Welsh Pony Winners at the 2008 USEF Pony Finals National Championships
RELEASE: August 27, 2008
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Thalia Gentzel for Welsh Pony and Cob Society of America
Each year at the USEF Pony Finals National Championships, Welsh Pony and Cob Society of America (WPCSA) President Dr. Ruth Wilburn, with the help of computer guru Robin Nowak, host a grand competition for registered Welsh and Half-Welsh ponies. Again the WPCSA would like to salute the winners whose riders are amply rewarded for their talents; they receive a $250 cash stipend from Dr. Wilburn, a halter from Just For Ponies, and a silver plate from USEF, plus they were photographed with the perpetual tray. All winners through fourth receive a handsome neck sash for their pony.
The winners in the High Score Purebred Welsh Pony division were:
1st - Cardiff Mardi Gras, by Gayfields Big Easy X Cardiff Lillith, bred by Kerri Mustain, TX. Owned by Monarch International, ridden by Madeline Keck.
2nd - GF Primrose, by RosMel’s Tapestry X Burgundy Roseanna, bred and owned by William "Buddy" Ball, TX, ridden by Meehan Shirey.
3rd - RosMel’s Millenium, by Brookside Pink Magnum X Bristol Sun Sylph, bred by Robert and Barbara Gillette, TX. Owned by Grand Central, Inc, ridden by Alexandra Crown.
4th - Lands End Eros, by Carolina’s Red Fox X Carolinas Phoenix, bred by Nancy Jane Reed, MD. Owned and ridden by Allison Toffolon.
The winners in the High Score Half-Welsh Pony division were:
1st - Hillcrest’s Country Lady, by Gayfields Vida Blue X Aprils Shali Mariah, bred by Marilyn Checki, WI. Owned by Charlie Jacobs, ridden by Hannah Baumann.
2nd - Silver Steps (registered as Helicon Garden Party), by GlanNant Epic X Pine Lane Holiday, bred by Molly Rinedollar and Thalia Gentzel, IL. Owned and ridden by Madeline Thatcher.
3rd - Infinite Jest, by Glencoe Jester X Campfire Marshmallow, bred by Sue Tressler and Laura Sweeny, PA. Owned by Sweeny, ridden by Kelsey Kocher.
4th - Sweet Success (registered as Loafer’s Lodge Sweet Success), by Talomo Cricket X Frisky Gal, bred by John and Margaret Almond, MD. Owned by K. Elizabeth Meadows, ridden by Meredith Sitze.
The winners in the High Score Green Pony (all Half-Welsh) were:
1st - Bracewood’s Camelot (registered as Bracewood’s Coal Town), by Halcyon Sir Lancelot X Pocket Change, bred by Susan Bunnell, PA. Owned by Gavin Jensen, ridden by Lillie Keenan.
2nd - Happy Meal (registered as Shiloh Ridge Ultra Cool), by Gayfields Way Too Cool X Buttons, bred by John Phillips, OH. Owned by Sleepy P Ranch, ridden by Lillie Keenan.
3rd - Happy Feet (registered as Shiloh Ridge Cuz I’m Cool), by Gayfields Way Too Cool X Black Velvet, bred by John Phillips, OH. Owned by Sleepy P Ranch, ridden by Emma Roberts.
4th - Clovermeade Simply Bunny, by Cloe Olympian X Holly, bred by Cheryl Patton, TN. Owned by Rabbit Hill Farm, ridden by Cailah Carroll.