American Kent Farrington is for first time World Number 1, displacing his compatriot McLain Ward to second place. (Photo © Stefano Grasso)
United States of America maintains one-two in Longines FEI World Ranking, but now with Kent Farrington dominating the global statistics of riders, accumulating a total of 3,255 points.
Being the first time in his career that Kent Farrington climbs to the top of the World Ranking, there is no doubt that he completes an important cycle of good results throughout 2016 and beginning of this 2017, always being among the best classified in the world in that period. With two very important victories during the April month, Farrington accumulated 360 points conquering along with Creedance (Lord Z x Notaris) in CSI 5* Longines Global Champions Tour Miami Beach the most important and equally victorious speed class, but with Sherman D’Amaury (Kannan x Quick Star) at CSI 5* Antwerpen.
McLain Ward was little able to enjoy as a leader of FEI World Ranking, retreating 65 points compared to last month’s measurement and now totaling 3,018 points thanks to 182.86 points for his victories in Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final at Omaha when being champion, was displaced by his fellowmen to second position. German Daniel Deusser, who has tried to return to number 1, remained in third place approaching dangerously with a good 335 month points, having as a result a victory in the CSI 5* Longines Global Champions Tour Shanghai, to be 8 Points below Ward and 245 below Farrington.
Two other former world number 1 remain close in fourth and fifth place, down and up a position with Canadian Eric Lamaze accumulating 2,674 points climbing to fourth place and dropping to fifth German Christian Ahlmann with 2,641 points. They are among top 10 finishers in sixth Lorenzo de Luca of Italy up from 11th place, in seventh up a rung Marcus Ehning of Germany, eighth retracing a position former French World Number 1 Kevin Staut, ninth his fellowmen and former World No. 1 Simon Delestre, who fell three places and Britain’s Scott Brash fell from eighth to tenth, who by the way has kept the distinction of World best rider since 2010 until now.
For top 20, Dutchman Maikel van der Vleuten was up 4 places followed by Germany Ludger Beerbaum in 12th place how drop two positions, in box 13th with a big jump of 10 place by Belgian Niels Bruynseels. French rider Penelope Leprevost go down from 12th to 14th. Irish Bertram Allen was down one place at 15th, up two space Swiss former world No. 1 Steve Guerdat, US Laura Kraut fell to 17th, just like Roger Yves Bost of France who dropped one position to 18th, followed by Swiss Martin Fusch giving one of the month’s biggest jumps, climbing from 35th to 19th, completing the group in 20th place Spaniard Sergio Alvarez Moya.
Also achieved important leaps in World Ranking Alberto Zorzi of Italy rising from 77th to 50th and Carlos López of Colombia, who go up from 93rd to 72nd.