Palmetto Pony Club competes at Show Jumping Rally
The Palmetto Pony Club had five members compete at the Carolina Region Show Jumping Rally Competition of The U.S. Pony Clubs on March 16-18 at the T. Ed Garrison Arena in Clemson. The team consisted of four riding members and a stable manager.
Savannah Palm, 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gunnar Palm of Rembert, is a C2. Savannah competed on her 12-year-old bay Warmblood mare named I Do Wishes.
Mary Elwyne Kennedy, 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kennedy of Florence, is a D3. Mary Elwyne competed on her 16-year- old red roan Quarter Horse gelding named Gilligan.
Kathleen Wilson, 23, daughter of Mrs. Laura Wilson of Chapin, is a C1. Kathleen competed on Calypso, a 13-year-old bay roan Welsh cross mare.
Celeste Sullivan, 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sullivan of Camden, is a D2. Celeste rode her 16-year-old liver chestnut Hanoverian mare named Genoa.
Darby Waund, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dane Waund of Columbia, is a D3. Darby was the team’s stable manager.
This team placed third regionally in horse management and fifth Overall in their division.
Savannah Palm received top honors, placing first in the Equitation Round in the Horse I (3’3”) Division and qualified for the 2018 USPC Championships which will be held at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Tryon, N.C. on July 25-29, 2018.
Mary Elwyne Kennedy placed third in the Introductory (2’6”) Division in the Equitation Round.
Celeste Sullivan placed first in the 2 Foot Division in the Equitation Round.
To be eligible to qualify in a mounted division of the 2018 USPC Championships Pony Club members must hold a D3 certification or above and be at least 12 years of age as of Jan. 1, 2018. Additional riders to be notified of their qualification for Championships within seven days.
About Pony Club
The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (Pony Club) was founded in 1954 as a nonprofit national youth organization to teach riding and horsemanship through a formal educational program. Many of the nation’s top equestrians, including many of our Olympic team members and many business professionals, government leaders and career military officers, have roots in Pony Club. Youth members range in age from as young as 4 through age 25, and include adult members of the Horsemasters Program. There are approximately 10,000 members in 600 clubs and riding centers in 43 regions throughout the country www.ponyclub.org.