LOS ANGELES SEPT 29 > OCT 2, 2016 Long Beach Convention Center
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Kent Farrington is known as one of the quickest riders of the circuit and is currently USA’s top world-ranked rider. Born in Chicago, he started riding at age 8 in a carriage stable. When he was 21 years old he won the Maxine Beard Award that is given to a rider having the potential to represent the United States in international competition. Motivated and talented, the young rider won his first Grand Prix three years later (Saugerties, New York). In 2011 he was part of the gold winning team in the Pan Am Games and claimed victory twice in the US Open CSIO5*, the King George Cup, the Presidents Cup, Devon Grand Prix, Hampton Classic and various speed competitions. His horsemanship has been recognized in 2006 when he was rewarded Trainer of the Year, his mount Madison Horse of the Year and he also was the runner-up for Rider of the Year. In 2014 he obtained the bronze medal at WEG in Normandy. Consistently ranked as one of the top ten riders in the world,  Kent Farrington won six 5* Grand Prix these past two years with three different horses: Voyeur, Gazelle and Creedance. He is one of the American riders which goes really often in Europe to confront the other top ten riders in international competitions. He was part of the USA Team in Rio last summer to obtain the Olympic silver team medal.  
* Individual gold medallist at the Pan American Games of Guadalajara in 2011 (Uceko)
* Team bronze medallist at the WEG in Normandy 2014 (Voyeur)
* 1st at the Grand Prix of Barcelona 2014 (Voyeur)
* 2nd of the Grand Prix in Aachen 2014 (Voyeur)
* 6th of the LGCT Grand Prix in  Miami 2015 (Voyeur)
* Winner of the LGCT Grand Prix in Hamburg 2015 (Voyeur)