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Kelley Farmer and Handwritten

Handwritten and Dr. Kenneth Garber

Tim Goguen and Character

Tim Goguen and Character

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Handwritten Pens Successful Week With Kelley Farmer at Kentucky Summer Horse Show

Written by: Emily Riden
Client: Kentucky Horse Shows LLC
Release Date: 2014-07-24

Lexington, KY – June 24, 2014 – Kelley Farmer will forever have numerous fond memories of Bill Cooney, and she will always treasure the renowned trainer’s beautifully handwritten notes. Those carefully penned notes are what inspired the name Handwritten for the mount she rode to back-to-back blue ribbons in the First Year Green Hunters this morning at the Kentucky Summer Horse Show.

“Bill meant a lot to me,” Farmer said. “I have Scripted, and I said that when I have another one that’s that pretty and a good mover and a real horse, after Scripted, I said that should be the name.”

Farmer continued, “I said to Larry it has to be Bill’s type. It has to be that fancy. So when we got him it just seemed appropriate. He never got to seem him, but if he could pick out a type, that horse was the epitome of the type that he would love. It all fit together.”

Cooney would likely have been proud of the green, 6-year-old Oldbenburg gelding who really stepped up to the plate this week to take the First Year Green Hunter division reserve championship in one of his first times out competing at that height.

“What a good baby. He was great. We’re excited about him for next year,” Farmer said. “He’s a ham. He’s like a puppy dog. If he could get in your lap he would. There’s nothing harsh or rough or anything about him. “

Finishing ahead of Handwritten in the point standings and claiming the First Year Green Hunter championship was Truman, owned by Maypine Farm and shown by Christopher Payne.

Payne also rode to a division reserve championship with Second Year Green Hunter Channing, owned by Susan Moriconi. Claiming the championship in the division was Character, owned by Belhaven Stables, LLC and ridden by Tim Goguen.

“He went really well here today; he rode beautifully,” Goguen said. “He was looking for the fences, and he jumped them well. He’s had four weeks off, and he came back really well this week. It’s nice to bring him back here along with the other ones. I’ve had a couple other ones who’ve had some time off who will start showing here next year. “

Goguen continued, “He’s pretty easy, and he’s pretty uncomplicated. I have a feeling I may start doing him in the derbies. We’ll see what happens.”

Hunter competition at the Kentucky Summer Horse Show continues tomorrow beginning at 8 a.m. and includes the start of the Amateur-Owner Hunters, the Children’s Hunters and the Junior Hunters. 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.

To learn more about the Kentucky Summer Horse Show please visit


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