Here’s the moment: Kent Farrington enters the ring on a cute, scrappy dark gray Dutch Warmblood, just one of many up and coming mounts in his string, and Kent himself wasn’t quite yet a household name. They unceremoniously entered the Rolex Stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park, but they left with about 1,000 new fans after putting in a beautiful, floating first round and blew the crowd away in the jump-off.
If only they’d known then what they were seeing.
In the eight years since Uceko’s first Grand Prix win, they’ve collected nearly twenty CSI 5* Grand Prix victories around the world, been on multiple winning Nations Cup teams, competed in two world cup finals, and aided the USA in winning the team gold medal at the 2011 Pan American Games.
At 16 years old, the horse hasn’t slowed down a fraction, winning a Grand Prix class at Aachen in July. While Kent saves the now nearly-white gelding for big events, he still clearly has plenty of jump in him.
You’re one of our favorites forever, Uceko!