National Spotlight: Fuqua Jumps Junior Hunters at 2018 National Horse Show
December 13, 2018 | Equinium

Lexington, Kentucky (December 13, 2018) - Jumping the Junior Hunter divisions are quickly becoming Kat Fuqua's forte. After years of success in the Pony Hunters, Fuqua has been raising the bar in her show career by stepping up to the larger jumps, more technical courses, and of course, the full size horses of the Juniors. In early November she added another feather to her show cap with ribbons and closing out another first in her equestrian resume, showing the Juniors at the prestigious National Horse Show in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Equina USA Stars as December Cover Feature of Northwest Horse Source
December 2, 2018 | Equinium

Mt. Rainer, Washington (December 2, 2018) - This December's Northwest Horse Source magazine has the scoop on the newest equestrian supplement and nutritional program to hit the USA: Equina. The Pacific northwest is ground zero for Equina's exclusive North American distributorship, which brings Europe's best kept equine nutritional secret to the shores of the United States and Canada. Based on all-natural, organic, and non-GMO ingredients, the Equina nutritional concept delivers targeted dietary support for horses of all ages, breeds, disciplines, and levels of work.

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Kat Fuqua on the Rise
November 24, 2018 | The Plaid Horse

After a stellar year in the show ring, eleven year old Kat Fuqua carried the momentum right through the indoor circuit. Competing at the Pennsylvania National, Washington International, and The National Horse Shows, Kat carried 16 ribbons, a Reserve Championship in Washington International Pony Equitation Finals, and a Large Pony Hunter Championship back home to Atlanta, Georgia.

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#FabbriFamily Fantastic Around the World
November 17, 2018 | Equinium

Tredozio, Italy (November 17, 2018) - Fabbri's family of fantastic riders have had a banner 2018, and the fall has been no exception as a group of Fabbri riders took some of the world's top equestrian honors, from history-making World Equestrian Games Medals and Maclay Medal Champions to movie cameos and the 2018 Longines Global Champions Tour Champion of Champions. With each accomplishment beginning with the perfect fit, classic style, and precision performance of a pair of Fabbri boots, Fratelli Fabbri is proud to ride with each member of their Fabbri family as they gallop into winner's circles, cover pages, film sets, and make their mark on the world.

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Wishing on WIHS: Fuqua Wows in Ponies, Junior Hunters, Equitation, and Style at Washington International Horse Show
November 8, 2018 | Equinium

Washington, DC (November 8, 2018) - With an electric atmosphere and unique stadium vibe of the world's leading metropolitan indoor horse show setting the stage, Kat Fuqua and her team of horses and ponies once again delivered top performances during October's 61st Annual Washington International Horse Show (WIHS). While Fuqua's goals were more about logging miles and experience in her divisions, she and her champion ponies and Junior Hunters were also recognized for the fluidity, style, and partnership that have become hallmarks of Fuqua's riding.

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On the Rail: Fuqua Goes From 2018 Winner's Circle to 1930s Show Ring Set
November 2, 2018 | Washington International Horse Show

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 - While at the 2018 Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), Kat Fuqua claimed the Large Pony Hunter Championship with her own Brighton, but just a few weeks prior, the 11-year-old rider traded in her KEP Italia helmet, new breeches, and the big city show ring atmosphere for a different kind of 'horse show.'

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On the Rail: Fuqua Goes From 2018 Winner's Circle to 1930s Show Ring Set
October 28, 2018 | Jump Media

While at the 2018 Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), Kat Fuqua claimed the Large Pony Hunter Championship with her own Brighton, but just a few weeks prior, the 11-year-old rider traded in her KEP Italia helmet, new breeches, and the big city show ring atmosphere for a different kind of 'horse show.'

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Pick Your Pony: 2018 WIHS Pony Champions Edition
October 28, 2018 | The Chronicle of the Horse

The atmosphere at Capital One Arena changed the minute Saturday night's festivities surrounding the $135,000 Longines FEI Washington World Cup qualifier concluded. The majority of horses have packed up and left the city of Washington, District of Columbia, leaving the roadside stables seemingly ghostly. If you didn't make an effort to peer down into the stalls you wouldn't see the ranks of top-level ponies still waiting to take their turn.

