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Many Milestones at Maryland Horse and Pony Show

Meghan Finlay and Chabalouba Sun

The Maryland Horse & Pony Show, held September 9-13, is often considered the beginning of the fall show season. The juniors are back in school, the mornings can be crisp and cool in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and riders are focusing on the year-end finals. This year, the Skyland Farm team welcomed in the new season with ample victories and new faces.

Skyland welcomed Meghan Finlay, of Oakton, Virginia, to the family with her two horses Chabalouba Sun and Sofia Car. Chabalouba Sun competes in the Junior Hunters and Equitation, while Sofia is a competitive Children’s Jumper.

Meghan and Chabalouba Sun captured the win in the VHSA Equitation on the Flat, placed third in the 3’3″ NHS Medal, fourth in the THIS Children’s Medal and also won ribbons in the 3’3″ Junior Hunter, 16-17, section. Aboard Sofia, Meghan placed second the Low Children’s/Adult Jumper speed class and earned other ribbons in the division.

Emma Pell and F-15

Emma Pell finished just behind Meghan in the VHSA Equitation on the flat, placed second in the VHSA Medal and then claimed an impressive fifth place in the MHSA Medal Finals aboard F-15. Emma also won the coveted Sportsmanship Award.

Mosie Pennington and Emma Pell

Mosie Pennington also shined in the equitation, capturing fifth in the MHSA Pony Medal Final aboard Dreamscape.

“She was awesome in her first finals!” said trainer Denice Perry. Mosie and Dreamscape also earned ribbons in the Small Pony Hunters in a competitive section.

Sarah Freidah’s medium pony Farnley Marathon made his mark in the show ring by earning the USHJA Hunter championship with Denice aboard.

We’re also thrilled to welcome Katie Pohlman to the Skyland team as the Assistant Trainer.

We look forward to a wonderful fall and indoor show season in October and November!

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