Lexington, Ky. – July 26, 2017 – 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.
“Perhaps is a very scopey horse and I couldn’t be happier with him,” Goguen said. “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.”
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.
“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,” Haley said. “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.”