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Pony Club rally tests young riders' skills

Young riders from several states gathered at the Kentucky Horse Park on Sunday for the MidSouth Pony Club Regional Rally.

Competitors are judged not only on their riding skills but on work done in the barn preparing their mounts. Sunday's competition started in the Horse Park barns at 7 a.m., followed by a written test and inspections before the riding events, including team competition, in the arena.

The MidSouth Rally returned to Lexington last year for the first time in several years, organizer Anni Hulbert said.

Sunday's competition was a qualifying event for the Eastern Championships in July in Lexington, Va.

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