Lexington, KY – July 29, 2021 – On Thursday evening, the nation’s top athletes gathered at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Rolex Stadium in hopes of securing the win in the $25,000 Kentucky Summer Classic Grand Prix during the Kentucky Summer Horse Show. Saving the best for last, Brazil’s Celso Ariani and Ukulman De La Nutria topped an eight-horse jump-off by almost three seconds as the final pair in the ring. Daisy Farish and RMF Retro placed second, while Kaitlin Campbell and Dandy rounded out the top three.
Christopher Payne Pulls Out Hat Trick Earning Three Championship Titles
After picture-perfect rides in the hunter arena at the Kentucky Summer Horse Show (KSHS), Christopher Payne emerged with not one, but two championship ribbons in the StoneLea ring on Thursday morning. Payne piloted two Still Water Farm LLC entries, Gratitude and Reign, to take multiple top-three placings in the combined Green Hunter and High Performance Conformation Hunter division as well as the Green 3’6” Hunter division, respectively. Payne put the cherry on top by claiming the Hagyard Grand Professional Hunter Champion, presented by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, on Imagine after beating a competitive pack of 34 entries to take home top honors in the Green 3’0” Hunter division.
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