Athlete

Kent Farrington

Born: December 28, 1980
Hometown: Wellington, Florida

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Most Recent Highlights:
  • Won the Altagas Cup with Aron S and Scotiabank Cup with Gazelle at the Spruce Meadows ‘Continental’ CSI5* Tournament
  • Won the Bantrel Cup and the ATB Financial Cup with Gazelle at the Spruce Meadows ‘National’ CSI5* Tournament presented by Rolex
  • Team Silver tie in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ presented by Longines with Voyeur at CSIO5* Rome

Kent Farrington and Voyeur (FEI/Arnd Bronkhorst/Pool Pic)
Kent Farrington and Voyeur (FEI/Arnd Bronkhorst/Pool Pic)
Kent Farrington began riding at the age of eight after he saw a picture of his mother on a horse and wanted to try it himself. He started taking weekly lessons at a carriage barn in downtown Chicago and soon graduated from riding carriage horses in the city to racing ponies and retraining ex-racehorses in the suburbs.  Farrington had an outstanding Junior and Young Rider career, winning the Eiser/Pessoa National Equitation Medal Finals in 1998 and Team Gold at the North American Young Riders Championship and the Washington International Equitation Medal in 1999.

Farrington turned professional in 1999 when he accepted a job with four-time British Olympian Tim Grubb, and began working with two-time U.S. Olympian Leslie Howard a few years later. In his first three years as a professional, Farrington earned over $1 million in prize money and received the Maxine Beard Award, presented to young riders who are talented in the sport of show jumping and also show great potential to represent the U.S. in Nations Cup competitions and international championships, in 2001.

Farrington quickly made a name for himself at the top level of the sport, including numerous Grand Prix wins and Nations Cup appearances. He represented the U.S. in his first international championship with Uceko at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, helping the U.S. Team earn the Gold medal. Farrington partnered with Voyeur to aid the U.S. in a Team Bronze-medal finish at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. At the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, Farrington rode Gazelle and again helped the U.S. earn Team Bronze.

