage, good temper and unselfishness. Donated by Mr. R. Bates Newton of Versailles, KY, in memory of Ms. Maxine Best, teacher, judge, and long time friend and supporter of the US Pony Finals.

HIGH-SCORE VIRGINIA BRED PONY AWARD

Awarded the Virginia Pony Breeders Perpetual Trophy donated by the Virginia Pony Breeders Association

EMERSON BURR PERPETUAL TROPHY

Awarded to the trainer of the Overall Pony Hunter Grand Champion.

THE PONY FINALS VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Donated in honor of Edna Lytle by the USEF, awarded to the volunteer of the year for the USEF Pony Finals

WELSH PONY AND COB SOCIETY PERPETUAL TROPHIES

Awarded to the highest scoring registered Welsh Pony and also the highest scoring registered Half/Part Welsh Pony in the Regular Hunter Pony sections as well as the highest scoring registered Purebred, Half Welsh, or PartBred Welsh Pony in the Green Hunter Pony section.

BETSY FISHBACK MEMORIAL TROPHY

Awarded to the best turned out pony in the hunter sections of Pony Finals; donated by Dr. William D. Fishback and Kelley Goguen in memory of Betsy Fishback a longtime volunteer and supporter of Pony Finals.

NEW IN 2012 THE MINDY DARST PERPETUAL TROPHY TOP EQUESTRIAN ATHLETE AWARD REPRESENTING THE FUTURE OF EXCELLENCE IN RIDING

Awarded to the child that all judges decide is most likely to become a top professional rider. This award will be based on the fitness and athletic ability of the rider, the compassion and communication between the rider and the pony, and the understanding of track, pace and the ability to create a beautiful jump. The winner will best exemplify a competitive, hardworking, and talented rider who is comfortable competing in any venue, and best showcases his pony’s ability, with a calm confidence that portrays a successful future professional.


Champions

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US HUNTER PONY CHAMPIONS The Professional Horsemen’s Association of America Trophy (Small Hunter Pony) The Beagle Brook Farm Perpetual Trophy (Medium Hunter Pony) The Pony Cross Farm Perpetual Trophy (Large Hunter Pony) The International Jumping Derby Perpetual Trophy (Grand Champion Hunter Pony shown in bold)

SMALL

MEDIUM

2011 Ballou 2010 Elation 2009 Everyday Enzo 2008 Hilton Hhonors 2007 Blackberry 2006 Super Trooper 2005 Ingenue 2004 Dream Boy 2003 Halcyon Hawthorn 2002 First Edition 2001 Helicon Take Notice 2000 Austintatious 1999 Benlea Neptune 1998 Touch Of Frost 1997 Strike A Pose 1996 Silver Steps 1995 Miss Muffet 1994 One More Rainbeau 1993 Glenmore Pinkie 1992 Nilla Wafer 1991 Nilla Wafer 1990 Llandefalle Lady Slipper 1989 Hillcrest Better Than Blue 1988 IC Blue Shadow 1987 Silver Star 1986 Glenmore Hearts Of Fire 1985 Yes I Can 1984 Sassafras Silver 1983 Findeln Tip Toe 1982 Even Tide 1981 Farnley Nasser 1980 Farnley Nasser 1979 Sage 1978 Liseter Fan Tan 1977 Tidy Up 1976 Liseter Fan Tan 1975 Fantasy 1974 Snow Goose 1973 Crystal Blue 1972 Liseter Gold Coin 1971 Liseter Gold Coin 1970 Farnely Hi-Li 1969 Cocks Crow Flair 1968 Moon Comet 1967 Welland Valley Early Bird

2011 Enchanted Forest 2010 Enchanted Forest 2009 Halo 2008 Neverland 2007 Enchanted Forest 2006 Rockette 2005 High Fashion 2004 Sham’s Loganberry 2003 Simply Magical 2002 Northwind’s Onyx 2001 Tristen’s Party Shoes 2000 Knickerbocker 1999 Believe in Majic 1998 My Belle Star 1997 Knickerbocker 1996 Straight Talk 1995 Be My Guest 1994 Dream Come True 1993 Cymraeg Rainshower 1992 Llandefalle Lady Slipper 1991 Another Rainbeau 1990 Kiss Me Not 1989 Foxhollow Rock Star 1988 Casey Jones 1987 Special Effects 1986 Sabrina 1985 Kiss Me Not 1984 Snow Goose 1983 Ma Belle 1982 Indy Anna 1981 Frito Bandito 1980 Shenandoah Flinstone 1979 High Noon 1978 High Noon 1977 High Noon 1976 Snow Goose Medium sections added in 1976

LARGE

2011 For The Laughter 2010 For The Laughter 2009 For The Laughter 2008 Vanity Fair 2007 Vanity Fair 2006 Cherrybrook Blue Suede Shoes 2005 Orlando 2004 American Dreams 2003 Madame Alexander 2002 Time to Talk 2001 Polaris Moonbeam 2000 Newsworthy 1999 Hillcrest Blue Wishes 1998 Longacre Trademark 1997 Foxlair Poker 1996 Remember The Laughter & Indian Jones (tie) 1995 Remember the Laughter 1994 Music Maker 1993 Blueprint 1992 No Deposit, No Return 1991 Tickled Pink 1990 Touch Me Too 1989 Strike It Rich 1988 Bon Soir 1987 Bon Soir 1986 Bon Soir 1985 Windleas’ Wonder Rabbit 1984 The Executive 1983 Shenandoah Opal 1982 Shenandoah Opal 1981 Clean Sweep 1980 Chardonnay 1979 Hi Fi 1978 Chardonnay 1977 Polaris Make Believe 1976 Southern Gray 1975 Sundance 1974 Southern Gray 1973 Polaris Make Believe 1972 Polaris Make Believe 1971 Temujin 1970 Chimney Sweep 1969 Keswick 1968 Keswick 1967 Neat ‘N’ Tidy

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Champions Green Hunter Pony Champions The Brownland Farm Perpetual Trophy (Grand Green

Hunter Pony shown in bold)

Small 2011 Bit Of Laughter 2010 Grand Jete 2009 Brownland’s Mr. Mac 2008 Sparkle Plenty 2007 Ballou 2006 Claim To Fame 2005 Fort Knox 2004 Confetti 2003 Dream Boy 2002 Miss Australia 2001 First Edition 2000 Slumber Party 1999 Shenandoah Beechwood Medium 2011 Magical Diamond 2010 Robin Hill’s Snapshot 2009 Rock The Boat 2008 Happy Meal 2007 Cortina 2006 Godiva 2005 Nemo 2004 Absolut Snap 2003 Crack of Dawn 2002 Snow White 2001 Fortune Cookie 2000 Kenworth 1999 Where There’s Smoke Large 2011 Faunti 2010 Seven Steps 2009 Cassius Clay 2008 Bracewood’s Camelot 2007 Valentine 2006 Dawned On Me 2005 Vanity Fair 2004 Bon Voyage 2003 Paris 2002 Junior Mint 2001 Blue Suede Shoes 2000 Clean Slate 1999 Quoth The Raven

The International Challenge Trophy (State Team) 2011 Virginia 2010 Virginia 2009 Florida 2008 California

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2007 New York 2006 New York 2005 Connecticut 2004 New York 2003 Maryland 2002 Maryland 2001 Massachusetts 2000 New Jersey 1999 New York 1998 New York 1997 Illinois 1996 New York 1995 California 1994 New York 1993 Nebraska 1992 Pennsylvania 1991 Florida 1990 Florida 1989 Florida 1988 Virginia 1987 New Jersey 1986 California 1985 New Jersey 1984 Virginia 1983 Florida/North Carolina 1982 Florida/Tennessee/Maryland 1981 Tennessee/Alabama 1980 Florida 1979 Connecticut 1978 New Jersey 1977 Connecticut 1976 Connecticut 1975 New Jersey 1974 Connecticut 1973 Pennsylvania 1972Pennsylvania 1971 Pennsylvania 1970 Pennsylvania 1969 Pennsylvania 1968 Pennsylvania 1967 Massachusetts **Pony finals became a national event in 1967 1965 United States 1963 United States 1961 United States 1959 Great Britain

The Easter Sunday Memorial Trophy

(Pony Medal Champion) 2011 Madison Goetzmann (Denmark) 2010 Isabelle Caccamise (Better Than Good) 2009 Ailish Cunniffe (Major League)

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2008 Morgan Moog (Goodnight Moon) 2007 Taylor Ann Adams 2006 Samantha Schaefer 2005 Annie Davidson 2004 Victoria Birdsall 2003 Megan Massaro 2002 Jaime Gibson 2001 Courtney Reese 2000 Maggie McAlary 1999 Elsbeth Lougherey 1998 Sarah Littlechild 1997 Maggie Jayne 1996 Ashley Baker 1995 Alexandra Otto 1994 Margaux Hilber 1993 Liz Hansen 1992 Heather Caristo 1991 Danielle Monteleone 1990 Emily Epstein 1989 Kelly Farmer 1988 Jennifer Hanks 1987 Ray Texel 1986 Deanne Sabarese 1985 Christine Loudermilk 1984 Melissa Hobie ** Pony final medal instituted. Formerly awarded to the high score winner 1983 Heather Kravitz 1982 Jennifer Cronin 1981 Karen Flowers 1980 Karen Flowers 1979 Patricia Messina

Emerson Burr Perpetual Trophy

(Trainer of Overall Grand) 2011 Rob Collucio & Scott Stewart 2010 Scott Stewart 2009 Scott Stewart 2008 Patricia Griffith 2007 Patricia Griffith 2006 Kelly Gougan 2005 Bill Schaub 2004 Kim Stewart 2003 Ken and Emily Smith 2002 Kim Stewart 2001 Sharyn Cole 2000 Kim Stewart

The Buttons and Bows Sportsmanship Trophy

(Awarded to the junior rider who best personifies the high standards and virtues of integrity, sportsmanship, honor, courage, good temper, and unselfishness during Pony Finals)

2011 Emily Regan 2010 Charlotte Currey 2009 Julia Gallo 2008 Lillie Keenan 2007 Paul Gallo 2006 Amber Siegelman 2005 Marisa Messina 2004 Jessica Van Brocklin 2003 Katie Dinan 2002 Adrienne Sternlicht 2001 Dominique Mungin 2000 Chloe Desjarlais 1999 Whitney Parker 1998 Haley M. Deffaa 1997 Sheena Linders 1996 Brittany Denton 1995 Alexander Shokat 1994 Carolyn Sabolis 1993 Stephanie McCarron 1992 J. Caitlyn Thomas

The Virginia Pony Breeders Trophy (High Score Virginia Bred Pony) Rider/Owner 2011 Tantallon Co-Captain Cecilia D’Amore 2010 Tuscany Sophie Michaels/West End Stables 2009 Misty Blue Paris Lucy Nyland-Elliot/Colby Nyland-Elliot 2008 Blue On Blue Chloe Reid/Chloe Reid 2007 Benlea Easter Lily Kaely Tomeu/Gerard Newman 2006 Lakeview Nicknack Victoria Colvin/Georgia Waldrop 2005 Roads Untraveled Molly Braswell/Cortie Wetherill 2004 Woodlands Love ‘N’ Happiness Victoria Birdsall/Nivikada Farms 2003 Allure Jamie Gibson/Courtney O’Connell 2002 Pony Dot Com Katherine Newman/ Katherine Newman 2001 Wild Blue Addison Phillips/Mrs. Quentin Alexander


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Owner 2000 Knicker Bocker Julianne Befeler 1999 Won To Know Anna McKnight 1998 Longacre Trademark Erica Greenwald 1997 Foxlair Poker Caitlin Lane 1996 Straight Talk Bradley Schneller 1995 Beaujolais Ashlee Bond 1994 One More Rainbeau Grand Central Show Stables 1993 Cymraeg Rainshower Erica Keany 1992 Woodlands Candy Cloud Amanda Finnis 1991 Another Rainbeau Anneliese Kannow 1990 Toulouse Jim Chaplin 1989 Strike It Rich Maria Bishop & the Barracks 1988 Swan Song Lauren Hough

The Helicon Farms Perpetual Trophy (Welsh High Score Award) Rider/Owner 2011 Elation McKayla Langmeier/Betsee Parker 2010 Elation Meredith Darst/Betsee Parker 2009 Lands End Eros Allison Toffolon/Allison Toffolon 2008 Cardiff Mardi Gras Madeline Keck/Monarch International 2007 Strike A Pose Lulu Farish/Whitney Roper 2006 Strike A Pose Ande Farish/Whitney Roper 2005 Sundae Supreme Schaeffer Raposa/Kriss Eisaman 2004 Dreamboy Devon Walther/Isabella Norton 2003 Halcyon Hawthorne Samantha Schaefer/ Samantha Schaefer

The High Score WPCSA Half Welsh Trophy

(Half Welsh High Score Award) Rider/Owner 2011 Hands Up Jordyn Rose Freedman

2010 Midnight Hour Victoria Press/Porter Allen 2009 Elite Movida Morgane Qualls/Kailyn Alsup 2008 Hillcrest’s Country Lady Hannah Baumann/ Charles Jacobs 2007 Hillcrest’s Country Lady Grace Robinson/Laura King Kaplan 2006 Hillcrest Kilkenny Elizabeth Boone/ Elizabeth Boone 2005 Elite Storm Front Allie Paradysz/ Paradysz Farm 2004 Sham’s Loganberry Samantha Schaefer/ Samantha Schaefer 2003 Allure Jamie Gibson/ Courtney O’Connell

