Kent Farrington, winner of the Credit Suisse Grand Prix at CHI Geneva CSI5*. ph: CHI Geneva
On the night of Friday, December 8, 2017, World No. 1 Kent Farrington and his top dog Voyeur took home 1st place honors in the Credit Suisse Grand Prix at CHI Geneva CSI5*. The feat, which qualified Farrington for Sunday’s Rolex Grand Prix, took place at the Palexpo convention center in Geneva, Switzerland.
Switzerland’s Gérard Lachat, Louis Konickx of The Netherlands, Italy’s Marco Cortinovis, and Cédric Longis of France designed the 13-obstacle-course that saw 50 horse and rider combinations.
The Italian Emilio Bicocchi was the first to qualify for the jump-off, followed by 21 combinations. In the jump-off, Israel’s Daniel Bluman set the mark high with a speedy time of 37.06s. He would finish the night in an eventual 2nd place aboard the 14-year-old SLS mare Sancha LS (Chin Chin x Polydor).
Farrington and the 15-year-old KWPN gelding (Tolano van’t Riethof x Goodwill) achieved the fastest time of 36.42s to secure the win. Coming off of their 1st place finish in Thursday’s 1.55m Credit Suisse Geneva Classic, Harrie Smolders of The Netherlands and the 13-year-old KWPN gelding Zinius (Nabab de Reve x Kannan) closed out the podium placings in 3rd.
All riders who qualified for the jump-off as well as the four following places have secured a ticket for Sunday’s feature event.
The full results can be viewed here.