Large Regular and Small Green Ponies Lead Off 2022 USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor Hill Farms

JJ Torano and Sun's Up. Photo by Shawn McMillen Photography

From the US Equestrian Communications Department

Lexington, Ky. – The 2022 USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor Hill Farms got underway Tuesday at the Kentucky Horse Park. Competitors took to the Rolex Stadium for the Model and Under Saddle phases of the Large Regular Pony Hunter National Championship presented by Charles Ancona and Small Green Pony Hunter National Championship.

Learn more about the many special awards and activities happening throughout the week, including the $500 Emerson Burr Horsemanship Grant.

Large Regular Pony Hunter National Championship presented by Charles Ancona

Vivian Golden and Brixton lead the field of 150 competitors in the Large Regular Pony Hunter National Championships presented by Charles Ancona. Golden (Wyomissing, Pa.) and Dr. Betsee Parker’s 2010 Deutches Reitpony gelding earned scores of 266.76 in the Model phase and 265.40 in the Under Saddle phase. They sit atop the leaderboard with an overall score of 532.16 after the first day of competition.

The large regular pony hunters will contest the Over Fences phase of the competition on Wednesday, August 10.

Leaderboard:

1. Vivian Golden and Brixton

2. Jole Kosloske and Chic in Time

3. Lulu Wells and Heaven’s Gift

Results

Vivian Golden and Brixton. Photo by Shawn McMillen Photography

Small Green Pony Hunter National Championship

JJ Torano and Suns’s Up, Gertrude Hall’s 2014 Welsh Pony gelding, lead the Small Green Pony Hunter National Championship after the first day of competition on a composite score of 525.96. The pair collected scores of 257.06 in the Model phase and 268.90 in the Under Saddle phase to sit atop the leaderboard in a competitive field of 43 small green hunter ponies heading into the over fences portion of the competition.

The Small Green Pony Hunter National Championship will conclude with the Over Fences portion of the competition on Wednesday, August 10.

Leaderboard:

1. JJ Torano and Sun’s Up

2. Finley Baras and Spring Fling

3. Carsyn Korotkin and Among Us

Results

Live coverage of the 2022 USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor Hill Farms will continue on the USEF Network beginning at 7:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, August 10, with the Model and Under Saddle classes for the Small Regular Pony Hunter National Championship.

View the complete schedule.

Find out more information about the USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor Hill Farms at www.ponyfinals.org.


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