The Edna Lytle Perpetual Trophy (Volunteer of the Year) 2011 Mindy Darst 2010 Mindy Darst 2009 Marion Maybank 2008 Mindy Darst 2007 Sissie Anderton 2006 Betsy Fishback 2005 Bill Maroney 2004 Edna Lytle

National Pony Jumper Championships The Willow Grove Farm Perpetual Trophy

(Pony Jumper Team Championship) Gold 2011 Zone 7 2010 Zones 1, 5, 9 2009 Zone 8 2008 Zone 7 2007 Zone 4 2006 Zone 10 2005 Zone 3 2004 Zone 5 2003 Zone 4 2002 Zone 5 2001 Zone 5 Silver 2011 Zone 2 2010 Zones 7, 10 2009 Zone 5 2008 Zone 2 2007 Zone 8, 9 2006 Zone 3 2005 Zone 2 2004 Zone 4 2003 Zone 1 2002 Zone 2 2001 Zone 10

Bronze 2011 Zone 4 2010 Zones 2 2009 USPC 2008 Zone 3 2007 Zone 10 2006 Zone 5 2005 Zone 8 2004 USPC 2003 Zone 5 2002 Zone 4 2001 Zone 6

2006 Amber E. Siegelman 2005 Hannah Holik 2004 Jennifer Waxman 2003 Juliana Fischer 2002 Billy Worthington 2001 Suzie Middlebrook

The Swan Creek Farm Perpetual Trophy

(Individual pony Jumper Champion) Gold 2011 Julia Curtis (The Waterboy) 2010 Sydney Shulman (Set Sail) 2009 Sydney Schulman (Set Sail) 2008 Jessica Pyfer 2007 Elizabeth Boone 2006 Amber Siegelman 2005 Annie Cook 2004 Kevin Furguson 2003 Jill Hubbuch 2002 Billy Worthington 2001 Kathleen Scott Silver 2011 Noah Buehler (Porsche) 2010 Alicia Hall (Luigi) 2009 Carly Attanasio (Rascal) 2008 Cara Dodson 2007 Tori Berlin 2006 Marshall Shear 2005 Hannah Holik 2004 Stephanie Fialco 2003 Julianna Fischer 2002 Rebecca Young 2001 Kristen Van Der Veen Bronze 2011 Sarah Walker (La-Ti-Da) 2010 Rachel Fleszar (Valley Girl) 2009 Bella Cramer (Good Fortune) 2008 Gillian King 2007 Leigh Hartrampf 2006 Claudia Billups 2005 Kaitlin Campbell 2004 Jennifer Waxman 2003 Anna Bremerman 2002 Billy Worthington 2001 Kasandra Scott

The Short Stop Perpetual Trophy (Pony Jumper Style Award) 2011 Kaitlin Miller-Roberts 2010 Kaitlin Miller-Roberts 2009 Christina Firestone 2008 Elizabeth Solomon 2007 Gabriela Mershad

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Judging YOU BE THE JUDGE FOR THE

Y o u b e t h e j u dg e

WHO DO YOU PICK FOR GRAND GREEN PONY CHAMPION?

2012 US NATIONAL HUNTER PONY CHAMPIONS!

Read the following description of how judges evaluate each pony and rider before they make their decision and then you be the judge! CRITERIA

The ponies are placed in each phase (model, under saddle, over fences) Prior to the over fences phase, each pony’s score for the model and under saddle are totaled and posted.

WHO DO YOU PICK FOR SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE GREEN HUNTER PONY CHAMPION?

MODEL

Judged on conformation, way of going and soundness. UNDER SADDLE

To be shown at a walk, trot canter and hand gallop. Riders may be asked for an extended trot. Ponies are to stop easily, to back readily, and stand quietly. Light contact with the pony’s mouth is required. Judged on performance and soundness. Manners and suitability of a pony to rider will be emphasized. Extreme speed is penalized. OVER FENCES

To be shown over a minimum of eight fences at the required height. Judged on performance and soundness. Manners and suitability of a pony to rider will be emphasized. Extreme speed will be penalized. 2 6 // U S Po n y F i n a l s

WHO DO YOU PICK FOR THE GRAND PONY CHAMPION?

WHO DO YOU PICK FOR SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE HUNTER PONY CHAMPION?


YEARBOOK

Photo: Shawn McMillen

RIDERS AND PONIES

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M a d e l i n e Av e ry a h e r n // 8 // s toug h to n , ma Ginger Snap, Landsend Diana, Just Between Friends // Roan, Chestnut, Grey Trainer: June Gillis-Ahern & Abbi Seley-Ferrigno Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals & The Big E Pony Treat: Apple Pony Snacks Pony to Ride: Landsend Eros Lessons: Keeping my hands still and getting to the jumps with my legs before my body. Favorite Book: Diary of a Wimpy Kid “Cabin Fever�

M ac k e n z i e A lt h e i m e r // 9 // Ta m pa , f l Bringing Home Blue & Northwinds Times Square // Bay, Chestnut Trainer: Keith Powell Favorite Horse Show: Horse Shows By the Bay Pony Treat: Red Apples Pony to Ride: Pride Rock Lessons: Lead Changes Favorite Book: Hunger Games

a m a n da a lt h e i m e r // 14 // Ta m pa , FL Cherish // Medium // Bay Trainer: Keith Powell Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals Pony Treat: Sweet Tarts Pony to Ride: Cherish Lessons: Handy Courses Favorite Book: Twilight Saga

C h e l s e a Am e n d // 15 // Linco l n , N E Dressed Up // Large // Chestnut Roan Trainer: Sybil Greene Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals Pony Treat: Carrots Pony to Ride: Mac Lessons: Just about everything. Favorite Book: Anything Mythology

Daw s o n a m i c k // 11 // M a r v in , N C Shitake // Medium // Liver Chestnut Trainer: Jason Schlotterback Favorite Horse Show: Charleston Summer Classic Pony Treat: Peppermint Patties Pony to Ride: I love riding my own ponies Lessons: My hands. Favorite Book: Keystone Stable Series

C a r t e r a n d e r s o n // 12 // K n ox v i l l e , T N King Me // Medium // Grey Trainer: Susan Kuliasha Favorite Horse Show: Atlanta Summer Classic Pony Treat: Nickerdoodles Pony to Ride: Midnight Hour Lessons: I practice controlling the front and hind feet of my pony. Favorite Book: A Very Young Rider 2 8 // U S Po n y F i n a l s


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h ay l e y An d e r s o n // 15 // N e w B o s to n , N H Trading Spaces // Large // Chestnut Trainer: Gretchen Anderson Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals, Atlanta, Gulfport, Vermont Pony Treat: Mints Pony to Ride: Ferdinand Lessons: It varies between the horses and ponies. Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

a l l i ya h a n to n i a d i s // 11 // m idd l e to wn , n y Clovermeade Call Me Peaches // Small // Strawberry Roan Trainer: Jody Moraski Favorite Horse Show: Willow Hill Farms Pony Treat: Peppermints Pony to Ride: Peaches Lessons: Straightness and rhythm Favorite Book: Mare In The Meadow

K i e r s t i n An to n i a d i s // 9 // m idd l e to wn , N Y Cookies N’ Cream // Small // Paint Trainer: Jody Moraski Favorite Horse Show: Willow Hill Farm Fall Classic Pony Treat: Start to finish peppermint treats Pony to Ride: Panda Lessons: Straightness & rhythm Favorite Book: Heartland series

a nn a- b e t h at h e y // 11 // Enid, O K Northwinds Top Secret & Bush Farms Blues Brother // Grey Trainer: Laura Hightower Favorite Horse Show: Capital Challenge Pony Treat: Peppermint Pony to Ride: Ballou Lessons: Keeping my leg on! Favorite Book: Hunger Games

l i n d s e y ay r e s // 13 // K n ox v i l l e , T N Woodlands Pick Pocket, In a Dream // Bay, Grey Trainer: Jennifer Taylor Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals Pony Treat: Animal Cracker Pony to Ride: Seven Steps Lessons: Staying out in the turns, and getting the perfect distance every time! Favorite Book: Thoroughbred Series

c l a i r e a z a r // 11 // I ndi a n a p o l is , in Rosmel’s Perfectly Done // Medium // Buckskin Trainer: Abigail Blankenship & Megan Doherty Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals & Country Heir Pony Treat: Pink Pony Bakery Brownies Pony to Ride: Mine Lessons: Rhythm and balance Favorite Book: The A Circuit U S Po n y F i n a l s // 2 9


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m a r g a r e t b a b i n // 12 // T u sc a lo o s a , AL Bunny Valentine // Medium // Grey Trainer: Ashley & Andy Kocher Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals Pony Treat: Homemade treats Pony to Ride: Humble Lessons: Distances Favorite Book: Hunger Games

c a r o l i n e b a l d // 11 // G i l fo r d, N H Hillcrest’s Lorelei // Small // Grey Trainer: Abbi Ferrigno Favorite Horse Show: Fieldstone Pony Treat: Hard Mints Pony to Ride: Rocketman Lessons: Getting the correct distance Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

A b i g a i l B a s k i n d // 13 // G e r m a n to wn , T N Giovanni // Medium // Chestnut Trainer: Allison Alder Favorite Horse Show: Germantown Charity Horse Show Pony Treat: Peppermints Pony to Ride: Mapleside Denzel Lessons: Turning my right toe in Favorite Book: The Eighty Dollar Champion

Co l e B at t e r s h a l l // 12 // Ada , M I Jackpot // Medium // Roan Trainer: Hillary and Cathy Johnson Favorite Horse Show: H.I.T.S Ocala and Traverse City Pony Treat: Apples Pony to Ride: I like them all, every pony is special Lessons: Besides the basics, I work on being straight and accurate, body awareness and balance. Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

s k y l L a r b e c k e l // 13 // C h ag r in fa l l s , OH Steel My Heart // Large // Grey Trainer: Sarah Ash, Margaret Kruse, Jeff Gogul Favorite Horse Show: Kentucky Summer Pony Treat: Froggy Gummy Bears Pony to Ride: Hillcrest Red and Blue Lessons: Equitation Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

k at h e r i n e b e n a r d // 11 // C u m b e r l a nd Fo r e sid e , ME All That “Ollie” // Large // Chestnut Trainer: Joyce Mersereau Favorite Horse Show: Saratoga Pony Treat: Cantaloupe Pony to Ride: Vanity Fair Lessons: I work on finding the right pace to the first jump, and keeping Ollie straight to the jumps. Favorite Book: The A Circuit 3 0 // U S Po n y F i n a l s


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L i ly b e nn e t t // 11 // At l a n ta , G A Playwright // Medium // Bay Trainer: Janet Salem Favorite Horse Show: Devon Pony Treat: Stud Muffins Pony to Ride: My ponies Lessons: Flat work Favorite Book: Bridge To Teribethia

l au r e l b e nn e t t // 9 // C a r l is l e , PA Juliet, Cameo // Liver Chestnut, Grey Trainer: Betsy Morret Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals Pony Treat: Apples, Carrots Pony to Ride: My own ponies Lessons: Sitting up and making my ponies go forward. Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

g a b r i e l l e b e r n i e r // 13 // Pa r kto n , M D Molly Bloom //Large // Blood Bay Trainer: Peri Fitzpatrick Favorite Horse Show: Swan Lake Pony Treat: Peppermints Pony to Ride: Enchanted Forest Lessons: Flat work to get my pony collected. Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

M i ch a e l B i n d e r // 10 // S o u t h l a k e , TX Inaway Theoadorable // Small // Grey Trainer: Colleen Acosta Favorite Horse Show: Atlanta Summer Pony Treat: Mom’s Peppermint Cookies Pony to Ride: Bianca Lessons: Sitting back Favorite Book: Scuba Diving

B l a k e B o g i n // 12 // Wa r r e n to n , VA Cedar Spring McDreamy // Medium // Bay Trainer: Debbie Fisher Favorite Horse Show: Duke Jump for the Children Pony Treat: Watermelon Pony to Ride: Mystery Mayhem Lessons: Keeping my right side strong Favorite Book: I Am Number Four

E l l a B o s t w i c k // 10 // W e l l ing to n , FL Patchwork Grand Marquis, Blue Print // Chestnut Trainer: Kristen Vanderveen Favorite Horse Show: USEF Pony Finals Pony Treat: Paddock Cakes Pony to Ride: GlanNant Elderberry Lessons: No stirrups, keeping pony straight Favorite Book: War Horse U S Po n y F i n a l s // 3 1


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Da n i e l l e B oy l e // 12 // M e lv i l l e , N Y Cosmic // Medium // Liver Chestnut Trainer: Christy Alexander-VanEron Favorite Horse Show: Old Salem Pony Treat: Peppermints Pony to Ride: Camelot Lessons: My upper body position Favorite Book: Pretty Little Liars

