The Central Park Horse Show, presented by Rolex and produced by The Chronicle of the Horse, has announced the addition of a weekend matinee to be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21, in New York City’s Central Park. Included in the matinee lineup are two teams made up of members from Metropolitan, Central New England and New Jersey Regions to compete in a mounted games exhibition.
Team No Brakes No Problem! Vs. Team The Camo Queens members include:
Lexi Falkena (D-3) and Hansel
Olivia Fam (C-1) and Flame
Michaela Fehn (C-2) and Libby
Mckayla Fowler (D-3) and Phoenix
Rebecca Guerrera (C-2) and Dundee
Camille Lieberman (C-2) and Quest
Heather Perry (C-2) and Shotzi
Sophia Ruff (C-3)
John Winkler (C-1) and Tuff Stuff
Ryan Winkler (C-2) and Honey
Mounted Games in Pony Club are one of the most popular disciplines, providing members of all ages and ability with a fast paced, fun activity that teaches riding skills in an exciting and teamwork-driven environment. Members compete on teams of four or five riders and have several opportunities to compete both nationally and internationally. Ponies are the preferred mount as their shorter stature makes several of the races easier to play. Games included have names such as Bottle Race, Balloon Race, Tool Box, Five Flag and Mug Shuffle.
The matinee will be held at 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. and will also host Australian horseman Guy McLean, A Shetland Pony Steeplechase, The US Vaulting Team, A Dressage demonstration and an Arena Polo Demonstration.
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. There are approximately 10,000 Pony Club members in over 600 clubs and riding centers throughout the country. Many of the nation’s top equestrians, including several of our Olympic team members, business professionals, government leaders and career military officers, have roots in Pony Club. Traditional members range in age from as young as 4 through age 25. Pony Club also offers educational opportunities to over 500 adult members in its Horsemasters Program.