American jockey and winner of the CN Reliability Grand Prix World Cup qualifier at Spruce Meadows this summer for the second year in a row, Kent Farrington has jumped into the World’s top ten after the latest publication of the 2013 Longines World Rankings.
Kent Farrington launched himself into international recognition in 2008 when he won three World Cup qualifying Grand Prix’s in one year aboard the talented Up Chiqui. Following 2008, Kent Farrington and Uceko started to draw international attention as a possible strong US combination for the future but it was not until 2011 that they won their first international title together in Tampa, Florida. Following a strong year in 2011 for Farrington, Kent went on to win in Guadalajara, Mexico with Team USA and by this time, it was clear that Farrington would be a name known synonymously with top international show jumping.
All of a sudden, Kent’s international results doubled and his profile on FEI became rather saturated with top results from through out the world of show jumping including WEF in Florida, Spruce Meadows in Calgary and the FEI Rolex World Cup Finals in ‘sHertogenbosch, the Netherlands. After joining fellow American riders on the Global Champions Tour and maintaining a strong presence in Florida for the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival every year, it seems that now Kent insists to remain in the world’s top ten, having launched himself into eighth position from his previous number twelve spot.
Having won the CN Reliability Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows for the second year in a row, winning the La Coruna Grand Prix in Spain after a truly incredible jump off revered by his peers with his newly acquired bay Voyeur, and leading Team USA to victory this week in Bratislava, Slovakia as Chef d’Equipe it seems that Kent Farrington is finding tranquility at the top.
Now with an incredibly strong string of international mounts including Voyeur, Uceko, Blue Angel and Zafira, it seems evident that Kent wishes to surge forward with top international results no more then right now.
We congratulate Kent on his number eight position in the world and wish him the very best of results for the remaining season.