Kent Farrington (Photo: Rolex Grand Slam / Ashley Neuhof)
USA’s Kent Farrington produced a lightning fast round aboard his notoriously fast mount, Creedance, to claim the Trophée de Genève at CHI Geneva. This victory secures Farrington’s spot in Sunday’s Rolex Grand Prix, where he will be hoping to emulate his success of 2017 and become the next Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping live contender.
How did you produce such a fast round?
I brought Creedance here because he is so fast and he does a lot by himself, so I just try to stay out of his way and let him go, which is usually the best plan. He’s actually won this class before, so he really knows what he’s doing and he showed that tonight.
You have had a lot of success at this Major; how does it feel to be back?
Yes, I think this is one of the best, if not the best show of the year. All the top riders, all the greatest horses are here, and every class feels important. Each class is hard to win and, of course, it’s part of the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping so it’s very special. I’m just really glad I have started off so well and hopefully we can keep it up.
Looking ahead to Sunday, which horse will you be riding in the Rolex Grand Prix?
The plan is to ride Gazelle. I am going to do the normal routine, let her get some small rounds under her belt for her confidence, and the go for it on Sunday.
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