Today we had the opportunity to have a behind the scenes tour of Kent Farrington’s farm in Wellington, FL. Sponsored by Rolex, the tour allowed the media an inside look at how the top rider ran his facility as well as how his top horses, such as Uceko lived.
Just as any spoiled horse would, Uceko was loving the attention and being in the spotlight. His barn-mates also stepped up to the plate, showing off their humble abode. Not too ostentatious, Farrington’s facility was just large enough to place anyone in awe, yet modest in its own way.
Farrington gave us a tour of the main facility, which included the lounge, tack room and main barn areas. Then, we walked across the canal and through “Jurassic Park” gates as Farrington stated. This led to his training sector of his farm, which hosted a track for breezing his horses as well as another arena. After the tour, Farrington posed for photos with Voyeur and held a Q&A session.
For the top rider in the country and fifth worldwide, Farrington is not as well-known as he should be. This tour allowed us a glimpse into the life that many know so little about.
Here’s part 1 of our tour!