Talk about “pony power,” these pint-sized equines tore it up around a tough course at the FEI European Championships for Ponies last week. Chesna Klimek reports.
From Chesna via Eventing Nation:
If you want to see pony power in action, be sure to check out the eventing footage from the FEI European Championships for Ponies that took place in Millstreet, Ireland, last week. Eight nations participated in the eventing competition, with teams made up of youth riders ages 16 or younger aboard equines 148 centimeters (about 14.2 hands) and under.
Pairs were selected to represent their countries after earning qualifying scores at either the CCI*, CIC* or CCIP2* level. These little dynamos made the cross-country track at Green Glens Equestrian Complex look easy. Could your pony do this?
France’s eventing team earned gold, followed closely by Great Britain with silver and Italy with bronze. The individual eventing gold medalist was 16-year-old Victor Levecque and his pony Qualitat des Bourdons of France. Isabelle Upton and Alfie XI of Great Britain took individual silver, and Calvin Bockmann and Askaban B of Germany earned bronze.