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Countdown to the 2016 Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final: Rider no. one – Christian Ahlmann

Friday, 09 December 2016
Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final 2016

Christian Ahlmann with Taloubet Z. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Christian Ahlmann with Taloubet Z. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.

In the week leading up towards the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final in Geneva, World of Showjumping presents the ten riders that will compete. Last out is world no. one Christian Ahlmann who has been more or less unstoppable throughout 2016.

Name: Christian Ahlmann

Age: 41

Country: Germany

Current world rank (N° 191): No. 1

No. of times in the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final: Six (2005, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013 and 2015)

Best result in the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final: Christian won the final in 2006 and 2012, both in Geneva with Lorenzo 208 and Taloubet Z respectively

No. of months in the Top 10 during 2016 (January-November rankings N° 181-N° 191): Eleven

Best world rank during 2016: No. 1 (Ranking N° 187, 188, 189, 190 and 191)

Thrills from 2016: Christian is the rider in this year's final with most months as world no. one throughout the year, after winning five-star Grand Prix competitions in Dinard, Villach and Basel during 2016 as well as the Longines FEI World Cup in Stuttgart not to forget the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona and the Nations Cup of Aachen plus the team bronze medal at the Olympic Games 

Spills from 2016: A few times he did not win, and was second 



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