Funnell heads FEI rankings

  • The FEI eventing rankings are being dominated by British riders, with Pippa Funnell leading on 455pts. Hot on her heels is William Fox-Pitt (389), with Australia’s Philip Dutton just 10pts behind in third.

    Pippa has been enjoying a tremendous 2003 season, which has included CCI**** wins at Lexington in America and Badminton. William has moved up from third to second place in the rankings following his win in the CCI*** at Luhmühlen, Germany.

    The rankings reflect the strength and depth of talent within the British eventing squad with Leslie Law (4th), Jeanette Brakewell (9th) and Tina Cook (10th) all inside the top 10. A further three British riders, including Mary King, are inside the top 14, which means the Britain presently hold more than 50% of the top positions.

    FEI’s top 15 event riders

    1, Pippa Funnell (GBR) 455pts;
    2, William Fox-Pitt (GBR) 389;
    3, Phillip Dutton (AUS) 379;
    4, Leslie Law (GBR) 316;
    5, Bruce O. Davidson Jr. (USA) 262 ;
    6, Andrew Nicholson (NZL) 252;
    7, Karen O’Connor (USA) 204;
    8, Karin Donckers (BEL) 186;
    9, Jeanette Brakewell (GBR) 183;
    10, Kristina Cook (GBR) 145;
    11, Mary King (GBR) 141;
    12, Tim Boland (AUS) 138;
    13, Polly Stockton (GBR) 132;
    14, Sarah Cutteridge (GBR) 129;
    15, Magnus Gällerdal (SWE) 124.

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