Kent Farrington and Creedance WIN CSI5* AUDI PRIZE GRAND PRIX
KENT FARRINGTON AND CREEDANCE WIN CSI5* AUDI PRIZE GRAND PRIX
It was the perfect ending to a day full of great sport at the Brussels Stephex Masters, with world no. three Kent Farrington (USA) finishing first in the competitive CSI5* Audi Prize worth 35 000 Euro.
Nine riders went clear under the flood lights over the twelve fence track that was set at 1.50m. It was by far the triple combination at 11abc – placed by the in-gate – that caused the most problems, and again and again one or more of the elements here fell to the ground.
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. First into the ring for the jump-off, the American rider knew he had to put the pressure on and so he did with a fast round in 43.88 seconds.
However, Farrington had far from the ideal start to the Brussels Stephex Masters. “The first day for me was terrible,” explained Kent. “I fell off at number three, so obviously he improved and then he came back tonight and was more like his usual self. I actually was not trying to go full speed. I was trying to go smooth in the jump-off, but he is a naturally fast horse and just letting him go in his own pace is usually very competitive.”
“The horse is a real fighter,” Farrington said of his winning mount Creedance that also won the CSI5* Grand Prix in St. Moritz last weekend. “I don’t know what he can or can’t do, and I think time will tell. I am trying to produce him in a good way. I think no matter what, he is going to be very competitive – so I will let him tell me what his level is.”
Source: Brussels Stephex Masters