The latest FEI World Eventing Athlete Rankings for eventing have been released, with five Americans in the top 30 and some new names sneaking into the top 50 thanks to recent top placings at FEI events.
Buck Davidson leads the way for Team USA in 6th place, which is down a bit from his previous 3rd place ranking. He should see a healthy boost back up the rankings after his 2nd-place finish in the Galway Downs CCI3* with Copper Beech is factored into next month’s list.
Boyd Martin moved up from 15th to 8th thanks to finishing 2nd in the Dutta Corp Fair Hill International CCI3* with Master Frisky. Marilyn Little also moved up a few spots with a good showing at Fair Hill, moving from 22nd to 18th after finishing 2nd in the CCI2* with RF Quarterman.
With his top horses enjoying an early end to their seasons, Phillip Dutton has slipped from 8th to 21st in the rankings. Lauren Kieffer climbed from 46th to 27th after finishing 9th at the Pau CCI4* last month. And Erin Sylvester is now enjoying a spot in the top 50, moving all the way up from 62nd up to 36th thanks to finishing 6th at Pau with No Boundaries.
Michael Pollard moved up one spot to 44th, which puts him just ahead of Sharon White, who slipped from 38th to 45th. And we have to send a big shoutout to Maya Black, who moved up from 66th to sit in 49th after winning the Plantation Field CIC3* with Doesn’t Play Fair.
For Team Canada, Jessica Phoenix is currently the only rider sitting in the top 50, moving up to 47th place in these most recent rankings. Congrats to all the riders who made the top 50! You can click here to see the full rankings, which are updated through Nov. 1, 2014.