American rider Kent Farrington maintained his leadership in the FEI World Ranking for second month in a row, being escorted now by German Daniel Deusser and McLain Ward lowered to third place. (Photo © Stefano Grasso)
American rider Kent Farrington maintained his lead for second month in a row as the world’s best rider after completing a productive May month, which included two Grand Prix victories.
With a total of 3310 points from last month’s 3255 points, Kent Farrington increased his lead to become the Number 1 of the Longines FEI Ranking, achieving three good results at spot level in the CSI5* Windsor finishing third with Dublin (Cobra x Calido) and won the Grand Prix with Sherkan D’Amaury (Kannan x Quick Star), meaning 210 points, while taking the victory at CSI5* Madrid with Gazelle (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Indoctro) with another 150 points.
The significant changes were in the lower spots, climbing to the second place the former world number 1 Daniel Deusser of Germany, who although accumulating 2865 points, was down from last month, where it totaled 3010 points, but did not fall as much as his opponent McLain Ward of United States, moved now from second to third place with accumulated of 2852 points with respect to 3018 of past month.
One of the great advances in recent measurement has been Italian Lorenzo de Luca, to consolidate as one of the best and most effective riders, climbing to fourth place, achieving 565 points of good results during the period with a first, three seconds a third and a fourth place. They followed him to complete the Top 10 by dropping one place each and old leaders of Ranking Eric Lamaze of Canada in fifth place and German rider Christian Ahlmann sixth, the seventh place was for Frenchman Kevin Staut going up a rung, eighth going up two space for former World No. 1 Scott Brash of Great Britain as well as Dutchman rider Maikel van der Vleuten, managing to rise two places to the ninth and in tenth, backing a place another former leader Frenchman Simon Delestre.
For Top 20 finished from 11th to 20th Marcus Ehning of Germany down 4 positions, Niels Bruynseels of Belgium 12th, Spaniard Sergio Alvarez Moya with the biggest jump, climbing 7 positions until 13th, Steve Guerdat of Switzerland managed to improve two places, in 15th place Luger Beerbaum of Germany receding three positions, Laura Kraut improved a step up to the 16th, while the Irishman Bertram Allen lowered a position, Martin Fuchs of Switzerland escalated one spot, Gregory Wathelet managed to move three put up in the 19th and French Roger Yves Bost closed down two places for the best 20th in the world.