Sharn Wordley Takes Home More Top Honors in Ky!

 31 July 2017     No Comments

Press Release Courtesy of Ky Horse Shows LLC.    
Lexington Ky, July 30, 2017 – The final day of the Kentucky Summer Horse Show got off to a fast start this morning with the $10,000 Bluegrass Classic Speed class held in Rolex Stadium. Sharn Wordley was the first rider in the ring on Famoso D’ Ive Z and laid down a blistering pace that proved to be unbeatable by the other horse and rider combination. Wordley completed the course in a time of 70.444 seconds, a full 10 seconds faster than runner up Nicole Shahinian on Cassi who finished the class in a time of 81.033 seconds.
Sharn Wordley on Famoso D’ Ive Z
To say that Sharn Wordley has had a busy week at the Kentucky Summer Horse Show would be an understatement. The New Zealand Olympian has had three horses in both the $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic as well at Saturday night’s $50,000 Rood & Riddle Grand Prix and has other horses showing in divisions throughout the horse park. Earlier in the week, Wordley piloted Famoso D’ Ive Z to a win in the $5,000 Open Jumper 1.40m, but has since been unable to recreate their top place finish until Sunday. Nicole Shahinian of Wellington, Florida, has also had multiple horses showing in the top classes this week and has consistently placed in the top three spots. Placing second to Wordley today was a repeat for of the $5,000 Open Jumper for Shahinian-Simpson as well.

Sharn Wordley
On his plan for the speed class:
“Famoso D’ Ive Z is an extremely fast horse but there is no point in going fast if you don’t need to because you have to consider preserving your horse. That being said, it is hard when you are going first because if you want to win you have to lay it all on the line and that’s the position I was in this morning. Luckily it worked out for us just the way I planned.”