Lexington, Ky. – Aug. 1, 2018 – The Kentucky Summer Horse Show series is treating Kelley Farmer well as she rode to back-to-back Professional Hunter Grand Championships, claiming her second title Wednesday at the Kentucky Summer Classic with More Fun. With a clean sweep of the Green Conformation Hunters, Farmer earned the division championship before ultimately claiming the grand champion title and a perfect score with Larry Glefke’s 7-year-old Oldenburg gelding.
More Fun, also known as “Casper,” donned the blue ribbon six times across Tuesday and Wednesday’s Green Conformation Hunter division, winning the model, under saddle, three over fences classes and the handy round. More Fun is in top form for competition at the Kentucky Horse Park as Farmer now aims the gelding at the 3’6” height of the Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championship during the second week of the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show.
The two weeks of the Kentucky summer series have proved successful for Farmer after she rode to the Professional Hunter Grand Championship during the first week at the Kentucky Summer Horse Show with Aizlynn Radwanski’s 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, Because. The duo maintained top form during the second week at the Kentucky Summer Classic as they captured two championship titles Wednesday in the High Performance Hunter and High Performance Conformation Hunter, after riding to first place in all classes of both divisions on Tuesday.
Farmer followed up her top awards on Because to claim the reserve champion award in both the High Performance Hunter and High Performance Conformation Hunter with Point Being, owned by Derby Lane LLC, after the 11-year-old Warmblood gelding swept all classes in both divisions on Wednesday.
The Kentucky Horse Shows Grand Hunter Champion Awards are presented by Visse Wedell, with champions awarded in the Professional, Amateur Owner, Junior, Pony, Adult Amateur and Children’s Divisions.
Hunter competition will resume at the Kentucky Summer Classic this Thursday morning in the Stonelea Ring with the Large Junior 16 – 17 Hunter division. The week will highlight hunter competition with the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, sponsored by World Equestrian Center and Kentucky Horse Shows, on Saturday, Aug. 4.
FROM THE WINNER’S CIRCLE
Kelley Farmer – Professional Hunter Grand Champion
On More Fun:
“This one belongs to Larry [Glefke]. He is 7 years old. I love this horse – he is my baby. Everyone knows I spoil him rotten. I actually bought him once, sold him to a client and then I was fortunate enough to be in a position to buy him back. I’m really excited for the Green Hunter Incentive and indoors this year. He’ll do the 3’6” in the Green Incentive this year. I show him in the Green 3’6” Hunters sometimes and I show him in the Green Conformation Hunters sometimes. He just wants to be a winner. He’s a fantastic horse.”
“It’s so great for Visse [Wedell] to sponsor this. These horse shows are great – even with bad weather this morning, the footing and the jumps were perfect. They do everything they can to make it wonderful here. I can’t say enough good things about the horse show.”
On her horses:
“All of my horses were great. This week, More Fun was champion, Because was champion in two divisions and Point Being won four classes for reserve champion. One of my most exciting moments was my newest baby, As Quoted, earned a 90 [Tuesday] and he will go again today in the 3’3”. He’s the newest one I have here. I am so excited about him. Yesterday was his first time showing and he earned a 90.”