Kent Farrington is always in ‘pole position’
Kent Farrington and Voyeur won the FEI World Cup Gran Prix Jumping Toronto
The world’s top-ranked rider Kent Farrington and his 2016 Olympic Games partner Voyeur topped the $150,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Toronto at a milestone 95th edition of the prestigious Royal Winter Agricultural Fair, the only indoor competition in Canada. Farrington and his 15-year-old (almost sixteen!) KWPN gelding bay (Tolano van’t Riethof x Goodwill) won with a final time of 35.51 seconds. “Voyeur’s really been a career horse for me - Farrington said - the Nusz family (owner) have been long-term supporters of my career and bought Voyeur for me with the hope that he’d be a Champion horse for me. He has been-every bit of it and more. Tonight he really showed why he’s special. I think what you’re seeing is a horse that I know really well. I know his weak points, and I know his strengths. I’m very confident in him to do what he can do. My strategy was to put pressure on the last two so that they were really going to have to try. It’s a great partnership, and I hope he still has some more wins down the road also.” The victory is Farrington’s first this season on the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League. The League resumes on the west coast in Las Vegas (USA) on Saturday, 18 November 2017. The next east coast event is in Palm Beach (USA) on Sunday, 4 February 2017.