Edited Press Release
After the conclusion of the final pony hunter division at USEF Pony Finals, Aundrea Hillyard and Goldmark claimed the Overall Grand Champion Pony Hunter title with an overall score of 1069.32. The pair won the Large Regular Pony Hunter National Championship presented by Charles Ancona earlier in the week.
“It is an incredible feeling,” Hillyard said of the grand champion title. “I can’t describe it. I love the pony; I love the team. It is just an amazing feeling.”
In an impressive feat, Hillyard also won the individual gold medal in the USEF Pony Jumper Individual National Championship with Magic Dragon, making it a hallmark day for the 17-year-old in her final Pony Finals appearance.
Vivian Golden and Baroness of Locheil were the Overall Reserve Grand Champion Pony Hunter with an overall score of 1036.68. The pair also won the Medium Regular Pony Hunter division on Saturday.
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