Tim Goguen and Bolero Prevail for Two Blues on Opening Day at Kentucky Summer Classic
by: Gillian Ellis Lexington, KY – July 29, 2009 – Kentucky Summer Classic began today at the Kentucky Horse Park, and the professional hunter over fences classes took place in the Stonelea ring. The competition was tough amongst riders, with only one horse and rider combination winning both classes of their division.
Tim Goguen and his mount Bolero were the only duo to win two classes in the same division, taking home blue ribbons in the Second Year Green Working Hunter classes. Bolero is owned by Staci Arani and Marigot Bay Farm of Dover, MA. Goguen had nothing but praise for Bolero and said, “Bolero’s a great horse, and he’s a fun horse to ride. He’s tries hard and jumps well. He had last week off from Michigan, and he finished really well today.”
Goguen continued, “The hunter courses designed by Richard Jeffery were nice. They were really good for Bolero, especially since he won,” he laughed. “We really enjoy showing here. We spend nine weeks in Kentucky. We have a farm here, just down the road and also one in Wellington, FL.”
In the first class of the First Year Green Working Hunters, Kelley Farmer rode Ascot to the win. Ascot is owned by Robin Hummel-Johnson of Sewickley, PA. Havens Schatt and her horse, Absolut came home with the win in the second First Year Green Working hunter class. Tracy Scheriff, of Wellington owns Absolut.
Rick Fancher had an excellent ride aboard Just Dessert for the victory in the first Green Conformation Hunter class. Just Dessert is owned by Stephanie Wallace of Washington, DC. In the second Green Conformation hunter class, Tracy Sheriff’s Donovan took first place with Havens Schatt in the irons.
In the first class of the Regular Working Hunters, Katherine Newman and Daydream bested the field for the win. Daydream is owned by Mimi Abel-Smith, of Middleburg, VA. In the second class, Morgan Thomas skillfully rode Timber Ridge to secure the win. Timber Ridge is owned by Shane George of Magnolia, TX.
Kelley Farmer earned her second win in the Stonelea ring today aboard Luigi. Farmer and Luigi competed in the Regular Conformation Hunters. Luigi is owned by Karen Rouff of Keswick, VA. Morgan Thomas piloted Timber Ridge to another win in the second class of the Regular Conformation Hunters.
Championships for the professional hunter divisions will be awarded tomorrow in the Stonelea Ring. Tomorrow’s schedule will feature another over fences class, a handy hunter class, and the under saddle.
For more information on the Kentucky Summer Classic, please go to www.kentuckyhorseshows.com.
Photo Caption: Tim Goguen and Bolero compete in the Second Year Green Working Hunter division at the Kentucky Summer Classic. Photo C 2009 Gillian Ellis. Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.