Name: Caroline “Mosie” Pennington City/State: Washington, D.C. Grade: 6th How long have you been part of the horse world? I’ve been around horses my whole life. Our family has a racehorse farm in Virginia with breeding, training and re-training operations. My mom also rides and was responsible for putting me on my first pony at
By Summer Grace On the opening day of the FEI Children’s Nations Cup at the Palm Beach Masters, 12-year-old Brooks Hull mounted a borrowed horse he had only ridden three times. Despite an obvious shiner on his left eye along with the challenge of competing on an unfamiliar horse, the young rider and his new
What do you think about ponies as a kid’s first mount? In my opinion, there’s no better mount when you’re a kid than a pony. I was lucky that when I was 11 years old, my parents bought me a 13.2-hand Welsh Mountain/Cob called Willy Do It. Willy was a good jumper, he didn’t run
By Britney Grover Portraits by Shawna Simmons Horses have always been a part of Maddie Tosh’s life. Her dad — and trainer — is acclaimed hunter rider and trainer Hunt Tosh. Now 14, Maddie has grown up learning the ins and outs of riding, showing and horsemanship. When she first began showing, Maddie admits she
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By Britney Grover Portraits by Shawna Simmons To anyone who’s followed the national hunter-jumper world in the last decade, Victoria “Tori” Colvin is a household name. Her record-setting talent on horseback seems almost magical. From ponies and Best Child Rider awards to three consecutive wins in the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships, Tori’s accomplishments remain
By Mandy Alexander Each year, the United States Pony Club sends a team to the Pony Jumper Championships at Pony Finals held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. This year, team member Keely Bechtol, a 14-year-old C-2 Traditional member of the Bluegrass Pony Club in the Midsouth Region, attended. Being a C-2 Traditional member
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By Lauren R. Giannini Brownland Farm owes its place in the horse world to “Sissie” — born Margaret Brown — Anderton. During her childhood in Franklin, Tennessee, she set her sights on an equestrian career although her family specialized in agricultural crops. In 1963, she founded Brownland Farm and began teaching lessons. Then, she
By Sydney Flashman The email that I received informing me that I had qualified for the finals on my pony jumper, Lizzie McGuire. Qualifying for Pony Finals is difficult, whether you’re a pony hunter or a pony jumper.
Every pony rider’s dream — Sydney Flashman and barn mate, Mara Chemerinsky, the afternoon before Pony Finals 2014 began.
Daisy Farish and Sassafras Creek Claim Championship in Regular Medium Pony Hunters at USEF Pony Finals
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Lexington, KY – August 8, 2013 - Daisy Farish and Sassafras Creek stayed cool under pressure to turn in an impressive round over fences and secure the Regular Medium Pony Hunter Championship at the United States Equestrian Federation Pony Finals. Farish and Sassafras Creek, owned by Redfield Farm of Califon, NJ, came into the day with the lead in the division after strong finishes in the model and under saddle classes, and they staked their claim to the championship with an emphatic win in the over fences.