Burch Farm Blog

The National Celebration: Pony Edition

At this years Celebration, the ponies were certainly the starts of the show. In the leadline class alone were 4 ponies that we had raised, trained, or came from our bloodlines. One of them, in fact, was Little Jimmy Dickens's grandfather . . . or would that be grandpony . . 

Either way, we LOVED it. But the greatest showing of all had to be in the weanling class. Georgia and her father Chis purchased Mud Pie, a black filly out of Mud Doll (by Mud Slide Slim) only a few short weeks before the show; they quickly got her in tip top shape for the youth weanling class and claimed 5th! If you haven't been to the Celebration, 5th is a big deal. Not only did we see one of our best ponies go to a great home, but we got to see her do well in the show ring!

It's difficult to explain these ponies to those who have never heard of them or seen them in person. But after this years Championship Show, I think people are starting to realize . . .

They're not just cute or smooth gaited or sensible or fun or AWESOME . . They're ALL of those things, which is a rare combination. Life is always more fun with a pony, and I think both Georgia and Mud Pie would agree.