Presented by Charles Owen
Shetland Pony racing is one of the most popular events at WIHS. The WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase races, dubbed "DC's newest, and cutest, sport" by the Washington Post, are run like professional racing events with a bugler, race caller. and photo finish -- but in miniature! The jockeys are youngsters between the ages of 7 and 14 mounted on speedy Shetland Ponies racing over a course of mini-hurdles.
The adorable ponies will be in action at Capital One Arena on Barn Night, Thursday, Oct. 25, and President's Cup Night, Saturday, Oct. 27. Come cheer on Puck, Cricket, Olney Smarty Pants and the rest of the field!
Did you know Cricket has his own Facebook page? Visit Cricket The Wonder Pony!
To learn more about Shetland Pony racing, visit US Pony Racing.
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