WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase Championship Series

Presented by Charles Owen

Check back in March for complete 2017 racing schedule.

May - Devon Horse Show, Devon, PA
Oct - WIHS Regional Horse Show and USHJA Zone 3 Championship, Prince George's Equestrian Center, Upper Marlboro, MD 

Finals 2017
Oct. 26, Thursday, Barn Night, Washington International Horse Show, Verizon Center
Oct. 28, Saturday, Grand Prix Night, Washington International Horse Show  


Devon Horse Show, Race 2, Monday, May 30, 2016

1. (1) Knight's Taffy & Savanah Smith  |  2. (4) Cricket & Scarlet Davies  |  3. (2) Quick Draw McGraw & Anna Farber  |  4. (3) Victor & McKenna O'Neil  |  5. (5) Truffles & Rylan VanCourt  |  6. (6) Sail The Sun & Harry McMahon

Charles Owen Safest Ride Winner: (4) Cricket & Scarlet Davies

 Devon Horse Show, Race 1, Sunday, May 29, 2016

1. (6) Frosted Flakes & Kiley Ahn  |  2. (5) Knight's Taffy & Mariah Smith  |  3. (2) Hopwood's Winchester & Oscar Fuery  |  4. (1) Olney Kushion and Lawrence Fowler  |  5. (4) Quick Draw McGraw & Abby Centeno  |  6. (3) Truffles &Taylor Willie

Charles Owen Safest Ride Winner: (2) Hopwood's Winchester & Oscar Fuery

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 27, 2016, and Grand Prix Night, Saturday, October 29, 2016. 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!).

2015 Winner, Knight's Taffy & Savannah Smith.

Jockeys running to their miniature-sized ponies for the 2015 WIHS Shetland Pony
Steeplechase Championship.

Lightening Bug & Mariah Smith jumping during the 2015 race.

 

2016 #PonyPower Prize Sweepstakes

 

2015 WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase Championship Series

May 24, Sunday, Devon Horse Show, Devon, PA
May 25, Monday, Devon Horse Show
Oct. 16, Friday, WIHS Regional Horse Show and USHJA Zone 3 Finals

Finals

Oct. 22, Thursday, Barn Night, Washington International Horse Show, Verizon Center
Oct. 24, Saturday, Grand Prix Night, Washington International Horse Show    

Devon Horse Show, Race 2
Monday, May 25, 2015


1. (4) Olney Phunny Bones and Alice Nolen-Walston
2. (3) Knight's Taffy and Taylor Brinsfield
3. (6) Sail The Sun & Phineas Westerlund
4. (7) Cricket and Theo Sushko
5. (5) Quick Draw and Kiley Ahn
6. (2) Olney Lightening Bug and Savannah Smith

Devon Horse Show, Race 1
Sunday, May 24

1. (5) Frosted Flakes and Abby Murphy
2. (3) Olney Phunny Bones and Alice Nolen-Walston
3. (1) Knight's Taffy andTaylor Brinsfield
4. (6) Cricket and Theo Sushko
5. (4) Quick Draw and Kiley Ahn
6. (2) Olney Lightening Bug and Savannah 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