FEI World Eventing Rankings 2019 | An Eventful Life

FEI World Eventing Rankings 2019

 

 

Oliver Townend may have slipped into second place on the British Eventing Top Rider league, the first time in six years that he hasn’t held the top spot, but he still sat on top of the FEI World Eventing Rankings at the end of 2019

With all results from 1st January – 31st December 2019 now ratified by the FEI (except Bicton CCI3*-S which none of the top 10 riders competed in) Oliver maintains his top spot with 554 points. It was a close thing however with New Zealand’s Tim Price taking second place on 542 then Australia’s Chris Burton in third on 515 points.

Piggy French, who overtook Oliver on the British Eventing Top Rider League to finish in first place at the end of the season, is in fourth place on the FEI Rankings (504) then there is a bit of a drop in points accumulated to fifth place with another of Britain’s 2019 silver European medallists, Tom McEwen on 441 points.

The top US rider is Lauren Keiffer in sixth place (408 points) with another American, Boyd Martin in seventh place (394) and Germany’s Michael Jung in eighth place (377)

Australia’s Stuart Tinney made a late jump up the leader board with second place at the Australian International 3 Day Event to finish the year in ninth place (366) and Britain’s Alex Bragg is in tenth place (353), which we think may be Alex’s first entry into the top 10 (let us know Alex!)

Other Australian riders in the top 50 are Shane Rose in 14th place (329 points), Kevin McNab in 28th place (289 points), Andrew Cooper in 31st place (287 points), Amanda Ross in 37th place (274 points), Hazel Shannon in 42nd place (255) and Andrew Hoy in 44th place (251 points)

New Zealand’s Clarke Johnstone had a quiet year but made his mark at Wallaby Hill and Puhinui International late in the season in the southern hemisphere to jump from 107th to 33rd with 280 points. In all New Zealand has seven riders in the top 50 and Australia has eight

With the countdown to Tokyo 2020 well and truly on, it is fitting that Japan also has two riders in the top 50 with Kazuma Tomoto in 17th place (313) and Yoshiaki Oiwa in 22nd place (301 points)