USEF Pony Jumper Championships Teams Begin Competition Tomorrow


Lexington, Ky. --- August 9, 2017  ----  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

Media Contact:
Megan Lacy
(859) 225-6723

United States Hunter Jumper Association
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