One of our favorite photographers and writers, Leslie Threlkeld, captured all the best moments at Poplar Place Farm Horse Trials. She also noticed a contingent of eventing ponies, of which (as you already know) we’re a fan. We thought you might like to meet some of the ones who caught her eye.
Above: Pocomotion is a 14h Welsh/TB gelding and competed in Open BN.
Below: My Valentino competed in Open Novice. He jumped double clean all around.
Adanac is a 14h New Forest gelding. He still gives lots of lucky little girls riding lessons every day. Competed in Open BN.
Rockin Royal Sierra is a 15.1h Quarter Horse gelding. He was taking his rider, Maggie, around her first Training level event. He’s not technically a pony, but he still pegs the cute meter in our book!
As You Wish is a 14.1h Paint pony gelding. He’s well-known for his interesting markings and incredible blue eyes!
Pretty please can I have one? Thanks to Leslie for sharing her photography with us and for bringing 3-day eventing into our living rooms. And especially for bringing adorable eventing ponies into our living rooms. You can see more of her work at www.lesliethrelkeld.com and, if you haven’t yet bought your photo from Poplar Place to remember all the good times you can still do so. You can also follow her comings and goings on her blog.