For the first time, Kent Farrington moved to the top place in the international Longines show jumping rankings this month, 23 points ahead of compatriot McLain Ward, who had risen to number one following his April victory in the Longines FEI World Cup Final in Omaha. So even though their spots on the list have changed, U.S. riders still dominate the top of the standings.
Germany’s Daniel Deusser is third and Eric Lamaze of Canada stands fourth, giving North America three places in the top 10.
Kent didn’t come to Omaha because he thought his best candidate for the competition, Creedance, wasn’t ready for such a test. But Creedance shone in several Global Champions Tour outings in Shanghai and Miami, with a second place in the former and a victory in the latter, though his results also were mixed and included retirements in classes in both shows.