After two impressive months of results, he was able to reach the world number one for the second time in his career and beat Christian Ahlmann with Germany being one-two in the FEI World Ranking. (Photo © Stefano Grasso)
The German dominion in the FEI World Ranking reached one of its maximum levels, when a new leader captures the attention with the protagonism of Daniel Deusser who surpassed Christian Ahlmann of the maximum distinction of the world equestrian show jumping and being the second time that commands the FEI Ranking.
With two formidable months of very good results the German rider and representative of Stephex Stables got a total of 3076 points, seeing their fruits of the hard work to become the number 1 in the world, after obtaining 13th FEI class results, during December month.
Although Denser had a strong role during the December competitions would definitely score in 5 classes starting with a second place in the CSI 5* Paris with Sweet de Beaufour that earned him 70 points, followed by a third place in the Grand Prix with Equita van T Zorgvliet to add 115 points and again with Sweet de Beaufour at CSI 4* Geneva Grand Prix finished fourth to reporting another 80 points. The score went up by winning the CSI 5*-W London Olympia with Equita again for 100 points and repeating with for third time with Sweet de Beaufour at the CSI 5* Belgium finishing second with 70 points, its grand total for the month of 435 FEI World Ranking points.
Meanwhile Ahlmann who had been under pressure from Frenchman Simon Delestre in the final months of his lead, ended up giving way to his compatriot and now falls to second place with a total of 3006 points, after having 3076 points last measurement.
US Kent Farrington and US McLain Ward climbed to third and fourth place with a difference of 10 points (2950 by Farrington, 2940 by Ward), while Simon Delestre dropped to fifth place when lost 175 points and now have a total of 2860 World Ranking points.
Among the Top 10 the sixth position now is from Kevin Staut of France up two places, seventh remain in the same place the German Marcus Ehining, eighth falling two places the Canadian Eric Lamaze, followed by one of the most notable jumps among the best in the world by former World No. 1 Scott Brash of Great Britain to jump from 13th to 9th, while Frenchwoman Penelope Leprevost was down to tenth place.
To highlight among the biggest jumps in the FEI World Ranking the Austrian Max Kühner going up 12 places until 44th, the Swedish Henrik von Eckermann managed to improve 13 steps to 62th, the Brazilian Pedro Veniss improved 20 positions until the 87th and finally the German Holger Wulschner going up 23 positions to 95th.