Thursday, March 20, 2008

Kent Farrington and Up Chiqui Wins $150,000 CN U.S. Open Jumping Championship

(Photo credit: Randi Muster, MustPhoto, Inc.)

Kent Farrington of Chicago, Ill., won the $150,000 CN US Open Jumping Championship, presented by Cosequin, during the CSIO5* CN Wellington Open, week eight of the CN Winter Equestrian Festival, presented by Zimmerman Advertising, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The competition, which also acted as the fifth and final United States Show Jumping Team Selection Trial for the 2008 Olympic Games, presented by Equine Motor Coach and Hong Kong Tourism, saw Laura Kraut of Wellington, Fla., emerge the winner. The event was held March 9 in Wellington, Florida.