Tucker Johnson of Oldwick, NJ became the highest placed driver from the United States, when he achieved the number three position on the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Four-In-Hand Driving list. Thomas Eriksson of Sweden and Michael Freund of Germany are first and second respectively.
Johnson achieved the highest ranking ever by a U.S. driver after a win at the Gladstone Driving Event in September and a season of high placings in European competitions. This moved him up even further among the world's elite drivers. Johnson is pleased to be on the list. Germany are first and second respectively.
"I am very happy to be included," said Johnson "I appreciate the recognition of the quality of my horses' performance and my abilities as a driver. I am proud to be part of such a prestigious group."
The FEI list is based on ten competitions in Europe and the United States. Competitors may participate in all ten events, but only the best four results count towards the overall classification.
Since the list was published, Johnson has continued his winning ways by capturing the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Four-In-Hand Championship for the second consecutive year with a win at the Fair Hill International in Fair Hill, MD on October 24.
In 1998, while representing the USET, Johnson placed fifth in the Four-In-Hand World Championships at the World Equestrian Games in Italy. In 1991, he was a member of the USET's Gold Medal team at the World Pairs Driving Championship in Austria.