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GB Showjumpers Retain Top Two Placings

Last Updated: Apr 1, 2014 06:19pm
Allesley, Coventry
By British Showjumping
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GB SHOWJUMPERS SCOTT BRASH & BEN MAHER RETAIN TOP TWO PLACINGS ON WORLD RANKING LIST

British Showjumping are thrilled to be announcing that GB riders Scott Brash and Ben Maher have retained their top two placings on the Longines FEI Jumping World Ranking List.

Scott Brash MBE from Peebleshire retains the World No.1 spot since claiming it as his own in December last year. Taking the title from colleague and fellow team rider Ben Maher from Bishops Stortford following his win at the Global Champions Tour Final, he has held a clear lead ever since. Scott now sits on 3,162 points, a total of 332 points ahead of Ben Maher on 2,830 points.  A win last weekend in the $500,000 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival Finale Grand Prix on Lady Kirkham and Lord & Lady Harris's mare Ursula XII looks set to keep Scott in a key position moving forward.

Ben Maher MBE remains in the World No.2 position. Following his taking of the World No.1 spot last Autumn, the first time a Brit had held the No.1 spot for three decades, he handed the reins over to Scott a couple of months later when Scott secured his major win in Doha. Since then, the pair have held onto the top two positions; making it the first time in history that Great Britain have ever secured such a stronghold on the FEI World Ranking Lists.

Two years ago both Scott and Ben made headlines when they were on the team that won Team Gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games alongside Peter Charles MBE and Nick Skelton OBE. The pair then went on to win Team Gold last summer at the European Championships in Herning alongside Will Funnell and Michael Whitaker. Further to this, Ben then won Individual Silver and Scott, the Individual Bronze, making it an absolute triumph for Great Britain.

To have both riders topping the ranking list is a superb achievement and accolade to both riders, their owners and support teams in addition to the performance teams that work alongside them.

For a complete view of the Longines FEI World Ranking List please visit www.fei.org.

 

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