Wellington, Florida, USA – December 8, 2019 – Kent Farrington (USA) and Kaprice, owned by Kent Farrington & Haity McNerney, dominated the $25,000 #1 Education Place National Grand Prix on Sunday at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC).
Anthony D’Ambrosio saw 28 entries test his course in the first round, with 12 returning for the jump-off. Farrington reflected that the course was well-suited for greener horses or horses that need to build confidence: “You didn’t see any triple combinations today but there were three doubles, which for greener horses or for horses that are building, is a more fair test. For her [Kaprice], it’s great because she’s getting to see multiple types of combinations.
The American and the 9-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding (Echo van’t Spieveld x Carthago) secured their second win of the week after a penalty-free jump-off performance in 40.616 seconds.
In second, Wilhelm Genn (GER) and Van Gogh, owned by Wilhelm and Patty Genn, finished the short course in a time of 42.925 seconds.
Luis Larrazabal (VEN) and San Francisco Stables LLC’s Caristina took third after stopping the timers at 43.747 seconds.
Kent Farrington (USA) & Kaprice
“Kaprice is really a special horse; she’s unbelievably careful. I’ve moved her up and down because of that,” Farrington said of Kaprice. “She’s similar to a lot of the great horses I’ve had in the past where she borderlines on too careful, so it’s all about keeping her confidence level high,” Farrington concluded.
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Source: Press release from ESP – Equestrian Sports Productions
Photos: © Anne Gittins Photography