In case you hadn’t already seen it sharing top billing with the Olympics all over Jumper Nation, it’s the U.S. Pony Finals this weekend, and we’re just a little bit excited about it. I like to think that it’s quite thrilling for these little ladies and gents to compete at their championships the same week as their heroes in the big leagues.
You’re already the big leagues as far as we’re concerned, Pony Finals Participants. Now show us your stuff.
Congrats to my nugget @gabby_1229 who absolutely it killed it in the large ponies this week like the unicorn she is! Got yelled at by the in gate guy to get off the ramp of the Walnut and then managed to squeeze myself into the tiniest space between the fence and the VIP tent, but it was totally worth it to capture this preciousness! ??? #equinephotography #horseshowlife #winnerwinnerchickendinner #bestponyever #thesmilesaysitall #magicalunicornstatus #ponyfinals
2016 U.S. Pony Finals, like Christmas to pony-lovers around the country! ? These kids (most likely half my age) are such powerhouses! I haven't even started jumping yet and they just wiz around the courses on their ponies. I had an absolute BLAST capturing these mini duos yesterday at the @kyhorsepark!
Did you enjoy last night’s Pony Finals jumper competition? Join us again tonight for phase II of the competition and the team championships! It’s sure to be a great time, so don’t hesitate to head up to the Alltech Arena at 4:30 p.m. For more information about USEF Pony Finals, please visit the Kentucky Horse Park website. Photo courtesy of Shawn McMillan and United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). #KyHorsePark #TravelKy #VisitLex #ShareTheLex #PonyFinals #equine #horses #equestrian #pony #horseshow #hunterjumper #farm #park #family #lexingtonky #lexington #lexky #kentucky #ky
Day four in the books! These two had the rise of their career even with Rapunzel needing to poop halfway through! Jane was a rockstar, unfazed and kept her going! They ended up 53rd out of 123 ponies with less than 100 points separating them from the top 20!!! She end the day in a golf cart parade with @ponytailbows & @blueribbonproj ! Next up model and undersaddle tomorrow for Jane and Royal Salute!
If you haven’t made it out to USEF Pony Finals yet, today would be a great day to come out! The Jumper Individual Competition Phase I starts at 7:15 p.m. in the Alltech Arena. Come watch as pony and rider jump their way to the top! To learn more about how you can get your fix of pony-packed action, please visit the Kentucky Horse Park website. Photo courtesy of Shawn McMillan and United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). #KyHorsePark #TravelKy #VisitLex #ShareTheLex #PonyFinals #equine #horses #ponies #equestrian #hunterjumper #horseshow #farm #park #family #summer #lexington #lexingtonky #lexky #kentucky #ky