KENT FARRINGTON & CREEDANCE CLIMB TO THE TOP IN SCOTIABANK CUP CSI5* AT SPRUCE MEADOWS
Kent Farrington AND Creedance Climb to the Top in Scotiabank Cup CSI5* at Spruce Meadows
Kent Farrington and Creedance climbed to the top of the podium in the $133,700 Scotiabank Cup CSI5* during the Spruce Meadows ‘Continental’ CSI5*, presented by Rolex–the only qualifying competition for Sunday’s $400,000 Friends of the Meadows Grand Prix CSI5*.
Fifty-eight horse-and-rider combinations took part in the first round of the 1.55m competition with nineteen going clear and qualifying for the jump off. Ireland’s Darragh Kenny was in the lead for a brief moment, but Canada’s Eric Lamaze and his Olympic mount Fine Lady 5 took a commanding lead with a clear ride and time of 37.22 seconds.
With three rides left, Lamaze held the lead but Kent Farrington had been itching for a win this Summer Series and he wasn’t leaving anything on the table. Farrington, who owns Creedance with RGC Farm, made the task look easy. He and the 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding laid down an unbeatable time of 35.51 seconds. Eric Lamaze and Fine Lady 5 finished second while Lucy Deslauriers (USA) and Hester completed the podium with no penalties and a jump-off time of 37.77 seconds.
“Creedance has been a four-year project here at Spruce Meadows and at times it didn’t go very well. It feels great to come out tonight and beat the best in the world,” Farrington said.
Source: Press release from Spruce Meadows Media