With a cumulative of 3,065 points Kent Farrington of the United States of America maintained for the third month in a row the world leadership. McLain Ward moved up to second place. (Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Service)
US Olympic medalist Kent Farrington maintained for the third month in a row, the leadership of the Longines FEI World Ranking when completing the period with accumulated of 3,065 points.
While Kent Farrington backed off hundreds of points, a total of six valid results during the period served to be the only rider that stays above the 3,000 points, being its better result a victory in Spruce Meadows next to the 11-year-old mare Gazelle (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Indoctro) that gave him 130 points, totaling two first places, four second places and two third.
His fellowman and former World Number 1 McLain Ward moved up to second place with seven victories to earn 2,923 points, where the CSI 4* Devon Grand Prix was the most important, representing 130 points out of the 610 he accumulated in this month.
Italian Lorenzo de Luca continues to climb positions in each measurement, passing now to the third place of the Ranking with a month of three victories in the CSI 5* of St. Gallen, Cannes and Paris, totaling 2,893 points.
The rest of the moves for the top 10 left fourth-placed Frenchman Kevin Staut up three places, fifth German Daniel Deusser backing three places, for the sixth German Christian Ahlmann maintained his position and the Canadian Eric Lamaze back two steps. In the eighth was Briton Scott Brash maintained his position, like the Dutch Maikel van der Vleuten in ninth and French Simon Delestre in tenth.
The Top 20 was completed by Swiss Steve Guerdat up three places to 11th, the Spaniard Sergio Alvarez Moya managed to move up one place in 12th, while Niels Bruynseels of Belgium down one place to the 13th position. For 14th and making a really good jump was Frenchman Roger Yves Bost climbing six places, German Marcus Ehning fell from 11th to 15th, giving way to Italian Alberto Zorzi with one of the highest climbing in the Ranking this month, rising from the 35th place to 16th, for the 17th place kept tie Bertram Allen of Ireland and Laura Kraut of the United States, Belgian Gregory Wathelet remained in the same 19th position and for the 20th was Martin Fuchs of Switzerland fell from 18th.