American rider Kent Farrington maintained his leadership of the Longines FEI Ranking for the seventh month in a row, where the first four riders held their positions. (Photo © Archive)
American Olympic medalist and Pan American Ranking leader Kent Farrington maintained his great domination of the world, by adding his seventh month in a row as Wordl Number 1.
Increasing his account from last month, Kent Farrington totaled 3,273 points in a period where he achieved a victory and two second places, being next to the 11-year-old mare Gazelle (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Indoctro) his best result in the $380,000 Rolex Grand Prix of the 2017 Tryon Fall 5 CSI5*, while with the 10-year-old gelding Dublin (Cobra x Calido), secured the second two places in consecutive weeks of the CSI3* and CSI5* at Tryon.
Far from giving ground to his rivals seeking to climb to the highest honor of the show jumping, Kent Farrington managed to climb 95 points and now his advantage of 290 points over McLain Ward, who remains in second place.
In case of three-time US Olympic medalist and former World Ranking leader McLain Ward, he achieved a small increase by 20 points over last month, recording a victory and a second place in the CSI4* -W Washington week.
In the same way the French Olympic medalist Kevin Staut increased his account by 45 points, but kept his third place of the FEI Ranking despite adding a victory of 50 points and two second places that contributed him 110 points each, strengthening his position against the Americans, which undoubtedly have become hard bones to crack for European riders.
For the Italian rider Lorenzo de Luca remained in fourth place with 2,703 points and a good climb by Dutchman Maikel van der Vleuten took him from tenth to fifth place. They completed the Top 10 Harrie Smolders of the Netherlands keeping the sixth place, Peder Fredrickson of Sweden rising one space to seventh, same luck for the Canadian Eric Lamaze in eighth, falling 4 places to the ninth by Scott Brash of Great Britain and three drop places for the Belgian Gregory Wathelet to tenth.
Completed the Top 20 Steve Guerdat of Switzerland climbing three positions to 11th, Sergio Alvarez Moya from Spain held 12th position, Martin Fuchs of Switzerland went down from 11th to 13th, Daniel Deusser of Germany regained two positions until the 14th, as did his fellowman Christian Ahlmann equaling in that position, Alberto Zorzi of Italy fell from 13th to 16th, Simon Delestre of France recovered a place to 17th, Henrik von Eckermann improved from 19th to 18th, Belgian Niels Bruynseels fell from 17th to 19th and Bertram Allen Ireland returned to the 20th.