The 11yo Belgian Warmblood mare, Gazelle/ex Gazelle Ter Elzen (Kashmir van Schuttershof - Diva Ter Elsen x Indoctro) carried Kent Farrington (USA) to victory this afternoon in the Grand Prix Rolex – the concluding class at the CHI Geneva. In a five-horse jump-off, the pair were chasing a fast time set by Swedish pair Hendrik von Eckermann and Mary Lou 194 (45.49 seconds), which they bettered by half a second.
Gazelle was bred by Werner Hyeninkx van Hoornick and is co-owned by Kent Farrington and Robin Parsky. Farrington now has his foot on the first rung of the Rolex Grand Slam series ladder – which moves to the indoor Dutch Masters’ in ’s-Hertogenbosch, followed by the CHIO Aachen and the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ of Calgary. To date, Britain’s Scott Brash is the only rider to have won the Grand Slam, recording three wins from December 2014 to September 2015 with Hello Sanctos.