American rider Kent Farrington maintained his lead in the Longines FEI World Rankings for sixth month in a row, returning again to second place his countryman McLain Ward. (Photo © Archive)
US Olympic medalist Kent Farrington maintained his good rhythm and for sixth month in a row is World Number 1 with 3,178 points.
Achieving three major victories during this period Kent Farrington was the CSI5* Spruce Meadows Masters star to win with the 11-year-old mare Gazelle (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Indoctro) and then charge on consecutive days the CSI3* U.S. Open $216,000 Central Park Grand Prix with the 10-year-old gelding Creedance (Lord Z x Notaris) and CSI2* $125,000 New Albany Grand Prix with the 15-year-old gelding Voyeur (Tolano van’t Riethof x Goodwill).
Kent Farrington scored 340 points with three wins, taking a 215-point lead to his countryman and returning to second place by three-time Olympic medalist McLain Ward, totaling 2,963 points thanks to a first place, two second place and two thirds, allowing it to increase 95 points compared to the las month amount.
Also Kevin Staut of France climbed a position to third with 2,833 points, only 30 points below McLain Ward and drop two spots to the fourth place Italian rider Lorenzo de Luca who accumulated 2,713 points.
Completed the Top 10 World Ranking Scott Brash of Great Britain maintaining its same last month position in fifth, like Harrie Smolders of the Netherlands in sixth place with 2,648 points two less than Brash, while moving up two places was Belgian rider Gregory Wathelet at seventh followed by two good jumps in the ranking by Peder Fredricson of Sweden climbing from 16th to 8th place and four-time Canadian Olympic medalist Eric Lamaze, who moved up from 22nd to 9th and Maikel van der Vleuten from the Netherlands backing two places to 10th.
For the Top 20 Martin Fusch of Switzerland moved up two spots to 11th, Spanish Sergio Alvarez Moya fell two places, Alberto Zorzi of Italy climbed two position, Gold Olympic Swiss medalist Steve Guerdat maintained its 14th place, Christian Alhmann from Germany drop resoundingly from 7th to 15th, his countryman and also former world leader Daniel Deusser down 4 steps, Belgian rider Niels Bruynseels was in the same 17th position, another former World No. 1 fell 7 places with French Simon Delestre, Henrik von Eckermann of Sweden improved two places and Pieter Devos of Belgium reached the 20th position from box 24th.