Kat Fuqua and Caroline Passarelli Reign Supreme as First Two Champions at 2019 USEF Pony Finals
August 7, 2019 | Phelps Sports

Lexington, Ky. - Aug. 7, 2019 - Day two of the 2019 USEF Pony Finals, presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, continued in the Walnut Ring at the Kentucky Horse Park with the leaders of the Large Regular and Small Green Pony Hunter divisions looking to hold on to their top placings. After both divisions tried their hand in the over fences portion of competition, it was Kat Fuqua aboard Prestige who claimed championship honors in the Large Regular Pony Hunters and Caroline Passarelli riding So Charming who led the pack to claim victory in the Small Green Pony Hunters.

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Day Two of 2019 USEF Pony Finals Presented By Collecting Gaits Farm Crowns Champions in Large Regular Hunter Pony and Small Green Hunter Pony National Championships; Small Regular Hunter Pony National Championship Gets Underway
August 7, 2019 | USEF Pony Finals

Lexington, Ky. - As the Small Regular Hunter Pony National Championship presented by PonyTail Bows started up, two new champions were crowned on the second day of competition at the 2019 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm. Kat Fuqua and Prestige won the Large Regular Hunter Pony National Championship presented by Charles Ancona and Caroline Passarelli aboard So Charming won the Small Green Hunter Pony National Championship.

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Takacs and Brighton Lead Large Regular Hunter Pony National Championship Presented by Charles Ancona; Brown and Sunshine Kid Sitting First in Small Green Hunter Pony National Championship on Day One of USEF Pony Finals Presented by Collecting Gaits Farm
August 6, 2019 | USEF Pony Finals

Lexington, Ky. - The 2019 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm (Pony Finals) is officially underway as competitors for the Large Regular Hunter Pony National Championship presented by Charles Ancona and the Small Green Hunter Pony National Championship completed the Model and Under Saddle phases at the Kentucky Horse Park on Tuesday, August 6.

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Kat Fuqua and Cupido Z Earn Grand Junior Hunter Title at the Kentucky Summer Classic
August 3, 2019 | Kentucky Horse Shows

Junior Hunters closed out the Stonelea Ring Friday at the Kentucky Summer Classic with the presentation of the Grand Junior Hunter Championship presented by Visse Wedell. The top honor was presented to the horse and rider combination that accumulated the most points over two days of competition in either the 3'3" or 3'6" sections of the Junior Hunter division. This week, it was Kat Fuqua and Cupido Z that reigned supreme.

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Life Lessons in the Saddle
July 10, 2019 | US Equestrian

It's Field Day at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School, and the fifth-grade class team color is green. A shade of emerald green lipstick and face paint adorns the face of 11-year-old Kat Fuqua, perfectly matching her kelly-green shirt. It's not the typical interview, in an Atlanta-area Dunkin Donuts over breakfast as she runs off to school to participate in relay races and bobbing for marshmallows, but Kat is no typical 11-year-old.

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Double Devon Blues & Firsts at Upperville for Kat Fuqua
June 19, 2019 | Equinium

Devon, PA & Upperville, VA (June 19, 2019) - Drama and excitement in the International Hunter Derby, KISS Pony Hunt Team costumes, blues at Devon, Junior Hunter Reserve Champion, Large Pony Champion and Reserve, and second round callbacks in the MacClay: it was a whirlwind May and June for Kat Fuqua. Under the tutelage of Grand Prix show jumper and fellow Hunter Derby competitor Jimmy Torano of JET Show Stables, 11-year-old Fuqua reveled in the competition, camaraderie, and excitement of the US's two longest running and prestigious equestrian events. The 176th Devon Horse Show and 187th Upperville Colt and Horse Show provided challenges for the young rider's adaptability and precision, as well as her ability to perform under pressure.

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Fratelli Fabbri Brings Sponsorship and Competition to Devon and Beyond
June 6, 2019 | Equinium

Devon, PA (June 6, 2019) - With the summer show season officially underway, Fratelli Fabbri has stepped up to support equestrian sport while their influential team of #FabbriFamily riders make their presence known with top accolades. From the prestigious Dixon Oval to the Aiken Charity Horse Show and everywhere in between, Fabbri's sponsorship and the competitiveness of its riders are making a statement in show rings around the country.

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Spring Rosettes: Junior Hunters, Equitation, Ponies, & Jumper Success for Fuqua at Tryon Spring I - III
May 21, 2019 | Equinium

Mill Spring, NC (May 21, 2019) - When asked for her favorite moment of the spring circuit, Kat Fuqua of Atlanta, GA said: "Watching my trainer Jimmy [Torano] win the Grand Prix and jumped the last jump and threw his hands up in the air! I was just really really happy and proud because my trainer won the Grand Prix!" The Tryon Spring series featured a variety of tri-color ribbons, milestone rides, and memorable moments for Fuqua, who under the guidance of Torano and his team at Jet Show Stable jumped to championships and top placings in the Junior Hunters, Large and Small Ponies, Equitation, and Jumpers. Rounding out final preparations for the prestigious Devon Horse Show this upcoming Memorial Day weekend, Fuqua found one of her new favorite show facilities in Tryon International Equestrian Center, and in addition to her multiple ribbons was thrilled to watch Torano win the Saturday Night Lights Grand Prix during Tryon Spring III.

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WEF By The Numbers: Kat Fuqua Closes Out Winter Season with Championships & USEF Lettering
April 19, 2019 | Equinium

Wellington FL (April 19, 2019) - Six equines, twelve weeks of competition, and countless memories: for the sixth year in a row, Kat Fuqua spent her winter weekends in sunny south Florida, competing at the US's prestigious international hunter/jumper show circuit, the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival. Of the ten weeks in which she competed, Fuqua was invited to the Parade of Champions ten times, earning 43 blue ribbons, ten Championships, four Reserve Championships, and five Classic Championships. Joined by her grooms, mother, and trainer, she ventured into the International Arena during WEF 12 to receive two Circuit Championships: Large Pony Hunter with Brighton and Large Green Pony Hunter with Prestige (aka Prince). Prestige proved particularly unstoppable this season, taking Champion each week he showed.

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A Dozen Years and a Dozen Olympians: GumBits Celebrates Retailer and Rider Roots
March 26, 2019 | Equinium

Wellington, FL (March 26, 2019) - For more than a decade, GumBits have been the preferred treat and training tool for riders around the world, from pony riders to Olympians. GumBits' retailer roots in their hometown of Atlanta, Georgia has expanded to four continents, with riders continuing to gain the advantage of positive effects on the equine mouth and jaw, including encouraging salivation, eliminating teeth grinding, encouraging submission, and promoting chewing activity.

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