Samuel Parot and Quick Du Pottier Fly To Victory in $35,000 1.45m CSI – 3* Welcome Speed at Kentucky Spring Horse Show

Lexington, KY – May 10, 2017 – Chilean athlete Samuel Parot rode Quick De Pottier to a blue-ribbon finish in the $35,000 FEI Welcome Speed 1.45m to kick off the first week of the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows at the Kentucky Horse Park. Parot blazed through the timers in a time of 58.590 to beat 38 other competitors who joined him in the Rolex Arena. Bull Run’s Faustino, ridden by Kristen Vanderveen, was a close second to Parot, finishing the course in a speedy 59.180.
Parot, who is known internationally as an fast and fearless rider, proved yet again that he is a force to be reckoned with and has a string of very competitive horses. The Kentucky Spring Horse Show is the first show back for Parot, who had a successful winter season at the Winter Equestrian Festival which included winning the $86,000 Suncast 1.50m Grand Prix with Quick Du Pottier. The 13-year-old Selle Francais gelding (Hurlevent De Breka x Cuba) was the second mount for Parot in the opening speed class today and they were in perfect sync over the 14-obstacle course, designed by Marina Azevedo.
The top five spots were rounded out by Aaron Vale on his horses, Quidam’s Good Luck and Carlo, followed by Andrew Welles on Boo Van Het Kastanjehof. Competition will resume in the Rolex Arena tomorrow morning at 8:00 am with the 7-Year Old Young Jumpers. Later the $35,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic kicks off the Hagyard Challenge Series where athletes will vie for valuable points towards the Leading Rider Bonus.
Sameul Parot on Quick Du Pottier


Samuel Parot

On The Difference Between His Two Rounds:

“This horse is very fast. The other horse I went fast too but made a mistake in the last line. I tried to go in 6 but I decided to do 7 at the last minute. The second time I decided to do the 7 early and it worked out perfectly.”

On Showing in Lexington:

“I love showing in Kentucky. It is a nice city, nice place, with nice people – just that easy”
$35,000 Welcome Speed 1.45m CSI-3*
1. Quick Du Pottier / Samuel Parot / Samuel Parot / 58.590
2 Bull Run’s Faustino / Kristen Van Der Veen / Bull Run Jumpers / 59.180
3 Quidam’s Good Luck / Aaron Vale / Troy Glaus / 59.680

4 Carlo / Aaron Vale / North Face Farm / 60.710
5 Boo Van Het Kastanjehof / Andrew Welles / Peter Welles / 60.760

6 Zara Leandra / Pablo Barrios / Pablo Barrios / 61.140
7 Rye Val De Mai / Sharn Wordley / Sharn Wordley / 61.520

8  Lady Maria BH / Amanda Derbyshire / Gochman Sport Horse LLC / 61.650

9  Catypso / Eric Navet / Signe Ostby / 62.120
10 Warinde B / Lauren Hester / Hester Equestrian LLC / 62.620
Goguen and Stewart Come Out on Top in the High Performance Working Hunter
Lexington, Ky. – May 10, 2017 – As the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows begins at the Kentucky Horse Park, Hunter competitors are eager to secure a division championship. Tim Goguen aboard Clever, a 7-year-old Warmblood gelding, claimed the blue ribbon during the first round of the High Performance Working Hunter class with a score of 84. The country’s top hunters took their turn in the beautiful Stonelea Ring over courses designed by Bobby Murphy. Kelley Farmer finished just two points behind Goguen to secure second place aboard True Enough, owned by Kent Farrington & Derby Lane, LLC. Meagan Murray-Tenuta and Becky Price’s Editorial picked up third place with a score of 81.
Scott Stewart and Catch Me, winners of the 2017 World Champion Hunter Spectacular at the Winter Equestrian Festival, dominated round two with a score of 87. Stewart has shown the 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding since he debuted in the First Year Green Hunters. Farmer and True Enough were again not far behind and scored 84 to secure second place. Meagan Murray-Tenuta and Editorial received an 81 to round out the top three once again. On Thursday, the division champion will be announced after the handy class and under saddle portion is completed.
Scott Stewart and Catch Me


Tim Goguen 
On the Round:

“My strategy with Clever was to keep it smooth throughout the entire round. He was a little bit nervous, but he just needed to take a breath and jump around a couple times and then he was good. I was happy with him, he tried and it went well.”
On Lexington:

