Kent Farrington out with injury after fall

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Friday 16 February - 09h12 | Lucas Tracol with files

Kent Farrington out with injury after fall

A blow for the World No.1 Show Jumper. 

In Wellington, Florida on Thursday, the American fell from his horse and is expected to be out of action for several weeks. After a disappointing CSI5*-W Grand Prix in Wellington last weekend, the Chicago native will now have to absent himself from competition for a while after reportedly suffering a severe fracture at the Winter Equestrian Festival. 

As Noelle Floyd noted, Farrington was riding Evergate Stable LLC’s 12-year-old Westphalian gelding Lucifer V in the $2,000 1.30m jumper class sponsored by Rushy Marsh Farm held in the Mogavero ring at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Farrington sustained an injury to his lower right leg and was taken by ambulance to the Wellington Regional Medical Center.

The top-ranked rider will thus be unable to defend his Longines World No.1 armband for the rest of this month, opening up an opportunity for current World No.2 Harrie Smolders of the Netherlands to make up some ground on the leader. 

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