Two is Better Than One – Ella Endzweig and Ella Tarumianz Dominate Regular Small Pony Hunter Division at The 2022 USEF Pony Finals, Presented by Honor Hill Farms
The Regular Small Pony Hunters rounded out day three of the 2022 USEF Pony Finals, presented by Honor Hill Farms. The shining sun was nothing compared to the smiles of young pony riders exiting the Rolex Arena on Thursday evening in the Bluegrass State. Kevin Holowack (CAN) set a classic hunter course, allowing pony-and-rider combinations to showcase their skills in the spotlight. Following three division phases, Ella Endzweig and Private Message dominated the field of 112 seasoned Small Pony Hunters, jumping to the blue ribbon over fences and ultimately securing the Regular Small Pony Hunter Championship. Ella Tarumianz and So Enchanted claimed the Reserve Championship honors.
Endzweig and the 10-year-old Welsh Pony mare owned by Twin Island LLC, showed off just how strong their partnership is as they handled the pressure with ease. The pair entered the Rolex Arena sitting in 23rd place overall, but Endzweig, skilled beyond her years, did not waver and took the opportunity to flaunt her pony’s big, elegant canter. “I went into the ring and I just trusted her – we have such a good bond that it all just worked out,” commented Endzwieg. “This year we didn’t have as great of a model score, but she is the best pony ever and I knew she would be really good going in.” Immediately picking up a confident pace, the pair made easy work of the course and did so in traditional hunter style, earning a jumping score of 264.09 points and an overall score of 1029.50 points.
Two is Better Than One – Ella Endzweig and Ella Tarumianz Dominate Regular Small Pony Hunter Division at 2022 USEF Pony Finals – Kentucky Horse Shows