It was a beautiful autumn weekend at the fabulous Texas Rose Horse Park in Tyler. Pony Up members cleaned up! Ambra & Alfie won 4th in Training Rider A (first time out together at Training level), Jordan & Ernie won 2nd in Training Rider B (first time for both at Training level), mom Carol won 1st in Novice Rider A, Blair won 5th in Novice Rider A, and Olivia won 4th in Beginner Novice Rider A. Arlee & Abby also competed - unfortunately, it wasn't their day to shine but all the girls had fun and it was a great learning experience! Fantastic job everybody!
Pony Up sent three teams totaling 13 girls to the regional Show Jumping Rally at the Henderson County Fairgrounds in Athens. It was a blast! The parents got to know one another better around a campfire and celebrated Rhonda's birthday while the girls worked together in the barns next door. Arlee, Audrey, Blair, Emma & Maddy (Pony Up Team 1) captured the blue ribbons in both riding & horse management in Division 2. Olivia qualified for Championships in the 'Developing Rider' division (and Sierra was second alternate). Ambra qualified for Championships in the 'Horse 1' division. Pony Up Team 2 (Holly, McKinsey, Molly and Olivia won 3rd in their division and Pony Up Team 3 (Ambra, Anna D, Anna P and Sierra) got 5th in their division. Parents & girls alike say this was one of the best rallies ever. Thanks to our fearless leaders Becki & Angie for their hard work in pulling off another successful rally with an unprecedented three PUPC rally teams!
Today nine PUPC members earned their D-2 rating. Congratulations to all the girls. More details to follow. Enjoy the slide show - moms, please send in more pics to be added to the show!
Meanwhile, three PUPC members & moms finished up the third team tack trunk and all three teams are now fully equipped for show jump rally next week in Athens. Special thanks to Angie for donating so much time & equipment to make this third team trunk possible - we appreciate you!
On Sunday, ten PUPC members & moms Amy & Jenny competed at Quail Run's fall horse trials in Bartonville. Ambra, Blair & Jordan competed in the junior Training division winning 3rd, 4th & 5th respectively, Abby won 3rd in Novice, Olivia won 1st in Beginner Novice, Maddy won 2nd in Jump Start, and Audrey, Emma, McKinsey & Molly rounded out the Tadpole Costume Division. McKinsey won 1st, Molly 2nd, and Emma 3rd in their division; unfortunately, it wasn't Audrey's day, but she completed the cross country course in grand style! Our youngest eventers are neck-in-neck for placings in NTEA's year-end awards for schooling show points. And a big shout-out to Amy (6th, Senior BN) & Jenny (3rd, Jump Start) for clear jumping rounds. Congrats to all our competitors!