Less than 60 points are all that is keeping France’s Simon Delestre from taking over the Longines FEI World No. 1 Ranking from Great Britain’s Scott Brash.
The newly released Longines FEI World Rankings have Brash retaining his World No. 1 ranking, a position he has held for 26 non-consecutive months. But Delestre continues to build on his momentum from 2015 and threatens to overtake Brash in the rankings, should he post just a few more top results in the month of February.
America’s Kent Farrington and Beezie Madden hold onto their World No. 3 and 4 positions, however with the Winter Equestrian Festival underway and weekly chances to grab Longines points in world ranking classes offered in Florida, their positions could change quickly.
It’s no surprise that Germany’s Christian Ahlmann jumped from World No. 9 to 6 on the rankings after his dynamite tour through the Longines FEI World Cup Qualifying League circuit. This weekend’s final leg of that tour, in Bordeaux, France, presents yet another opportunity for the leader of the Western European League to further solidify his place among the world’s top ten.
Longines FEI World Top 30 as of 1/31/2016:
|16||16||VON ECKERMANN, Henrik||SWE||2250|
|19||19||VAN DER VLEUTEN, Maikel||NED||2171|
|28||33||BOST, Roger Yves||FRA||1915|