Articles: Press Release
Skiffington Wins National Hunter Pony
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Alexandra Skiffington, 15, of Wellington, FL, rode the large pony Madam
Alexander (Welsh: Friars Brenin Dafydd x Clay County) to win the 2003
Wild Horsefeathers/USAE National Hunter Pony Championship, held August
7-8, at The Andrews School, as part of the State Line Tack/USAE Pony
Finals. Madam Alexander is owned by Meredith Irving.
Exhibitors competed over two days in the small, medium and large
sections in over-fences, under-saddle and model classes. Competitors
qualified for the event by winning a Championship in an "A" rated
Regular Hunter Pony section at a USA Equestrian competition.
As champion Skiffington was the recipient of the International Jumping
Derby Perpetual Trophy, donated by Mason Phelps, Jr., a Triple Crown
Custom cooler and a gift certificate for a custom pair of Der Dau boots.
The judges for the Regular Hunter Ponies were, John Roper of Franklin,
TN, John Barker of Middleburg, VA, and Leo Conroy of Wellington, FL.
- Overall Hunter Pony Champion - MADAM ALEXANDER ridden by
- Overall Reserve Hunter Pony Champion - HALCYON HAWTHORN (Welsh:
Dorian Gray x Halcyon) ridden and owned by Samantha Schaefer of
- Trainer of the Overall Champion for the Emerson Burr Perpetual
Trophy - Ken and Emily Smith of Wellington, FL
- Buttons & Bows Sportsmanship Award-Katie Dinan of New York, NY
- International Challenge Trophy; State Team Award presented to
the state with three of more representatives that gained the highest
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