As the humans scurry around, Luna the pony only has to hold her position, and that patience can pay off.
Ten-year-old Connelly Grant and Luna have made quite the pair in the sport of pony jumping. They can grab the spotlight next month when they travel to Lexington, Kentucky for the national pony finals. Grant describes the event as, " the Olympics for ponies, or it's like the Super Bowl for ponies." Lucky for Grant, Luna has already been to this competition before, and even placed in it.
Just like any Olympic effort, Grant has had to put in plenty of hours in the ring. Susie Freid, her coach and trainer, who won this even in the early 90's, says, "She's really good she's come so far, she really just started in small ponies and competing last summer."
The judges will base fifty percent of their grades on jumping, which is good news for Grant and Luna because, Luna enjoys jumping.
The competition is familiar ground for everyone but Grant, but the kid has shown she's up for competition and has the potential to go far in the sport.
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