Nine months after losing the lead in the FEI Eventing World Athlete Rankings, Ros Canter has reclaimed the number one position. She replaces Olympic gold medallist and compatriot Oliver Townend, who had held the top spot since October 2023.

The reigning European Champion is the only athlete to surpass the 500-point mark, with 519 points. Oliver follows in second place with 492 points, while fellow British rider Tom McEwen sits in third with 454 points.

“I was quite shocked to hear I’m world number one, as it was something that wasn’t on my radar,” Ros said. “It’s really exciting news, and I’m thrilled for my whole team because this is a joint effort. I’ve been really lucky to have some fantastic horses in my team.”

Other notable performances in the latest FEI Eventing World Athlete Rankings include Belgium’s Lara De Liedekerke-Meier, who has climbed 10 places to fourth position with 406 points, thanks to her victory at Luhmühlen with Hooney d’Arville. World Champion Yasmin Ingham rounds off the top five with 389 points.

British riders have dominated the rankings in recent months, taking eight positions within the top 10. Currently, five remain in this sought after position, with Wills Oakden in seventh place with 370 points.

US rider Boyd Martin holds sixth place, while New Zealand’s Jonelle and Tim Price occupy the eighth and ninth respectively. France’s Maxime Livio completes the top 10.

Lead image of Ros Canter and Lordships Graffalo at the European Championship in 2023. Credit: FEI/Libby Law

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