Articles: Press Release
USA Equestrian Announces Results of
Prudential/AHSA National Hunter Pony Championship
USA Equestrian, Inc.
(Formerly American Horse Shows Association)
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USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) announced today the results of the Green
Hunter Pony classes at the 2001 Prudential/AHSA National Hunter Pony
Championship, which took place on August 14th 2001 at the Western North
Carolina Agricultural Center, Fletcher, NC.
Exhibitors have gone head-to head in competition competing in an over fences
class, a model class and an under saddle class. Exhibitors competed against
riders from across the nation to vie for the top honors. Competitors
qualified to compete in this event by winning a Champion or Reserve
Champions at an "A" or "AA" rated AHSA competition between July 16, 2000 and
July 15, 2001.
Overall Grand Champion Green Hunter Pony - Blue Suede Shoes ridden by
Lindsey Nolan, Fairview, PA; owner - Jordon Dowler, Meadville, PA.
Reserve Grand Champion Green Hunter Pony - Fortune Cookie ridden by Jamie
Gibson Ocala, FL; owner - Quiet Hill Farm, Ocala, FL.
The judges for the Hunter Pony classes were Kip Rosenthal, Stamford, CT,
Betty Oare, Warrenton, VA and Jeff Wirthman, Island Lake, IL.
The AHSA Pony Finals runs through Friday and will include the Pony Medal,
Small, Medium and Large Pony classes as well as the Team and Individual
USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) announced today the result of the Welcome
Class at the Prudential/AHSA National Pony Jumper Championship, which took
place on August 14th 2001 at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center,
Exhibitors from across the country competed for top honors after qualifying
to compete in this event by being one of the top four rider/pony
combinations in their Zone based on National points.
Welcome Class National Pony Jumper Champion - Whataya Know ridden by Heather
Rasulis, Willington, CT ; owner - Patty Graham Baker, Suffield, CT
The judge for this new class was Steve Sarafin, Jr., Camden, SC.
USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) announced today the results of the 2001
Prudential/AHSA Pony Medal Championship at the 2001 Prudential/AHSA Pony
Finals, which took place on August 15th 2001 at the Western North Carolina
Agricultural Center, Fletcher, NC.
Riders competed for top honors against riders from across the nation over an
intricate course of jumps designed by the judges George H. Morris and Scott
Hofstetter. Competitors qualified to compete in this event by winning a
blue ribbon or by accumulating 30 points in an AHSA Pony Medal Class at an
AHSA-sanctioned competition between July 16, 2000 and July 15, 2001.
Pony Medal Championship
Champion - Courtney Reese from Tryon, NC.
Reserve - Sloane Coles from The Plains, VA.
Third place - Callie Leone from Greenwich, CT
The AHSA Pony Finals runs through Friday, August 17th 2001 and will include
the Small, Medium and Large Pony classes as well as the Team and Individual
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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
77,000 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