N i co l e B oy l e // 9 // M e lv i l l e , N Y Believe in Blue // Small // Grey Trainer: Christy Alexander VanEron Favorite Horse Show: HITS Saugerties Pony Treat: Stud Muffins Pony to Ride: Enchanted Forest Lessons: Keeping my hands and body still! Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

A l i s s a b r a n dt // 9 // s o u t h l a k e , t x Little Wonder // Medium // Black Trainer: Colleen Acosta Favorite Horse Show: Tyler Pony Treat: Mints Pony to Ride: Little Wonder Lessons: Control of my pony Favorite Book: Little Black

A b i g a i l B r ay m a n // 12 // c h a r l e s to wn , R I Simply Iresistible // Medium // Grey Trainer: Wendy Brayman Favorite Horse Show: Saratoga and Brandywine Pony Treat: Poptarts Pony to Ride: Rafael Lessons: I usually work on keeping my ponies straight and no stirrups. Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

e l i z a b e t h “ B i z z y � B r u m f i e l d // 13 // C h ic ag o, I L Daddy Pulled the Trigger // Large // Palomino Trainer: Joanne Kurinsky and Katie Kunk Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals Pony Treat: Gatorade and Dum Dum Suckers Pony to Ride: Jessandi Famous Amos Lessons: Flat work and no stirrups Favorite Book: Hunger Games and The A Circuit

T y l e r B u i // 12 // H o pkin to n , MA Royal T // Medium // Liver Chestnut Trainer: Katie Schaaf Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals Pony Treat: Mints Pony to Ride: Humble Lessons: My flatwork and position. Favorite Book: Hunger Games 3 2 // U S Po n y F i n a l s


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S o ph i a C a l a m a r i // 10 // H a r fo r d, PA Empire’s Paris, Power Trip // Bay, Gray Trainer: Emil Spadone Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals Pony Treat: Butterscotch Candy Pony to Ride: Power Trip Lessons: My right heel and counting. Favorite Book: The A Circuit

C l a i r e C a mp b e l l // 8 // Co c h r a n v i l l e , PA Bells & Whistles // Small // Chestnut Trainer: Brooke Brown Favorite Horse Show: Swan Lake Pony Treat: Donut Holes Pony to Ride: Flashback Lessons: Clearing 2’3 jumps Favorite Book: Mathilda

S o ph i e C a r l i n // 12 // Pata sk a l a , OH Zoolander // Large // Bay Trainer: Sarah Ash Favorite Horse Show: Showtime Series at Delaware Pony Treat: Skittles Pony to Ride: Zoolander Lessons: Frame and accuracy. Favorite Book: Hunger Games

C h r i s t i n e C a r l s e n // 12 // To r o n to, O N , C N Tiffany Blue, Cherrybrook Skye Blue // Grey Trainer: Peter & Lois Mulligan Favorite Horse Show: Cedar Run Pony Treat: Salt & Vinegar Chips & Starburst Pony to Ride: Champlain Charade Lessons: Stride management and keeping my body tall Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

K at i e C a r n e s // 14 // T u sc a lo o s a , AL That’s It // Medium // Grey Trainer: Ashley Kocher Favorite Horse Show: Roanoke Valley Horse Show Pony Treat: Peppermint Oat Patties Pony to Ride: Enchanted Forest Lessons: Posture and strides Favorite Book: The Eighty Dollar Champion

C h a r l i s e c a s a s // 10 // K e ni lwo r t h , I L Jessandi Famous Amos // Large // Chestnut Trainer: Joanne Kurinsky and Katie Kunk Favorite Horse Show: Devon Pony Treat: Apples Pony to Ride: New Flash Lessons: Riding without stirrups Favorite Book: The Hunger Games U S Po n y F i n a l s // 3 3


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s e d o n a ch a m b l e e // 10 // K e l l e r , TX Crystal Acres Chocolatier // Medium // Liver Chestnut Trainer: Chelsea Sundius Favorite Horse Show: Devon Pony Treat: Sugar-Free Peppermints Pony to Ride: Cleverest Lessons: No Stirrups Favorite Book: Number the Stars

b e r n a d e t t e ch u ng u nco // 12 // Fa i r fa x , VA Toblerone // Medium // Bay Trainer: Bibby Farmer-Hill Favorite Horse Show: Devon Pony Treat: Nickerdoodles Pony to Ride: n/a Lessons: Everything Favorite Book: Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

N i co l e c i e r vo // 14 // P h o e ni x v i l l e , PA Silver Silhouette // Large // Grey Trainer: Bernadette Thompson Favorite Horse Show: Brandywine Valley Summer Series Pony Treat: Willie muffins Pony to Ride: My own of course Lessons: Equitation, bending and flat work Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

Sh ay e Co e // 12 // V e r s a i l l e s , K Y Prince of Thieves // Large // Black/White Paint Trainer: Ashley Watts Favorite Horse Show: Brownland, TN Pony Treat: Apples Pony to Ride: Mine! Lessons: Getting my pony “round”. Favorite Book: The Hunger Games Trilogy

S a m a n t h a Co h e n // 10 // N e w Yo r k , N Y Midnight Hour // Large // Black Trainer: Patricia Griffith Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals, Devon, and WEF Pony Treat: Paddock Cakes Pony to Ride: n/a Lessons: Everything! Favorite Book: n/a

i s a b e l Co l e m a n // 13 // N e w O r l e a ns , LA King Midas, Footnote // Chestnut, Bay Trainer: Sean & Livia Steffee Favorite Horse Show: Devon Pony Treat: Stud Muffins Pony to Ride: My ponies! Lessons: Gymnastics, no stirrup work and placing my ponies at the best distance so they can always jump well. Favorite Book: The Hunger Games Trilogy 3 4 // U S Po n y F i n a l s


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s t e ph a n i e co o k // 17 // F r a nk l in , T N Sunkissed // Large // Palomino Trainer: Star Schatten Favorite Horse Show: Brownland Farms Pony Treat: Bananas Pony to Ride: The Waterboy Lessons: My balance Favorite Book: Harry Potter series

Z o i e co o k e // 10 // C a r r o l lto n , G A Tristan // Small // Strawberry Roan Trainer: Shelly Haines-Clements Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals! Pony Treat: Everything Pony to Ride: Silverstone, Goodmorning Sunshine Lessons: Getting the strides, and getting lead changes on time. Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

Am y Co r e t z // 14 // T u l s a , O K iJump, Be Cool, Ottercreek Scottsman, Blue Me Away // Grey, Bay, Blue Roan Trainer: Libby Barrow Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals Pony Treat: Fruit Loops Pony to Ride: Not sure Lessons: Bending and keeping my ponies in front of my leg. Favorite Book: Hunger Games

tay lo r cox // 16 // S to ckto n , N J Midnight Heart “Tuxedo” // Large // Black Trainer: Jodi Cox Favorite Horse Show: The Hampton Classic Pony Treat: Carrots Pony to Ride: Theodore O’ Connor Lessons: I mainly work to improve my equitation so that I can become a better rider. Favorite Book: Flying Changes

J u l i a C u r t i s // 13 // Vi l l a Ric a , G A The Waterboy, Casual Attire // Bay, Bay Trainer: Shelly Haines-Clements Favorite Horse Show: Devon Pony Treat: Apples Pony to Ride: All The Best Lessons: Keeping my shoulder back, not leaning in, sitting down, my equitation, my eye, my hands. Favorite Book: I don’t read a lot

C a i t l i n Dav i e s // 13 // Mi lto n , G A Fancy That // Large // Dark Bay Trainer: Janet Salem Favorite Horse Show: Charleston Summer Classic (week 1) Pony Treat: Oatmeal Cream Pies. His face lights up when the wrapper crinkles. Pony to Ride: Besides mine? A small pony named Rico Suave. Lessons: My pony and I mostly work on jumping, lead changes, pole work, and keeping him interested Favorite Book: The Bible U S Po n y F i n a l s // 3 5


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Fa i t h dav i s // 11 // G u r l e y, AL Mariano // Medium // Chestnut Trainer: BJ Brown Favorite Horse Show: Tri State Exhibition Center Cleveland, TN Pony Treat: Peppermints Pony to Ride: It would still be Mariano because he’s very sweet. Lessons: US, then EQ, last OF Favorite Book: Phantom Stallion: Wild Horse Island #2

M a d i s o n day // 14 // B r ick , N J Kramer, Read All Over // Dark Roan, B/W Pinto Trainer: Lauren Newmeyer Favorite Horse Show: State College Pony Treat: Cap’n Crunch, mints, ice cubes Pony to Ride: Read All Over Lessons: Equitation, bending, and riding straight and forward to the jumps with a steady pace Favorite Book: 13 Reasons Why

i s a b e l a d e s o u s a // 10 // L e x ing to n , K Y Punky Brewster // Medium // Chestnut Trainer: Ashley Watts Favorite Horse Show: Wilmington Country Heir Pony Treat: My own combination of horse treats mixed together Pony to Ride: Highlands Heaven Scent Lessons: Everything Favorite Book: National Velvet

L i ly D e e r // 13 // Hig h l a nd Pa r k , I L Rivergates Beyond Reason “Diva” // Large // Grey Trainer: Katy Deer Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals Pony Treat: Frozen Grapes Pony to Ride: Count Chocula Lessons: Keeping my elbows in and stop twisting Favorite Book: A Circuit

ta l i d e j o ng // 11 // G o l d e n , CO Black Forrest, Starswept, Picasso // Black, Bay, Paint Trainer: Bibby Farmer Hill Favorite Horse Show: Flintridge Children’s Show Pony Treat: Homemade Pony Cookies Pony to Ride: Enchanted Forrest Lessons: Position adjustments between green and experienced ponies. Favorite Book: Marie Antoinette

t e s s a d e j o ng // 15 // G o l d e n , CO Starstuck, Starswept // Grey, Bay Trainer: Bibby Farmer Hill Favorite Horse Show: Flintridge Children’s Show Pony Treat: Otter Pops Pony to Ride: Vanity Fair Lessons: Consistency Favorite Book: Lions of Al Rassan 3 6 // U S Po n y F i n a l s


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M a d d i e D e R e g i s // 13 // S y r ac u s e , N Y Trillium’s Little Spark // Small // Appaloosa Trainer: Suzi Fillinger Favorite Horse Show: HITS Saugerties Pony Treat: Animal Crackers Pony to Ride: Teddy O’Connor Lessons: I usually work on finding distances, smooth the jumps out, and equitation. Favorite Book: The Eighty-Dollar Champion

a l e x a d e r o s a // 13 // To m s Ri v e r , N J MT Pockets // Large // Bay Trainer: Lauren Newmeyer Favorite Horse Show: Saratoga Classic Pony Treat: Trix cereal Pony to Ride: MT Pockets Lessons: I work on Jumping. Favorite Book: Hunger Games

i s a b e l l a d i b e n e d e t to // 9 // H u n t e r s v i l l e , N C Pussycat Doll // Small // Dark Bay Trainer: Kerin Benson Favorite Horse Show: Aiken, SC Pony Treat: Peppermints! Pony to Ride: Orchard Hill’s Fine by Me (Gizmo) Lessons: Finding good distances,pace,strides and equitation. Favorite Book: The Tail of Emily Windsnap

F r a nc e s c a d i l da b a n i a n // 10 // N e w Yo r k , N Y Made for Me, Sports Talk, Sportster, Laugh out Loud // Black, Bay, Bay, Bay Trainer: Patricia Griffith Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals Pony Treat: Mint Pony to Ride: For the Laughter Lessons: I work on weight in my heels and my reign length to improve my riding Favorite Book: Hugo Cabret

M o l ly D i N a p o l i // 15 // Wa r wick , N Y Steel Moon // Large // Bay Trainer: Diane Hatt Favorite Horse Show: Skidmore Classic Pony Treat: Tick Tack’s Pony to Ride: Sparkle Plenty Lessons: Every horse is different, and riding many gives me the opportunity to learn from my mistakes Favorite Book: The Lucky One

C a s s i e d o nn e l l // 14 // K n ox v i l l e , T N Stonewall Stratus // Large // Grey Trainer: Susan Kuliasha Favorite Horse Show: River Glen Pony Treat: Twizzlers Pony to Ride: Summerland Lessons: Staying calm and patient Favorite Book: House U S Po n y F i n a l s // 3 7


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L e x i D r e i s b ach // 12 // Ox fo r d, PA Enchanted // Medium // Bay Trainer: Brooke Brown Favorite Horse Show: Swan Lake Stables, Pa Pony Treat: Bagels Pony to Ride: Sports Talk Lessons: We work on balancing, framework, jumping and pace. Favorite Book: My Friend Flicka

K e n d r a D u gg l e by // 12 // C l e v e l a nd, N Y North Riding’s Small But Mighty // Small // Bay Trainer: Tracy Percival Forman Favorite Horse Show: Mark Twain Festival Pony Treat: Peppermints Pony to Ride: North Riding’s Small But Mighty Lessons: We mostly work on moving up to the fences and keeping straight to the fences. Favorite Book: An Eighty Dollar Champion

k at e d u nh a m // 9 // M a in e v i l l e , OH My Prince Charming // Medium // Dark Bay Trainer: Mindy Darst and Patty Rogers Favorite Horse Show: Brownland Pony Treat: Anything! Pony to Ride: Silver Steps Lessons: Heels down and riding straight. Favorite Book: Twelve

m a d e l i n e d u n l a p // 12 // N e w A l b a n y, OH Hillcrest Red & Blue // Medium // Chestnut Trainer: Sarah Ash Favorite Horse Show: Kentucky Country Heir Pony Treat: Everything Pony to Ride: My pony Lessons: I work on my equitation and lengthening my pony’s trot. Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

