Andrew Nicholson tops end of season rankings

Andrew Nicholson tops end of season rankings

Following a successful season now is the time to celebrate the riders and horses that have made it to the top of the British Eventing Points rankings.

The final 2013 rankings have seen a hotly contested battle for the top spots. New Zealander Andrew Nicholson has retained first place in the rankings following another very successful season and also leads the FEI HSBC rankings. Topping the horse rankings is Irish bred Mr Cruise Control, owned jointly by Robin and Nicola Salmon alongside Andrew. Mr Cruise Control has had a prolific season finishing fifth in the 4* at Pau and first in both the CIC3* at Chatsworth in May and Luhmuhlen 4*. His owners will be presented with the Calcutta Light Horse Trophy in recognition of his impressive achievement. Andrew’s Olympic bronze medal winning mount, Deborah Sellar’s Nereo, is runner up with 382 points.

Best of the Brits, and winner of the Tony Collins award, is Dorset based William Fox-Pitt who attained a total of 2142 points this season. William’s European bronze medal winning horse Chilli Morning, owned by Christopher and Lisa Stone, reached third place in the BE rankings after winning 378 points. Another of Fox-Pitt’s rides, Catherine Witt’s recent Pau 4* winner Seacookie finished just behind his stable mate in fourth place with 368 points. 

Fellow Brit Oliver Townend again retains third place in the rankings following another busy season, amassing 1241 points. 

The top twenty ranked horses and riders are detailed below and the top one hundred can be found here.

Top Twenty Riders 2013

Position

Name

Points

1st

Mr Andrew Nicholson

2591

 

2nd

Mr William Fox-Pitt

2142

 

3rd

Mr Oliver Townend

1241

 

4th

Miss Izzy Taylor

938

 

5th

Mrs Jonelle Richards

793

 

6th

Mrs Nicola Wilson

730

 

7th

Mrs Pippa Funnell

722

 

8th

Mrs Aoife Clark

709

 

9th

Mr Sam Griffiths

702

 

10th

Sir Mark Todd

651

 

11th

Mrs Caroline Powell

650

 

12th

Mr Bill Levett

649

 

13th

Mr Paul Tapner

623

 

14th

Mr Tim Price

621

 

15th

Mr Jonathan Paget

585

 

16th

Miss Vittoria Panizzon

540

 

17th

Mr Kevin Mcnab

493

 

18th

Mr Mark Kyle

482

 

19th

Mrs Kitty King

481

 

20th

Mr Tom McEwen

456