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Pony Club Carolina Region Dressage Rally The Carolinas Equestrian

Rembert, SC– The Carolina Region Dressage Rally competition of The United States Pony Clubs was held in Raeford, North Carolina on May 4-6, 2018 at the Carolina Horse Park.  The team consisted of four riding members, three from Palmetto Pony Club and one from Pee Dee Pony Club and a stable manager from Greenville Foothills Pony Club.

Savannah Palm, 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gunnar Palm of Rembert, SC is a C2.  Savannah competed on her 10 year old bay Thoroughbred gelding named Direct Rule. 

Celeste Sullivan, 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sullivan of Camden, SC is a D2.  Celeste rode her 16 year old liver chestnut Hanoverian mare named Genoa.

Darby Waund, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dane Waund of Columbia, SC is a D3.  Darby qualified on her 16 year old bay Warmblood named Mahogany Mist.

The other two members of the team were Jessi Gregory from Pee Dee Pony Club and Sydney Swenson from Greenville Foothills Pony Club.

The team placed 1st Regionally in Horse Management with zero Horse Management points and 1st Overall in their division.   The two C certified members received a combined total of 22 exceeds stands in their formal inspections.  Plus there were three top three individual awards.

Celeste Sullivan placed 2nd in the Intro Division.

Darby Waund placed 3rd in the D Training Division. She also qualified for USPC National Championships to be held at the Tryon International Equine Center at Tryon, NC in July.

Jessi Gregory from Pee Dee Pony Club placed 3rd in the C Training Division.

To be eligible to qualify in a mounted division of the 2018 USPC Championships Pony Club members must hold a D3 certification or above and be at least 12 years of age as of January 1, 2018. 

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