Lausanne, Sept 10, 2013: Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and her 11-year old Olympic partner Valegro have reclaimed the world number one spot in this month’s FEI World Dressage Rankings.
The London 2012 double gold medallists, who won three medals – individual gold in the Grand Prix Special and Freestyle along with team bronze in the Grand Prix – at the recent Blue Hors FEI European Dressage Championships in Herning (DEN), top the rankings with 2,915 points. They hold a comfortable 67-point lead over Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage winners and European team champions and double silver medallists 2013 Helen Langehanenberg (GER) and the 13-year-old stallion Damon Hill NRW.
Last month’s leaders Adelinde Cornelissen (NED) and Jerich Parzival are in third place with 2,818 points. The combination won team silver, individual Grand Prix Special and Freestyle bronze medals at Herning last month.
There are few other changes in the Top 10, with Edward Gal (NED) and Glock’s Undercover; Kristina Sprehe (GER) and Desperados FRH; Tinne Vilhelmsson Silfvén (SWE) and Don Auriello; and Isabell Werth (GER) and Don Johnson FRH in fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh place respectively.
The biggest move in the latest rankings is that of Dujardin and Valegro’s fellow European bronze-medal winning teammates Carl Hester and Uthopia who have gone from 91st up to 31st place thanks to their Grand Prix Freestyle victory and second place in the Grand Prix on home ground at CDIO3* Hickstead and to their good performances in Herning.
FEI World Dressage Rankings Top 10:
1. Charlotte DUJARDIN (GBR) – VALEGRO 2,915
2. Helen LANGEHANENBERG (GER) – DAMON HILL NRW 2,848
3. Adelinde CORNELISSEN (NED) – JERICH PARZIVAL 2,818
4. Edward GAL (NED) – GLOCK’S UNDERCOVER 2,608
5. Kristina SPREHE (GER) – DESPERADOS FRH 2,454
6. Tinne VILHELMSSON SILFVÉN (SWE), DON AURIELLO 2,426
7. Isabell WERTH (GER), DON JOHNSON FRH 2,341
8. Anna KASPRZAK (DEN), DONNPERIGNON 2,267
9. Patrick KITTEL (SWE), WATERMILL SCANDIC H.B.C. 2,261
10. Valentina TRUPPA (ITA), FIXDESIGN EREMO DEL CASTEGNO 2,252. —- Photo © Kit Houghton/FEI