“The restaurants in downtown Lexington are great. It’s a great town to hang out in for the summer and Kentucky Horse Park is a great facility, it’s fantastic.”
Class 20, High Performance Working Hunter
1. Clever / Tim Goguen / Belhaven Stables LLC / 84
2. True Enough / Kelley Farmer / Kent Farrington & Derby Lane LLC / 82
3. Editorial /  Meagan Murray-Tenuta / Becky Price / 77
4. Cameo / Scott Stewart / Betsee Parker / 68
5. Expression Z / Tim Goguen / Belhaven Stables LLC / 55
6. Catch Me / Scott Stewart / Gochman Sport Horse LLC / 45
7. Point Being / Kelley Farmer / Derby Lane LLC & Kensel LLC / 30
Class 21, High performance Working Hunter
1. Catch Me / Scott Stewart / Gochman Sport Horse LLC / 87
2. True Enough / Kelley Farmer / Kent Farrington & Derby Lane LLC / 84
3. Editorial / Megan Murray-Tenuta / Becky Price / 81
4. Expression Z / Tim Goguen / Belhaven Stables LLC / 80

5. Cameo / Scott Stewart / Betsee Parker / 78

6. Clever / Tim Goguen / Belhaven Stables LLC / 74

7. Point Being / Kelley Farmer / Derby Lane LLC & Kensel LLC / 70



Events: 2017 Kentucky Spring Horse Shows series

What: The 2017 Kentucky Spring Horse Shows series includes two weeks of top hunter/jumper competitions during the month of May. The Kentucky Horse Shows series is the host of the Hagyard Challenge series and the USHJA National Hunter Derby series.

Where: The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ and home to the United States Equestrian Federation.


$35,000 Welcome Speed CSI3*
$35,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic CSI3*
$130,000 Hollow Creek Farm Grand Prix CSI3*
$25,000 Hollow Creek Under 25 Grand Prix
$40,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix
WCHR Recognized Hunter Competition
$15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
$5,000 World Equestrian Center/Kentucky Horse Shows USHJA National Hunter Derby

$35,000 Welcome Speed CSI3*
$35,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic CSI3*
$130,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix CSI3*
$25,000 Under 25 Grand Prix
$40,000 Bluegrass Grand Prix
5,000 World Equestrian Center/Kentucky Horse Shows USHJA National Hunter Derby

Sponsors: A special thanks to the generous sponsors of the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows series: Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Hollow Creek Farm, CWD, World Equestrian Center, Hallway Feeds, Audi of Lexington, FarmVet, Johnson Horse Transportation, Visse Wedell, Envisian LLC, Equithrive, Dietrich Equine Insurance Services, TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program Inc., GGT Footing, Winners Circle Trailer Sales and Service and the official hotel, the Clarion.

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

Parking: Horse show exhibitors may purchase a weekly parking pass at the main horse park entrance for $15. Dogs are permitted at the Kentucky Horse Park on a leash.

Directions: The Kentucky Horse Park is located eight miles Northeast of Lexington, Kentucky, at Exit 120 on Interstate 75.

Before show – Phone: 859-233-0492; Email: 
During Show – Phone: 859-281-7979; Fax: 859-231-6097

Stabling: Call Pat Duncan 503-510-8797
Stable office:
Before show – Phone: 843-269-4737
During Show – Phone: 859-255-0605

Prize list advertising: Email Cindy Bozan at or call 859-608-3709

Email Cindy Bozan at or call 859-608-3709

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

Hotels: Clarion Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn North)
Phone: 859-233-0512
Approximately four miles away from the horse show, 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 two double bed, two queen bed, king rooms or suites and exceptional amenities such as our free hot breakfast buffet. 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.

Campground reservations: 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 Ryan McGaughey at Be specific as to the show name and the dates you wish to stay. Check-in time is 2 p.m. and checkout is noon. You must make arrangements with the Campground Store if you plan to arrive earlier than 2 p.m. or stay later than noon. Vehicles that are not removed from a campsite by checkout time will be towed.

Management: Kentucky Horse Shows LLC
P. O. Box 11428
Lexington, KY 40575-1428
859-233-0492 (phone)
859-233-0495 (fax)
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