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USA Equestrian Announces Results Of Green Hunter Pony Championship

Lauren Hogan, a ten year old from Tampa, Florida, rode her own small pony, Miss Australia, to win the 2002 Wild Horsefeathers/USA National Green Hunter Pony Championship held August 6, 2002. The championship was held as part of the USA Pony Finals being held August 6-9, 2002, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. As Champion, Lauren received a Beval saddle, donated by Berk Lee and The Tack Box of Middleburg, Virginia.

Exhibitors went head-to-head in competition competing in an over fences class, a model class and an under saddle class, competing against riders from across the nation to vie for top honors. Competitors qualified to compete in this event by winning a Champion or Reserve Champion at an "A" or "AA" rated USA Equestrian competition between Dec. 1, 2001 and July 1, 2002. This competition was made possible through the generous donations of Wild Horsefeathers and Robin Greenwood/Tinker Hill Ponies.

Overall Grand Champion Green Hunter Pony - Miss Australia ridden and owned by Lauren Hogan, Tampa, Florida.
Reserve Grand Champion Green Hunter Pony - Bells and Whistles ridden by Alexandra Arute and owned by Richard Patton.
3. Snow White ridden and owned by Caroline Gray(medium)
4. Masquerade ridden by Alexandra Skiffington and owned by Ken & Emily Smith (medium)
5. Benlea Aristocrat ridden and owned by Brittany Warden (medium)
6. Junior Mint ridden and owned by Erin Albert (large)
7. Cardiff Mardi Gras ridden and owned by Jennifer Waxman (small)
8. Fox In Sox ridden by Sara Green and owned by Caroline Barr (medium)
9. Trenton ridden and owned by Tara Reaves (medium)
10. Yes I Am ridden by Taylor Kain and owned by Grand Central, Inc. (small)

The judges for Green Hunter Ponies were, Rob Bielefeld, Ithaca, New York, Patrick Rodes, Argyle, Texas and Scott Williamson, Wellington, Florida.

The USA Pony Finals runs through Friday and will include the Pony Medal, Small, Medium and Large Pony classes as well as the Team and Individual Jumper Championships.

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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