HSBC FEI Classics winner Oliver gained 1643 BE points, with William second (1557) and Andrew third (1419).
Georgie Spence is the best of those still competing in young riders in 2009 in 15th — up six places on last year. Other prominent young riders include Emily Llewellyn (equal 26th), who made a great Badminton debut in May, and young rider European champion Laura Collett (31st).
H&H’s online diarist Alex Hua Tian has made it into the top 100 list, finishing equal 98th with 119 points.
Miners Frolic tops horse list
European champion Miners Frolic, owned by Sarah Pelham and Nick and Valda Embiricos and ridden by H&H columnist Tina Cook, is top horse with 464 points.
Miners Frolic just pipped Andrew Cawthray’s Burghley winner Carousel Quest (ridden by Oliver Townend, 432 points) to the top award with the Apters’ Idalgo, Badminton runner-up and European team gold medallist with William Fox-Pitt, third (391 points).
The end of season awards will be presented at the BE ball next Saturday (7 November) night at Newbury racecourse.