The world’s number one show jumper, Kent Farrington, was injured while competing at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida, on February 15, 2018.
It is reported that Farrington, a US Olympic silver medallist, came off 12-year-old Lucifer V in a 1.30m class in the Mogavero Ring when the horse bucked.
A statement from the show’s press office said: “He had an injury to his lower right leg and was transported to an ambulance, which took him to the Wellington Regional Medical Center. We are awaiting any further update on his condition.”
Lucifer V is owned by Jenn Gates, daughter of business tycoon Bill Gates, and was formerly ridden by Jack Hardin Towell.
Farrington posted a photo from the hospital on his Instagram page with the caption: “This wasn’t the vacation I wanted but I’ll be back in a minute. Thanks for all the well wishes. I’ll come back stronger than before.”