Kent Farrington Flies to First in CSI2* Two-Phase in Traverse City

Kent Farrington and Chato Lou. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

Edited Press Release

Earlier in the day, Kent Farrington (USA) did what he does best, scoring a victory in the CSI2* Two-Phase with Chato Lou. With Haity McNerney’s 9-year-old Oldenburg gelding (Chacco Blue x Dobel’s Cento), Farrington sped around Alan Wade’s (IRL) speed phase in 30.16 seconds and could not be caught.

“You can’t really go slow with Chato Lou; he goes fast no matter what,” Farrington said of his ride, who has already scored him several FEI wins in their first year of partnership. “He’s competitive, he’s incredibly fast, and he’s got a lot of blood.”

Farrington has topped classes in Traverse City from the national grand prix level to the CSI5* grand prix level, and he is back to defend his 2019 American Gold Cup title, secured during the event’s inaugural year in Northern Michigan.

Kent Farrington (USA) and Chato Lou in their winning presentation. Photo © Andrew Ryback Photography

“I love to support the shows we have in North America and I love to support shows where the management and team is trying to raise the level and stay on par with higher-level sport,” Farrington continued. “I think they’re making a big effort here to stay current in the sport, raising the prize money, bringing in top course designers, a new set of jumps, and all the things that make a difference in holding a high- level competition.”

Final Results: 1.40m Two Phase CSI 2*

1. CHATO LOU: 2013 OS gelding by Chacco Blue x Dobel’s Cento
KENT FARRINGTON (USA), Haity McNerney: 0/0/30.16

2. FASOLE DU SEIGNEUR: 2011 SBS mare by Doremi x Ogano Sitte
CONOR SWAIL (IRL), Hot Horses LLC: 0/0/32.38

3. FORTALEZA: 2010 KWPN gelding by Sydney x Gelha’s VDL Emilion
TJ O’MARA (USA), Bluewater Farm: 0/0/ 33.93

4. SELECT’S LONDON CALLING OLD: 2014 OS mare by London x Cordalme
ALEXIS BODO (USA), Alexis Bodo: 0/0/34.69

5. JOLENE AK: 2014 KWPN mare by Glasgow vh Merelsnest x Heartbreaker
CHRIS PRATT (CAN), Anna Beth Athey: 0/0/34.91

6. DIVA KAREF: 2013 mare by L’Arc de Triomphe x Cap Kennedy

7. HERMIONE DE L’HODEZ: 2013 SBS mare by Dayton Sitte x Cesar des Fontenis
NICKY GALLIGAN (IRL), Guardian Stables LLC: 0/0/35.22

8. MANHATTAN: 2011 AWR gelding by Metropolitan x Falkenhof’s Lancer
GEORGINA BLOOMBERG (USA), Gotham Enterprizes LLC: 0/0/35.61

9. HUNTERS CONLYPSO: 2008 HANN gelding by Contendro x Calypso II
LORGAN GALLAGHER (IRL), Dacantos Group: 0/0/36.40

10. IGOR CHAVANNAIS: 2014 SBS stallion x Hunter’s Scendro x Papillon Rouge
JUAN ORTIZ (VEN), McLain Ward: 0/0/36.45

11. CASILIA: 2012 HOLST mare by Casall x Quintero
TAYLOR HARRIS (USA), Harris Equestrian LLC: 0/0/36.81

12. COBALTO: 2010 OS stallion by Calido I x Concorde
ANNE BINGLER (USA), Anne Bingler: 0/0/37.19

This Post Brought to You by: 

The Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association (PCHA)

The Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association (PCHA), a non-profit corporation, has as its main purpose the promotion and development of the sport of horse showing, primarily in the Hunter/Jumper, Western and Reining disciplines. These objectives are accomplished by setting the standards for showing on the West Coast and approving shows that meet these criteria. 

Founded in 1946, the Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association promotes the interests of owners and exhibitors, cooperates with exhibitors, officials, and management of competition, publicizes and advertises PCHA sanctioned shows, encourages and assists owners, exhibitors, and breeders of horses to maintain, develop and improve the quality of horses of the Hunter, Jumper, Western and Reining divisions.