Pony Power Wrapping Up

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San Juan Capistrano, CA – June 28, 2017 – The pony competition kept the Pacific Field busy with a variety of classes showcasing ponies of all colors and sizes. Along with competition and comraderies, The Emerson Burr Horsemanship Quiz, the West Coast Pony Challenge and the USHJA Pony Hunter Derby offered sweet opportunities like cupcakes and an ice cream social. “It’s fun getting to hang out with your competitors,” Week Two USHJA Pony Derby Champion Stella Wasserman said. “It’s a good way to meet new people and get to know them.”

Riders in the West Coast Pony Hunter Challenge, presented by USHJA Zone 10, showcased their ponies in a beautiful grass field. “It’s so much fun that we get to be on the grass,” Overall Grand Pony Hunter Champion Shiloh Roseboom exclaimed, explaining how she looks forward to the Challenge every year.

Shiloh Roseboom and Heavenly Patch of Blue


Successful pony rider Katalina Rickard noted the value of the special week for riders with national goals: “I like it a lot because it’s a different experience since ponies almost never go on the grass. It also gives us an idea of what Pony Finals will be like,” she explained.  And then said with a smile, “The ponies show all week, so it’s fun, but it’s also really tiring!”

The final show of the four week series is the Blenheim Red, White & Blue Classic, where more classes, awards and fun awaits. The $5,000 USHJA Pony Hunter Derby presented by Markel Insurance will be held early Saturday morning, accompanied by a donut party. Upon its conclusion, special circuit awards sponsored by Makoto Farm will be awarded to leading pony riders.


RESULTS
West Coast Pony Challenge, Green Ponies, presented by USHJA Zone 10 –
Place – Entry Number – Horse – Rider – Owner – Overall Score

Overall Grand Champion – 777 – Captain Crunch – Evelyn Walker – Evelyn Walker – 35
Overall Grand Reserve Champion – 243 – Persephone – Augusta Iwasaki – Ava Peck – 31     

Small/Medium Green Pony Hunter
Champion – 777 – Captain Crunch – Evelyn Walker – Evelyn Walker – 35
Reserve – 401 – Colonel Sanders – Charley Stowell – Charley Stowell – 23

Large Green Pony Hunter
Champion – 243 – Persephone – Augusta Iwasaki – Ava Peck – 31
Reserve – 240 – Butterscotch – Augusta Iwasaki – Quartet Farm, LLC – 25

USHJA Pony Hunter Derby  
Place – Entry Number – Horse – Rider – Owner – Overall Score
1. 171 – Imagine That – Sienna Gustafson – Sienna Gustafson – 85/80.5/165.5
2. 242 – Kingston – Gabrielle Sokolow – Ava Peck – 80/85/165
3. 589 – Happily Ever After – Augusta Iwasaki – Isabella Griffin – 77/81/158
4. 537 – Buzzworthy – Shiloh Roseboom – Enchantment Farm, LLC – 74/80/154
5. 224 – Candy Crush – Alexa Leong – Alexa Leong – 83/68/151
6. 532 – Always Happy – Shiloh Roseboom – Strasburg Morin, Inc. – 78/72/150
7. 539 – Truly Noble – Shiloh Roseboom – Pegasus Show Stable, Inc. – 71/73/144
8. 728 – Carmello – Rose Kauffman-Skloff – Rose Kauffman-Skloff – 72/70/142
9. 410 – Elite Hollywood Smoke – Katalina Rickard – Micaela Kennedy – 75/65/140
10. 588 – Vermont Golden Graham – Augusta Iwasaki – Dr. Piper Klemm – 82.5/55/137.5
11.  715 – Benetton – Stella Wasserman – Stella Wasserman – 82/48/130
12. 172 – Kapalua – Madison Sanders – Karen Perlow – 73/50/123

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