Major Accomplishments:
2016
  • Won the $200,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping with Uceko at the Wellington Masters
  • Won the $35,000 Suncast 1.50M Championship with Creedance during week 10 of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF)
  • Won the $86,000 Suncast 1.50M Championship with Gazelle during week 11 of the WEF
  • Won the 130,000 Tryon Spring 3 Grand Prix and the $35,000 1.50M Suncast Welcome with Gazelle at the Tyron Spring 3 Horse Show
  • Won the Kingdom of Bahrain Grand Prix and the Kingdom of Bahrain Stakes for the King’s Cup with Creedance at the Royal Windsor Horse Show CSI4*
2015
  • Won the $85,000 Salamander Hotels & Resorts Grand Prix with Blue Angel during week 6 of the WEF
  • Won the $85,000 Suncast 1.50M Classic with Waomi during week seven of the WEF
  • Won the $85,000 Suncast 1.50M Classic with Willow during week nine of the WEF
  • Won the $85,000 Suncast 1.50M Classic with Willow and placed second $127,000 Engel & Volkers CSI4* Grand Prix with Gazelle during week 11 of the WEF
  • Won the $100,000 Suncast 1.50M Classic with Waomi during week 12 of the WEF
  • Won two CSI5* classes with Blue Angel and one with Waomi at the Longines Golbal Champions Tour (GCT) CSI5* Shanghai
  • Won the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix presented by H&M with Voyeur and a CSI5* class with Belle Fleur 8 at the Longines GCT CSI5* Hamburg
  • Won CSIO5* classes with Cha Cha Cha 7 and Waomi at CSIO5* Rome
  • Won the $400,000 RBC Grand Prix presented by Rolex with Voyeur during the Spruce Meadows CSI5* 'National' CSI5* Tournament
  • Won the $126,000 Scotiabank Cup with Gazelle at the Spruce Meadows 'Continental' CSI5* Tournament
  • Won the $50,000 Lafarge Cup with Uceko at the Spruce Meadows 'North American' CSI5* Tournament
  • Won the $400,000 Pan American Cup presented by Rolex with Voyeur at the Spruce Meadows ‘Pan American’ CSI5* presented by Rolex
  • Team Bronze with Gazelle at the Pan American Games
  • Won the Prix Hotel Royal Emeraude with Willow at CSI5* Dinard
  • Won the Longines International Grand Prix of Ireland with Uceko at CSIO5* Dublin
  • Won the $210,000 Tourmaline Oil Cup and the $85,000 Akita Drilling Cup with Uceko at the Sprue Meadows ‘Masters’ CSIO5* Tournament
  • Won the $250,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Lexington with Voyeur and the $130,000 CP Grand Prix with Willow at the CP National Horse Show
2014
  • Won the $125,000 Trump Invitational CSI2* presented by Rolex with Blue Angel at the Trump Invitational
  • Won the $84,000 Salamander Hotels & Resorts Grand Prix and the $34,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Round VI with Blue Angel during week six of the FTI Consulting WEF
  • Won the $125,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Round IX with Voyeur during week nine of the FTI Consulting WEF
  • Represented the U.S. in the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final with Voyeur, winning the second leg of the Final
  • Won the MAG-JLY Small Grand Prix with Blue Angel at CSIO5* Rome
  • Won the Prix SBM Le Casino with Willow at CSI5* Monaco
  • Won the $210,000 ATCO Power Queen Elizabeth II Cup with Voyeur and the $85,000 Progress Energy Cup with Uceko at the Spruce Meadows ‘North American’ CSI5* Tournament presented by Rolex
  • Won the $400,000 Pan American Cup presented by Rolex with Uceko at the Spruce Meadows ‘Pan American’ CSI5* Tournament presented by Rolex
  • Won the Prize of Europe with Voyeur and placed second in the Rolex Grand Prix of Aachen with Blue Angel at CSIO5* Aachen
  • Won the Serpentine Speed Stakes sponsored by TRI Equestrian with Blue Angel and placed second in the Longines International Grand Prix of Ireland with Uceko at CSIO5* Dublin
  • Won the Grand Prix with Willow at CSI3* Wolvertem
  • Team Bronze with Voyeur at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
  • Won the $50,000 Telus Cup with Blue Angel at the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ CSIO5* Tournament
  • Won the Battle of Nations with Blue Angel and the City of Los Angeles Trophy with Willow at the Los Angeles Masters
  • Won the $40,000 PA Big Jump with Willow at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show
  • Won the Grand Prix of Barcelona with Uceko and represented the Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Final with Voyeur at CSIO5* Barcelona
  • Won the $45,000 Open Jumper Welcome Stake and $45,000 Open Jumper Faults Converted with Waomi at the National Horse Show
2013
  • Won the $100,000 Trump Invitational CSI2* Grand Prix with Dynamo at the Trump Invitational
