Ros Canter Tops FEI World Rankings, Lauren Kieffer Leads Way for USA

Ros Canter and Allstar B. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Ros Canter has overtaken the top spot on the latest FEI World Eventing Rankings with 564 points, making her the first woman since Mary King in 2012 to hold the title.

Following her individual gold victory with Allstar B at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games, Ros is taking time away from competing and is expecting her first child in July.

Tim Price moved up one spot to second with 550 points following his third-place result with Xavier Faer at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.

Oliver Townend slipped from FEI World No. 1 down to third place with 529 points, as his additional points from finishing a second horse in the top 10 at Kentucky in 2018 have now rolled off the tally.

Piggy French and Quarrycrest Echo. Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

Great Britain holds five of the top six slots in the rankings, with Piggy French moving up two places to fourth on 435 points after placing fourth with Quarrycrest Echo at Kentucky. Tom McEwen slipped one spot to fifth with 398 points. Gemma Tattersall also dropped one place to sixth on 391 points.

Sam Watson moved up four places to seventh with 385 points after winning the Ballindenisk CCI4*-L with Imperial Sky last month. He became the first Irish rider in history to sit inside the top 10 of the world rankings last year after winning team silver at WEG.

Jonelle Price slipped one place to eighth with 384 points and will lose more valuable points following Badminton, as she unfortunately withdrew Classic Moet on Monday and will be unable to defend her title.

Lauren Kieffer and Paramount Importance. Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

Lauren Kieffer is the highest placed U.S. rider, moving up to ninth on 378 points after finishing in the top 10 with both Paramount Importance and Vermiculus at Kentucky.

Boyd Martin moved back into the top 10 with 367 points thanks to finishing second and clinching the U.S. National CCI5*-L Championship with Tsetserleg at Kentucky.

Looking to other U.S. riders in the top 50, Phillip Dutton sits 14th with 33 points, Caroline Martin sits 21st with 317 points, Liz Halliday-Sharp sits 28th with 295 points, Doug Payne sits 43rd with 253 points, and Tamie Smith rounds out the top 50 with 236 points.

Jessica Phoenix is the highest ranked Canadian rider, moving up to 88th on 182 points after finishing 15th at Kentucky with Bogue Sound.

Click here to view the full world rankings. Go Eventing.