A l l e D u r k i n // 10 // N at ick , MA Bells & Whistles // Medium // Bay Trainer: Dani White Favorite Horse Show: Fieldstone Pony Treat: Pears Pony to Ride: My pony Lessons: Rollbacks Favorite Book: Lemonade Crime

M aya Epp l e y // 13 // B e l l e fo n t e , PA Pinky Promise // Medium // Bay Trainer: Kristin Kocher Gretok Favorite Horse Show: State College Series Pony Treat: Mango Pony to Ride: Enchanted Forest Lessons: Getting down the lines! Favorite Book: The Hunger Games 3 8 // U S Po n y F i n a l s


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e l i z a b e t h e va n s // 11 // C a s t l e R o ck , CO Neon Star // Small // Grey Trainer: Shaun Clark Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals Pony Treat: Stud Muffins Pony to Ride: Foxy Lessons: Keeping my correct canter, posture, and keeping my hands together. Favorite Book: Black Beauty

M a ry m a d i s o n fa r m e r // 8 // T u sc a lo o s a , AL Money Tree // Small // Bay Trainer: Ashley Kocher Favorite Horse Show: Brownland Pony Treat: Apples Pony to Ride: My Pony Lessons: Jumping Favorite Book: Black Beauty

E l l i e F e r r i gn o // 9 // N e w town , C T Always Bunny, My Boyfriends Back, Bunny Side Up // Bay, Grey, Roan Trainer: Abbi Ferrigno Favorite Horse Show: Devon Pony Treat: Knickerdoodles Pony to Ride: Rocketman Lessons: Riding straight and a lot of no stirrups! Favorite Book: Above World

O l i v i a F e r r o // 9 // S o u t h H a d l e y, MA Orchard Hills Double Take, Rollingwoods Stick Tight // Chestnut Trainer: Linda Evans Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals Pony Treat: Paddock Cakes Pony to Ride: Bit of Laughter Lessons: Elbows, shoulders, and pace Favorite Book: The Black Stallion

S k y l e r F i e l d s // 9 // C a n to n , MA Stonehaven Ring Master “Ringo� // Medium // Grey Trainer: June Ahern-Gillis Favorite Horse Show: The Big E - Zone Finals Pony Treat: Apples Pony to Ride: Any Pony that has a BIG heart and a GREAT teacher! Lessons: I mostly work on my positioning, hand release & keeping my pony straight before/after jumps. Favorite Book: Chancey of the Mauray River

Em i ly F ly nn // 12 // M o r e l a nd Hi l l s , OH Woodlands Pixie // Medium // Chestnut Trainer: Rande Kaminski Favorite Horse Show: Chagrin Valley Hunter Jumper Classic Pony Treat: Peppermints Pony to Ride: Woodlands Pluto Lessons: Bending and keeping my pony straight to the jumps Favorite Book: 13 Reasons Why U S Po n y F i n a l s // 3 9


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B r i a nn a Fo l k // 8 // Pa r r is h , FL Winnie The Blue // Small // Grey Trainer: Jessie Frankoviak Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals Pony Treat: Peppermints Pony to Ride: Winnie the Blue Lessons: Keeping my pony straight and lots of flat work Favorite Book: Where The Red Fern Grows

e l i z a b e t h fo s t e r // 11 // D ov e r , MA Magical Diamond // Medium // Bay Trainer: Scott Stewart; Tommy Serio Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals and Capital Challenge! Pony Treat: Meadow Mints Pony to Ride: Rafael Lessons: Upper body position Favorite Book: The Adoration of Jenna Fox

J o r dy n F r e e d m a n // 12 // Lo ng m e a d ow, MA Piece of Rain // Large // Bay Trainer: Linda Langmeier Favorite Horse Show: Lake Placid Pony Treat: Paddock Cakes Pony to Ride: My Pony Lessons: Getting my pony round, and straight Favorite Book: Unbridled Passion

E l ly n F r i t z // 11 // B r idg e wat e r , C T Clovercroft Honey Bunny, Sailor Moon // Grey, Grey Trainer: Abbi Seley Ferrigno Favorite Horse Show: Fieldstone, Devon Pony Treat: Apples, soft mints Pony to Ride: My pony, Sailor Moon Lessons: My position and no stirrups. Favorite Book: Hunger Games

K at h l e e n F r i t z // 13 // Wa x h aw, N C Chantilly, Sneakin’ Around // Chestnut, Buckskin Trainer: Kirk Kamish Favorite Horse Show: Tryon Riding and Hunt Club Show and Camden Spring Classic Pony Treat: Nickerdoodles and Carrots Pony to Ride: Ozzy - My Favorite Bow Tie (RIP) Lessons: I work on leaning back and preparing myself for pony finals. Favorite Book: Hunger Games and Harry Potter

Em i ly G e b h a r dt // 12 // G e r m a n town , M D Scarlett // Large // Dapple Grey Trainer: Cindy Newberry Favorite Horse Show: Swan Lake Stables Pony Treat: Mrs. Pastures Pony to Ride: Scarlett Lessons: Getting my pony’s head down. Favorite Book: Full Mortality 4 0 // U S Po n y F i n a l s


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m a d i s o n g e n t ry // 13 // R e ddick , FL Oakfields Fuchsia //Large // Grey Trainer: Debbie Gibson Favorite Horse Show: HITS Ocala Pony Treat: Gummy Worms Pony to Ride: For the Laughter Lessons: Getting the Strides Favorite Book: Hunger Games

L au r e n G i n s b u r g // 15 // B a lt i m o r e , M D Sports Cast // Medium // Buckskin Trainer: Stacey Schaefer Favorite Horse Show: Vermont Summer Festival Pony Treat: Stud Muffins Pony to Ride: Hillcrest Kilkenny Lessons: Eyes up and reins short Favorite Book: Sarah’s Key

C a m e r o n G l a s s m a n // 10 // B r o o k ly n , N Y Hidden Galaxy, Truly // Bay, Chestnut Trainer: Kalyn Healey Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals! Pony Treat: Peppermints Pony to Ride: Mine Lessons: Keeping straight! Favorite Book: Out of My Mind

s ch u y l e r g o b i n // 9 // W e l l ing to n , FL Glynmagic Cover Girl // Medium // Bay Trainer: Charles Moorcroft Favorite Horse Show: WEF Pony Treat: SnoCones Pony to Ride: My pony! Lessons: Heels! Favorite Book: Warrior series

m a d i s o n g o e t z m a nn // 11 // S k a n e at e l e s , N Y Happily Ever Laughter, Heavens Sake // Chestnut Trainer: Patricia Griffith Favorite Horse Show: Harrisburg Pony Treat: Paddock cakes Pony to Ride: Centerfield Lessons: Flatting and jumping Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

ko r i g o l d e n b e r g // 17 // Lis l e , I L Royal T // Large // Chestnut Trainer: Sarah Ruff Favorite Horse Show: Spring Spectacular Pony Treat: Peppermints Pony to Ride: Mapleside Denzel Lessons: Keeping forward impulsion Favorite Book: Girl Truths U S Po n y F i n a l s // 4 1


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Co nn e l ly G r a n t // 9 // M aco n , G A Neon Moon // Small // Grey Trainer: Susie and Linda Fried Favorite Horse Show: March Madness ll (Aiken, SC) Pony Treat: Peppermints Pony to Ride: Silver Steps Lessons: Bending and counting strides, but mostly bending! Favorite Book: Liberty and the Dream Ride

a n s l e y g r e e n // 12 // A l ac h ua , FL Lime Light // Medium // Black Bay Trainer: Bibby Farmer Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals Pony Treat: Nickerdoodles Pony to Ride: Camelot Lessons: We mostly work on speed (keeping a slow pace), turns, flexibility, and the tracks to the jumps. Favorite Book: Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Jane Smiley books

h ay l e y g r o s s b au e r // 10 // K e nn e t t S q ua r e , PA Toy Machine // Medium // Bay Trainer: Brooke Brown Favorite Horse Show: Blue Rock Classic Pony Treat: Paddock Cakes Pony to Ride: My pony Rocket Lessons: I work the most on jumping in lessons. Favorite Book: Libby of High Hopes

L a i n e G r o s v e n o r // 11 // Oc a l a , FL Hidden Springs French Vanilla // Medium // White Trainer: Jaime Gibson Favorite Horse Show: Kentucky Summer II Pony Treat: Stud Muffins Pony to Ride: Lakeview Laddie Lessons: Keeping my pony straight over the jump and keeping him up, not pulling on me. Favorite Book: Hunger Games

h ag e n h a l l // 7 // T h o m ps o n ’ s S tat i o n , T N How We Doin? // Small // Bay Trainer: My mom, Stephanie Grimes Hall Favorite Horse Show: Kentucky Pony Treat: Peppermints!!! Pony to Ride: Sno Secret (he’s my medium pony) Lessons: My mom is always trying to make me put my heels down more! Favorite Book: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

c a m ry n h a l l e y // 9 // W in t e r pa r k , FL Dress Code // Small // Bay Trainer: Barrett Farm Favorite Horse Show: Atlanta Summer Classic Pony Treat: Nicker doodles Pony to Ride: Picante Lessons: Body Position Favorite Book: Number the Stars 4 2 // U S Po n y F i n a l s


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A b i g a i l H a m i lto n // 12 // Ox fo r d, PA Lyrical // Large // Liver Chestnut Trainer: Brooke Brown Favorite Horse Show: St. Christopher’s Pony Treat: Orange Popsicles Pony to Ride: Teddy O’Connor Lessons: Getting my pony to open up her stride and getting my distances. Favorite Book: The Harry Potter Series

T r i n i t y H a mm e r s chm i dt // 11 // m o n t p e l i e r , VA Sparkle // Small // Roan Trainer: Pam Baker Favorite Horse Show: Deep Run Pony Treat: Peppermints Pony to Ride: Center ice Lessons: My heels, and not leaning. Favorite Book: Marley and Me

S a r a h H a n k s // 13 // G e r m a n to wn , T N Eyes Up // Large // Bay Trainer: Beanie Cone Favorite Horse Show: Kentucky Summer Classic Pony Treat: Peppermints Pony to Ride: For The Laughter Lessons: Adjusting my eye. Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

K at h l e e n H a r r i g a n // 13 // K n ox v i l l e , T N Northwind Peyton // Large // Bay Trainer: Holli Adams Favorite Horse Show: Gulfport Pony Treat: Candy Apple Twizzlers Pony to Ride: Daz Lessons: Going straight and position Favorite Book: The Last Song

k at i e h e s s // 13 // Ri o G r a nd e , N J Fox Ridge Penelope // Medium // Chestnut Trainer: Lauren Newmeyer Favorite Horse Show: Brandywine at Devon Pony Treat: Peppermints Pony to Ride: Fox Ridge Penelope Lessons: We work on bending and moving forward to the jumps. Favorite Book: A Walk to Remember

S u mm e r H i l l // 13 // s a n D i e g o, C A Vermont Ruby Fox // Medium // Liver Chestnut Trainer: Andrea Simpson Favorite Horse Show: HITS Thermal Pony Treat: Licorice Pony to Ride: Brighten Boast A Bit Lessons: Balance Before Distance Favorite Book: The Future Of Us U S Po n y F i n a l s // 4 3


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A r a H i r s t // 17 // Ta l l a h a ss e e , FL Made In America // Large // Bay Trainer: Margaret Prather Favorite Horse Show: Fox Lea Farm/Venice, FL Pony Treat: Peppermints Pony to Ride: The first pony I showed, Blue Lessons: Flat work Favorite Book: Catching Fire

G a b r i e l l a H oa r d - W e s t // 10 // C h a r lot t e s v i l l e , VA Kryptonite // Small // Grey Trainer: Claiborne Bishop Favorite Horse Show: The Barracks Pony Treat: Flavored Lifesavers Pony to Ride: Hi-Lite Lessons: Canter departures! Favorite Book: The Unicorn Chronicles

s loa n h o p s o n // 11 // H o u s to n , TX Happy Feet // Medium // Black Trainer: Patty Roberts Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals Pony Treat: Everything Pony to Ride: Happy Feet Lessons: Shaping the pony and keeping the correct rein length. Favorite Book: Black Beauty

e m i ly h ov i s // 13 // K a ns a s C i t y, MO Bluebelle // Large // Blue Roan Trainer: Carlie Beisel Favorite Horse Show: Queenie Productions, St. Louis Pony Treat: Peppermints or Carrots Pony to Ride: Bluebelle Lessons: Jumping Favorite Book: Heartland Series

J e s s i e H u n k i a r // 11 // Ta l l a h a ss e e , FL Fox Water Weekend Edition // Small // Grey Trainer: Margaret Prather Favorite Horse Show: Ocala Pony Treat: Peppermint Pony to Ride: Brownland’s Good Things (Richie) Lessons: Sitting back over fences. Favorite Book: Canterwood Crest

