Ever since the Markel/United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) National Young Horse Dressage Program was launched 14 years ago, the awareness, knowledge, and popularity of breeding and developing future generations of quality dressage horses in this country have increased dramatically. Read More
At the national levels at the National Dressage Pony Cup in Kentucky, Mackenzie Pearl will now return to Maine as the Junior/Young Rider Intro Champion as she swept both Intro Test B and C for a winning overall average of 69.500% with Gabrian McPhail’s Welsh Cob gelding Waterford Baccalaureate. Read More
For Adult Amateurs, Anna Jaffe’s 17-hour drive home from Lincoln, Mass. will seem more enjoyable with two championship titles in hand for First Level (69.991%) as well as Musical Freestyle, the Amateur Welsh breed award, and Amateur high point honors with Lauren Slater’s Welsh gelding Wynshire’s... Read More
On Saturday evening in front of hundreds of dinner guests, the 2016 class of NDPC champions celebrated their success across 23 divisions from Intro to FEI and representing 16 different breeds and registries. Read More
All weekend, people stopped to stare every time Klaus Biesenthal’s stunning grey North American Sport Pony stallion Magnum entered the ring, and rider Kathryn Barry of Freeport, Ill. couldn’t have been prouder as they easily claimed the Training Level Open Championship and the NASPR breed award... Read More
On the heels of their First Level Open Championship, Lauren Chumley and Nikolas made it two-for-two as they also claimed the Second Level Open title with an average score of 67.456%, just barely ahead of Chumley’s second mount: Liam Rowe’s Welsh Cob mare Sham’s Chinaberry (67.444%), who also... Read More
Having a mother and daughter share the same horse at a prestigious competition like the National Dressage Pony Cup could be a recipe for disaster, but for 17-year-old Alayna Borden of Lambertville, N.J. and her mother Karen, it was “no worries” when they paired up to ride Marsha Montgomery’s... Read More
On Saturday evening in front of hundreds of dinner guests, the 2016 class of NDPC champions celebrated their success across 23 divisions from Intro to FEI and representing 16 different breeds and registries. Read More
Competitors representing 23 different states from Maine to Texas competed in the first of two rounds of classes in pursuit of a stunning array of NDPC awards in Open, Adult Amateur, and Junior/Young Rider divisions, and showed off their pony power at all levels of competition from walk/trot at... Read More
The Kentucky Horse Park will experience an abundance of pony talent this weekend as host of the 2016 National Dressage Pony Cup (NDPC) Championship Show, being held in conjunction with the Kentucky Dressage Association (KDA) Summer Classic and Breed Show I & II on July 8-10 in Lexington. Read More

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