Great Britain’s leading showjumper Scott Brash has returned to the top spot in the latest Longines world rankings.

The 29-year-old Scotsman had held the position as world number one for 16 months from December 2013. However, he lost his position last month to Germany’s Daniel Deusser, dropping to number two in the world. Some good results recently, including dual victory at the Longines Global Champions Tour of Miami, have helped push Scott back up to the top spot in the latest rankings issued today (7 May 2015).

Scott can now proudly display two armbands — one as the Longines world rankings leader and one for heading the Longines Global Champions Tour 2015 series.

Daniel Deusser drops to the number two spot with the reigning Olympic champion and newly crowned winner of the World Cup final in Las Vegas, Steve Guerdat, soaring up to number three in the world. Ludger Beerbaum, who was previously ranked number three, drops to seventh.

Nineteen-year-old Bertram Allen of Ireland just drops out of the top 10, now ranked 11th. Ben Maher (24th) is the next highest placed British rider, with John Whitaker elevating one spot to 34th and Michael Whitaker in 49th. William Whitaker sits just outside the top 50 in 53rd.

Longines rankings top 10

  1. Scott Brash (GBR) 2,834
  2. Daniel Deusser (GER) 2,691
  3. Steve Guerdat (SUI) 2,585
  4. Kent Farrington (USA) 2,570
  5. McClain Ward (USA) 2,480
  6. Elizabeth Madden (USA) 2,465
  7. Ludger Beerbaum (GER) 2,425
  8. Maikel Van Der Vleuten (NED) 2,421
  9. Kevin Staut (FRA) 2,400
  10. Rolf-Göran Bengstsson (SWE) 2,369

Scott Brash is currently competing in the Longines Global Champions Tour in Shanghai. You can find out how he gets on in the next issue of Horse & Hound magazine, out Thursday, 14 May