Tim Goguen Earns Grand Open Hunter Championship Aboard Expression Z



Lexington, Ky – May 18, 2017 – After two days of competition in the Stonelea Ring to kick off the Kentucky Spring Classic, Tim Goguen beat out close competitor Kelley Farmer for the coveted title of Grand Open Hunter Champion on Thursday afternoon. Scoring four out of five blue ribbons in the High Performance Hunter Division, Goguen sealed two division championships, the High Performance and Green Hunter 3’6, and ultimately the Grand Championship aboard 6-year-old Dutch Warmblood, Expression Z.

Sponsored by Visse Wedell of Wedell Real Estate, the Grand Open Hunter Championship is awarded to the combination that receives the highest number of points in their respective division. Posing the greatest competition for Goguen’s chance at the title was Kelley Farmer who had top placings with Discretion in the Conformation Hunter and It’s Me in the Green Hunter 3’9.

Tim Goguen and Expression Z claim the Grand Open Hunter Championship on Thursday.

Goguen and Belhaven Stables, LLC’s Expression Z both stood out and received praise from respected hunter judges Rob Bielefeild and Shane George for their consistency in the High Performance and Green Hunter 3’6 during the Kentucky Spring Classic. The pair produced memorable and beautiful performances in each round, capturing top honors throughout both divisions.

Goguen of Lexington, Kentucky, has earned continual success in the hunter ring, particularly excelling in the High Performance Working Hunter division. Professional hunter riders will take to the Stonelea ring once again this Saturday for the greatly anticipated USHJA National Hunter Derby, the highlight of the week.


Tim Goguen

On Expression Z :

“She went so well this week! Last week she was a little nervous, but she was really put together this week. She is a great horse and great jumper.”

Judge Rob Bielefeild

On Tim Goguen’s Rounds:

“Tim was very consistent throughout the division. He rode great; soft, positive, and the horse jumped beautifully. The horse has a very classic and beautiful jump.”


Conformation Hunter:

Champion: 839 / Cortese / Jeff Gogul / Stadium Horses, LLC
Reserve Champion: 1344 / Discretion / Kelley Farmer / Derby Alne LLC & Bibby Farmer

High Performance Hunter:

Champion: 378 / Expression Z / Tim Goguen / Belhaven Stables, LLC
Reserve Champion: 376 / Clever / Tim Goguen / Belhaven Stables, LLC

Green Hunter 3’9″

Champion: 1339 / It’s Me / Kelley Farmer / Bibby Farmer Hill
Reserve Champion: 1340 / Kodachrome / Kelley Farmer / Nina Moore

Green Hunter 3’6″

Champion: 378 / Expression Z / Tim Goguen / Belhaven Stables, LLC
Reserve Champion: 396 / Arturo / Jeff Gogul / Abby Wagner

Young Hunter 3′ & 3’3″

Champion: 72 / Enzo W / Christopher Payne / All Ferraris, LLC
Reserve Champion: 1125 / Ruby Tuesday / Hunter Holloway / Hays Investment Corp.