There are some amazing horses and riders in the World of Showjumping, and every year some of them make it all the way to the top of the ranking lists. Christian Ahlmann started off the year by being on top of the Longines Ranking and he stayed there until July. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.
Ben Maher had a fantastic summer, winning the Hickstead Grand Prix in August and then European individual silver and team gold - next thing he was on top of the Longines Ranking. In December Ben Maher had to leave the top position on the Longines Ranking to his compatriot Scott Brash who went from strength to strength this year. When it comes to the best of the best among the horses it was Sterrehof's Tamino that started the year on top of the WBFSH Ranking. The 13 year old gelding by Numero Uno x Farmer is ridden by Marc Houtzager. Nick Skelton's ride Big Star (Quick Star x Nimmerdor) took over the lead of the WBFSH ranking in May and continued on top until July. Then in August - after winning the European Championships in Herning - it was Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois that got the honor to be ranked as the best horse in the world. Roger Yves Bost rides the 13 year old mare by Dollar du Murier x Grand Veneur.