FEI Rankings Monthly Update – June 2024

You will find below a snapshot of the main movers and shakers for the month of June 2024 in the senior World Rankings, as well as a special spotlight on the FEI Dressage World Youth Ranking – Children for this month’s special “Ranking Spotlight”.

FEI Rankings Monthly Update – June 2024

Max Kühner (AUT) and EIC Up Too Jacco Blue at the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Final 2024 in Riyadh (KSA) / FEI – Ben Clark

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.

Longines Rankings – Henrik von Eckermann dominance continues

Few changes in the new Longines Rankings for the month of June, with nine athletes remaining in the top 10. Henrik von Eckermann’s (SWE) leads the pack with 3558 points, followed by Britain’s Ben Maher (3445 points)  who remains second. Steve Guerdat (SUI) closes out the Top 3, maintaining his position from the previous month with 3315 points. 

Following Guerdat, Julien Epaillard (FRA) maintains to the fourth place with 3170 points, ahead of Austria’s Max Kühner (3105 points), who is now fifth after surpassing Switzerland’s Martin Fuchs (3015 points) and USA’s Kent Farrington (2921 points). Simon Delestre (FRA) stays eighth with 2802 points, followed by Ireland’s Shane Sweetnam, who climbs back to the Top 10 with 2706 points. Richard Vogel (GER) rounds up the Top 10 with 2690 points. 

FEI Dressage World Ranking – Isabel Werth narrows the gap with von Bredow-Werndl

No changes at the top of the Dressage World Ranking for Athletes. Jessica Von Bredow-Werndl (GER) remains No.1 with 2078 points, while Isabell Werth (2044 points) is now closer than ever to her fellow countrywoman, just 34 points behind. Charlotte Fry (GBR) maintains her third position with 1929 points. Denmark’s Nanna Skodborg Merrald (1926 points) and Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin (1881 points) complete the top 5, occupying the fourth and fifth positions, as they did two month ago.

FEI Dressage World Ranking - Horses: TSF Dalera BB, stays at the top

TSF Dalera BB (2078 points) is the undisputed leader in the FEI Dressage World Ranking – Horses for yet another month. Emilio 107 is now second, climbing three positions, with 1943 points and ahead of Everdale, who is now third on 1902 points. The top 5 is closed by Imhotep, fourth with 1881 points and Touchdown, fifth on 1788 points.

FEI Eventing World Athlete Ranking: Oliver Townend & Great Britain’s dominance continues

Great Britain’s Oliver Townend maintains his hegemony atop the FEI Eventing World Athlete Ranking for the ninth consecutive month, holding steady with 574 points. USA’s Boyd Martin has climbed to second place on 471 points, surpassing Britain’s Rosalind Canter (447 points). British athletes continue to dominate, with eight athletes securing positions within the top ten. Accompanying Townend and Canter are Tom McEwen in fourth (409 points), Harry Meade in fifth (394 points), Yasmin Ingham in sixth (389 points), Will Oakden in seventh (370 points), Laura Collet in eight (360 points), and Pippa Funnel in tenth (351 points). Breaking the British stronghold, New Zealand’s Tim Price maintains her ninth position with 352 points.

FEI Driving World Ranking - Four-in-Hand / Pairs / Singles: Exell and Bruder remain at the top while Hölle reclaims number 1

Only one month after dropping to the second place, Martin Hölle (HUN) has reclaimed the top position of the Singles category, with 70 points, while former leader Dennis Schneiders (GER) is now second with 65 points. The other two Driving Rankings have the same leaders as last month: Kelly Bruder (CAN) remains at the top of the Singles discipline on 106 points, almost double than Anne Unzeitig (GER). Meanwhile, Boyd Exell (AUS) continues to maintain his strong leadership of the Four-in-Hand with 294 points.

FEI Endurance Riders and Trainer World Ranking – France leads the way

France dominates both rankings. On one hand, Melody Theolissat remains number one among the Athletes with 1131 points, followed by two compatriots: Julia Montagne, who rises two positions, and Virginie Atger, who drops to third place. In the Trainers' ranking, Samuel Bettenfeld (FRA) is the new leader with 1190 points, after climbing three positions and surpassing the former number one, Abdelhak Kaddouri (BRN), who is now second with 1143 points.

FEI Para Dressage World Individual & Team Ranking - Mari Durward–Akhurst and the USA are the new World N.1

Britain’s Mari Durward–Akhurst is the new leader of the FEI Para Dressage World Individual Ranking. Thanks to her stunning performance at Hickstead (GBR), where she topped all three competitions as well as the Team classification, Durward–Akhurst has climbed from the 13th place to the top of the ranking, followed by Laurentia Tan (SGP) and Kate Shoemaker (USA). In the Team Ranking, USA (1340 points) is now leading the ranks, after surpassing The Netherlands (1339 points) by just one point.

Ranking Spotlight

The Czech athlete Alice Hubackova has had a remarkable set of results during the month of May, competing both in Exloo (NED) and Olomouc (CZE). In those events, Hubackova reached the podium multiple times, including an Individual and a Team victory in home soil. Thank to those noteworthy performances, the 14 year-old has reached the third place of the FEI Dressage World Youth Ranking – Children, climbing 38 positions in just one month.

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