Kent Farrington: talent and expertise
A top rider, young horses trainer and riding teacher, the American’s career is constantly growing.
American Olympic silver medallist Kent Farrington is the new leader of the Longines Rankings. He reached this ambitious top for the first time. Born in Chicago, 36-year-old, Farrington is a member of the US squad that took team silver at last year’s Rio Olympic Games and individual fifth place riding Voyeur; he has featured prominently in the rankings since 2013. In the last seasons he has had a great run of form, collecting a number of wins and placements such as a 5* victory in Antwerp with Sherkan D’Amaury and a win in Miami and second in Shanghai with Creedance and last but not least the victory of Grand Prix of CSI5* of Windsor with Sherkan D’Amaury repeating the victory of the same Grand Prix of 2016 edition, victory obtained with Creedance.
Farrington is based in Wellington, Florida, since 2012 and has built up a strong string of 5* horses, as well as young talented horses. He is a five-time FEI World Cup™ Jumping finalist, he also won team bronze at the Toronto 2015 Pan-American Games with Gazelle, team bronze at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy with Voyeur and team gold at the 2011 Pan-Am Games in Guadalajara with Uceko. In 2015 Farrington was the first American rider to win the Rolex Top Ten Final.