USA’s McLain Ward jumps into World No.1 spot

Leading US showjumper McLain Ward has moved up from fourth to head the Longines Rankings, the world Jumping rankings.

France’s Simon Delestre, who competed at his first Olympic Games at London 2012 and had held the world No.1 spot since March, is now second, with Germany’s three-time Olympian Christian Ahlmann close behind in third.

France’s Penelope Leprevost, who made her Olympic début at London 2012, is now fourth, with Great Britain’s Scott Brash, who helped Great Britain to team gold at London 2012, now fifth.

McLain Ward was recently named on the short list with both horses HH Azur and Rothchild for the USA Olympic Jumping Team for Rio 2016.

image: F.Petroni/McLain Ward with Piazza di Siena's Event Director Eleonora Ottaviani