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Sullivan Wins 2002 Wild Horsefeathers/USA National Hunter Pony Championship

Molly Sullivan, 14, of Osterville, Maryland, rode her own pony, Time To Talk, to the 2002 Wild Horsefeathers/USA National Hunter Pony Championship, held August 8-9, 2002 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

As champion, Molly was the recipient of the International Jumping Derby Perpetual Trophy, donated by Mason Phelps, Jr., a Triple Crown Custom cooler, a Henri De Rivel Saddle from JPC Equestrian and a Prima Loft vest from Romfh Equestrian Apparel.

Exhibitors competed over two days in the small, medium and large sections competing in over-fences, under-saddle and model classes. Competitors qualified for the event by winning a champion or reserve championship at an "A" or "AA" rated USA Equestrian competition between July 2, 2001 and July 1, 2002.

* Overall Hunter Pony Champion - Time To Talk (Molly Sullivan of Osterville, MD)
* Overall Reserve Hunter Pony Grand Champion - First Edition (Laura Forsberg of Furlong, PA)
* Trainer of the Overall Grand Champion for the Emerson Burr Perpetual Trophy - Kim Stewart of Jefferson, MD
* Buttons & Bows Sportsmanship Award - Adrienne Sternlicht of Greenwich, CT
* Virginia Pony Breeders Association Award to the highest pointed Virginia-bred pony - Pony Dot Com owned by Katherine Newman of Upperville, VA
* International Challenge Trophy; State Team Award presented to the state with three or more representatives that gained the highest points - Maryland

USA 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.


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