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Harry Charles Skyrockets Becoming the Number One Young Rider in the World!

London, England – January 08, 2021 – Harry Charles (GBR) has not only skyrocketed to the 32nd position in the Longines FEI Jumping World Rider Ranking, to be among the superstars of the sport but the young British rider sits at the top of the FEI Jumping U-25 World Rider Ranking.

Helped by winning the two most important classes at The London International Horse Show CSI 5*-W late last year, the €170,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ of London CSI 5*-W and the €125,000 London Grand Prix CSI 5*-W, the son of Peter Charles (GBR) has tallied 1913 points over the last twelve months, dethroning Bryan Balsiger (SUI). The Swiss is now in second place, just over one hundred points (1805) behind Charles.

Michael Pender (IRL) is right on Balsiger’s heels as only two points separates the young stars. Dutch sensation Sanne Thijssen (NED) is the best young female rider in the world, having earned a fourth spot with a total score of 1533 points. Richard Vogel (GER) rounds out the top five with a combined score of 1500 points.

Richard Vogel moved down one place from fourth to fifth. 

Longines FEI Jumping U-25 World Rider Ranking – Top 5

1) Harry Charles (GBR) – 1913

2) Bryan Balsiger (SUI) – 1805

3) Michael Pender (IRL) – 1803

4) Sanne Thijssen (NED) – 1533

5) Richard Vogel – (GER) – 1500

Source: FEI – Féderation Equestre Internationale

Photo: © FEI / Lukasz Kowalski