Presented by Charles Owen
2017 WIHS Pony Racing got underway in May at the Devon Horse Show in Devon, PA! The first finals were held Oct. 26 during Barn Night with the second finals schedules to be held at the Washington International Horse Show at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC, on 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 Capital One Arena 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