Horse Podcast Ep 295: Pony Power at the Tevis Cup

Equestrian Adventuresses Travel and Horse Podcast Ep 295 - Pony Power at the Tevis Cup

In our last podcast episode, Ute talked with Claire Eckard, author of the book Race Against Time about the journey of Kyla and her tiny Hackney pony Flash to the Tevis Cup. Today both Kayla and her mom join us to talk about their experience and how Flash became the smallest pony to ever successfully complete the Tevis. It just proves the point: Size doesn’t matter!

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Race Against Time by Claire Eckhard

The true story of a girl and a pony, who found each other and formed a bond. Flash, a Hackney pony, small and feral, and Kyla Law, a young girl, bullied by her peers, with a big heart and the guts to hang on against all odds. This unlikely pair persists through all difficulties and finally finds their happiness and fulfilment in endurance riding. It is a race against time as Kyla is constantly getting older and bigger and Flash is just what he is, a pony.

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Our Guests today:

Kyla & Natalie Law (USA)

Mother and daughter, horse lovers and endurance riders from Southern Utah. Follow Kyla and Flash on Facebook:

The Adventures of Flash the Hackney Pony

Don’t forget to check out the resources section in this article!


  • Bonding with horses
  • Preparing for the Tevis Cup
  • The experience of outgrowing a pony

Thank you for tuning in and happy trails!

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Thanks for listening to our horse podcast: Conquering the Tevis Cup on a Pony!

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Published by Krys Kolumbus Travel

Krystal Kelly is a California girl on a Quest to see every country. She is a professional equestrian adventuress and has worked internationally with horses since 2010. Since then she has worked at professional competition and riding stables in Egypt, Italy, Romania, India and Bhutan! "I love travelling and I love horses and I am very blessed to be able to do both of my passions for a living!" She now has her own company, Krys Kolumbus Travel where she strives to empower women to travel and provides resources, tips and online courses to encourage women to travel SOLO to unique destinations. www.kryskolumbustravel.com www.krystal-kelly.com

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