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Claire and Campbell and Brighton - Award

Hundreds of pony riders descended upon the Kentucky Horse Park Tuesday morning for the first day of the 2017 USEF Pony Finals, celebrating its 50th anniversary as the most prestigious and celebrated event of its kind for pony riders in the United States.

Large Reg Model

The 2017 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm got underway on Tuesday with the Large Regular Hunter Pony and the Small Green Hunter Pony Model and Under Saddle phases.

Sharn

 

Despite Great Britain's Amanda Derbyshire and Sydney Shulman both earning 310 points during the Kentucky Summer Classic, Sharn Wordley continues to lead the 2017 Hagyard Challenge Series after the Kentucky Summer Classic came to a close on Sunday afternoon.

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The stage is set for the 2017 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm to begin at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. From August 8-13, over 600 ponies from across the country will compete with their youth riders in hunter, jumper, and equitation classes.

Fox Creek

Small, medium and large ponies took over the hunter rings to compete for the sought-after Grand Pony Hunter Championship on Sunday at the Kentucky Summer Classic.

King Chacco. Photo by Lenore Phillips

On the final day of the Kentucky Summer Classic, Alexandra Duvin bested a field of 41 horse-and-rider combinations to claim the victory in the WIHS/NAL Children's Jumper Classic, sponsored by Equithrive, aboard King Chacco. In the WIHS/NAL Adult Amateur Jumper Classic, sponsored by Hallway Feeds, it was Dr.

Jeff Gogul_ Photo by Annan Hepner_ Quite Ruffy

On a beautiful afternoon at the Kentucky Summer Classic, Jeff Gogul continued to dominate the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, sponsored by the World Equestrian Center and Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC.

50_ 000 Kentucky Grand Prix Award. Photo by Lenore Phillips

The conditions could not have been more perfect for an evening grand prix in the Rolex Stadium on Saturday night. The $50,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix saw 43 entries that competed over a course designed by Mexican course designer Florencio Hernandez.

Breeze

On a beautiful afternoon at the Kentucky Horse Park, junior rider Emma Wujek from Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, claimed the Grand Junior Hunter Championship at the Kentucky Summer Classic. Wujek competed John Yozell's Breeze, a 12-year-old Warmblood mare in the Large Junior Hunter 15 and Under division.

Christina Fisher with Zanzibar

Amateurs ruled the Rolex Stadium at the Kentucky Summer Classic horse show on Friday. Christina Fisher of Atlanta, Georgia, won the Low Amateur-Owner Jumper speed class on Zanzibar in a time of 58.482 seconds, beating out 32 other competitors.