Pony Championships to remain at Horse Park

The U.S. Equestrian Federation National Pony Championships will continue at the Kentucky Horse Park for the next three years, the USEF has announced.

The Horse Park has hosted the Pony Finals for the past three years; this year's event will take place Aug. 13 to 17.

Kentucky Horse Shows submitted the bid for retaining Pony Finals at the park, which included a written statement from Horse Park director John Nicholson confirming that construction for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games would not be a factor for the Pony Finals.

The horse show management company won the bid, despite an appeal from U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer to move the finals to Saugerties, N.Y.