Last week Kent Farrington competed at the CSI5* Rolex Grand Slam in Den Bosch. "The last months I've been working hard, trying to get my horses conditioned so I can keep going and competing at the highest level, straight away..."
What are your plans for 2021 and what would you like to achieve?
We’re coming out the other side of a crazy year, so I’m extremely happy to be back at work, so to speak, and back showing. My goals always remain the same: try to focus on the Rolex Grand Slam Majors. We also have the Olympic Games this year, so hopefully that goes to plan, so those are very much my main focuses.
How have you spent the last six months, and which horses have you been competing with?
I’ve been working hard! I’ve been trying to condition my most experienced horses so they’re ready to go, as the show season opens up, and I’m also focused on trying to build-up and develop a group of younger horses. I’ve been at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, so luckily that season has been able to keep running. I have a stable there and it’s where I live, so I’ve been able to get a lot done over the last few months.
Which horses have you brought with you to compete at The Dutch Masters?
I’ve brought Creedance and Austria, who are two seasoned horses, and they have a good amount of mileage indoors. It’s a bit difficult coming from America, where the horses haven’t competed indoors for a long time, but they both have plenty of experience so I think they’ll be able to pull it off.
source: Rolex Grand Slam