  • Team Gold in the $75,000 FEI Nations Cup CSIO4* presented by G&C Farm with Uceko and won the $150,000 CSIO4* Grand Prix presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty with Blue Angel at CSIO4* Wellington
  • Won the Hagyard Lexington Classic with Venus at the Kentucky Spring Classic Horse Show
  • Won the $400,000 CN Reliability Grand Prix World Cup Qualifier with Uceko and the $33,000 ATB Financial Cup with Blue Angel at the Spruce Meadows ‘National’ CSI5* Tournament
  • Won $35,000 G&C Farm Cup with Zafira at the Spruce Meadows ‘Pan American’ CSI5* Tournament
  • Won the Telefonica Grand Prix with Voyeur at CSI4* La Coruña
  • Won the JLT Dublin Stakes and Team Bronze in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ presented by Longines with Blue Angel at CSIO5* Dublin
  • Won the $250,000 FTI Consulting Grand Prix World Cup Qualifier with Zafira at the Hampton Classic
  • Won the $125,000 Suncor Energy Cup and the $50,000 Akita Drilling Cup with Blue Angel at the Spruce Meadows 'Masters' CSIO5* Tournament
  • Won the $50,000 Hermès Classic with Willow at the American Gold Cup
  • Won the Hagyard Equine Institute “The Betsy” Lexington with Willow at The Kentucky National Horse Show
  • Won the New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix with Blue Angel at the New Albany Classic
  • Won the President's Cup Grand Prix CSI3*-W presented by Events DC and the $33,000 Open Jumper classe with Blue Angel at the Washington International Horse Show
  • Won the $50,000 Open Speed class with Blue Angel at the Alltech National Horse Show
  • Won the Credit Suisse Grand Prix with Willow and the Champions’ Challenge with Blue Angel at CSI5* Geneva
2012
  • Won the $32,000 WEF Challenge Round V with Uceko during week five of the FTI Consulting WEF
  • Won the $32,000 WEF Challenge Round VII with Voyeur during week seven of the FTI Consulting WEF
  • Won the $200,000 CN Reliability Grand Prix World Cup Qualifier and the $32,000 ATB Financial Cup with Uceko at the Spruce Meadows ‘National’ CSI5* Tournament
  • Won the $60,000 Investor’s Group Jumper Cup and the $32,000 Scotiabank Cup with Voyeur at the Spruce Meadows ‘Continental’ CSI5* Tournament
  • Won the $32,000 Pepsi Challenge with Venus at the Spruce Meadows ‘North American’ CSI5* Tournament
  • Won the $250,000 FTI Grand Prix World Cup Qualifier with Voyeur at the Hampton Classic
  • Won the $100,000 Encana Cup with Uceko at the Spruce Meadows 'Masters' CSIO5* Tournament
  • Won the $85,000 Prix de Penn National World Cup Qualifier with Uceko at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show
2011
  • Won the $31,500 Green Cove Springs Welcome Stake with Up Chiqui at the the Jacksonville International Horse Show
  • Won the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix with Up Chiqui at the Ocala Winter Festival
  • Won the $30,000 G&C Farm 1.45M class with Valhalla during week nine of the FTI Consulting WEF
  • Won the $100,000 Deluca Toyota Tundra Grand Prix with Top Gun at the Ocala Winter Celebration
  • Won the $30,000 G&C Farm 1.45M class with Up Chiqui during week 11 of the FTI WEF
  • Won the $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational Grand Prix with Uceko at the Gene Mische American Invitational
  • Won the $55,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix CSI2* with Uceko at the Kentucky Spring Horse Show
  • Won the $55,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix CSI2* and Hagyard Lexington Classic CSI2* with Uceko at the Kentucky Spring Classic Horse Show
  • Won the $31,000 ATB Financial Cup with Uceko and the $31,000 Prairie Mines Cup with Valhalla at the Spruce Meadows ‘National’ CSI5* Tournament
  • Won the Longines King George V Gold Cup and Team Bronze in the Nations Cup with Uceko at CSIO5* Hickstead
  • Won the $75,000 Grand Prix with Calvin Van Het Wuitenshof at The Jumper Classic
  • Team Gold with Uceko at the 2011 Pan American Games
  • Won the Faults Converted class with Up Chiqui at the Alltech National Horse Show
2010
  • Won the $30,000 Green Cove Springs Welcome Stake with Up Chiqui at the Jacksonville International Horse Show
  • Won the $50,000 EMO Grand Prix with Up Chiqui at the Ocala Winter Classic
  • Won the $75,000 Evergreen Invitational Grand Prix with Up Chiqui at the Evergreen Invitational Horse Show
  • Won the New Albany Invitational Grand Prix with Up Chiqui at the New Albany Invitational
  • Won the $30,000 Open Jumper class with Up Chiqui at the Washington International Horse Show
  • Won the $30,000 Duke Children’s Benefit Grand Prix with Vanhattan at the Jump for the Children Hunter Jumper Benefit
2007
  • Won the Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Championships with Up Chiqui

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