Ludger Beerbaum is the world’s top show jumper of 2002, ahead of Brazil’s former World Champion Rodrigo Pessoa, who is more than 1,000 points adrift.

Germany continues to demonstrate its strength and depth with six riders in the top 10, while Britain’s highest placed rider is Michael Whitaker in 18th place.

FEI/Gandini World Rankings: 1 January – 31 December 2002

1, Ludger Beerbaum, GER, 3,479.25 points
2, Rodrigo Pessoa, BRA, 2,469.43
3, Marcus Ehning, GER, 2,180.09
4, Otto Becker, GER, 2,170.68
5, Markus Fuchs, SUI, 2,136.75
6, Jos Lansink, BEL
1,922.66
7, Lars Nieberg, GER, 1,839.89
8, Toni Hassmann, GER, 1,809.59
9, Ludo Philippaerts, BEL, 1,742.19
10, Soren von Ronne, GER, 1,561.39
11, Eric Navet, FRA, 1,434
12, Rolf-Goran Bengtsson, SWE, 1,405.62
13, Leslie Howard, US, 1,389.07
14, Michel Robert, FRA, 1,297.5
15, Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum, GER, 1,297.5
16, Gianni Govoni, ITA, 1,272.46
17, Jeroen Dubbeldam, HOL, 1,272.07
18, Michael Whitaker, GB, 1,241.64
19, Peter Wylde, US, 1,171.04
20, McLain Ward, US, 1,126.57.

Other GB

33, Robert Smith, 868
41, Tim Stockdale, 747.92
44, John Whitaker, 725
48, Richard Davenport, 696.82
51, Di Lampard, 680
110, Scott Smith, 374.17
132, Andrew Davies, 305
137, William Funnell, 290
165, Veronique Whitaker, 225
177, Keith Shore, 201.67
211eq, Mark Armstrong, 160
220eq, Robert Whitaker, 155
252eq, Nick Skelton, 125
351eq, Duncan Inglis, 80
425eq, Jane Annett, 57.5
432eq, David McPherson & Nicky Boulter, 55
448eq, James Fisher, 52.5
457eq, Geoff Glazzard, Mennell Watson & Robert Maguire, 50
506eq, Corinne Collins, John Popely & Claire McCarthy, 40
538eq, Damian Charles, 35
566eq, Alex Newsham, 32.5
652eq, Helen McNaught, Sharon Quigley & Lisa Murphy, 20
696eq, Mark Kelly & Jamie Wingrave, 15
836eq, Graham Fletcher, Andrew Saywell, Derek Morton & Kate Mead, 5.

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