Deusser remains above the 3100 points in the accumulated, holding a 26-point lead over American Kent Farrington. Christian Ahlmann climbed to third and McLain Ward dropped to fourth place in the Longines Ranking. (Photo © Archive)
The German Daniel Deusser adds the third month in a row as leader of the Longines FEI Ranking, which credits him as the best rider in the world, accumulating 3101 points.
After completing the last measurement in 3076 points, Deusser raised 24 points in his total score, to maintain a distance of 26 points over the American rider Kent Farrington. The German had two valid scores of 80 and 85 points, won a speed class in the CSI 5* Hong Kong and fifth in the CSI 5* in Wellington for the Grand Prix, while Farrington added 250 points with a pair of wins, being the CSI 5* Grand Prix in Wellington for the WEF, which added more points.
Although the Ranking suffered few moves, Christian Ahlmann of Germany and former number 1, climbed to 3rd position taking a 136-point lead by displacing American McLain Ward one position and Canada’s Eric Lamaze managed to improve two positions to climb to fifth place.
Among the Top 10 Simon Delestre of France fell to sixth, Germany’s Marcus Ehning was up one place to seventh and Frenchman Kevin Staut was down from sixth to eighth position. Scott Brash of Great Britain maintained his ninth pplace and Ludger Beerbaum closed in the tenth when climbing pair of steps.
The Top 20 were Steve Guerdat (SUI), Penelope Leprevost (FRA), Lorenzo de Luca (ITA), Rolf-Göran Bengtsson (SWE), Roger Yves Bost (FRA), Laura Kraut (USA), Edwina Tops- (AUS), Harrie Smolders (NED), Maikle van der Vleuten (NED) and Bertram Allen (IRL).