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By Tom Ferrall
Staff Writer 

Fallbrook is home to champion pony

The Girl Next Door triumphs in Kentucky


Last updated 9/1/2018 at 3:22pm

Shawn McMillen Photography

The Girl Next Door is tiny. She's also a national champion who resides in Fallbrook.

Patty Arnett owns and trains The Girl Next Door, a full thoroughbred pony who won the 2018 United States Equestrian Federation Pony Jumper Championship in Lexington, Kentucky, Aug. 11. According to the American Horse Shows Association, the USEF Pony Finals is the most prestigious and celebrated event of its kind in the U.S.

The Girl Next Door was bred to be a racehorse, but her breeders knew immediately that wouldn't be her career. The Girl Next Door was a twin – the other twin didn't survive – and se...

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