Andrew Nicholson has topped the British Eventing (BE) rankings for the second year running.

The New Zealander ended the 2011 season with 2,307 BE points, beating William Fox-Pitt by 204 points.

Andrew told H&H: “I have not ridden as many horses this year as I have in years past but I have some very nice horses that consistently do well, and I have racked up the points on them.”

The top five riders in the BE rankings remains unchanged from last year, with Oliver Townend in third place, Piggy French in fourth and Mary King in fifth.

The highest placed young rider, for a second year, is Tom McEwen who made his CCI**** debut at Burghley this year.

Tom rose 21 places up the rankings on his place last year to finish in 26th place.

The top horse odf the year was Piggy French’s Jakata, owned by her father Wally and Michael Underwood, who accrued 383 points this season.

Close behind was Mary King’s ride Kings Temptress, owned by Derek Rostron Baden, with 369, and William Fox-Pitt’s Oslo in third, Andrew Nicholson’s Mr Cruise Control in fourth and Nereo in fifth.