Ava Hartman & Oliver Win Large Pony Champion and Classic at Tryon’s Pony Spectacular Weekend.

Ava Hartman & Oliver

Tryon, NC – July 10, 2022 – Highlighting Tryon’s Summer 4 competition, was the fifth annual Pony Spectacular presented by Star Stable, which puts a spotlight on all things ponies. Tryon’s Pony Spectacular typically brings out the best ponies from around the South East (and beyond) and this year did not disappoint. Just back from Junior Hunter Finals, Ava Hartman, riding on Jordan Ayres’ handsome pony Oliver, competed in a Large Pony Division consisting of 17 Large Ponies. Consistency was the key to the weekend for Hartman and Oliver as the only Large Pony pair to score points in each of the four over fences rounds. When the rides were all finished on Saturday afternoon, Ava and Oliver were awarded the Champion Tri-Color. In addition to winning the division, the pair also earned first place in the Large Pony Classic with an overall score of 166 (83, 83), which was the highest combined classic score out of all 36 ponies competing at the division level.

Ava Hartman & Oliver

“Oliver and I were a little rusty because we didn’t get to ride together when I was up in Traverse City with Poe. Our first round wasn’t our best, but we found our stride after that. I’m so lucky to be able to ride such a beautiful pony. Thank you to Jordan Ayres and Triple Hill Farm for the great coaching this weekend and for trusting me with Oliver!” Hartman commented. “A few weeks ago, we were Reserve Champion and 2nd in the Classic. I’m so happy that our hard work showed us a little progress this weekend.”