Jumpers Take Center Stage at Pony Finals

Thursday, August 10, 2017
Posted by USHJA



Lexington, KY- The United States Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to announce USHJA Zone Teams competing in the 2017 USEF Pony Jumper Championships during USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, and wishes luck to all of the competitors at Pony Finals this year.

The following USHJA Zone teams will compete in the USEF Pony Jumper Championships:

USHJA Zones 1 & 3
Chef d'Equipe: Gretchen Anderson
Kiley Ahn, 13, Johnston, R.I., Rootbeer Float
Isabella Cheers, 13, Shallotte, N.C., Park Avenue
Katharine Dade, 15, Gilmanton Iron Works, N.H., National Treasure
Lydia Philbrick, 14, Henniker, N.H., Raisin A Ruckus

USHJA Zone 2
Chef d'Equipe: Troy Hendricks
Nicole Kapusta, 17, Oak Ridge, N.J., Jet Pilot
Devon Owen, 12, Franklin Lakes, N.J., EZ To Spot
Luke Sassi, 13, Oxford, Pa., Sky Miles
Audrey Schulze, 13, Ridgewood, N.J., Gayfields Talladega Knight

USHJA Zone 4
Chef d'Equipe: Katie Brown-Maxwell
Isabella Durnell, 13, Suwanee, Ga., Carlton Diva
Ansgar Holtgers, 11, Wellington, Fla., Fort Lauderdale
Madison Kondracki, 10, New Smyrna, Fla., Magic Beans
Maddy Mote, 16, Magnolia Springs, Ala., Counting Stars

USHJA Zones 5 & 6
Chef d'Equipe: Amber Bauman
Austin Bauman, 11, Woodstock, Ill., Miracles Happen
Olivia Bethke, 13, New Germany, Minn., Rocky
Anna Spitzer, 14, Edwards, Ill., Silver Charm
Natalie Hinz, 16, Crystal Lake, Ill., Rumor Has It

USHJA Zone 7
Chef d'Equipe: Stephanie Cook
Autumn Fiocca, 16, Austin, Texas, Little Bunny Phoo Phoo
Giana Gonzales, 16, San Antonio, Texas, Degen
Gracie Pippin, 13, Lafayette, La., Fire Van Battenbroek
Millie Claire Weston, 13, Baton Rouge, La., Lucky Star

USHJA Zone 10
Chef d'Equipe: Caroline Sterckx
Sydney Flashman, 15, Pasadena, Calif., Karamel
Avery Kim, 14, South Pasadena, Calif., Joel
Caroline Mawhinney, 10, Woodside, Calif., Silver Dream
Tabitha Okitsu, 14, South Pasadena, Calif., Spoot De La Jourlais

Other teams competing:

United States Pony Club Team
Chef d'Equipe: Richard Lamb
Keely Bechtol, 15, Lexington, Ky., Lark's Magic
Megan De Michele, 14, Aldie, Va., Gracie Lou
Taylor Brinsfield, 13, White Hall, Md., Piper
Genevieve Munson, 12, Rogers, Ark., Bluebelle

National Team
Chef d'Equipe: Wendy Arndt
Ela Acevedo, 13, Lafayette, La., Mr. Worldwide
Elizabeth Cram, 12, Aiken, S.C., Venice
Alice Nolen-Walston, 13, Landenberg, Pa., Wishlea Star Dasher

Pony Jumper teams will begin competition on Thursday with the First Individual Competition. Friday they will participate in the Team Championship. The Individual Final will be held on Saturday. To view the complete schedule, click here.

To view the live stream of USEF Pony Finals, click here. For more information about the finals, click here.