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Cora_ Jaime Gibson Photo by Annan Hepner

Jaime Gibson made the long trip up from Ocala, Florida, to the Kentucky Horse Park worth it with Debbie Smith's 9-year-old mare Cora.

Matthias Hollberg on Mr Sydney Rocks. Photo by Lenore Phillips

Matthias Hollberg and Lauren Hester both had blazing fast rounds in the Rolex Stadium Wednesday, helping them to win the 1.35m and 1.30m classes, respectively. Both professionals were showcasing the strong talents of the sales horses that they currently have in their programs.

David Beisel and For Sunday

Martien Van Der Hoeven wasted no time in making sure that he had a successful week at the Kentucky Summer Classic. The professional topped the list of competitors in the $5,000 Open Jumper 1.40m Speed class aboard Corleone on Tuesday afternoon at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Sharn Wordley on Famoso D_ Ive Z. Photo by Lenore Phillips

New Zealand's Sharn Wordley has taken over the lead in the 2017 Hagyard Challenge Series after earning ribbons in all three of this year's show jumping events. During the Kentucky Summer Classic, Wordley took over the top spot with two top ten placings on Thursday's $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic.

Pony Club logo

The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. Festival 2017 wrapped up on July 24th after eight days of competition and education. USPC Festival is a triennial event hosted at the picturesque Kentucky Horse Park.

Sharn Wordley on Famoso D_ Ive Z. Photo by Lenore Phillips

The final day of the Kentucky Summer Horse Show got off to a fast start this morning with the $10,000 Bluegrass Classic Speed class held in Rolex Stadium. Sharn Wordley was the first rider in the ring on Famoso D' Ive Z and laid down a blistering pace that proved to be unbeatable by the other horse and rider combination.

Cortese_ Jeff Gogul_ Photo by Annan Hepner

After earning impressive scores of 93 in the classic round and 94 in the handy, Jeff Gogul and Cortese, a 7-year-old gelding owned by Stadium Horses LLC, won the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby sponsored by the World Equestrian Center and Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC.

MTM Inside Scoop

After winning three over fences classes, placing second in the handy and coming in third in the undersaddle during the Amateur-Owner Hunter division, Didi Mackenzie and MTM Inside Scoop claimed the Grand Amateur-Owner Hunter Championship.

David Beisel on Ammeretto

David Beisel and Ammeretto led a ten horse jump-off to race home with the first place finish in the $50,000 Rood and Riddle Grand Prix. In front of a packed crowd in the Rolex Stadium, Beisel capped off a week of top finishes at Kentucky Summer Horse Show by also winning the Leading Rider Award presented by Envisian Products, LLC.

Alexandra Worthington_ Outshine_ Photo by Annan Hepner

Since purchasing the 10-year-old gelding Outshine during the Florida winter season, Alexandra Worthington, 17, has enjoyed the experience of riding him in the equitation ring. The rising high school senior splits her time between New York and Las Vegas, and has trained with Beacon Hill Show Stables for over two years.