Co-Owner with his brother Mike Pons of both Country Life and Merryland, Josh is a 3rd-generation Maryland horseman. He is a 1976 Graduate of the University of Virginia, and a 1982 Graduate of the University of Kentucky School of Law. Josh has won two Eclipse Awards for his writing in The Blood-Horse magazine. He and Mike have managed Country Life Farm since the early 1980s. The two brothers purchased Merryland Farm in 2001. Josh is a Past-President of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association.