S a lt e r H y d i ng e r // 9 // Bi r m ing h a m , AL Gayfield’s Magic Me // Small // White Trainer: Allison Black, Mark Tompkins, Tim Maddirx Favorite Horse Show: Devon Pony Treat: Watermelon Pony to Ride: Zorro Lessons: In my lessons I work on lots of flat work, my Equitation, making my pony adjustable and responsive. Favorite Book: Harry Potter 3 4 4 // U S Po n y F i n a l s


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C e l e s t e H y lto n // 11 // P u r c h a s e , N Y Everwood // Medium // Bay Trainer: Jill Shulman Favorite Horse Show: WEF Pony Treat: Maple Syrup Candies Pony to Ride: Love and Logic Lessons: I put most of my work in my lessons on my equitation Favorite Book: The Mango Shaped Space

R e e s a H y lto n // 14 // P u r c h a s e , N Y Love and Logic // Large // Liver Chesnut Trainer: Jill Shulman Favorite Horse Show: Vermont Summer Festival Pony Treat: Peppermints and Twizzlers Pony to Ride: Dream Big Lessons: My position Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

K ay l a Jaco b s // 12 // S ava nn a h , G A Cloudy with a Chance // Medium // Dapple Grey Trainer: Elizabeth Jacobs Favorite Horse Show: Highfields Pony Treat: Nickerdoodles Pony to Ride: Polly Pocket Lessons: Bending and not leaning Favorite Book: Mortal Instruments

e r i k a ja ko b s o n // 10 // B o c a R ato n , FL Dipped in Chocolate // Medium // Black Trainer: Jane Fennessy Favorite Horse Show: WEF Pony Treat: Apples Pony to Ride: My pony Lessons: Equitation Favorite Book: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

K at i e J o n e s // 15 // L a k e W o r t h , FL Champlain Larkspur // Large // Chestnut Trainer: Jennifer Bieling Favorite Horse Show: WEF Pony Treat: Mints Pony to Ride: I Don’t Know Lessons: Stepping into my heels over all equitation Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

L i n d s e y J ova n ov s k i // 16 // M a n a l a pa n , N J Loafers Lodge IceMan // Large // Grey Trainer: Kimberly Guessford Favorite Horse Show: Garden State Pony Treat: Apples Pony to Ride: Toblerone Lessons: Bending, equitation, and Striding. Favorite Book: The A Circuit U S Po n y F i n a l s // 4 5


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m a r g a r e t j u n k i n // 9 // J e nkin to wn , PA Foxlair Fantasia // Small // Grey Trainer: Patty Miller Favorite Horse Show: Skidmore Saratoga Classic Pony Treat: Apples, peppermints, goldfish crackers Pony to Ride: Farnley Dolphin Dolphin Lessons: 50/50 flat work and jumping Favorite Book: Anything book about animals, especially horses

C a r o l i n e K a hn // 12 // M o r e l a nd Hi l l s , OH Simply Edward, Groovy Girl // Light Grey, Bay Trainer: Cari Gleeson Favorite Horse Show: CVHJC Pony Treat: Nerds Pony to Ride: My old short stirrup pony “It’s a Small World” Lessons: Keeping the pony on the bit and connected Favorite Book: N/A

k at r i n a ko m i t s ch // 11 // C a lg a ry, C N My Prince Charming // Medium // Dark Bay Trainer: Mindy Darst/Rodney Tulloch Favorite Horse Show: Spruce Meadows Pony Treat: Apples Pony to Ride: Faunti Lessons: I want to work on my rhythm and pace in my lessons Favorite Book: Heartland

M a d i s o n L a m b e r t // 9 // H o l iday, FL Miss Mousy Persuasion // Small // Grey Trainer: Joy Lambert Favorite Horse Show: Camp Fox Lea Pony Treat: Sugar Cubes Pony to Ride: My Pony Lessons: My Flat Work. Favorite Book: My Perfect Pony

K e e ly l au gh l i n // 11 // C a r m e l , C A Smile Upon, Larger Than Life // Bay, Paint Trainer: Tracy Cotchett Favorite Horse Show: The Oaks, Blenheim Pony Treat: My home made cookies! Pony to Ride: Mine of course!?!?! Lessons: Flatwork mostly. Favorite Book: Seabiscuit

M i a L at r a n // 13 // N e w town S q ua r e , PA Major League, Party Rock // Bay, Chestnut Roan Trainer: Dominique Damico Favorite Horse Show: HITS Saugerties Pony Treat: Peppermints Pony to Ride: “Pride Rock” again Lessons: My position, keeping the pony’s head down, and transitions. Favorite Book: A Tale of Two Cities 4 6 // U S Po n y F i n a l s


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au d r e y l e hn e i s // 9 // A l l a m u c h y, N J Misty Blue Paris // Small // Liver Chestnut Trainer: Kelly Wilson Favorite Horse Show: Vermont Summer Festival Pony Treat: Prince Paddies Pony to Ride: Misty Lessons: Quiet hands Favorite Book: InkHeart

N oa L e i b s o n // 13 // Hig h l a nd Pa r k , I L Daddy Said No // Large // Bay Trainer: Amy Farmer Favorite Horse Show: USEF Pony Finals Pony Treat: Sweet Potatoes Pony to Ride: Good Heavens Lessons: Getting my pony to soften and slow down but open her stride Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

Emm a L e m k e // 13 // F r a nk l in , T N Lakeview Laddie, Champlain Serenade // Chestnut, Roan Trainer: Macy Wesson and Kelly Mullen Favorite Horse Show: Germantown Charity Pony Treat: Carrots Pony to Ride: Laugh Out Loud Lessons: Coursework Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

C h a r lot t e L e m k e // 11 // F r a nk l in , T N Brownland’s Lettuce Wrap // Medium // Grey Trainer: Macy Wesson and Nikki Mac Girr Favorite Horse Show: Brownland Farm Pony Treat: Carrots Pony to Ride: Carnival Lessons: Moving my ponies forward. Favorite Book: Dead is the New Black

G r ac e L e s l i e // 12 // O r o n o, M N Happy Days // Medium // Strawberry Roan Trainer: Kim Barone / Mindy Darst Favorite Horse Show: Maffit Lake Pony Treat: Nilla Wafers Pony to Ride: Happy Days or Topanga Lessons: Transitions and having enough pace Favorite Book: Rash

a s h l e y l e va s s e u r // 13 // P e ac h t r e e C i t y, G A Splash of Paint “Splash” // Large // Paint Trainer: Stephanie Free Favorite Horse Show: GHJA Finals Pony Treat: He’ll eat anything. Pony to Ride: The Waterboy Lessons: Flat work. Favorite Book: The Hunger Games U S Po n y F i n a l s // 4 7


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Z o e L e wc z a k // 12 // N o k e s v i l l e , VA Farnley Rosalie // Small // Dapple Grey Trainer: Jenna Steinfurth Favorite Horse Show: Upperville Colt and Horse Show Pony Treat: Peppermints Pony to Ride: I’m not sure Lessons: In my lessons I work on staying straight and keeping a constant rhythm. Favorite Book: A Circuit

M a d e l i n e L i b by // 8 // H u ds o n , OH Large // Grey Trainer: Frank Madden and Bernie Villeneuve Favorite Horse Show: Winter Equestrian Festival, Wellington, FL Pony Treat: Peppermints Pony to Ride: Peter Pumpkin Lessons: I mostly work on my equitation. Frank Madden is the king of “Big Eq”. I love all my trainers! Favorite Book: 43 Old Cemetary Road

M aya Lov da l // 14 // S t. G e r m a in , W I Dyland “Shine On” // Medium // Gray Trainer: Emily Elek Favorite Horse Show: WEC Pony Treat: Apples Pony to Ride: Roy Lessons: I work on keeping my pony slow and straight to fences. Favorite Book: Horses

M a r g ot lu r i a // 10 // S h a k e r H e ig h t s , OH Elite Honeybee // Small // Bay Trainer: Jeff Gogul Favorite Horse Show: Chagrin Hunter Jumper Classic in Moreland Hills OH Pony Treat: Healthy Snacks Only! Pony to Ride: Teddy O’Connor Lessons: Getting my pony moving forward and in front of my leg. Favorite Book: Ranger’s Apprentice

e r i k a lu t e r // 10 // Pa l m B e ac h , FL Butterfly Kisses, Firefly // Grey, Grey Trainer: Charles Moorcroft Favorite Horse Show: WEF Pony Treat: Anything edible Pony to Ride: Enchanted Forest Lessons: Keeping the same rhythm and speed. Favorite Book: Black Stallion

B r o o k e Lu t z i // 13 // I t h ac a , N Y Rodeo Drive // Medium // Gray Trainer: Nona Garson Favorite Horse Show: WEF Pony Treat: Mints Pony to Ride: Party Till Dawn or Shine Lessons: Equitation and handy courses. Favorite Book: Unbroken 4 8 // U S Po n y F i n a l s


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m i m i lyo n s // 13 // N o r t h oa ks , M N My Freetyme // Large // Chestnut Trainer: Elzabeth Lampert Favorite Horse Show: Midstates Pony Treat: Skittles Pony to Ride: Scooter Lessons: I work on getting Scooter in a frame and bending him. Favorite Book: Mockingjay

l i l ly m ac k // 11 // C incinn at i , OH Northwinds Midnight Dream // Medium // Dapple Grey Trainer: Patty Rogers Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals Pony Treat: Stud Muffins Pony to Ride: Northwinds Midnight Dream Lessons: My posture and keeping my legs close to my pony. Favorite Book: The Eighty Dollar Champion

L a n i e r M a s o n // 12 // N a s h v i l l e , T N Captain Underpants // Medium // Grey Trainer: Stephanie Hall Favorite Horse Show: Brownland Pony Treat: Nickerdoodles Pony to Ride: For the Laughter Lessons: Getting my pony on the bit and making sure my right hand is closed. Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

M a d i s o n M at t h e w s // 12 // C a ry, N C Otteridge Swanson “Swannee� // Large // Grey Trainer: Merilee Ventura Favorite Horse Show: Charleston Summer Classic Pony Treat: Nickerdoodles, peppermints, pears Pony to Ride: My pony Lessons: Equitation courses and keeping a forward rhythm Favorite Book: The Monday Horses

E t h a n m ay e // 10 // Fa i r f i e l d, VA Falling Moon Huckleberry // Small // Chesnut Trainer: Jason Berry Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals Pony Treat: Carrots Pony to Ride: Hudson Lessons: Getting my pony to move of my leg. Favorite Book: The Son of Neptune

a nn a m a r i e m ay e s // 9 // M e m p h is , T N Rain Bonnet // Small // Bay Roan Trainer: David Pellegrini Favorite Horse Show: Brownland Farms Pony Treat: Peppermint Pony to Ride: Enchanted Forest Lessons: I work mostly on going fast. Favorite Book: Horse Diaries Black Cloud U S Po n y F i n a l s // 4 9


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M a ry M a z z a r e l l a // 12 // To l l a nd, C T Libby Lou Who // Medium // Light Grey Trainer: Martha Chenelle Favorite Horse Show: CHJA Finals Pony Treat: Everything! Pony to Ride: Enchanted Forest Lessons: Getting me to loosen up and getting Libby to slow down. Favorite Book: The Secret Zoo

va n e s s a m a z z o l i // 11 // R o ck fo r d, M I Find The Love // Medium // Buckskin Trainer: Cari Gleeson Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals Pony Treat: Everything Pony to Ride: Weebiscuit Lessons: Staying the same to the jumps and getting a good canter to the jumps Favorite Book: Canterwood Crest series

r ach e l mcm u l l e n // 11 // C h ag r in Fa l l s , OH Shaken Not Stirred // Large // Bay Trainer: Jeff Gogul Favorite Horse Show: Chagrin Valley Hunter Jumper Classic Pony Treat: Anything with a crinkly wrapper! Pony to Ride: For The Laughter Lessons: Flatwork and jumping Favorite Book: Shadow Horse by Alison Hart

E l i z a b e t h M cD o u g a l d // 14 // L aw to n , O K Knock My Sox Off // Large // Chestnut Trainer: Glenn Ronden Favorite Horse Show: Tyler Southwest Classics Pony Treat: Apples Pony to Ride: Enchanted Forest Lessons: Flat work Favorite Book: The Notebook

l a r a mch a l e // 12 // C h ag r in Fa l l s , OH Bayridge Wait N See // Medium // Grey Trainer: Jeff Gogul Favorite Horse Show: CVPHA Pony Treat: Peppermints Pony to Ride: Enchanted Forest Lessons: Flat work and no stirrup work Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

M cK e n z i e M e r r i t t // 13 // Linco l n , N E Fancy’s Raindance // Medium // Bay Roan Trainer: Libby Barrow Favorite Horse Show: All of them Pony Treat: Carrots & Apples Pony to Ride: Mine Lessons: Equitation skills Favorite Book: The Eighty Dollar Champion 5 0 // U S Po n y F i n a l s


