August 11, 2016–The US Pony Jumper National Championships got underway Thursday evening in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. The riders and their ponies competed in the Welcome Class, which served as Phase I of the Individual Championship. In the class, competitors with clean rounds or equal faults remain equal. Ten of the 32 combinations went clear over Jasen Shelley’s solid course, setting the stage for an exciting championship.
Competition continues at 4:30 p.m. ET Friday with the Team Championship, which will also serve as Phase II of the Individual Championship.
The live stream on the USEF Network is presented by the USHJA Foundation and will cover all of the competition from the Walnut and Alltech Arenas. Check out the USEF Network for a complete schedule.
For live scoring, results, schedule, and competitor and hospitality information go to www.usefconnect.com/ponyfinals.
Find out more information about the US Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm at www.ponyfinals.org.