HUNTER DIVISIONS KICK-OFF ON OPENING DAY OF KENTUCKY SUMMER HORSE SHOW
On the opening day of the Kentucky Summer Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park, top hunter competitors were eager to head into the Stonelea Ring to kick-off competition. On Wednesday morning, Tim Goguen aboard Belhaven Stables LLC's Perhaps led the way in the Green 3'6"/3'9" Hunter division after placing second in the first over fences round, winning the second over fences round and placing third in the under saddle.
Goguen rode the talented gelding to a handful of championship titles at the Winter Equestrian Festival earlier in the season and he has mainly competed in the Pre-Greens. Robert Crandall and On the Slye are following behind in the division standings after winning the first over fences round and earning a red ribbon in the second round.
In the High Performance Conformation Hunter division, Kathryn Haley of Colts Neck, New Jersey, won both over fences classes on Outshine, a 9-year-old Warmblood gelding owned by Alexandra Worthington. The pair placed second in the under saddle behind Jeff Gogul and Cortese.
Tim Goguen and Perhaps leads the Green 3'6"/3'9" Hunter division after the first day of competition in the Stonelea Ring.
FROM THE WINNER'S CIRCLE
"Perhaps is a very scopey horse and I couldn't be happier with him. He's a good jumper. I was surprised he was as direct in there today but it went well. I was really pleased with him." -Tim Goguen
About her classes:
"Outshine felt great! This is a warm-up division for him, so it was nice to see him come out, really behave and win a couple of classes. He's actually an equitation horse. He's a very beautiful horse - he's got a great coat and he's very smooth. I think that's his biggest quality."- Kathryn Haley
Photo by Annan Hepner