American rider Kent Farrington maintained his leadership of the Longines FEI World Ranking for eighth month in a row, being escorted again by McLain Ward in second and Kevin Staut third. (Photo © Meghan Bacso)
American Olympic medalist and Pan American Ranking leader Kent Farrington maintained his great world domination, adding his eighth month in a row as World Number 1.
While Kent Farrington dropped 45 points from his last month measurement and now accumulating 3,228 points, he maintain a comfortable lead against his countryman McLain Ward of 295 points.
For the World Ranking leader Kent Farrington completed November month by accumulating two fourth places and a major victory in the World Cup at Toronto with the 15-year-old gelding Voyeur (Tolano van’t Riethof x Goodwill), which would be his only effective result in points for the measurement.
Dominating the Longines FEI World Ranking for 8 months by Kent Farrington, the Americans keep their pride with one-two of its two best riders, being escorted by McLain Ward with 2,933 points, also taking a victory in the CSI4*-W Toronto week.
The third place was held by French Olympic medalist Kevin Stuat only 20 points below McLain Ward, leaving undoubtedly an interesting December month for that fight of the second place.
Climbing three rungs the two-time Swedish Olympic medalist Peder Fredricson took the fourth place with 2,711 points, displacing Italian rider Lorenzo de Luca from fourth place down to seventh place and Dutch duo of Harrie Smolders climbing a place and Maikel van der Vleuten down one, occupied fifth and sixth place.
The Top 10 was completed by Swiss Olympic gold medalist Steve Guerdat in eighth place with 2,665 points rising three places, four times Canadian Olympic medalist Eric Lamaze came down a step to ninth with 2,630 points and maintained his tenth place Gregory Wathelet of Belgium 25 points below Eric Lamaze.
For the Top 20, former world No. 1 Simon Delestre of France took a good six-space jump to 11th place, Sergio Alvarez Moya of Spain kept his 12th position, Sweden’s Henrik von Eckermann ranks from 18th to 13th, while another former world number 1 Scott Brash of Great Britain retreated from 9th to 14th, Alberto Zorzi of Italy raised one space to 15th, Martin Fuchs of Switzerland fell three to 16th, Niels Bruynseels of Belgium climbed two places to 17th and his fellowman Pieter Devos escorted him on 18th climbing 3 places, leaving two German former world leaders in final two places with Christian Ahlmann in 19th and Daniel Deusser 20th, both coming down from 14th place.