Articles: Press Release
Kent Farrington and Up Chiqui Lead Americans in Phase One of Rolex/USEF
National Show Jumping Championships Presented by Equine Motorcoach
United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 7, 2007
Wellington, FL -- Kent Farrington riding Up Chiqui was the best of the
American riders but finished second overall behind Canadian rider Eric
Lamaze on Narcotique de Muze II in the Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping
Championships presented by Equine Motorcoach at the 124th National Horse
Show. 32 horses and riders cantered into the ring for the first round
of the $25,000 class. Farrington and Up Chiqui have been very successful
recently, picking up multiple Grand Prix wins in the second half of
Over a course designed by Pierre Jolicouer, 15 horses jumped clear in
the first round, which brought them back into the ring for the jump off.
The ninth fence, a narrow set of plans proved troublesome throughout the
first round. This group included last year's winner, McLain Ward. Six
riders jumped clear in the jump-off and Lamaze was faster than
Farrington by more than a second. Jimmy Torano and Ormsby Hillfrom the
U.S. were third. Torano's wife Danielle was fourth.
The Second round of the competition gets underway on Sunday afternoon at
2 p.m. Sunday's competition counts for double points.
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Manager, Joanie Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The vision of the United States Equestrian Federation(r) is to provide
equestrian sport in the United States of America by promoting the
excellence from the grassroots to the Olympic Games. This is based on a
foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare of horses.
this vision, the USEF strives to be the best national equestrian
federation in the world.