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Harrisburg Hype: Fuqua Fields Ribbons and Press at Pennsylvania National Horse Show
October 17, 2018 | Equinium

Harrisburg, PA (October 17, 2018) - Kat Fuqua once again found her stride and in front of the cameras this past weekend at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. In the show ring, the recently turned 11-year-old had multiple top finishes in the Medium and Large Pony Hunters, as well as the 15 and Under Junior Hunters at the prestigious indoor competition. Fuqua was also the subject of a press push by local ABC Channel 27 News, who interviewed her and her equines as part of their coverage of the horse show. As one of the youngest competitors in her divisions, Fuqua is one of the top ranked Pony and Junior Hunter riders in the nation, and notched Harrisburg as the third show this year in which she has qualified to be in the top 25 ponies in the country.

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Famous pony series "Billy and Blaze" to make movie debut
October 13, 2018 | Horse Talk

The work of a much-loved author of horse and pony books from the 1930s to the 70s is being brought to life in a new movie.

The film is based on the Billy and Blaze series, written and illustrated by C. W. Anderson from 1936.The hope and triumph of this gentle story contributed positively to the greater universal needs the times demanded. As such, the Billy and Blaze series has become a classic, cherished by those who grew up wishing the pictures of Billy and his bay pony, Blaze, could come to life. The series started the author on his prolific book publishing career.

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Kat Fuqua Takes Tennessee Before Jumping Onto The Set of Billy & Blaze
October 12, 2018 | Horses in the South

Warrenton, VA (October 11, 2018) - Lighting up the show ring has been a common occurrence for Kat Fuqua and her team of hunter horses and ponies, but the accomplished pony and junior hunter rider found her talents being used in a totally new way this September. Fuqua and Finesse RF, known around the barn as Ladybug, recently starred as the protagonist's competition during two weekends of shooting for a live action remake of the 1930s equestrian classic, Billy and Blaze, produced by Michael Erkel. Fresh off a series additional championship finishes with Ladybug and her other mounts during the Brownland Farm Fall I & II, Fuqua hopped on an early morning flight to make it on the set of Billy and Blaze, mounting up to add a new and exciting dimension to her equestrian career.

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Lights, Camera, Ponies: Kat Fuqua Takes Tennessee Before Jumping onto the Set of Billy & Blaze
October 11, 2018 | Equinium

Warrenton, VA (October 11, 2018) - Lighting up the show ring has been a common occurrence for Kat Fuqua and her team of hunter horses and ponies, but the accomplished pony and junior hunter rider found her talents being used in a totally new way this September. Fuqua and Finesse RF, known around the barn as Ladybug, recently starred as the protagonist's competition during two weekends of shooting for a live action remake of the 1930s equestrian classic, Billy and Blaze, produced by Michael Erkel. Fresh off a series additional championship finishes with Ladybug and her other mounts during the Brownland Farm Fall I & II, Fuqua hopped on an early morning flight to make it on the set of Billy and Blaze, mounting up to add a new and exciting dimension to her equestrian career.

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Junior Hunter Champion Kat Fuqua is the sports rising star
October 11, 2018 | ABC 27 News

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Kat Fuqua's young riding career highlighted at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. -- Video

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Gretchen Ober Gets New Motivation from Orphaned Filly
October 10, 2018 | East Coast Equestrian

Sometimes, good things come out of tragedy. For Gretchen Ober, a miracle foal has given her new energy and a brighter outlook on the future.

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Paramount USEF Pony Finals: Fuqua and Brighton Power to New Heights
August 31, 2018 | Equinium

Lexington, Kentucky (August 31, 2018) - A new gold standard set by a golden pony and his rider: the 2018 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm saw the birth of a new superstar partnership and a new era in Pony Hunter competition. Kat Fuqua and Brighton were a world apart: sweeping their division and leading the field by over 30 points was the beginning; being crowned Overall Grand Pony Hunter Champion for the entire Finals was the bridge. And to clinch their extraordinary effort, having just turned 11-years-old, Fuqua may be the youngest and highest scoring USEF Pony Finals Champion in the event's history.

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EQUINE ELIXIRS CONGRATULATES PONY FINALS WINNERS
August 14, 2018 | Jump Media

Ulceraser, the unique, all-natural and forage-based supplement by Equine Elixirs designed to provide full gut support as well as help prevent the recurrence of ulcers, is proud to have been part of the programs of multiple ponies showing and winning at the U.S. Equestrian Federation Pony Finals, presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, in Lexington, KY, on August 8-12. Four ponies earning tricolors at Pony Finals, including the overall grand and overall reserve grand champions, include Ulceraser in their daily routine.

