Lexington, Ky. – Aug. 11, 2018 – The final and largest division of the week concluded with the over fences phase Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park, closing out 2018 USEF Pony Finals competition in the hunter ring. Tessa Downey and Anisette were awarded the championship in the Medium Regular Pony Hunters ahead of a massive field of 163 other contenders, moving up from third position to earn the coveted tricolor. Boasting the highest cumulative score of the six divisions, Kat Fuqua and Brighton reigned supreme to capture the Grand Regular Pony Hunter championship title, while Downey and Anisette rode to the Grand Reserve Regular Pony Hunter honors, in addition to the Best Turned Out Award. Click here to read more.
Zacko Hardin and The Girl Next Door Speed to 2018 USEF Pony Jumper Championship Honors
The third phase of individual USEF Pony Jumper competition took place Saturday evening inside the Alltech Arena, with the top 15 riders returning for their final trips around the 15-fence track. Proving to be the most careful pair of the weekend, Pony Finals newcomer Zacko Hardin and The Girl Next Door consistently mastered designer Jasen Shelley’s technical courses to come out atop the scorecard as the 2018 champions with no faults accrued over the course of three days of riding. Click here to read more.