WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase Championship Series

Presented by Charles Owen

2017 WIHS Pony Racing got underway in May at the Devon Horse Show in Devon, PA! The Finals will be held at the
Washington International Horse Show at Verizon Center in Washington, DC, on: 

  • Oct. 26, Thursday, Barn Night
  • Oct. 28, Saturday, President's Cup Night  

Watch the races from Devon!

Devon Horse Show, Race 2, Monday, May 29, 2017
1. (1) Sail The Sun & Harry McMahon  |  2. (3) Olney Smarty Pants & Sophie Perry  |  3. (2) Knights Taffy & Savannah Smith  |  4. (4) Quick Draw McGraw & Mariah Smith  |  5. (5) Lightening Bug & Isabelle Brockett  |  6. (6) Olney Kushion & Norah Eagley
*Charles Owen Safest Ride Winner: (5) Lightening Bug & Isabelle Brockett

Devon Horse Show, Race 1, Sunday, May 28, 2017
1. (5) Tuesday & Lawrence Fowler  |  2. (1) Hopwood's Winchester & Patrick Gallagher  |  3. (3) Knight's Taffy & Mariah Smith  |  4. (2) Quick Draw McGraw & KiMani Davenport  |  5. (4) Olney Kushion & Abby Centanio
*Charles Owen Safest Ride Winner: (4) Olney Kushion & Abby Centanio 


2016 Race Results, Washington International Horse Show

WIHS Barn Night, Thursday, October 27, 2016
Winner: (4) Knight's Taffy & Mariah Smith 

WIHS President's Cup Night, Saturday, October 29, 2016
Winner: (6) Frosted Flakes & Kiley Ahn  

For more information on Shetland Pony racing, visit US Pony Racing.The WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase races, dubbed "D.C.'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 from seven to 14 mounted on traditional Shetland Ponies racing over a course of mini-hurdles. 

The adorable ponies will be back in action at Verizon Center on Barn Night, Thursday, October 26, 2017, and President's Cup Night , Saturday, October 28, 2017. 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!).

2016 Safest Ride Winner Gallops Home

2016 Winner Knight's Taffy and Mariah Smith

 

And they’re off! Junior jockeys and the super cute, furry Shetland Ponies will be under starter’s orders for the 2014 WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase Championship Series presented by Charles Owen. The historic Devon Horse Show is hosting the first stop in the series, which culminates at the Washington International Horse Show at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.  
 
WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase races are run like professional racing events with a bugler, race caller and photo finish, but the jockeys are youngsters from six to 13. The riders and ponies are well prepared by U.S. Pony Racing, the exhibition organizer. So, cheer on Sweet Pea, Cricket, Smarty Pants and the rest of the field as they race over a course of hurdles to the finish line! 
 
Racing Schedule:
 
Monday, May 26:  Devon Horse Show, Devon PA 
Thursday, Oct. 23: Barn Night, Washington International, Verizon Center, Washington, DC
Saturday, Oct. 25: Grand Prix Night, Washington International