Kent Farrington and Kaprice Secure the $137,000 EquiSafe Global Grand Prix CSI 3* Win

Kent Farrington and Kaprice ©SportFot

Mill Spring, NC – July 18, 2020 – In close finish, Kent Farrington (USA) and Kaprice secured victory in the $137,000EquiSafe Global Grand Prix CSI 3* atTryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), stopping the jump-off timers at 39.477 seconds. Nicole Shahinian-Simpson (USA) and Akuna Mattata, a 2008 Holsteiner mare (Quinar x Landwind II) owned by Carol Rosenstein and Silver Raven Farms, claimed second place with a clear jump-off score of 40.345 seconds, while Karen Polle (JPN) and her own With Wings, a 2003 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Larino x L.Ronald), sailed to third-place just milliseconds behind with a time of 40.695 seconds. 

Farrington and Kaprice, a 2010 Belgian Warmblood mare (Echo Van T Spieveld x Carthago) that Kent owns with Haity McNerney, bested a class of 37 entries and 10 jump-off contenders, sailing over jumps in the Ken Krome (USA)-designed course.

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Results from the $137,000 EquiSafe Global Grand Prix CSI 3*:
Horse Name, Year Breed gender (Sire x Dam Sire) Rider (COUNTRY), Owner: Faults/Faults/Time 

1. Kaprice, 2010 Belgian Warmblood mare (Echo Van T Spieveld x Carthago)Kent Farrington (USA), Kent Farrington and Haity McNerney: 0/0/39.477 

2. Akuna Mattata, 2008 Holsteiner mare (Quinar x Landwind II)Nicole Shahinian-Simpson (USA), Carol Rosenstein and Silver Raven Farms: 0/0/40.345 

3. With Wings, 2003 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Larino x L.Ronald)Karen Polle (JPN), Karen Polle: 0/0/40.695 

4. Chaqui Z, 2006 Belgian Warmblood stallion (Chacco-Blue x Quinar Z)Shane Sweetnam (IRL), Spy Coast Farm, LLC and Shane Sweetnam: 0/0/40.857 

5. Skara Glen’s Machu Picchu, 2007 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Silverstone x Matterhorn)Paul O’Shea (IRL), Frank Cunniffe and Machu Picchu Partners LLC: 0/0/42.083 

6. My Way, 2010 Oldenburger stallion (Mylord Carthago x Cassini II)Luiz Francisco De Azevedo (BRA) Hest Investment Fund Limited: 0/0/42.109 

7. Skyhorse, 2007 Belgium Warmblood gelding (Calvaro x Quidam de Revel)Lillie Keenan (USA), Chansonette Farm LLC: 0/0/45.202 

8. Chic Hin D Hyrencourt, 2008 Belgian Warmblood gelding (Taran de la Pomme x Elanville)Beezie Madden (USA), Abigail S Wexner: 0/4/41.051 

9. VDL Cartello, 2007 Holsteiner stallion (Cartani x Lord)Lorcan Gallagher (IRL), Heathman Farm LLC: 0/8/43.058 

10. Dez’ Ooktoff, 2008 Dutch Warmblood stallion (Colandro x Lys Rouge)Roberto Teran Tafur (COL), Roberto Teran Tafur: 0/17/60.132 

11. Verlano, 2010 Mecklenburg Warmblood gelding (Verdi TN x Chellano)Juan Ortiz (VEN), Stransky’s Mission Farms, Inc.: 1/77.79 

12. Quintessence, 2011 Holsteiner gelding (Unknown x Unknown)Doug Payne (USA), Jane Dudinsky: 4/68.97 

For full results from $137,000 EquiSafe Global Grand Prix CSI 3*,click here. 

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