Kent Farrington aids hurricane relief
The world Number 1 donates Central Park Prize Money to aid hurricane victims
American top rider Kent Farrington holds on the first position of Longines Ranking for a fifth consecutive month.
Ahead of victory of Grand Prix on Friday, September 22, 2017 at CSI3* Central Park Horse Show in New York, NY, riding the ten-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding Creedance, Kent Farrington pledged to donate any earnings acquired in the $216,000 U.S Open FEI CSI3* Grand Prix to a very worthy cause.
All prize money that Farrington earned in Grand Prix CSI3* in New York has been gifted to Direct Relief, benefitting the victims of recent natural disasters, and Hurricane Irma in particular. In its destruction from September 7-8, Irma devastated several countries in the Caribbean Sea before making its way to the state of Florida, where the Key Islands and western coastline received the brute end of the storm. Farrington owns a farm and bases out of Palm Beach County’s Wellington, Florida, which felt moderate impacts of Irma. “There has been tremendous damage, and although my facility in Wellington, Florida, wasn’t directly impacted, a lot of people weren’t as lucky,” Kent Farrington said. “While this prize money may not be a huge amount, I want to make a contribution to help those in their time of need. I spoke to my owners about it and they were supportive, so I hope to have some luck in tonight’s grand prix.” Congratulation Kent for your generous gesture!
Source Noelle Floyd Magazine