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a l l e y m i l a m // 13 // S u m m e r f i e l d, N C Eddie Bauer // Large // Chestnut Trainer: Jennifer Taylor Favorite Horse Show: Blowing Rock Pony Treat: Nickerdoodles Pony to Ride: Tantallon Co-Captain Lessons: We usually work on hacking better so that I can do very well this year. Favorite Book: Pretty Little Liars

M a d i s o n M i tch e l l // 9 // C l a r ks to n , M I Chitty Chitty Bang Bang // Small // Chocolate Palomino Trainer: Tara Golazeski Favorite Horse Show: Horse Shows by the Bay Pony Treat: Apples Pony to Ride: Mister Valentino Lessons: Getting a good canter and keeping the same pace throughout my course,and riding up to the jump. Favorite Book: Bud, not Buddy

a l i c i a m o e l l e r i ng // 13 // S t. Lo u is , MO Reservations Required // Large // Bay Trainer: John Korenak Favorite Horse Show: Devon Pony Treat: Skittles Pony to Ride: I’d like to change over to horses. Lessons: Distances and corners Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

Tay lo r M o r r i s o n // 12 // Fa l l s C h u r c h , VA Rowfantina Apollo // Small // Grey Trainer: Jenna Stienfurth Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals, Washington, and Upperville Pony Treat: Anything Pony to Ride: Jack Rabbit Lessons: Staying straight and no stirrups Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

e l i z a b e t h n e s to r // 9 // S a in t Lo u is , MO Skye Blue // Small // Grey Trainer: Susan Baginski Favorite Horse Show: Devon Pony Treat: All of them Pony to Ride: Mapleside Denzel Lessons: Not staring at the jump Favorite Book: Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief

e l i z a b e t h n e w m e y e r // 16 // H ow e l l , N J Camelot // Large // Bay Trainer: Lauren Newmeyer/ Patty Miller Favorite Horse Show: State College Pony Treat: Mints Pony to Ride: Crush Worthy Lessons: Staying straight and forward to the jumps Favorite Book: The Hunger Games U S Po n y F i n a l s // 5 1


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H o l l a n d N i e v e r g e lt // 13 // N o r fo l k , MA Glynhafan Red Kestrel // Large // Chestnut Trainer: Beth Gold Favorite Horse Show: Saratoga Skidmore Classic Pony Treat: Watermelon Pony to Ride: Magical Diamond Lessons: We work on improving. I do no stirrup work & we work on the mistakes we made at the last show. Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

g r ac e a nn n o l a n // 10 // M a r i e t ta , G A Just Peachy // Medium // Liver Chestnut Trainer: Janet Salem/Lauren Kissel Favorite Horse Show: Charleston Summer Classic Pony Treat: Peppermints Pony to Ride: Just Peachy Lessons: Keeping eyes up and not leaning Favorite Book: Canterwood Crest Series

C h lo e O ’Co nn e l l // 12 // N e w b u ry p o r t, MA Cameo // Large // Chestnut Trainer: Chelise Storace Favorite Horse Show: Vermont Summer Festival Pony Treat: Mints Pony to Ride: Cameo Lessons: In lessons I work on pace, distances, lead changes, and any sort of equitation. Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

C l a r e OB r i e n // 10 // Da l l a s to wn , PA Teddy Bear // Small // Buckskin Trainer: Terri Wherley Favorite Horse Show: McDonough shows Pony Treat: Peppermints Pony to Ride: Teddy Lessons: We do a lot of work on bending and also practice halting. Favorite Book: The Last Olympian

K e l s i O k u n // 13 // McL e a n , VA Salty // Large // Chestnut Trainer: Jenny Graham Favorite Horse Show: Upperville Pony Treat: He will eat literally everything! Pony to Ride: I’m so fortunate to ride my own great steeds Lessons: My position and the technicalities of riding. Favorite Book: The Odyssey

g r ac e ow e n s // 10 // Vi r gini a B e ac h , VA Anabell // Medium // Grey Trainer: Saralee Nottingham Favorite Horse Show: Warrenton Pony Show Pony Treat: Peppermints Pony to Ride: Hudson Lessons: My hands Favorite Book: Because of Winn Dixie 5 2 // U S Po n y F i n a l s


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e l i z a b e t h pa r e n t // 13 // L e e s b u r g , VA Cloud Cover // Medium // Flea-Bitten Trainer: Cindy Newberry Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals Pony Treat: Carrots Pony to Ride: my pony Lessons: I work on my posture. Favorite Book: Black Stallion

m ac k e n z i e pa r k s // 15 // Fo r e s t, VA Ledinjadon Exclusively Dun // Medium // Brown Dun Trainer: Cheryl Maye Favorite Horse Show: Deep Run Pony Treat: Squeezy Buns Pony to Ride: Loose Buttons Lessons: I work specifically on the pony that I am riding to prepare them for the show ring. Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

R ach e l Pa r a d i s e // 11 // Wa r r e n to n , VA Heart to Forget // Medium // Chestnut Trainer: Elizabeth Brewer Favorite Horse Show: Upperville Pony Treat: donuts with sprinkles Pony to Ride: Petey Lessons: Jumping with no stirrups so I sit back and up straight Favorite Book: The A Circuit

Am a n da P e nn i ng to n // 11 // M e q u o n , W I Elegance // Medium // Chestnut Trainer: Meg Leben-Hickey Favorite Horse Show: Maffit Lake Pony Treat: Nickerdoodles Pony to Ride: Res Q Me Lessons: Lead changes Favorite Book: Catching Fire

C ata l i n a P e r a lta // 8 // G e n e va , FL Light up the Year // Medium // White Grey Trainer: Krista Freundlich Favorite Horse Show: Lake Placid Pony Treat: Peppermints Pony to Ride: Mine..she is the best! Lessons: Heels down and stay soft with my hands. Favorite Book: Hunger Games

b r o o k e a nn p f e i f f e r // 12 // o c a l a , FL Golden Season // Medium // Bay Trainer: Pam Allen Favorite Horse Show: Fox Lea Pony Treat: Popsicles Pony to Ride: Camelot Lessons: Equitation and putting my pony on the bridle Favorite Book: The Clique Novels U S Po n y F i n a l s // 5 3


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s a r a h ph i l b r i c k // 16 // H e nnik e r , N H Root Beer Float // Large // Bay Trainer: Gretchen Anderson Favorite Horse Show: Atlanta, Vermont Pony Treat: Carrots Pony to Ride: Liam Lessons: He frolicks around the ring and I have to try and control him. Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

Emm a P h i l l i p s // 17 // P u r l e a r , N C Sir Valentino // Large // Bay Trainer: Kerin Benson Favorite Horse Show: Aiken Pony Treat: Applesauce Pony to Ride: Mine Lessons: Staying straight and rhythm Favorite Book: Peace Child

Z o e P h i l l i p s // 13 // P u r l e a r , N C Orchard Hills Fine By Me // Medium // Bay Trainer: Kerin Benson Favorite Horse Show: Aiken Pony Treat: Nickerdoodles Pony to Ride: Gizmo forever Lessons: rhythm Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

a d d i s o n p i p e r // 10 // W e l l ing to n , FL Goldfish, Milkyway, Best Case Scenario // Chestnut, Grey, Chestnut Trainer: Multiple Favorite Horse Show: Winter Equestrian Festival and Pony Finals Pony Treat: Mints Pony to Ride: Denmark Lessons: I mostly work on my elbows and my position. Favorite Book: The A Circuit

a ng e l a p o l l e x // 16 // M o o r e s v i l l e , N C Talk About Me, Knock My Soxs Off // Chestnut, Bay Trainer: Jennifer Taylor Favorite Horse Show: Kentucky, Washington, or Chagrin Pony Treat: Carrots and Sour Patch Kids Pony to Ride: Rumba Lessons: Making my pony better in any way that I can Favorite Book: Harry Potter

S t e l l a P o s e y // 8 // At l a n ta , G A Rockefeller // Small // Bay Trainer: Janet Salem and Lauren Kissel Favorite Horse Show: Aiken Pony Treat: Stud muffins Pony to Ride: Rockefeller Lessons: Pace Favorite Book: Chestnut Hill 5 4 // U S Po n y F i n a l s


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S a m a n t h a P o s e y // 11 // At l a n ta , G A Falling Moon Celebration // Medium // Bay Trainer: Janet Salem and Lauren Kissel Favorite Horse Show: WIHS Pony Treat: Nickerdoodles Pony to Ride: my pony Lessons: Flat work Favorite Book: Black Stallion

c a m i l l e p o s ta e r // 13 // C h ic ag o, I L Let It Shine “Spike” // Medium // Chestnut Trainer: Joanne Kurinsky, Katie Kunk, Madison McCloud Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals Pony Treat: Pretzels Pony to Ride: Swingtown Lessons: I work on finding distances and making Spike look the best he can. Favorite Book: The A Circuit

B a r c l ay P ow e l l // 15 // G a in e s v i l l e , FL Barclay Powell // Large // Black & White Trainer: Henrietta Borst Favorite Horse Show: Gulf Port Horse Show Pony Treat: Amy’s Treats Pony to Ride: The Waterboy Lessons: Flat work, important for developing muscle and sharpness for jumping and turning. Favorite Book: Outlander

H a nn a P ow e r s // 14 // P oto m ac Fa l l s , VA Duncan’s Mill Raven // Large // Black Trainer: Jenny Graham Favorite Horse Show: Washington International Horse Show Pony Treat: Peppermints Pony to Ride: Mine Lessons: Staying straight. Favorite Book: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

C a r t e r P u c k e t t // 9 // M a p l e P l a in , M N Belvedere // Small // Liver Chestnut Trainer: Nick Novak Favorite Horse Show: Lake St. Louis Pony Treat: Pony Pops Pony to Ride: Sleeping Beauty Lessons: Trot ups and my Handy Hunter rounds. Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

L e k h a R a m ach a n d r a n // 11 // G r e e ns b o r o, N C Feature Presentation // Large // Grey Trainer: Tony Albertson Favorite Horse Show: Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show Pony Treat: Nickerdoodles Pony to Ride: For The Laughter Lessons: My flat work and equitation Favorite Book: The Hunger Games 5 5 // U S Po n y F i n a l s

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h a l e y R e d i f e r // 12 // B a r b o u r s v i l l e , VA Brookside Sunbeau, Hillcrest Out Of The Blue // Chestnut, Grey Trainer: Jeff Woodall Favorite Horse Show: Devon Pony Treat: Peppermints Pony to Ride: Cleverist Lessons: Flatwork Favorite Book: The A Circuit

Ann a l i s e r e e d // 11 // G r o ss e P o in t e , M I Monkey Business // Large // White Trainer: Tara Golaszewski Favorite Horse Show: Horse Shows by The Bay Pony Treat: Apples Pony to Ride: Monkey Business Lessons: A lot of flat work and jumping. Favorite Book: Canterwood Crest Series

a nn a r e i s i ng // 14 // Fo r t Mi l l , S C Jakuse D’Epona // Large // Grey Trainer: Alicia Wilkinson Favorite Horse Show: Virginia Intermount Classic Pony Treat: Peanut Butter Pony to Ride: My pony Jack:) Lessons: Making my turns tighter. Favorite Book: Fourth Harry Potter

Ann i e R e v e r s // 11 // W e s to n , MA April Rose, Jeremiah P. Duck // Grey, Bay Trainer: Jill Weinstein Favorite Horse Show: Garden State Horse Show Pony Treat: Carrot Pony to Ride: Enchanted Forest Lessons: Having a good release so that I don’t restrict my ponies from jumping well. Favorite Book: The Eighty-Dollar Champion

J o r da n R i c k e t t s // 13 // Co r d ova , T N Rolling Woods Cowboy Up // Medium // Grey Trainer: Frank Hernandez Favorite Horse Show: Germantown Charity Horse Show Pony Treat: Everything. Pony to Ride: Been There Jumped That A.K.A (Ben) Lessons: My trainer, Frank, gets us to do many different things.. it totally depends. Favorite Book: The Black Stallion Returns

G i ava nn a R i n a l d i // 13 // Way n e , I L Skys The Limit, Kaptin Krunch // Roan, Bay Trainer: Dan Jayne Favorite Horse Show: Devon Pony Treat: Carrots and Peppermints Pony to Ride: N/A Lessons: Jumping Favorite Book: The Boy In The Striped Pajamas 5 6 // U S Po n y F i n a l s

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Fa r a h R i z v i // 8 // G r e e nwic h , C T First Edition // Small // Grey Trainer: Christine Trigger Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals Pony Treat: White Mints Pony to Ride: First Edition Lessons: Not looking down, and having enough pace Favorite Book: How To Train Your Dragon

Ya s m i n R i z v i // 10 // G r e e nwic h , C T Q-2, Roxbury, Celtics Creek Irish Belle // Bay, Bay, Grey Trainer: Christine Trigger Favorite Horse Show: WEF Pony Treat: Peppermints, Carrots, Goldfish Pony to Ride: All of Them Lessons: Getting my ponies in front of my leg and using a smaller release. Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

z ay n a r i z v i // 6 // G r e e nwic h , C T Dreamworks, Silver Rain // Chestnut, Grey Trainer: Christine Trigger Favorite Horse Show: WEF Pony Treat: Peppermints Pony to Ride: First Edition Lessons: Everything!!! Favorite Book: Ponyella

