Palmetto Pony Club members compete in Eventing Rally
Rembert—The Carolina Region Eventing Rally competition of The United States Pony Clubs was held in Tryon, North Carolina on May 17-19 at the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE). Palmetto Pony Club had seven members compete in the Eventing Rally.
Murray Taylor, 13, daughter of Mrs. Paige Taylor-Jordan of St. George, is a D3. Murray completed in M27” Division on her 17-year-old bay Thoroughbred cross gelding named Donovan.
Gabby Strickland, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Strickland of Galivants Ferry, is a D3. Gabby competed in M27” Division on her 8-year-old buckskin Quarter Horse mare named Vegas.
Three pony club members from the Hidden K Stables from Pfafftown, North Carolina completed this five person scramble team.
This team placed fourth Regionally Overall and fifth in Horse Management in their division.
Savannah Palm (Captain), 23, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gunnar Palm of Rembert, is a C2. Savannah competed in the Novice Division on her 11-year-old dark bay Thoroughbred gelding named Direct Rule.
Darby Waund, 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dane Waund of Columbia, is a C1. Darby competed in the Beginner Novice Division on a 17-year-old bay Warmblood gelding named Mozer.
Riley Terrell, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Terrell of Summerville, is a C1. Riley competed in the Beginner Novice Division on her 6-year-old chestnut Chincoteague Pony mare named Shelley.
Mary Elwyne Kennedy, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kennedy of Florence, is a D3. Mary Elwyne competed in the M18” Division on her 17-year-old red roan Quarter Horse gelding named Gilligan.
Jessi Gregory, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Gregory of Georgetown, is a C1. Jessi was the team’s stable manager.
This team placed first Regionally Overall and second in Horse Management in their division.
Darby Waund received top honors, placing first Individually in the Beginner Novice Division.
Mary Elwyne Kennedy also placed first Individually in the M18” Division.
Savannah Palm placed third Individually in the Novice Division.
The following members are qualified for USPC Championships to be held July 24-28 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, North Carolina:
• Savannah Palm
• Riley Terrell
• Darby Waund
To be eligible to qualify in a mounted division of the 2019 USPC Championships Pony Club members must hold a D3 certification or above and be at least 12 years of age as of January 1, 2019.
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