For the second year the National Dressage Pony Cup, to be held in conjunction with the Cincinnati Dressage Tradition and Breed Show, featuring for the first time a “Pony Only” breed division at the Roberts Arena in Wilmington, Ohio. Because of the NDPC, ponies have an opportunity to compete against one another at a show designed to showcase the exceptional talent, training and commitment that ponies and their owners, breeders, trainers, and riders have to the sport of dressage. For what is an established breed division and sport in Europe the American Dressage Ponies have finally been given their place in the sun, as a result of the efforts of Jenny Carol and Donna Kuck, who initiated the competition in 2008 at Paxton Farm.
PhelpsPhoto: Leonard Behren and his Haflinger Pony Willo-The-Wisp
“It is my goal to grow the NDPC to the point that it becomes a recognized national championship for dressage ponies and sport pony breeding. At present qualifying scores are not necessary for entry into the show, but I hope that in the not too distant future we can make qualifying scores a requirement for all of the classes, “ said Carol. In collaboration with Chris Federer and Rebecca Knollman, organizers of Cincinnati Dressage Tradition, there will also be for the first time, a USEF sanctioned “Pony Only” National Dressage Pony Cup Breed show, along with the already established ridden dressage pony classes.
In order to encourage this competition to grow, there are currently no qualifying requirements and late fees are being waved. The entries continue to come in at a healthy rate, with many pony owners, riders and breeders coming from several states.
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