Edited Press Release
Vivian Golden piloted Baroness of Locheil to the pony’s third consecutive Pony Finals win and second title in the Medium Regular Pony Hunter National Championship presented by Pegasus Show Stable & San Marcos Training. Golden (Wyomissing, Pa.) and Dr. Betsee Parker’s 2013 Part-bred Welsh Pony mare scored 233.39 in the Model phase and 257.43 in the Under Saddle phase for a respectable start of the competition. The duo made a huge leap up the leaderboard from 33rd to the top spot on the strength of their Over Fences phase, which won the class with a score of 272.93.
“She was very good,” said Golden of her round with Baroness of Locheil. “She was super smooth. She really felt good today. Sometimes she can be a little cranky, but she was good.”
Golden felt some pressure to continue Baroness of Locheil’s Pony Finals legacy, but the pressure does not bother her. In fact, she welcomes the pressure. “I ride better under pressure, so I just kind of channel it and use it to help me,” Golden said.
For the Baroness of Locheil’s achievement as the highest score pony mare, she won a new trophy named in her honor, the Baroness of Locheil Perpetual Trophy.
1. Vivian Golden and Baroness of Locheil
2. JJ Torano and Paris Charm
3. Alexa Elle Lignelli and EMC Entourage
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