Nicola Wilson Jumps to Career High No. 2 in World Rankings

Nicola Wilson and Bulana. Photo by Jon Stroud/FEI.

The latest FEI World Eventing Athlete Rankings have been released, and while Michael Jung remains World No. 1, the leaderboard has seen significant shuffling within the top 25.

Nicola Wilson vaulted to a career high of second in the rankings thanks to winning individual bronze at the Strzegom European Championships. Mary King was the last woman to be ranked World No. 1, and Nicola now sits 91 points behind Michael Jung.

Andrew Nicholson jumped three spots to third to lead the way for New Zealand, which has three riders in the top 10. Tim Price jumped from 15th to seventh and Mark Todd slipped to 10th.

Hannah Sue Burnett and RF Demeter. Photo by Libby Law Photography.

The U.S. has four riders in the top 25, with Phillip Dutton leading the way as World No. 4 and the only U.S. rider in the top 10. Hannah Sue Burnett is 13th, with Boyd Martin in 18th and Marilyn Little in 23rd.

Great Britain has more riders ranked in the top 10 than any other nation. In addition to Nicola in World No. 2 position, the Brits also have Oliver Townend ranked sixth. Tina Cook jumped all the way from 26th to eighth thanks to finishing seventh individually at the Europeans. Gemma Tattersall is ranked ninth.

The U.S. has three other riders ranked in the top 50: Lauren Kieffer (29th), Jennie Brannigan (33rd) and Will Coleman (39th).

Jessica Phoenix is the highest ranked Canadian rider in 117th.

Click here to view the latest FEI World Eventing Athlete rankings.