Locals take first in Pony Club championships Sports, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Aug 26, 2007 at 7:32 pm
A team of young riders led by Kirstin Hill of Menlo Park and Courtney Claunch of Los Altos captured the first place title in Training Level Dressage at the 2007 U.S. Pony Club National Championships in Lexington, Kentucky.
Hill and Claunch also won first place medals for individual performances, riding against nearly 100 competitors.
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Posted by Monique Hodgkinson, a resident of another community, on Aug 26, 2007 at 7:32 pm
The girls all did a great job! Not mentioned in the article is Ronnie Hodgkinson the 5th member of the team, who was the Stable Manager. In most of the disciplines at Pony Club events, the teams are made up of 3-4 riders and a stable manager. Since competitors at Pony Club events are not allowed to have outside assistance, the Stable Manager is an integral part of the team, who manages team equipment, tack & feed rooms, and is available to help the riders care for their horses and get ready for their inspections throughout the competition.