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Tessa Downey and Kat Fuqua Steal the Show at 2018 USEF Pony Finals
August 12, 2018 | Phelps Media

Lexington, Ky. - The final and largest division of the week concluded with the over fences phase Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park, closing out 2018 USEF Pony Finals competition in the hunter ring. Tessa Downey and Anisette were awarded the championship in the Medium Regular Pony Hunters ahead of a massive field of 163 other contenders, moving up from third position to earn the coveted tricolor. Boasting the highest cumulative score of the six divisions, Kat Fuqua and Brighton reigned supreme to capture the Grand Regular Pony Hunter championship title, while Downey and Anisette rode to the Grand Reserve Regular Pony Hunter honors, in addition to the Best Turned Out Award.

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Pony Queen Kat Fuqua In a League of Her Own
August 12, 2018 | Horses Daily

Kat Fuqua celebrates with trainer, Michael Newman. Kat Fuqua celebrates with trainer, Michael Newman. Exemplifying the highest level of talent and ability across the three size-based Regular Pony Hunter divisions, Kat Fuqua and Brighton added another accolade to their names as the winners of the Grand Regular Pony Hunter title.

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Overall Grand Regular Hunter Pony Champion and Reserve Champion
August 11, 2018 | US Equestrian

Kat Fuqua (Atlanta, Ga.) and Brighton, her nine-year-old Deutches Reitpony gelding, were crowned as the Overall Grand Regular Hunter Pony Champions today for their performance throughout the week at 2018 Pony Finals. Maddie Tosh (Milton, Ga.) and Bit of Love, Betsee Parker's 12-year-old Welsh Pony cross gelding, were the Overall Reserve Grand Regular Hunter Champions.

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Kat Fuqua and Sylar Wireman Crowned First Two 2018 USEF Pony Finals Champions
August 9, 2018 | Jumper Nation

Bowties and braids returned to the Walnut Ring at the Kentucky Horse Park for the second day of the 2018 USEF Pony Finals, presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, on Wednesday, with the day one leaders aiming to retain their top positions in the Large Regular and Small Green Pony Hunter divisions. In the end, Kat Fuqua and Brighton led from start to finish and were successful at fending off the large field of competition to emerge victorious in the Large Regular Pony Hunters, while Skylar Wireman, with the reins on Neon Moon, leapfrogged 20 places to the top of the leaderboard in the Small Green Pony Hunter division.

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WATCH: Kat Fuqua & Brighton Shine Bright at USEF Pony Finals
August 9, 2018 | Jumper Nation

Kat Fuqua and her own Brighton rose to an early lead on day one of Pony Finals competition and maintained that rhythm through the final phase of competition, the over fences phase. Out of 140 entries, Fuqua piloted Brighton beautifully over the course laid out for the Large Regular Pony Hunter division, bringing in a total score of 261 in the over fences class. Take a look at their brilliantly executed round below!

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Brighton Shines At USEF Pony Finals
August 8, 2018 | Chronicle of the Horse

Kat Fuqua has been coming to USEF Pony Finals for five years, and for five years she's been chasing that elusive tricolor championship ribbon. She's given it her best, and she's been close before, but this year she finally did it. Out of 147 regular large ponies, Fuqua's Brighton was best-best in the model, the hack, and wrapping it up with a blue ribbon in the over fences class to take the overall championship.

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Kat Fuqua and Skylar Wireman Crowned First Two 2018 USEF Pony Finals Champions
August 8, 2018 | Phelps Sports

Lexington, Ky. - Aug. 8, 2018 - Bowties and braids returned to the Walnut Ring at the Kentucky Horse Park for the second day of the 2018 USEF Pony Finals, presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, on Wednesday, with the day one leaders aiming to retain their top positions in the Large Regular and Small Green Pony Hunter divisions. In the end, Kat Fuqua and Brighton led from start to finish and were successful at fending off the large field of competition to emerge victorious in the Large Regular Pony Hunters, while Skylar Wireman, with the reins on Neon Moon, leapfrogged 20 places to the top of the leaderboard in the Small Green Pony Hunter division.

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Kat Fuqua & Clara Propp Ride to Early Lead at 2018 USEF Pony Finals
August 8, 2018 | Jumper Nation

Tuesday morning marked the highly-anticipated commencement of the 2018 USEF Pony Finals, presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, at the Kentucky Horse Park, with nearly 200 ponies and their junior riders taking center stage in the first two divisions of the week. The most celebrated event of its kind for pony riders in the United States, the USEF Pony Finals is a three-phase competition judging the pony's conformation, way of moving and jumping ability.

