Scott Brash loses world number one ranking

Scott Brash has lost his spot as the world number one after a reign totalling 16 months.

In the latest Longines world showjumping rankings revealed today (Tuesday 7 April), Germany’s Daniel Deusser, 33, has risen from number three to become the new world number one.

Scott now stands at number two, with Ludger Beerbaum, also of Germany, dropping one place to third.

Scott first topped the rankings in November 2013, taking over from his team-mate Ben Maher. The Hertfordshire rider was the first British showjumper in more than 20 years to hold the number one spot, and stayed there for three months.

In November 2014, Scott became the first showjumper since 2006 to hold the number one spot for an entire year.

Scott’s 16-month reign at the top of the world means he narrowly misses out on beating the record set by Germany’s Marcus Ehning, who held the top spot for 17 months from August 2005 to December 2006.

“After the London Olympics this has always been a goal and to have achieved it, is fantastic,” said Scott when he first became world number one.

Nineteen-year-old Bertram Allen of Ireland celebrates making it in to the top 10 in the world for the first time. Ben Maher remains the next highest British rider — he drops three places to 22nd, followed by John Whitaker (35th) and Michael Whitaker (45th). There are now three USA riders in the top 10, with Beezie Madden remaining the top ranked female rider in the world.

Current top 10 in the Longines world rankings:

1. Daniel Deusser (GER)
2. Scott Brash (GBR)
3. Ludger Beerbaum (GER)
4. McLain Ward (USA)
5. Kent Farrington (USA)
6. Rolf-Goran Bengtsson (SWE)
7. Beezie Madden (USA)
8. Kevin Staut (FRA)
9. Steve Guerdat (SUI)
10. Bertram Allen (IRL)