Germany’s Daniel Deusser goes into 2017 as the new world number one in the Longines rankings, overtaking Christian Ahlmann who had previously enjoyed the top position.
America’s Kent Farrington (third) and McLain Ward (fourth) have relegated Simon Delestre to fifth spot in front of his French countryman Kevin Staut. Germany’s Marcus Ehning remains in seventh place, while Canada’s Rio Olympic, individual bronze medallist Eric Lamaze, has slipped from sixth to eighth.
Daniel Deusser was lying third at the end of the previous rankings period, but with a run of success during the London International Horse Show at Olympia where he won the Grand Prix with Equita van T Zorgvliet, this helped pushed him to the top slot. There has been little dramatic change in the top 10, although French woman Penelope Leprevost has dropped one place to tenth, while former world number one Scott Brash, has moved back into the top 10, up from thirteenth to ninth spot.
The new rankings reflect some super-competitive performances from riders who have the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping 2017 Final in Omaha, Nebraska (USA) in their sights.