Ros Canter Closes Gap to FEI World No. 1, Phillip Dutton Ranked 9th for USA

Ros Canter now sits only 13 points out of the FEI World No. 1 position. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Following her triumph with Allstar B at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games, Great Britain’s Ros Canter has significantly closed the gap separating her from the top of the FEI World Eventing Athlete Rankings.

Oliver Townend still holds the World No. 1 position in the latest rankings for Team GB on 569 points, but Ros has now jumped up to the second slot on 556 points — just 13 points behind Oliver.

The dynamic duo of Tim and Jonelle Price remain in the top five of the rankings for New Zealand, now sitting sit third and fourth with 519 and 445 points, respectively.

Great Britain has three riders in the top five of the rankings, with Sarah Bullimore slipping one slot to fifth on 421 points.

Astier Nicolas leads the way for France, moving up from 11th to the sixth slot with 420 points after finishing seventh individually at WEG with Vinci de la Vigne.

Tom McEwen and Piggy French both jumped into the top 10 thanks to their team gold performance for Great Britain at WEG, and now sit seventh and eighth on 389 and 370 points, respectively.

Phillip Dutton and Z at WEG. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Phillip Dutton is the sole U.S. rider in the top 10 of the latest rankings, moving from 27th up to ninth on 359 points after finishing 13th with Z — the best American result at WEG — and winning the Stable View CIC3* with I’m Sew Ready at the weekend.

Sam Watson moved from 30th up to 10th on 335 points thanks to finishing 14th at WEG with Horseware Ardagh Highlight for Ireland’s silver medal team. EquiRatings confirmed Sam is the first Irish rider in history to sit in the top 10 of the FEI world rankings.

Looking to American riders ranked inside the top 25, Lynn Symansky slipped one position to 13th on 330 points. Boyd Martin also dropped one slot to 14th on 328 points. Buck Davidson slipped six slots to 23rd with 315 points.

The U.S. has four more riders ranked inside the top 50. Will Coleman dropped six slots to 26th on 308 points. Lauren Kieffer slipped eight slots to 36th on 285 points. Liz Halliday-Sharp moved down nine slots to 45th on 265 points. Caroline Martin dropped six slots to 46th on 262 points.

Selena O’Hanlon remains the highest ranked Canadian rider, holding the 121st position on 151 points.

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