FEI Rankings May 2024

Image: Yasmin Ingham with Banzai Du Loir (GBR) during the FEI Eventing European Championships 2023 in Haras du Pin (FRA)

The FEI oversees around 70 Rankings and Standings across all the disciplines, from World Rankings calculated on a monthly basis for Athletes, Horses and/or combinations, to league, team and regional based standings for Series such as the FEI World Cup™ and FEI Nations Cup™, as well as a variety of youth categories, among others.

Below you will find the main FEI Rankings for May 2024 in the senior World Rankings, as well as a special spotlight on the FEI Eventing World Athlete Ranking for this month’s special “Ranking Spotlight”.

 Longines Rankings

Few changes in the new Longines Rankings for the month of May, with nine athletes remaining in the top 10. After Henrik von Eckermann’s (SWE) victory in Riyadh, the Swede maintains his firm grip on the top spot with 3538 points. Britain’s Ben Maher (3438 points) remains second and has slightly narrowed the gap to 100 points. Steve Guerdat (SUI) closes out the top 3, maintaining his position from the previous month with 3220 points.

Following Guerdat, Julien Epaillard (FRA) ascends to the fourth place with 3140 points, surpassing Switzerland’s Martin Fuchs (2973 points), who is now fifth. Kent Farrington (USA) remains in sixth position with 2921 points, while Austria’s Max Kühner (2725 points) and France’s Simon Delestre (2842 points) exchange their positions in seventh and eighth place, respectively. Richard Vogel (GER) regains his position within the top 10, tied in ninth position with USA’s McLain Ward, both with 2675 points.

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FEI Dressage World Ranking

No changes at the top of the Dressage World Ranking for Athletes. Jessica Von Bredow-Werndl (GER) remains No.1 with 2190 points, while Isabell Werth (GER) and Charlotte Fry (GBR) stay in second and third position, with 2100 and 2053 points respectively. Denmark’s Nanna Skodborg Merrald (2026 points) and Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin (1988 points) complete the top 5, occupying the fourth and fifth positions, as they did a month ago.

FEI Dressage World Ranking – Horses: TSF Dalera BB, still on top

TSF Dalera BB (2190 points) is the leader in the FEI Dressage World Ranking – Horses for yet another month. Charlotte Dujardin’s Gelding Imhotep is now second, climbing from 36 positions, with 1988 points and ahead of DSP Quantaz, who is now third on 1904 points. The top 5 is closed by Everdale, fourth with 1902 points and Emilio 107, fifth on 1896 points.

FEI Eventing World Athlete Ranking

Great Britain’s Oliver Townend maintains his supremacy atop the FEI Eventing World Athlete Ranking for the eight consecutive month, holding steady with 602 points. British athletes continue to dominate, with eight athletes securing positions within the top ten. Accompanying Townend are Rosalind Canter in second place with 546 points, Tom McEwen in fourth (469 points), Harry Meade in fifth (408 points), Piggy March in seventh (387 points), Yasmin Ingham in eight (384 points) Wills Oakden in ninth (370 points), and Laura Collett in tenth (362 points).

Breaking the British stronghold, we find Boyd Martin representing the United States in third place (471 points), and New Zealand’s Tim Price, who has climbed three positions to claim sixth place with 397 points. 

FEI Driving World Ranking – Four-in-Hand / Pairs / Singles

Germany’s Dennis Schneiders has dethroned Martin Hölle as leader of the FEI Driving World Ranking – Pairs, with 72 points, just two more than the former leader. The other two Driving Rankings have the same leaders as last month: Kelly Bruder (CAN) remains at the top of the Singles discipline on 78 points, three months after unseating Mario Gandolfo (SUI). Meanwhile, Boyd Exell (AUS) continues to maintain their strong leadership of the Four-in-Hand with 291 points.

Bram Chardon (NED), current number 2 of the FEI Driving World Ranking - Four-in-Hand – FEI / Richard Juilliart
Bram Chardon (NED), current number 2 of the FEI Driving World Ranking – Four-in-Hand – FEI / Richard Juilliart

FEI Endurance Riders and Trainer World Ranking

The French contingent continues to lead the Individual ranking, with Melody Theolissat (FRA) at the top of the FEI Endurance Riders World Ranking with 1068 points. Virginie Atger (FRA), who climbed three positions from February to March, holds her second place position with 1065 points, while Julia Montagne (FRA) loses her position in third to Maria Alvarez Ponton who has 955 points.  

In the Endurance World Trainer Ranking, Abdelhak Kaddouri (BRN) maintains his position at the top earned in April with 1143 points, with a French second and third rounding out the top 3 as Melody Theolissat remains second, on 1092 points, and Angel Lazes sits in third with 1057 points.

FEI Para Dressage World Individual & Team Ranking

Rihards Snikus (LAT) cedes his position at the top of the Individual Ranking to Kate Shoemaker (USA), who takes top spot with 1548 points.  Tobias Thorning Joergensen (DEN) comes in second with 1528 points, and Austrian legend Pepo Puch taking the 3rd position on 1511.

Meanwhile, the Team Ranking has just one change from last month, with the USA replacing Great Britain in 3rd position with 1321 points.  First and second places still lie with The Netherlands on 1339 points and Germany with 1332 points respectively

Ranking Spotlight:  World Champion Yasmin Ingham returns to World Top 10

After a few months out of the top 10, Yasmin Ingham (GBR) (feature image) has returned to the highest positions of the FEI Eventing World Athlete Ranking, climbing from 18th to 8th. Along with Banzai du Loir, Ingham achieved a remarkable third position in the CCI5*-L in Kentucky (USA) with a final score of 35.6, only surpassed by fellow countrymen Oliver Townend and Tom McEwen.

Image: Yasmin Ingham with Banzai Du Loir (GBR) during the FEI Eventing European Championships 2023 in Haras du Pin (FRA)
Link: https://fei.picturepark.com/s/oEX2FCsE

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