JJ Torano and FPF Favor Crowned Grand Green Pony Hunter Champions at the 2022 USEF Pony Finals, Presented by Honor Hill Farm
Day four of The 2022 USEF Pony Finals, presented by Honor Hill Farms welcomed blue skies, blue ribbons, and even more smiles. The Rolex Arena invited Medium and Large Green Pony Hunters for their final day of competition and the presentation of their respective division champions. At the conclusion of each division, overall scores were tallied and the Grand Green Pony Hunter Champion was crowned under the Kentucky sunset and accompanied by proud trainers and families.
As the day wrapped up, JJ Torano and FPF Favor not only took the tri-color for the Medium Green Pony Hunters, they also led the way in the victory gallop for the Grand Green Hunter Pony Championship. In the Large Green Pony Hunters, Alexa Elle Lignelli and Higher Love rode away with the championship award, ultimately securing the Grand Green Pony Hunter Reserve Champion tri-color.
Torano and FPF Favor demonstrated experience beyond their years when they entered the stadium. The 7-year-old Welsh Pony mare owned by Jet Show Stable, stepped into the spotlight and took to the classic hunter course designed by Kevin Wolowack (CAN) effortlessly. “She is a green pony and it is only the fifth show that she has done. We just started her in June, so I wasn’t really expecting her to do anything. I just was hoping to get around and have a nice round and she ended up going great for me” comments Torano. The young duo earned an incredibly loving applause as they made their courtesy circle, knowing that they had laid down a winning round. The pair earned an impressively high overall score of 1032.20 points and held the lead throughout the entire Large Green Pony Division.