A b e r l e R o d g e r s // 14 // Wa r r e n to n , VA Sandler // Large // Grey Trainer: Marjorie Yeager Favorite Horse Show: Washington International Pony Treat: Peppermint Pony to Ride: Bet I Can Lessons: Keeping my pony sharp and alert Favorite Book: They Cage the Animals at Night

M a d d i e R o d g e r s // 13 // Wa r r e n to n , VA Loose Buttons // Large // Grey Trainer: Marjorie Yeager Favorite Horse Show: Devon Horse Show Pony Treat: Twizzlers Pony to Ride: Loose Buttons Lessons: I work on strengthening my legs a lot during my lessons. Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

E r i c a r o s i n s k i // 14 // C h a r lot t e , N C Pink Martini // Small // Grey Trainer: Lee Cone Favorite Horse Show: Oktoberfest Pony Treat: Nickerdoodles Pony to Ride: All of them Lessons: preparing for horse shows Favorite Book: N/A U S Po n y F i n a l s // 5 7


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R ach e l R ot h e n b e r g // 12 // G ig H a r b o r , WA Lady Henslee // Medium // Bay Trainer: Frank Madden Favorite Horse Show: Thunderbird BC Pony Treat: Sugar Cube Pony to Ride: Lady Henslee! Lessons: Equitation and riding without stirrups Favorite Book: Cracker - The Best Dog in Vietnam

B ly t h e R u pp e l // 11 // N YC , N Y Simply Henry // Large // Liver Chestnut Trainer: Kristina Muse Favorite Horse Show: Hampton Classic Pony Treat: Vegetarian Tacos Pony to Ride: Twilight Lessons: Being consistent with lead changes. Favorite Book: Hunger Games

I s a b e l l a R u s s e ko f f // 11 // G r e e nwic h , C T Rico Suave, Hallelujah // Liver Chestnut, Grey Trainer: Elizabeth Pandich Favorite Horse Show: Devon, and Harrisburg Pony Treat: Sour Patch Kids Pony to Ride: For The Laughter Lessons: I work most on keeping my hands high. Favorite Book: Green Eggs and Ham

I s a b e l Rya n // 12 // Lo c u s t Va l l e y, N Y Lands End Eros // Small // Liver Chestnut Trainer: Stacey Schaefer Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals Pony Treat: M & I Horse Delights Pony to Ride: Lands End Eros Lessons: Keeping my lower leg tight and keeping my hands still. Favorite Book: Divergent, The Eighty Dollar Champion

c l a i r e s a lo p e k // 15 // L a fay e t t e , LA Sir Lance-A-Lot // Large // Bay Trainer: Trish Rabalais Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals Pony Treat: Skittles Pony to Ride: La-Ti-Da Lessons: Jumper Turns and keeping a steady pace Favorite Book: The Notebook

a nn a b e l l a s a nch e z // 10 // G l e nco e , I L News Flash // Medium // Chestnut Trainer: Joanne Kurinsky and Katie Kunk Favorite Horse Show: Spring Spectacular Pony Treat: Paddock Treats withPeppermints Pony to Ride: I Believe in Miracles Lessons: Riding without stirrups. Favorite Book: Warriors Series by Erin Hunter 5 8 // U S Po n y F i n a l s


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N ata l i e S a n d e r s // 9 // T u sc a lo o s a , AL Flyer Miles // Small // Chesnut Trainer: Ashley Kocher Favorite Horse Show: Devon Pony Treat: Mrs. Pastures Cookies Pony to Ride: My pony Miles! Lessons: Collecting and lengthening strides and seeing the correct distance to the jump. Favorite Book: Kingdom Keepers

M a d d i e Sch a e f e r // 10 // W e s t m ins t e r , M D Hi Lite, Frosted, Flash // Chestnut, Grey, Bay Trainer: Stacey Schaefer, Patricia Griffith Favorite Horse Show: PNHS Pony Treat: Paddock Cakes Pony to Ride: Iceman Lessons: Position Favorite Book: Among The Hidden

M e l i s s a Sch a e f e r // 12 // N isk ay u n a , N Y Blossom Hill // Small // Chestnut Trainer: Emily Elek, Wendy Brayman, Amanda Boltz Favorite Horse Show: Saratoga Horse Shows (St Clements/Skidmore) Pony Treat: Blue Gatorade! Pony to Ride: Blossom Hill - would ride her forever if I could. Lessons: I work on my leg position most in lessons. Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

Em i ly Schn e b e l // 14 // G o f fs to w, N H Blue Suede Shoes // Large // Gray Trainer: Gretchen Anderson Favorite Horse Show: Atlantia Spring and Pony Finals Pony Treat: Meadow Mints Pony to Ride: My pony Lessons: Not drifting left and rhythm Favorite Book: Misty Of Chincoteague

S a r e n a Sh a h // 8 // L e x ing to n , MA Harley Davey, My Boy // Roan, Bay Trainer: Patti Harnois and Cathy Grady Favorite Horse Show: WEF Pony Treat: Mints Pony to Ride: Monroe Lessons: Bending my pony. Favorite Book: Fancy Nancy

S yo n a Sh a h // 10 // L e x ing to n , MA Shingo // Large // Liver Chestnut Trainer: Patti Harnois and Cathy Grady Favorite Horse Show: Vermont Summer Festival Pony Treat: Mints Pony to Ride: All The Best Lessons: I work on straightness to my jumps and my release/position over jumps. Favorite Book: The Hunger Games U S Po n y F i n a l s // 5 9


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C at h e r i n e Sh a r p // 7 // Vi e nn a , G A Longacre Maybelle // Small // Bay Trainer: Susie Fried Favorite Horse Show: Aiken Classic Pony Treat: Peppermints Pony to Ride: Lands End Eros Lessons: Heels down, eyes up, not leaning, and my diagonal. Favorite Book: Pony Package

L i z Sh e l b r e d // 12 // G r e e nwic h , C T Blueberry Hill, Dream Girl, Court Jester // Grey, Liver Chestnut, Bay Trainer: Sarah Friedman and Alaina Soriano Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals Pony Treat: Bananas Pony to Ride: Royal T Lessons: No-stirrups and flat work Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

m o n ta nn a s h o r e s // 15 // W i l k e s b o r o, N C Woodland’s Mr. Mischief // Large // Flea-Bitten Grey Trainer: Kerin Benson Favorite Horse Show: Tryon, NC Pony Treat: Old Fashioned Peppermint Sticks Pony to Ride: Mine Lessons: Keeping a steady pace throughout a course Favorite Book: Charlotte’s Web

H a l l i e F e i Sm i t h // 14 // Au s t in , TX Jamestown // Large // Bay Pinto Trainer: Donna Cheney Favorite Horse Show: Spring Gathering Charity Horse Show Pony Treat: horse cookies Pony to Ride: I would ride my own pony. I love him so much! Lessons: It depends. Sometimes I work on equitation while other days I work on finding the perfect rhythm. Favorite Book: Every You, Every Me by David Levithan

A l l i s o n S ta b l e y // 11 // S tat e co l l e g e , PA The Pied Piper // Medium // Bay Trainer: Kristin Gretok Favorite Horse Show: Kocher’s, State College, PA Pony Treat: Mints Pony to Ride: My pony, Piper Lessons: Not looking down, and sitting at the canter. Favorite Book: Pony Pals

K e l s e y s ta p l e to n // 12 // To r o n to, O N , C N Champlain Charade // Medium // Palomino Trainer: Peter & Lois Mulligan Favorite Horse Show: Cedar Run Pony Treat: Fruit flavored Mentos Pony to Ride: Cherrybrook Skye Blue Lessons: Stride management and leg position Favorite Book: Whirlwind 6 0 // U S Po n y F i n a l s


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j i l l i a n s t ua r t // 10 // R a nc h o S a n ta F e , C A Prima Ballerina // Small // Bay Trainer: Alicia Saxton Favorite Horse Show: Menlo Charity Horse Show Pony Treat: Peppermints Pony to Ride: Elation Lessons: Straightness and Rhythm Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

c l e m e n t i n e ta l m ag e // 13 // e a s t h a m p to n , N Y Notorious R // Large // Bay Trainer: My mom, Mindy Darst, Jennifer Rudolph Favorite Horse Show: Winter Equestrian Festival Pony Treat: Paddock Cakes Pony to Ride: For The Laughter Lessons: I work most on getting a good gallop and getting straight. Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

r ach e l ta n i o // 11 // S pa r ks , M D Kiss The Rain // Medium // Grey Trainer: Karen Zinkhan/Sandy Ferrell Favorite Horse Show: Warrenton Pony Show. Pony Treat: Nerds Pony to Ride: My Own, because I adore him. Lessons: Getting a good pace. Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

K at e Tay lo r // 9 // P i t t s fo r d, N Y Quicksilver Butterfly, El Nino, Malibu Sea Smoke // Grey Trainer: Kristen Montevecchio Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals Pony Treat: Apple Pie Pony to Ride: Quicksilver Butterfly Lessons: Riding without stirrups! Favorite Book: So many! Gunner the Hurricane Horse, Ninth Ward

h a z e l tay lo r // 11 // Rising Fawn , G A Boomerang Love // Medium // Chestnut Trainer: Susan Kuliasha Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals Pony Treat: Peppermints Pony to Ride: Merry Legs from Black Beauty Lessons: Not over riding. Also, making it OK for my pony if she gets nervous. Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

T i n a Th o mp s o n // 14 // B r oa dv i e w H e ig h t s , OH Rocky’s Rip Van Winkle // Medium // Grey Trainer: Ashley Areddy, Tammy Cagno Favorite Horse Show: Chagrin Valley Hunter/Jumper Classic Pony Treat: Carrots Pony to Ride: My pony, Ripley Lessons: Upper body position and rhythm. Favorite Book: Chestnut Hill U S Po n y F i n a l s // 6 1


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e l i z a b e t h t h o r n to n // 13 // Da l l a s , TX George // Large // Bay Trainer: Celine Burch Favorite Horse Show: Tyler Pony Treat: Fresh Apples Pony to Ride: I am already riding him. Lessons: Position Favorite Book: Any horse book.

a nn a to ot L e // 12 // A l p h a r e t ta , G A Blueridge Moonbeam // Small // Bay Roan Trainer: Heather Tinney Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals! Pony Treat: Carrots Pony to Ride: Enchanted Forest Lessons: Keeping my legs and hands still. Favorite Book: Canterwood Crest

Da r i a n to p o l s k i // 10 // C h a r lto n , N Y Stellaluna // Small // Grey Trainer: Stacey Schaefer Favorite Horse Show: Saratoga Springs Horse Show Pony Treat: Stella’s Under the Sea Cookies Pony to Ride: Laugh Out Loud Lessons: My right leg Favorite Book: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

A l i T r i t s ch l e r // 14 // Fa i r f i e l d, C T Rocketman, Dreamland, Clovermeade Not Just Anybunny // Bay, Chestnut Trainer: Abbi Ferrigno Favorite Horse Show: Devon and Washington Pony Treat: Swedish Fish Pony to Ride: Rico Suave Lessons: I do a lot of no stirrups. Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

M a ry T y l e r // 11 // c h a r lot t e , N C All About Me // Medium // Chestnut Trainer: Alicia Wilkinsin Favorite Horse Show: Raeford, NC Pony Treat: Snickdoodles Pony to Ride: My pony Lessons: Flatting, Being straighter, and Jumping Favorite Book: 13 Gifts

J o s i e Va n H o o s e r // 11 // T u l s a , O K Virginia Blue // Medium // Chestnut Trainer: Libby Barrow Favorite Horse Show: Colorado Horse Park Pony Treat: Mints Pony to Ride: I’m not sure Lessons: Bending my elbows Favorite Book: Canterwood Crest 6 2 // U S Po n y F i n a l s


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B r o o k e Va n N o r t w i c k // 12 // L e e s b u r g , VA Pret-A-Porte // Large // Pinto Trainer: Kyle Dewer and Lane Nygren Favorite Horse Show: Lamplight Pony Treat: Nickerdoodles Pony to Ride: Pegasus Lessons: Looking for the next jump. Favorite Book: Goose Girl

a nja l i v e lu // 10 // M o r r is v i l l e , N C Blues Traveler // Medium // Bay Trainer: Megan Bennett Favorite Horse Show: Carolina Horse Park Pony Treat: Nature Valley Oat’s N Honey bars Pony to Ride: Newsworthy Lessons: We do a lot of flat work and riding with rhythm. Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

An d e r s o n Wagn e r // 12 // N a p l e s , FL Stars and Stripes // Medium // Chestnut Roan Trainer: Jennifer Bieling Favorite Horse Show: Wellington Pony Treat: Peppermint or Popsicles Pony to Ride: Enchanted Forest Lessons: My position. Favorite Book: Eighty Dollar Champion

