Coming off of his most recent win in the $216,000 U.S Open CSI3* Grand Prix at the Rolex Central Park Horse Show, USA’s Kent Farrington secured a 1st place finish in the $125,000 New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix CSI2* in Ohio.
On Sunday, September 24, 2017, 30 international horse and rider combinations took to the 14-obstacle-course designed by Great Britain’s Richard Jeffery. Six produced clear rounds to proceed to the jump-off track, with Farrington and the 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding Voyeur (Tolano Van’t Riethof x Goodwill) finishing in a leading time of 38.84s.
This was the 20th anniversary of The New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day, which has raised a total of $32 million to support family violence initiatives in central Ohio through The Center for Family Safety and Healing.
“We are so grateful for the support of the show jumping community, our sponsors, volunteers, community partners and fans who come out to spend the day in New Albany to help advance the efforts of The Center,” said Abigail Wexner, founder and host.
This marks Farrington’s third win in New Albany, having won with Up Chiqui in 2010 and in 2013 aboard Blue Angel.
“It was good to be back at New Albany, especially after today’s results,” said Kent Farrington. “The crowd is terrific and Voyeur jumped very well, even with the heat. I’m proud to post my third New Albany win and appreciate all that Abigail Wexner does to further the sport.”
Israel’s Daniel Bluman was a close 2nd on his own Sancha LS, finishing in 38.89s. With a time of 43.86s, USA’s Margie Engle finished in 3rd with the eight-year-old gelding Dicas.
The complete class results were as follows:
|RIDER||HORSE||FAULTS||TIME||J/O FAULTS||J/O TIME|
|2||Daniel Bluman||SANCHA LS||0||85.26||0||38.89|
|5||Michael Morrissey||LA LOPEZ 3||0||85.98||4||42.46|
|6||Samuel Parot||ROMANCE DU CRIOLO||0||80.75||8||39.54|
|8||Leslie Howard||DONNA SPECIALE||4||80.34|
|9||Kristen Vanderveen||EMHILAVSCA FORTUNA||4||81.6|
|10||Kevin Babington||DOUBLE O SEVEN 7||4||82.84|
|13||Andrew Bourns||CHS INCEPTION||4||86.96|
|14||Brittni Raflowitz||HILTON VAN DE BREEPOEL||5||87.66|
|15||McLain Ward||HH GIGI’S GIRL||5||89.02|
|16||Keean White||Z DIAMANTY||6||91.42|
|17||Alberto Michan||HANDY VAN HD||8||84.27|
|18||Alison Robitaille||SERISE DU BIDOU||8||85.19|
|21||Lauren Tisbo||CORIANDOLO DI RIBANO||9||89.06|
|22||Katherine Dinan||DOUGIE DOUGLAS||9||89.5|
|23||Brianne Goutal||VIVA COLOMBIA||10||91.34|
|27||Jonathan McCrea||D CAROLUS||13||104.06|
|9999||Paul O’Shea||SKARA GLEN’S PRESENCE||ret.|
|9999||Andrew Kocher||PROF DE LA ROQUE||ret.|
|9999||Adrienne Sternlicht||HOPE STREET||elim.|