Thriving Under the Rain: Kent Farrington & Toulayna Top $142,400 BFL Canada Qualifer CSI 5*

Toronto, Canada – August 17, 2023 – Major League Show Jumping is back under the lights of Angelstone Events in Toronto, ON, this week where 5* action opened with a hard-fought win for U.S. Olympic team silver medalist Kent Farrington (USA). He and Toulayna topped the $142,400 BFL Canada Grand Prix Qualifier 5* amidst a blitz of storms on Thursday evening.

Kent Farrington (USA) & Toulayna

Toulayna, a 9-year-old Zangersheide mare (Toulon x Parco), owned by Farrington and Rabbit Root Stables, didn’t show her inexperience with the atmosphere that defines a nighttime competition and stole the show by nearly two seconds in a 10-horse jump-off.

Kent Farrington (USA) & Toulayna

Farrington, who leads his own Team KPF this week, pipped top-position holder Ashlee Bond (ISR) with daring turns and calculated gallops. They crossed the final timers in 32.97 seconds.

Ashlee Bond (ISR) & Donatello 141

Helios manager and team rider this week, Ashlee Bond (ISR) settled for second place on Donatello 141, being timed in 34.79 seconds during the tiebreaker.

Erynn Ballard (CAN) & Gakhir

Fellow Helios rider and Canada’s own Erynn Ballard (CAN) rounded out the podium in third aboard Gakhir in front of a home crowd.

MLSJ action continues at Angelstone Events with the Kubota Grand Prix on Saturday, both at 8:30 p.m. ET. To view a complete schedule, click here.

Podium: 3) Erynn Ballard (CAN) 1) Kent Farrington (USA) 2) Ashlee Bond (ISR)

Final Results – $142,400 BFL Canada Grand Prix Qualifer CSI 5* – 1.50m

1) Kent Farrington (USA) & Toulayna – 0 / 0 – 32.97

2) Ashlee Bond (ISR) & Donatello 141 – 0 / 0 – 34.79

3) Erynn Ballard (CAN) & Gakhir – 0 / 0 – 35.26

Source: Press Release from Major League Show Jumping

Photos: © MLSJ / Atalya Boytner / Mackenzie Clark