Kelley Farmer Keeps Winning at Kentucky Summer Horse Show

Kelley Farmer and Enticement.

Lexington, KY – June 23, 2014 – Revival and Enticement have not seen the show ring since the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows, but today they picked up right where they left off at the Kentucky Horse Park. With Kelley Farmer in the irons, the two talented young mounts earned multiple blue ribbons on the first day of the Kentucky Summer Horse Show, which continues through July 27, 2014.

“I was really happy with them coming back out for the first time since Kentucky Spring,” Farmer said of Revival and Enticement. “They were great here today.”

Enticement, a 6-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare owned by Larry Glefke, kicked off Lane Change Farm’s winning day with the top call in the second class of the First Year Green Hunters and kept right on rolling from there, with top three finishes in the Green Conformation Hunters.

Enticement was just edged out of a blue ribbon in the Green Conformation Hunters by Revival. The 9-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, also owned by Glefke, dominated the division with two blue ribbons over fences. Rounding out the Farmer ridden contingent in Green Conformation Hunters was the greenest of the group, Handwritten. The Oldenburg gelding claimed a second over fences as well as second in the Green Conformation Hunter Under Saddle.

“Handwritten is a baby. He’s really still pre-green,” Farmer said. “I was happy with him for his basically his debut at doing anything real. I’m excited about him. He tries hard, and I think he’s going to be super.”

Farmer and Glefke have had Handwritten since late 2013 but have been taking their time bringing him along since then.

“I did him at Capital Challenge. He was second in a class; he was still very green,” Farmer said. “We decided we’d take it easy and just let him go to some horse shows and school. I think in the Green Conformation, next year he’s really going to step up in be in Scripted’s place.”

With a growing string of successes, not only today but also throughout the year, Farmer has her sights set firmly on the final week of the Kentucky Summer Horse Shows – namely the USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals, now less than a month away.

From her talented string, Farmer is gearing up Mindful, So To Speak, Point Being, Taken, Unspoken, Scripted – and following her success today, potentially Enticement, for the Finals, and for many of them, the Kentucky Summer Horse Shows provide the perfect opportunity to do so.

“The plan leading up to Derby Finals is different for each of them,” Farmer said. “Some of them will show here next week. Some of them will show the week of Derby Finals.”

Leading up to the USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals, the hunter competition continues tomorrow with the conclusion of the professional hunter divisions beginning at 8 a.m. In addition to offering a full range of competitive hunter divisions, this week’s hunter highlight classes include the highlight $5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby on Sunday, July 27.

For more information about the Kentucky Summer Series, please visit

Kentucky Summer Series Fast Facts

Kentucky Summer Horse Shows, USEF National Pony Finals, Bluegrass Festival Horse Show and KHJA Horse Show, and the 2014 USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals.

The Kentucky Horse Show LLC’s 2014 series includes five weeks of top competition throughout the summer. These premier hunter/jumper competitions host the Hagyard Challenge Series with seven grand prix competitions that culminate with a Leading Rider Award, as well as the Hallway Feeds National Derby Series.

Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™. Home to the United States Equestrian Federation.


$25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic
$50,000 Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix
$5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby

KENTUCKY SUMMER CLASSIC – July 29 – August 3, 2014
$25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic
$50,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix sponsored by GGT Footings
$5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby

2014 USEF PONY FINALS – August 5-10, 2014
USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals
USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Championship
$25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic
$40,000 Bluegrass Festival Grand Prix
$5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby
WCHR Member Event

KHJA HORSE SHOW – August 20-24, 2014
$10,000 Hagyard Welcome Stake
$30,000 KHJA Grand Prix
$5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby

A special thanks to the generous sponsors of the Kentucky Summer Horse Shows: Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Hallway Feeds, Audi of Lexington, GGT Footing, Equestrian Services International, Johnson Horse Transportation, Farm Vet, Dietrich Insurance, Take2 Thoroughbred Program, Sleepy P Ranch, and the Official Hotel The Clarion

8am – 5pm daily

Horse Show Exhibitors may purchase a weekly parking pass at the main Horse Park entrance for $15.00. Dogs are permitted at the Kentucky Horse Park on a leash.

The Kentucky Horse Park is located 8 miles northeast of Lexington, Kentucky at Exit 120 on Interstate 75.

Before Show – (859) 233-0492, Email:
During Show – Telephone: (859) 254-3343, Fax: (859) 231-6097
Stabling – Email Tom Blankenship at
Stable office – Before Show: (843) 269-4737, During Show: (859) 255-0605
Prize List Advertising – Email Cindy Bozan at or call (859) 608-3709
Vendors – Email Cindy Bozan at or call (859) 608-3709
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Ring Dimensions/Specs:

The Stonelea Ring, Murphy Ring, Walnut Ring, Stonelea/Murphy Schooling Ring, the Alltech Arena and the Rolex Stadium have Otto Sport footing consisting of fine sand and synthetic fiber on pvc mats. The Claiborne, Annex, and Covered Arena (old) rings’ footing consists of a sand cushion on limestone base. The dimensions of the competition areas are as follows:

Stonelea: 140′x 280′, Murphy: 135′x 280′, Stonelea and Murphy Schooling: 110′x 400′
Walnut: 300′x 370′, Claiborne: 140′x 270′, Annex 130′x 250′, Covered Arena (old): 145′x 285′ Rolex Stadium: 360′ x 384′, Alltech Arena: 132′ x 265′

Vendors offering equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry and home furnishings are located adjacent to the Stonelea Ring.


CLARION HOTEL (Formerly Holiday Inn North) – 859-233-0512 – Approximately 4 miles (OFFICIAL HOTEL)
Discover the place where elegant comfort in an ideal location meets excellent service and affordability. At the Clarion Hotel Lexington, you’ll find well-appointed accommodations with options of double/doubles, double queens, king rooms or suites, exceptional amenities such as our free hot breakfast buffet, and Southern hospitality at its finest. The best hotel for Keeneland – located in the heart of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region – home of the Kentucky Horse Park, the Lexington Convention Center, University of Kentucky, and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail – our Lexington hotel is on Newtown Pike at Exit 115 on I-75, close to all the big attractions, and is the perfect place to stay whether you’re here to get down to business or have some fun. Best of all, bring your furry friends for any trip because the Clarion Hotel in Lexington is also pet-friendly.

Reservations may not be made through the Horse Show office. To reserve a campsite at the Kentucky Horse Park for any of the horse shows, please call the Campground store at (800) 370-6416 or 859-259-4157 or email Sherry Logan at Be specific as to the show name and the dates you wish to stay. Check-in time is 2:00 p.m. and check-out is 12:00 noon. You must make arrangements with the Campground store if you plan to arrive earlier than 2:00 p.m. or stay later than 12:00 noon. Vehicles that are not removed from a campsite by check-out time will be towed.

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P. O. Box 11428
Lexington, KY 40575-1428
859-233-0492 (phone)
859-233-0495 (fax)

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