Daniel Deusser remains the best in the world at the start of 2017.

For the second month the German rider is the leader of the FEI World Ranking, but now escorted by the Americans Kent Farrington and McLain Ward. (Photo © Archive)


The beginning of 2017 with respect to the FEI World-wide Ranking and as riders statistics, the German Daniel Deusser maintained for second month in a row its leadership, conserving also the same amount of points (3,076) with regard to the last month.

Although the points reached during the month of January did not serve to add in the last measurement, the best result for Deusser was a fifth place with Hidalgo (Quadrillo x Andiamo) in the CSI 5* Basel and sixth with Tobago Z in the CSI 5*-W Zurich.

With little variation in the previous month’s ranking, it is important to emphasize that former world No. 1 Christian Ahlmann of Germany, who lost ground to his compatriot Daniel Deusser, could not keep his points and lost 90 points in his account to fall to the fourth place of the Ranking, being surpassed by the American pair of Kent Farrington and McLain Ward.

Farrington and Ward have managed to climb to the top of the table, but now keeping their same counts from the previous month in points, they are the second and third place in the FEI World Ranking. Meanwhile, the Frenchman Simon Delestre, another ex-number 1 remained in the fifth place, losing 29 points with respect to December.

Among the Top 10, Frenchman Kevin Staut remained in sixth, followed by Canadian Eric Lamaze climbing a position to the seventh and down to the eighth place for German Marcus Ehning. Both ninth and tenth place remained unchanged and held their posts Scott Brash of Great Britain and the French Penelope Leprevost.

For the best 20, Germany’s Luger Beerbaum jump from 15th to 12th and his sister-in-law Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum jump from 23rd to 20th improved both three places. Others improving places were Sweden’s Rolf-Göran Bengtsson from 16th to 14th and Lorenzo de Luca from Italy 17th to 16th.