Kent Farrington began riding at the age of 8 at a stable in downtown Chicago, Illinois. Kent went from riding carriage horses in the city to racing ponies in the suburbs. Kent then went on to pony club before finding his way to show jumping. His success began as a determined young rider, catch riding for most of his junior career, and known for being willing to ride any horse. Success continued into the equitation divisions, winning the Washington International Equitation Medal and the prestigious Eiser/Pessoa National Equitation Medal. Kent's natural skill in the show jumping arena became obvious, with numerous wins as a junior, including the Washington International Junior Jumper Championship and a team gold medal at the North American Young Riders Championship.
Successfully transitioning from his junior career to that of a professional, Kent soon developed a reputation as one of the most competitive riders on the show circuit. Determined and dedicated, Kent's competitive nature and will to win is seen in his staggering number of victories in a short time at the top level of show jumping.
Some highlights including:
-Consecutive AGA horse of the year titles in 2005 and 2006
-Consecutive USEF Grand Prix horse of the year titles
-2 time winner of The US OPEN CSIO*****
-1st $100,000 Presidents Cup
-Leading Rider at Washington International Horse Show
-1st Grand Prix of Devon
-1st $100,000 Grand Prix of Upperville
-back to back victories in Prix de Penn National
- World Cup League Winner
Kent is regarded as one of the fastest rising talents in show jumping today, having represented the United States in Nations Cup competition, World Cup Finals, and amassing over 60 Grand Prix victories and one of the United States youngest ever to reach the $1,000,000 earnings club.