Farrington Flies to Prize of North Rhine-Westphalia Win With Uceko

Kent Farrington and Uceko. Photo by: Valeria Streun
Kent Farrington and Uceko. Photo by: Valeria Streun

Aachen, Germany – July 21, 2017 – World #1 Kent Farrington rode R.C.G. Farm’s 16 year-old gelding, Uceko, to a double-clear finish to win the Prize of North Rhine-Westphalia, approaching the final weekend of CHIO Aachen.

Kent Farrington and Uceko. Photo by: Valeria Streun
Kent Farrington and Uceko. Photo by: Valeria Streun

Farrington flew through the second round of Frank Rothenberger’s (GER) 1.55m course in 46.65 seconds.

The German home team topped over half of the leaderboard with six of the top ten placings, including second and third behind Farrington.

World #6, Christian Ahlmann and his Rio Olympic mount, 17 year-old stallion, Taloubet Z finished double-clear with a time of 47.14 seconds, for the second place award.

Third place was awarded to Simone Blum and her own DSP Alice, close on Ahlmann’s heels, also double-clear, with a time of 47.20 seconds.

Kent Farrington and Uceko. Photo by: Valeria Streun
Kent Farrington and Uceko. Photo by: Valeria Streun

The Prize of North Rhine-Westphalia served as a qualifier for the show’s finale, the Rolex Grand Prix, for riders who did not start in the Mercedes-Benz Nations’ Cup. The Grand Prix is part of the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping and is set to begin Sunday, July 23, at 7:15 a.m. EST.

Results: Prize of North Rhine-Westphalia

RankRiderHorseRound ARound BTotalTime
1Kent FarringtonUceko00046.65
2Christian AhlmannTaloubet Z00047.14
3Simone BlumDSP Alice00047.20
4Lorenzo De LucaLimestone Grey00048.09
5Andreas KreuzerCalvilot00048.24
6Christian KukukColestus00050.47
7Janne Friederike Meyer-zimmermannGoja 2700051.24
8Piergiorgio BucciDriandria00051.50
9Laura KlaphakeCatch Me If You Can 2104449.16
10Marc HoutzagerSterrehof´s Baccarat04449.26

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