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Brighton Undefeated, RS Levitation Top 3 USEF Junior Hunter Under Fuqua
August 7, 2018 | Equinium

Lexington, Kentucky (August 7, 2018) - The 2018 Junior Hunter National Championships and Kentucky Summer Classic had quite a few bright spots for 11-year-old Kat Fuqua. From the milestone of her first International Hunter Derby to finishing 3rd in the nation in the highly competitive junior hunter ring, Fuqua and her horses, under the tutelage of trainer Michael Newman, jumped to victory in a number of divisions and progress with focused determination towards the USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm.

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Kat Fuqua and Clara Propp Ride to Early Lead at 2018 USEF Pony Finals
August 7, 2018 | Phelps Sports

Lexington, Ky. - Aug. 7, 2018 - Tuesday morning marked the highly-anticipated commencement of the 2018 USEF Pony Finals, presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, at the Kentucky Horse Park, with nearly 200 ponies and their junior riders taking center stage in the first two divisions of the week. The most celebrated event of its kind for pony riders in the United States, the USEF Pony Finals is a three-phase competition judging the pony's conformation, way of moving and jumping ability. After the first two rounds of competition for the Large Regular Pony Hunters, Kat Fuqua and Brighton emerged as the early leaders by impressively earning blue ribbons in both the model and hack ahead of 146 fellow contenders. Besting the field in the Small Green Pony Hunters, Clara Propp and With Love will ride last over fences Wednesday as the initial frontrunners in their division.

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Fuqua Tops Old Atlanta Classic Series Junior Hunter, Pony Divisions
July 26, 2018 | Equinium

Atlanta, GA (July 27, 2018) - With scores in the Junior Hunter and pony ring as high as 88 and 90, Kat Fuqua once again showed off her and her horses' talent over fences over the past two weeks of competition during the Old Atlanta Classic series. Held July 14 & 15 and July 21 & 22, the two weekend show earned Fuqua multiple Championships and Reserve Championships in the Large Pony, Medium Pony, and Junior Hunter divisions.

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Kat Fuqua "Brightons" Atlanta Summer Classic I & II
June 30, 2018 | Equinium

Atlanta, GA (June 28, 2018) - Kat Fuqua's team of Champion horses and ponies got just a bit brighter this past week as the 10-year-old wrapped up two weeks of competition at the Atlanta Summer Classic I & II. Adding to her already impressive resume of hunter achievements, Fuqua topped Junior Hunters, Large, and Medium Pony Hunters in the course of the two weeks, and added two exciting new equines to her line up: Calvaro, a stunning bay Junior Hunter competitor, and Brighton, famously known as Clemens, a distinguished chestnut Large Pony mount.

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Kat Fuqua "Brightons" Atlanta Summer Classic I & II
June 28, 2018 | Horses in the South

Atlanta, GA (June 28, 2018) - Kat Fuqua's team of Champion horses and ponies got just a bit brighter this past week as the 10-year-old wrapped up two weeks of competition at the Atlanta Summer Classic I & II. Adding to her already impressive resume of hunter achievements, Fuqua topped Junior Hunters, Large, and Medium Pony Hunters in the course of the two weeks, and added two exciting new equines to her line up: Calvaro, a stunning bay Junior Hunter competitor, and Brighton, famously known as Clemens, a distinguished chestnut Large Pony mount.

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Kolaborate CS Finds Relaxation and Focus with GumBits in Hunter Breeding Yearling Class at Devon
June 4, 2018 | Equinium

June 4, 2018 (Devon, PA) - From "bucket baby" to the Dixon Oval: the story of the elegant young filly, Kolaborate CS, cannot be told without the inclusion of her favorite training tool, Gumbits. In this yearling's first time off her home property, she placed fourth in the prestigious Devon Horse Show's Hunter Breeding division, and was a total pro in the hands of handlers Gretchen Ober of Cavallo Sporthorses and the filly's owner, and 10-year-old hunter derby and junior hunter champion, Kat Fuqua. Known affectionately as Lobo, Kolaborate CS began life as an orphan and overcame her resulting anxiety and fidgety mouth with the help of Gumbits.

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From Ponies to Podiums: Fratelli Fabbri Outfits All Levels and Ages of Equestrian Champions
May 26, 2018 | Equinium

Wellington, FL (May 26, 2018) - From pony derby victories to the top venues and arenas of show jumping, Fratelli Fabbri's handcrafted riding boots can be found in the irons of some of the world's most successful riders. Combining elements of their nearly ten decades of boot-making tradition with cutting edge materials, design, and innovation, the Fabbri tall boot features a thinner cut, athletic sole as well as a number of customizations to boost fashion appeal, longevity, and comfort. Finding the balance between classic and the contemporary, Fabbri continues to outfit riders of all levels and ages with boots that match their passion for their equines and their sport.

