Show Jumping

Kent Farrington Scratches Another Victory Off His To-Do List

Kent Farrington of USA riding Gazelle during the ATCO Queen Elizabeth II Cup at the North American show jumping tournament at Spruce Meadows.

When Kent Farrington makes a plan, he sticks to the schedule.

Earlier this week the world #1 ranked show jumper revealed his to-do list for the Spruce Meadows’ North American tournament in Calgary, Alberta.

First item on the list: develop his young mount Dublin to “jump bigger things.”

The 10-year-old Dutch gelding won the 1.50m Kubota Cup on Wednesday and was second in the AON Cup 1.50m on Thursday.

“I really think this is one of the best places in the world to produce horses to compete,” said Farrington. “I finished a long month here and my horses are better now than when they came.”

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Confidence grown? CHECK.

Second on the list: prep Voyeur to compete in Aachen next week.

On Thursday, Farrington and his Olympic partner posted a clear in Progress Energy Cup 1.55m, catching just a single rail in the jump off. It was good enough for 10th place and a ticket to Germany.

Fit for Aachen? CHECK.

Last but not least, win the ATCO Queen Elizabeth Cup 1.60m grand prix. Because obviously.

For the third time in four years, Farrington reigned supreme in the biggest class of the Spruce Meadows Summer Series. It’s a victory that “always feels good.”

Smiled Farrington. “What more could I ask for? It was a great day, big prize money, nice crowd, super course.”

Earn $165,000 pay check and retain the Queen E Cup title ? CHECK and CHECK.

Farrington also won the PxC Cup 1.55m on Wednesday with Uceko. Presumably that was on his to-do list as well.

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