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Steve Guerdat Is on Top of the World

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Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat has reclaimed the world number one slot in the Longines Rankings, officially starting 2019 on a high note.

The Olympic gold medalist bumps Harrie Smolders from the top spot, putting paid to the Dutchman’s eight month reign over the world rankings with a string of top results in December highlighted by a hometown win in the IJRC Top To Final at Geneva.

And a second place finish in the Rolex Grand Prix of Geneva two days later.

Guerdat also leads the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Western European League standings. He’s won the annual Final twice previously, posting back-to-back wins in 2015 and 2016.

He last topped the world rankings in November 2012.

Germany’s Marcus Ehning moves into third on the Longines Rankings. USA’s McLain Ward (USA) is fourth.