American rider Kent Farrington maintained for the fourth consecutive month his leadership of the Longines FEI Ranking. McLain Ward still escorts him in second place. (Photo © Archive)
US Olympic medalist Kent Farrington maintained his World Ranking lead for the fourth month in a row.
Totaling 3,165 points Kent Farrington had up to seven effective results during the month, now being his 217-point lead to compatriot McLain Ward. Among the seven results are three victories, two in Spruce Meadows including the $500,000 ATCO Queen Elizabeth II Cup and third in CSI5* Aachen leading the €100,000 Prize of North Rhine-Wesphalia.
Important for the American and also Pan American Ranking leader Kent Farrington, maintain his good pace that has allowed him to be above 3,000 points and start the August’s month with several very interesting FEI events.
While the rankings underwent important major changes, three-time Olympic medalist McLain Ward clinched the World No. 2 spot, while his lead is 100 points ahead of Frenchman Kevin Staut, who managed to climb a step backing the Italian rider Lorenzo de Luca.
Meanwhile the Germans and two former world leaders Daniel Deusser and Christian Ahlmann retained the same last month places with fifth and sixth, but Britain’s Scott Brash another former world leader fell from the eighth to the tenth place.
Two new riders joined the Top 10, looking back at Swiss Olympic medalist and former World Ranking leader Steve Guerdat from 11th to 7th and Spanish rider Sergio Alvarez Moya from 12th to ninth.
With respect to the Top 20 the Frenchman and also former world leader Simon Delestre lowered a position from 10th to 11th, Gregory Wathelet of Belgium took a good leap from 19th to 12th, like the Italian Alberto Zorzi rising from 16th to 13th. Another Swiss rising was Martin Fuchs from 20th to 14th, Belgium’s Niels Bruynseels was drops from 13th to 15th, Dutch rider Harrie Smolders was back in the Top 20 from 22nd to 16th, the fasted Irishman rider Bertram Allen stayed in 17th, but one of the biggest falls was suffered by four-time Olympic medalist and former world leader Eric Lamaze of Canada, falling from 7th place to 18th, the American Laura Kraut backed two positions until 19th and Marcus Ehning of Germany also fell, but 5 steps to the 20th place.