Scott Brash (GBR), currently second in the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2013/2014 Western European League standings and the youngest member of the London 2012 Olympic Games gold medal winning British team, has jumped into the world number one spot in the Longines Rankings. The 28-year-old from Peebles in Scotland has moved up from sixth place with 2,590 points, and is now 37-points clear of the former world number one, his compatriot Ben Maher (2,627 points).
Germany’s Ludger Beerbaum has also moved up four places into third with 2,495 points. The USA’s Beezie Madden, top-ranked female in the Longines Rankings, has dropped two places to fourth with 2,451, just one point ahead of Marcus Ehning (GER) in fifth.
Scott Brash started riding at the age of seven and competed in his first show two years later, rising quickly through the ranks to become Scottish number one. He made his international début in 2010 and was selected for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Kentucky the same year.
In December 2011, he took over the ride on Hello Sanctos, the horse he partnered to Olympic and European team gold. The latest triumph from Great Britain’s hottest Jumping prospects came at the Longines Global Champions Tour in Doha (QAT), when victory in the Grand Prix boosted Brash to the overall title – on his 28th birthday!
Longines Rankings Top 10:
1 Scott Brash (GBR) 2,627
2 Ben Maher (GBR) 2,590
3 Ludger Beerbaum (GER) 2,495
4 Elizabeth Madden (USA) 2,451
5 Marcus Ehning (GER) 2,450
6 Steve Guerdat (SUI) 2,408
7 Christian Ahlmann (GER) 2,345
8 Patrice Delaveau (FRA) 2,325
9 Luciana Diniz (POR) 2,320
10 Gerco Schröder (NED) 2,285