G a b by Wa l l e y // 12 // Da l l a s , TX WH Excuse My French // Large // Bay Trainer: Julie Holmquest Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals Pony Treat: Frosted Flakes Pony to Ride: My Own-- Cookie Lessons: I work on improving my ride every time I get on Cookie. Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

l au r e n wa l l e y // 15 // Da l l a s , TX A Blond Moment // Large // Chestnut Trainer: Julie Holmquest Favorite Horse Show: Waco Pony Treat: Anything edible Pony to Ride: My Pony Lessons: Keeping my pony’s head straight Favorite Book: A Separate Peace

v i c to r i a wa lto n // 13 // H a m ps t e d, M D Palm Beach Pirate // Medium // Dark Bay Trainer: Mary Morrill Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals Pony Treat: Carrots Pony to Ride: For The Laughter Lessons: Jumping Favorite Book: The Hunger Games U S Po n y F i n a l s // 63


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m i a wa lvo o r d // 9 // Hig h wo o d, I L Clovercroft Love Bunny // Small // Grey Trainer: Amy Farmer Favorite Horse Show: I Love Lexington Pony Treat: A pat at the in gate Pony to Ride: Banderas Lessons: Framing and bending. Also, galloping the hunt field to get ready for The Walnut Ring!! Favorite Book: Bless This Mouse

M o r g a n Wa r d // 14 // Mi l fo r d, N J Rockport, Keep Dreaming // Bay, Palomino Trainer: Emil Spadone Favorite Horse Show: Washington International Horse Show Pony Treat: Stud Muffins Pony to Ride: n/a Lessons: I mostly work on my equitation. Favorite Book: n/a

m a d i s o n wa r n e r // 13 // B e t h e sda , M D Georgia On My Mind // Medium // Grey Trainer: Barbie Burns Favorite Horse Show: Swan Lake AA Pony Treat: Licorice Pony to Ride: My pony. I love her. Lessons: Taming my electric bottom. Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

Pa r k e r Wat t // 11 // T h o m a s v i l l e , G A Dreamcatcher // Large // Appaloosa Trainer: Margaret Prather Favorite Horse Show: RMI: SpringBreak Pony Treat: Peppermint Pony to Ride: Secretariat Lessons: Lead changes and corners Favorite Book: The Mysterious Benedict Society

c at h e r i n e w e i s // 15 // S e wick l e y, PA Woodlands Jubilation // Large // Bay Trainer: Cari Gleeson Favorite Horse Show: State College Pony Treat: Milanos Pony to Ride: Knock My Soxs Off Lessons: Flatwork and transitions Favorite Book: The Hunger Games

p e y to n w e i s s // 13 // Fo r t W o r t h , TX Jumpin’ Jack // Large // Chestnut Paint Trainer: Julie Benton Favorite Horse Show: GO Show in OKC Pony Treat: Strawberries Pony to Ride: My pony JJ, of course! Lessons: Balancing in the corners and rhythm. Favorite Book: Twelve, Finally 6 4 // U S Po n y F i n a l s


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N ata l i e W e s t // 14 // C h a r lot t e , N C Johan Monticello // Large // Chestnut Trainer: Lee Cone and Nancy West Favorite Horse Show: USEF Pony Finals Pony Treat: Nickerdoodles Pony to Ride: All of them! Lessons: Flatwork Favorite Book: The Mortal Instruments series

L au r e n W i c k e r s h a m // 12 // F lo w e r M o u nd, TX White Wizard // Medium // Grey Trainer: Holly Frenzel Favorite Horse Show: Lone Star Shootout Pony Treat: Peppermints Pony to Ride: My pony, White Wizard! Lessons: Not leaning to the right and not going ahead of my pony when jumping. Favorite Book: Hunger Games

Pa i g e W i l l i a m s // 14 // At l a n ta , G A Burberry // Medium // Bay Roan Trainer: Janet Salem Favorite Horse Show: Aiken, SC Pony Treat: Carrots Pony to Ride: Stonewall Cirrus Lessons: Flat work Favorite Book: Into The Wild

tay lo r w i l s o n // 14 // F r isco, TX Zeik It // Large // Bay and White Paint Trainer: Julie Holmquest Favorite Horse Show: The Tyler Four Pony Treat: Animal Crackers Pony to Ride: my own pony Lessons: I work on improving myself and my horse every time I ride. Favorite Book: Harry Potter

O l i v i a Wo o d s o n // 11 // W e l l ing to n , FL Strawberry, Cool Rock, Sweet Ambition // Roan, Bay, Buckskin Trainer: Charlie Moorcroft Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals Pony Treat: Granola Bars Pony to Ride: Enchanted Forest Lessons: Everything! Favorite Book: The Giver

Ja k e w y m a r d // 11 // G l e n r o ck , PA Magic Hill’s Starshine // Medium // Grey Trainer: Ginger Parker-Hill Favorite Horse Show: Pony Finals Pony Treat: Lifesavers Pony to Ride: Sprite! Lessons: I work on keeping my leg still and my shoulder’s back the most in my lessons. Favorite Book: Hunger Games U S Po n y F i n a l s // 6 5


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S a r a h C l i f to n Ya n d e l l // 13 // M e m p h is , T N Entourage // Large // Chestnut Trainer: Dave Pelligrini Favorite Horse Show: Blowing Rock NC Pony Treat: Water Pony to Ride: For the Laughter Lessons: No stirrups! Favorite Book: Heaven is for Real

c a r o l i n e z au n b r e ch e r // 12 // L a fay e t t e , LA Burton Zaunbrecher // Large // Grey Trainer: Trish Rabalais Favorite Horse Show: Gulf Port, MS Pony Treat: Cupcake Horse Treats Pony to Ride: Waterboy Lessons: Counting the rhythm. Favorite Book: The Limit

A l l i s o n Z i mm e r m a n // 12 // Pa r k e r , CO Chutes and Ladders “Foxy” // Medium // Grey Trainer: Shaun Clark Favorite Horse Show: High Prairie Summer in the Rockies Pony Treat: Paddock cakes and bananas Pony to Ride: I don’t know Lessons: Foxy’s shape Favorite Book: Canterwood Crest

s a r a h z u ng a i l i a // 9 // W e s t G r ov e , PA Raspberry Wine // Small // Strawberry Roan Trainer: Mary Morrill Favorite Horse Show: State College Series Pony Treat: mints Pony to Ride: My pony Lessons: Keeping my left shoulder up and jumping. Favorite Book: War Horse

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Color


Games 1. 10.

2. 11.

9.

12. 3. 13.

4.

14.

15.

5.

16.

6.

7.

8.

Across

1. One who shoes horses’ hooves

Down

9. A leather strap fastened to each end of the bit of a bridle

2. Used as a word of command to a horse directing it to turn right

10. A person who pilots a vehicle such as a carriage.

3. The movement a horse does: walk, trot, etc.

11. The color of the sixth prize ribbon

4. The person who examines & treats animals

12. The horse, rider, handler, or driver (competitor)

5. A means of evaluating a performance (quiz)

13. The units that horses are measured in

6. A seat for a rider on the back of a horse

14. Mouthpiece by which the rider conveys instructions

7. A person who trains athletes (horses, riders)

15. Moderate-speed gait; one diagonal pair of legs to the other

8. A place of registration: i.e., for different horse breeds

16. One in a competition (or form filled out to be in comp)

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Peyton, Congratulations to you and Jumpin’ Jack! We couldn’t be prouder of your accomplishments. The two of you have come so far and learned to fly as one! Thank you Julie Benton from Eagle Mountain Equestrian for your dedicated training and friendship. Best wishes for a wonderful time at Pony Finals!

We Love You, The Weiss Family - Dad, Mom, Bailey, Carter

Congratulations to Mary and Lady on a great year and best wishes at Pony Finals. Love, Mom & Dad

U S Po n y F i n a l s // 6 9


Congratulations to Yasmin, Farah and Zayna Rizvi

Good Luck at Pony Finals Yasmin!

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Charlise Casas and Jessandi Famous Amos

Ride with...

and... Grace

Passion

Your True JoY

Forever and Always, All of our Love, The Casas Family

U S Po n y F i n a l s // 7 1


PONY FINALS

Saturday August 11, 2012 4:00 PM In the Alltech Arena Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY

Held in conjunction with the US Pony Finals The Preview & Cookout

Thursday, August 9 at 10:00 AM, in the Covered Arena

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Shine On 02 gr.g. - 13.2 2012 Pony Finals Qualifier

Sale Graduates have been Pony Finals Champion or Reserve Champion

Sale Graduates Keep

WINNING Chatterbox

2011 USEF National Champion Small Green Pony Hunter Keep Dreaming 13.1 - 06 pal. m. - Imported Champion Green Pony 2012 Tampa Tournament of Champions Raisin A Rukus 05 b.m. 14.1 Currently 9th in the Nation in Large Green Pony Hunters.

Falling Moon Cabaret 08 ch.g. - 13.1-1/2 Devon Best Young Pony

Sold as Patchwork Dan D Lion Emily Elek, Agent for Doris Kelsey Buyer: Mitzi Treske, DVM Royalty - 07 ch.m. - 13.2 Devon Champion Mare & Res. Grand Champion

Colonel's Theophanies 02 b.g. - 12.1 1/4 Ribbons at Pony Finals 2010.

A GREAT selection of Eligible Green & Made Ponies

Farnley Rock Crystal 09 gr.m. Winner Upperville 2012 5th at Devon

Splash of Color Currently 4th USEF Small Green Pony Hunters 12th in the Regulars Seller: Richard Taylor, Venture Stable, agent for Beall Spring Farm Buyer: Melissa Pielet

Highlands Heaven Sent 2012 Upperville Grand Champion Pony Hunter

Sell your show pony in the 2012 Pony Finals Auction 866-652-7789

275 Battleview Terrace Charles Town, WV 25414

info@ponyfinalsauction.com

ponyfinalsauction.com or flashpointbloodstock.com

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Supplemental Entries will be accepted to sell in the Pony Finals Auction. Go to ponyfinalsauction.com for details or visit the auction office in the Alltech Arena.


Wilks Sporthorses would like to Congratulate

CHAMPLAIN LARKSPUR on his successes so far this year!

Congratulations on WEF Reserve Circuit Champion Walk/ Trot to

Thank you to Jennifer Bieling and Sharon Enteen for all of your help with this special pony. Owned by Jonna Wilks and Eva Dennis.

CHANDLER WILKS and ALL THAT GLITTERS!

Wilks Sporthorses

Jonna Wilks Rhonda Hamel 770-335-6125 | Alpharetta, GA U S Po n y F i n a l s // 7 3


Gabby Alecia

Carly Crossfield

& Benlea Mizzou

& Tambourine Man

Fairfield County Hunt Club

would like to

congratulate & wish the best of luck to.. A special thank you to our wonderful trainer Jenny Martin Rudaz.

Dimitra Ippolito

Donovan Ross

& Ladybug

& Mustang Sally

Katrina Tiktinsky

Hannah Trudeau

Lilly Walker

& Exclusive

& Havana

& Best Kept Secret

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Kerstin Antoniadis & Cookies n’ Cream

Jet Black would love to congratulate Alliyah Antoniadis riding Clovermeade Call Me Peaches & Kerstin Antoniadis riding Cookies n’ Cream on their accomplishments this season. Girls you have worked hard and come a long way in 4 years !!! Also thank you to trainer Jody Moraski of Greystone Stables in New Hampton, NY for getting them this far. Best of Luck here at Pony Finals and the rest of your show season! We all are so very proud of you. Love Mom, Richie, Kory, Matt, Nick & all your Grandmas, Grandpas, Aunts & Uncles. Alliyah Antoniadis & Clovermeade Call Me Peaches

You are the best katie! Congrats to a great year with Tibby! Our love is forever! Mom Pony Finals 2012 U S Po n y F i n a l s // 7 5


Congratulations,

Someday Came

Madelyn Porter

◀ on Someday Came

Jaden Porter

on Strawberry

Shortcake

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equestrian studies william woods university

Fulton, Missouri  First university in the United States to offer a four-year Equestrian Science degree  Equestrian Science & Equine Administration majors with equine journalism, legal studies, art, pre-vet and a therapeutic focus  Offers Equine General Studies degree  Applied instruction in dressage, hunter/jumper, saddle seat and western  Active exhibitor in open USEF, AQHA and USDF-recognized events

ride with us. show with us. grow with us. Office of Admissions at 1.800.995.3159 ext. 4221, or Admissions@WilliamWoods.edu.

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Our heartfelt thanks to Olivia Woodson for her great rides on Benny! A very special thank you to Charles Moorcroft, trainer extraordinaire!

Good luck and have fun, Emmalee Virginia! Love, Mom and Dad

Congrats to both of you! Good Luck Katie and Tibby! BFF-Rachel and Kelly 78 // U S Po n y F i n a l s


Congratulations to Moriah FarM riders:

aberle (riding sandler) and Maddie rodgers (riding loose Buttons)!

a heartfelt thank you to Marjorie and Bill Yeager for all their time and dedication! a special thank you to Mom “r� for all the love and support!

good luck ladies! U S Po n y F i n a l s // 7 9


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Thank you to our incredible trainer Joanne Kurinsky for her tireless commitment, authentic support, and compassionate heart.

With Gratitude, Recognition, and Love, Katie Kunk and The Girls of Littlewood Farm

In Memory of Bobby Hetlinger An amazing Brother, Son, Uncle and Friend

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2012 Pony Finals Program  

United States Equestrian Federation

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