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Inside CHI Geneva 2019: "It really is a special night"

Saturday, 14 December 2019
CHI Geneva 2019

Photo © Rolex Grand Slam / Ashley Neuhof Kent Farrington and Austria 2 won the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final. Photo © Rolex Grand Slam / Ashley Neuhof.


Press release from the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping



It was another victory for Kent Farrington who claimed the coveted Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final title at CHI Geneva. Partnered with his new bay mare, Austria 2, the fast duo knocked 2.22 seconds off the time set by Ireland’s Darragh Kenny, in spectacular fashion.

That was an incredible performance from Austria 2, what she’s like to ride?

Yes, she’s amazing. I started riding her in May and as soon as I tried her I thought she was an exceptional horse. She’s really small in stature but she’s got a huge heart and is a tremendous jumper. This is the biggest class she has ever jumped in her life, so to go on and win is amazing, she is unbelievable.

How was the atmosphere tonight? 

It was great. It’s my favourite show and maybe even the best in the world, here and CHIO Aachen are very close. The crowd was amazing tonight, everybody wants to win here, especially this class. So it really is a special night.

You have already won two classes here, do you think you can make it a hattrick and win the Rolex Grand Prix on Sunday?

I think I can win! I am going to try my best, give it my all and hope it all comes together on Sunday.

More from CHI Geneva 2019: A new generation with Harry Allen, and walking the course with international course designer Louis Konickx

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