ph. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
World No. 4 Kent Farrington continued his stellar weekend in China on Saturday with another five star win during the Longines Global Champions Tour Shanghai. The American rider tacked up Amalaya Investments’ Waomi, a 12 year old KWPN mare by Boreas, picking up €11,220 in prize money for taking first place.
On Friday afternoon in Shanghai, Farrington led the victory gallop with Blue Angel in the opening CSI5* class of the weekend’s competition.
Farrington’s time in the single-round class was well over a second faster than that of second-placed finisher Abdullah Al Sharbatly, finidhing in 56.33 seconds compared to Al Sharbatly’s 57.93 seconds.
Farrington has been riding Waomi since the fall of 2014, and began the season by picking up wins aboard the sharp bay mare during the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL.
The LGCT Shanghai continued the day’s competition with the Grand Prix of Shanghai CSI5*, and will conclude on Sunday afternoon with a pair of high-dollar show jumping competitions. Farrington is set to compete Waomi and Blue Angel in Sunday’s lineup.