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From Ponies to Podiums: Fratelli Fabbri Outfits All Levels and Ages of Equestrian Champions
May 26, 2018 | Fratelli Fabbri

From pony derby victories to the top venues and arenas of show jumping, Fratelli Fabbri's handcrafted riding boots can be found in the irons of some of the world's most successful riders. Combining elements of their nearly ten decades of boot-making tradition with cutting edge materials, design, and innovation, the Fabbri tall boot features a thinner cut, athletic sole as well as a number of customizations to boost fashion appeal, longevity, and comfort. Finding the balance between classic and the contemporary, Fabbri continues to outfit riders of all levels and ages with boots that match their passion for their equines and their sport.

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Fuqua Springs to Pony Derby and Circuit Championship, 3'6" Junior Hunter Victory in Aiken
May 1, 2018 | Equinium

Aiken, North Carolina (May 1, 2018) - From the pony derby, to the pony circuit championship, to the 3'6" Junior Hunters, Kat Fuqua continues to deliver impeccable rides and impressive victories in every division she enters, this time taking her winning style to the Aiken Spring Classic, held at Highfields Events Center in Aiken, North Carolina. At ten years old, Fuqua is a decorated small, medium, and large pony athlete, and has also struck out in the Junior Hunters with spectacular results. She and her three mounts, Finesse RF (Ladybug), Chic in Time (Spicey), and RS Levitation (Jett), bested not only some of the top pony competitors in the region, but also some of the top 3'6" hunters.

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Charms, Ponies, and Smiles: Kat Fuqua's Champion Attitude
May 1, 2018 | Paisley

Kat Fuqua loves her horses and ponies, and it shows in the show ring. She's all smiles in her victory gallops, and has collected a rainbow of ribbons with her group of small, medium, large and junior hunter equines. Kat bounces back and forth between the horse and pony show arenas and at ten years old, she's already proven herself to be one of the top 3'6" Junior Hunters in the country and will attend the National Championships in 2018. As the #1 ranked USEF Leading Pony Hunters Owner and #1 USHJA ranked Pony Derby Rider in 2017, Kat loves being on course at shows across the country, but in the end her favorite thing is just being at the barn and loving her pony partners.

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Kat Fuqua Soars to Top National Pony and Hunter Rankings Following Atlanta and WEF 2018
April 17, 2018 | Equinium

Wellington, FL (April 17, 2018) - Pony power has always been Kat Fuqua's forte, and 2018 marks a milestone in her show career as she elevates to Junior Hunter success in addition to multiple pony and hunter titles. From her hometown of Atlanta to the sunny hunter rings of Wellington, Fuqua's consistent top placings aboard her equine partners between January and March of 2018 have set the tone for another successful year of competition. Going into a busy spring and summer show season, her excellence in the arena has earned some of the top USEF, USHJA, and circuit pony and hunter rankings in the nation. But while this 10-year-old's love for her horses translates to ribbons in the ring, for Fuqua the pleasure is all in just being in the saddle.

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HORSE MARKET REAL ESTATE LIFESTYLE Kat Fuqua Soars to Top National Pony and Hunter Rankings Following Atlanta and WEF 2018
April 17, 2018 | Horses Daily

Pony power has always been Kat Fuqua's forte, and 2018 marks a milestone in her show career as she elevates to Junior Hunter success in addition to multiple pony and hunter titles. From her hometown of Atlanta to the sunny hunter rings of Wellington, Fuqua's consistent top placings aboard her equine partners between January and March of 2018 have set the tone for another successful year of competition. Going into a busy spring and summer show season, her excellence in the arena has earned some of the top USEF, USHJA, and circuit pony and hunter rankings in the nation. But while this 10-year-old's love for her horses translates to ribbons in the ring, for Fuqua the pleasure is all in just being in the saddle.

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USHJA Release
March 14, 2018 | USHJA

LEXINGTON, Ky., - March 14, 2018 - Since the USHJA Pony Hunter Derby, presented by Markel, debuted in 2017, these classes have generated more than $100,000 in prize money pay outs to participants. In addition to reaching this milestone, the program has celebrated the success of ponies and their riders by awarding year-end national and zone awards throughout the country.

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March 1, 2018 | US Equestrian

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Attwood Equestrian Surfaces featuring Kat
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Attwood Equestrian Surfaces featuring Kat
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