Saturday, October 24, 2020

The Road From Reservation to Pony Finals

Above photo: Jordan Gibbs and Party Time in their Small Pony Hunter over fences round at Pony Finals 2017. By TPH Intern Tori Weed If you were at the 2017 USEF Pony Finals, you may have seen...

Where Did My Pony Come From?

  Thoughts on name prefixes and suffixes By Randee Beckman Once upon a time, it was considered very prestigious to own and show a pony with a known prefix. You knew the breeder or at least the...

Why Ponies?

Above photo: Bella Griffin leased Vermont Golden Graham for the Medium Green and Medium Pony Hunters in 2017. Photo by Vyla Carter. Learn more about Emily Elk's Stonewall Ponies by CLICKING HERE! By Emily Elek First of all,...

Ten Tips for Horse Show Parents Heading to USEF Pony Finals

By Jennifer Rubin Congratulations! Your petite equine has finally qualified for the big show!  But what can you do to help prepare yourself and your little equestrian for the upcoming trip to Lexington, Kentucky...

A PONY FINALS PRIMER

Read this article and more all inside in the 2017 Pony Issue of TPH HERE  By Barbara Stone Halpern | Photos by SHAWN MCMILLEN PHOTOGRAPHY “The harder you work, the luckier you get,” is Cari Gleeson’s favorite...

The Pros of Ponies

Photo: Jaden Porter and Farmore State of the Art competing at Pony Finals. Photo courtesy of Shawn McMillen. By Ashley Shaw The words “the pony ring” can stimulate a variety of thoughts and emotions for pony rider...

Past Winners Return to Pony Finals

By Izzy Feinstein With USEF Pony Finals quickly approaching, young riders and their ponies have begun preparing to travel to The Kentucky Horse Park to show in one of the most  most prestigious competitions in...

Quality Wins the Game: Breaking Down the Pony Model

By Lauren Aubert At many horse shows, a  class where the ring is filled with ponies shown in-hand by their riders is often seen before the first jumping class of each division. This is known...

Meet Team Stoney Fields!

By TPH Brand Ambassador Eden Pessin If you show ponies on the Ontario A circuit, you’ve heard of Stoney Fields Farm.  Their ponies are always at the top of the jog and their riders are adorable...

A Thank You Note To My First Pony

By Grace Salmon Thank you, to my very first pony, who helped me fall in love with this sport. Thank you for teaching me what horsemanship was and for being the one who allowed me to...

10 Ponies For Sale or Lease That Will Not Be Random Measured- June 2017

CLICK HERE read March's "10 Ponies for Sale or Lease That Will Not Be Random Measured"  Given that measurement rulings have not been publicized and are as opaque as ever, we're here to provide some...

Dade Dominates Devon Pony Jumpers

By Jordan Cobb After only competing with National Treasure a handful of times, Katherine Dade walked out of the Dixon Oval victorious. Dade and Treasure teamed up in December, a few short months before the...

Zayna & Smallwood Mystic: Mighty Match

See more of the April 2017 issue of TPH by clicking HERE! By Sissy Wickes, Photos By Emily Allongo Zayna Rizvi and Smallwood Mystic are a pair to contend with at this year’s Winter Equestrian Festival...

How to Survive Growing Out of Ponies

By Eden Pessin It happened to me. It will happen to a lot of you. I got tall. Every year, as I grew from smalls to mediums to a 14h large, I knew it was coming. Then...

The Kentucky Derby had Patch, the Pony World has Levi

Above photo credit to Nicole Shultz Photography By Nicole Farr One thing usually occurs when I attend new shows: Almost everyone that passes by my pony stares, whispers, or even points at him.  They see the...

Quick Facts about Pony Measurement

CLICK HERE to read Sissy Wicke's "Pony Measurement: The New Normal?"  Read the entire US Equestrian Hunter Rulebook HERE Quick facts about Federation Measurement Verification There are three kinds of measurement proceedings for horses and ponies: original...

Pony Remeasurement: The New Normal?

To read quick facts about pony measurement OR the entire section from the rulebook, CLICK HERE. By Sissy Wickes About last weekend: Amidst the Depo Provera/MPA debacle has come yet another strike from the USEF. Only...

10 Ponies For Sale or Lease That Will Not Be Random Measured

Due to US Equestrian enforcing random measurement, buying and leasing that pony hunter just lost a lot of market confidence. However, ponies over the age of 15 will not be randomly measured. Here are...

Q&A with Stefanie Mazer on Pony Shopping in Wellington

View of the ring and covered round pen at Stefanie Mazer's Forget Me Not Farm in Wellington, Florida. PC: Erin Gilmore As we enter into the winter equestrian circuits, The Plaid Horse sat down with...

How to Reinstate Your Pony’s Green Year by November 30th

You will need: Pony owner USEF login & password, credit card, and about ten minutes. If you dabbled in the Green Pony Hunter divisions, but it was not exactly the debut you were hoping for,...

Farnley Dolphin: A Legendary Pony

Written by Irene Elise Powlick With the face of an angel and a devilish look in his eye, Farnley Dolphin was an iconic show pony. Bred by the famous Joan Dunning at Farnley Farm in...

A Mother & Daughter’s Joint Venture with a Registered Virginia Bred Pony

GAP SPRINGS HEART’S DESIRE (Gypsy Time Traveler x Clementine by Wayfarer) In the Spring of 2007, Debra Meighan of Leesburg, VA, had a decision to make.  She owned a Hanoverian/TB cross mare which she had bought...