Riders, top row left to right: Kaitlyn Bardos, Darbie Barr, Will Zuschlag, Julia Gates and Alyssa Turner. Horse managers, bottom row left to right, Amanda Fisher, Derra Turner and Christa Just. (photo submitted)
Riders, top row left to right: Kaitlyn Bardos, Darbie Barr, Will Zuschlag, Julia Gates and Alyssa Turner. Horse managers, bottom row left to right, Amanda Fisher, Derra Turner and Christa Just. (photo submitted)

Greenville Foothills Pony Club competes at showjumping rally

Published 9:44am Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Greenville Foothills Pony Club sent two teams to compete at the Carolina Region Pony Club showjumping rally on the weekend of April 5-7 in Greensboro, N.C.

In pony club competitions, teams are scored based on the riding events as well as horse management, where they are judged throughout the rally on the cleanliness of their horses, barn areas and safe practices used while handling their horses.

One team consisting of riders Kaitlyn Bardos, Darbie Barr and Dagney C. from Triple Threat Pony Club and Horse Managers Amanda Fisher and Derra Turner competed in the Developing Rider division. The second team consisted of riders Julia Gates, Alyssa Turner, Will Zuschlag and horse manager Christa Just, who competed in the Horse I division.

Both teams won the horse management phase of their respective divisions, with the developing rider team earning fifth place honors overall, and the horse I team earning first place honors overall. Three of the riders, Barr, Gates and Zuschlag qualified to compete in the U.S. Pony Club Eastern Region Championships in July.

For more information on Greenville Foothills Pony Club, contact greenvillefoothillspc@gmail.com or view online at www.gfponyclub.org and www.ponyclub.org and on Facebook at Greenville Foothills Pony Club SC/NC.

– article submitted by Sandra Larson

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