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On the eve of the Rolex Top Ten Final, the USA’s Kent Farrington kicked off his return to Switzerland with a vengeance, winning the Credit Suisse Grand Prix Qualifier aboard Creedance. As one of only two double clear rides on the first day of the CHI Geneva CSI5*, Farrington recorded a strong start to the event.
U.S. Olympic team silver medalist Kent Farrington won the $75,000 GroupBy ‘Big Ben’ Challenge on Friday, November 11, to close out the CSI4*-W Royal Horse Show, held as part of the 94th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, ON.
Kent Farrington and his 2016 Rio Olympics mount Voyeur ran away with the victory in the fourth leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League. The current World No. 4 rider flawlessly executed a jump-off track with the Dutch Warmblood gelding to defeat a jump-off field of 14, claiming the win in the $250,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Lexington.
The 2016 American Gold Cup concluded after a full week of world-class show jumping competition with the highly anticipated $216,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping New York CSI4*-W. Equestrian fans and spectators gathered at Old Salem Farm and watched as Kent Farrington and Gazelle captured the American Gold Cup.
Nine total riders went clear under the flood lights over the twelve fence track that was set at 1.50m. First to go, Kent Farrington (USA) showed how to do it on the lovely Creedance (Lord Z x Notaris). Seven more riders followed up with clear rounds, and the audience was in for a treat with some of the world’s best ready to race against the clock. As it turned out, it would be all about Farrington.
Just one week after winning Team Silver at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, Kent Farrington kept his good form by winning the CHF 35,000 Prize Notenstein La Roche Private Bank AG aboard Gazelle and the Longines Grand Prix CSI5* of St. Moritz aboard Creedance.
Kent Farrington and Voyeur led off the U.S. effort with a great round, leaving all the jumps in the cups and picking up only a single time fault as the U.S. Show Jumping team clinched silver at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Kent Farrington, Lucy Davis and McLain Ward will all compete for the United States in Friday's individual clean-slate final.
After three rounds of competition in the International Ring at Spruce Meadows, USA’s Kent Farrington emerged victorious in the $500,000 ATCO Queen Elizabeth II Cup. The class was the highlight event of the ‘North American’ Tournament at Spruce Meadows and the final week of competition of the Summer Series.
Kent Farrington rode Gazelle to a thrilling win on Saturday, July 2nd in the $375,000 ‘Pan American’ Cup CSI5* presented by Rolex. Farrington is a perennial presence in prize giving ceremonies at Spruce Meadows, and the win today will result in the third consecutive year that his name is etched onto the ‘Pan American’ trophy.
Kent Farrington and Amalaya Investments’ Voyeur, a 2002 KWPN gelding, were named as one of four athlete-and-horse combinations to the U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team combination for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
The ‘Continental’ CSI 5* Tournament at the Spruce Meadows Summer Series featured exciting show jumping competition at the Meadows on the Green with Kent Farrington and Gazelle capturing the top prize in the Scotiabank Cup 1.55m as the only clear round. Farrington also captured the victory in the Altagas Cup 1.45m when he piloted Aron S to the win.
For the second night in a row, USA’s Kent Farrington, ranked No. 6 in the world, won the day’s highlight competition with Gazelle at CSI5* Spruce Meadows ‘National’ Tournament on Thursday, June 10th. Adding to an opening day win on Wednesday, Farrington took home victory in the ATB Financial Cup 1.55m, when he topped Germany’s Philipp Weishaupt on Chico 784 and Canada’s Eric Lamaze on Check Picobello Z.
Picking up yet another trophy from the Royal Windsor Horse Show in Windsor, England, Farrington claimed the trophy in both the feature grand prix classes of the week aboard a younger mount, Creedance, topping the Kingdom of Bahrain Stakes for the King’s Cup on May 14 and the Grand Prix for the Kingdom of Bahrain Trophy on May 15.
Kent Farrington (USA) piloted the talented Gazelle to another FEI victory at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), as the pair finished atop the leaderboard in the $130,000 Asheville Regional Airport Grand Prix CSI 3* in front of a large crowd of spectators. Farrington and Gazelle demonstrated their efficiency, finishing the short course in 37.367 seconds.
