European champion Kevin Staut has jumped up to claim the world number one slot in the latest edition of the Rolex Rankings published by the FEI today. The 29-year-old Frenchman, who won individual gold at last year’s Alltech FEI European Jumping Championships™ in Windsor, has moved up from third to take over the Green and Gold armband from Olympic champion Eric Lamaze (CAN).
Lamaze, who held the world number one position last month, has now dropped down to second ahead of Switzerland’s Pius Schwizer.
Staut has been a pivotal member of the French team that last week claimed its second successive victory in the Meydan FEI Nations Cup™ series in Dublin. His consistent performances in the series have now been further rewarded with a first-ever world number one slot in the Rolex Rankings for the popular French star.
View the full Rolex Rankings at www.fei.org
Caption: European champion Kevin Staut (FRA) has taken over the number one slot in the Rolex Rankings for the first time in his Jumping career. (Photograph: Kit Houghton/FEI)