Equestrian Announces Results Of Green Hunter Pony Championship
Hogan, a ten year old from Tampa, Florida, rode her own small
pony, Miss Australia, to win the 2002 Wild Horsefeathers/USA National
Green Hunter Pony Championship held August 6, 2002. The championship
was held as part of the USA Pony Finals being held August 6-9,
2002, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. As Champion,
Lauren received a Beval saddle, donated by Berk Lee and The Tack
Box of Middleburg, Virginia.
went head-to-head in competition competing in an over fences class,
a model class and an under saddle class, competing against riders
from across the nation to vie for top honors. Competitors qualified
to compete in this event by winning a Champion or Reserve Champion
at an "A" or "AA" rated USA Equestrian competition
between Dec. 1, 2001 and July 1, 2002. This competition was made
possible through the generous donations of Wild Horsefeathers
and Robin Greenwood/Tinker Hill Ponies.
Grand Champion Green Hunter Pony - Miss Australia ridden and owned
by Lauren Hogan, Tampa, Florida.
Reserve Grand Champion Green Hunter Pony - Bells and Whistles
ridden by Alexandra Arute and owned by Richard Patton.
3. Snow White ridden and owned by Caroline Gray(medium)
4. Masquerade ridden by Alexandra Skiffington and owned by Ken
& Emily Smith (medium)
5. Benlea Aristocrat ridden and owned by Brittany Warden (medium)
6. Junior Mint ridden and owned by Erin Albert (large)
7. Cardiff Mardi Gras ridden and owned by Jennifer Waxman (small)
8. Fox In Sox ridden by Sara Green and owned by Caroline Barr
9. Trenton ridden and owned by Tara Reaves (medium)
10. Yes I Am ridden by Taylor Kain and owned by Grand Central,
judges for Green Hunter Ponies were, Rob Bielefeld, Ithaca, New
York, Patrick Rodes, Argyle, Texas and Scott Williamson, Wellington,
USA Pony Finals runs through Friday and will include the Pony
Medal, Small, Medium and Large Pony classes as well as the Team
and Individual Jumper Championships.
Equestrian Inc., as the National Equestrian Federation of the
U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship
sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show
jumping, and vaulting, as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines
of equestrian competition. As
the country's largest multi-breed organization, the Federation
has over 80,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800 competitions
nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including
educating and licensing all judges, stewards, and technical delegates
who officiate at these shows.
The vision of USA Equestrian is to provide leadership for equestrian
sport in the United States of America, promoting the pursuit of
excellence from the grass roots to the Olympic Games, based on
a foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare of its
horses, and embracing this vision, to be the best national equestrian
federation in the world.