Week 11 of the 2016 Winter Equestrian Festival concluded on Sunday, March 27, featuring the $86,000 Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic, held on the derby field at The Stadium at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. For the second week in a row, the 1.50m win went to USA’s Kent Farrington, this time aboard his own and Robin Parsky’s Gazelle.
Week Ten of the 2016 Winter Equestrian Festival, sponsored by Horseware Ireland, concluded on Sunday, March 20, featuring the $35,000 Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic in the International Ring at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The class saw a win for Kent Farrington (USA) and RCG Farm’s and Farrington's Creedance, with Darragh Kenny (IRL) and Picolo in second, and Abdel Said (EGY) aboard Luron S Z third.
What started as a dreary and cold morning in Wellington turned into a sunny afternoon—perfect conditions for the final day of the inaugural CP Wellington Masters. Kent Farrington and Uceko topped a 14-horse jump-off to take the $200,000 FEI World Cup Jumping at Deeridge Farms, owned by the Jacobs family.
Rolex testimonee Kent Farrington was without question untouchable on Friday, December 11th, 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland when he blew past the top riders in the world to bring home the United States’ first-ever Rolex International Jumping Riders Club Rolex Top Ten Final.
Earlier this week, Kent Farrington sat in the press conference for the $130,000 CP Grand Prix, which he won aboard Amalaya Investments’ Willow, and discussed how he’d planned out the CP National Horse Show to best play to his mounts’ strengths.
When 15 horses qualified for the jump-off during the $130,000 CP Grand Prix, presented by Copernicus Stables, at the CP National Horse Show, it was clear that it would require more than just scope to win the day.
Kent Farrington claimed his fifth, five star victory this year at Spruce Meadows on Friday, September 11th in the $210,000 Tourmaline Oil Cup 1.60m aboard RCG Farm's Uceko.It was the exclamation point on an incredible summer season for the 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding (Celano x Koriander) and a win that for much of the class, Farrington didn’t even think he’d get.
Kent Farrington returned to Calgary, Canada on Wednesday, September 9th in the way he knows best – by winning with his veteran partner Uceko, owned by RCG Farm. Farrington, who has been partnered with the 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding (Celano x Koriander) since 2009, plans Uceko’s schedule carefully based on venues around the world that the scopey, long-strided gelding likes.
Kent Farrington and RCG Farm’s Uceko followed up on their secondplaced 2014 finish in the Longines International Grand Prix of Ireland to secure victory in the 2015 edition of the Royal Dublin Horse Show’s final international competition. It was with a touch of redemption that Farrington secured the win for the United States on the closing day of the 88th annual Royal Dublin Horse Show CSIO5* in Ireland.
The USA’s Kent Farrington got the result he wanted on the third day of competition at Jumping Dinard International CSI5* in Dinard, France with Amalaya Investments’ Willow. Over a two round competition in the €24,500 Prix Hotel Royal Emeraude CSI5* 1.50m, Farrington took first place over Wathelet and Riesling du Monselet of Belgium in a seven-horse jump-off. Allen and Belmonde placed 3rd for Ireland.
Over two days of international competition in Toronto, Canada, Kent Farrington’s and Robin Parksy’s Gazelle helped the United States secure Team Bronze during the 2015 Pan American Games. Farrington piloted the nine-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare in what was her first international team appearance, and was pleased with Gazelle’s performance over the two days of competition on July 22nd and 24th.
Kent Farrington and Amalaya Investments’ Voyeur concluded the Spruce Meadows ‘Pan American’ Tournament CSI 5* presented by Rolex, with a masterful win on Sunday. The competition in the $400,000 Pan American Cup presented by Rolex ended impressively as the three highest ranked American riders claimed top honors.
Friday night of the Spruce Meadows ‘North American’ Tournament saw the seasoned partnership of Kent Farrington and RCG Farm’s Uceko take a big win in the $50,000 Lafarge Cup. In second place by a slim one hundredth of a second was Eric Lamaze aboard Fine Lady 5 and 19-year-old Venezuelan phenom Emanuel Andrade and his horse Bon Jovi finished third with the only other double clear performance of the night.