Congratulations to our championships competitors!
During the week of July 17, 2017, Timber Ridge Pony Club had four of our members competing at the United States Pony Club National Championships. Every three years, this event is held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. After the championships are done, there is a “Festival” of mounted and unmounted educational workshops and clinics.
TRPC members who competed in champs were:
- Anna Dykstra (Dressage First Level, on a scramble team with members from Oregon, Utah, and Ohio)
Out of eight teams, Anna’s First Level Dressage team placed fifth overall and fourth in horse management. Of the three dressage tests, Anna got 3rd place on two of them!
- Alex Marsh (Eventing Novice, on a scramble team with members from Illinois and New Jersey)
Out of sixteen teams, Alex’s Novice Eventing team placed eighth overall and fifteenth in horse management. Alex got 1st place overall in her division!
- Rachel Marsh – Show Jumping Introductory (on a scramble team with members from New Jersey)
Out of 30 teams, Rachel’s Introductory Show Jumping team placed ninth overall and tenth in horse management. Out of five jumping rounds, Rachel got double clear on three of them! She also earned a Perfect Turnout Inspection.
- Kyla Salm (Quiz Senior Level, on a scramble team with members from New York, Maine, and Connecticut)
Out of twelve teams, Kyla’s Senior Quiz team placed sixth! She, Abby, Kim, and Dan walked endless miles to be at dressage, show jumping, and eventing to cheer on the rest of the TRPC team in heat indices above 100 degrees.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, everyone met so many wonderful team mates and made new friends they hope to see again. It was a long, hot, crazy week but our club should be very proud of its members, those who went to champs and those who cheered on from Iowa!