Daniel Deusser Spends Another Month At World No. 1

Daniel Deusser at the 2017 Winter Equestrian Festival. Ph. Tori Repole for Noelle Floyd

The Longines FEI No. 1 ranked rider armband resides on the show coat of Germany’s Daniel Deusser for the third consecutive month. Deusser, who steadily progressed to the top of the world rankings this past January, maintains his position by continuing to deliver top performances along his winter campaign including strong placings in Wellington, Florida and back-to-back victories in February when he won both the $34,600 Asiaworld-Expo Trophy and the $95,000 Longines Speed Challenge at the Longines Hong Kong Masters CSI5*.

However, the USA’s Kent Farrington isn’t letting Deusser sit too comfortably, following close behind in the World No. 2 position at only 26 points behind Germany’s Olympic team bronze medalist in the rankings.

In a continued show of German force, Christian Ahlmann overtook the USA’s McLain Ward for the World No. 3 slot after a 70 point gain.  With repeated success at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida, Canada’s Eric Lamaze enjoyed a jump from World No.7 to No. 5.

While Simon Delestre, Marcus Ehning, Kevin Staut, and Scott Brash maintain ahold of their respective positions inside the top 9, Germany’s Ludger Beerbaum rounds out the elite tier of show jumping talent advancing into the World No. 10 spot.

View the current Longines FEI World Top 30 below, and the full ranking at this link.


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