FEI World Dressage Rankings, van Grunsven & Peters Edge Up

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Edward Gal on the extravagantly moving Sisther de Jeu at the 2008 World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany. © 2008 Ken Braddick
Edward Gal on the extravagantly moving Sisther de Jeu at the 2008 World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany. © 2008 Ken Braddick

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Apr. 6-Anky van Grunsven, back riding her Olympic mount, Salinero, edged up to second place in the latest FEI World Dressage Rankings. Germany’s Isabell Werth remained atop the standings with Satchmo, but on Warum Nicht dropped a spot to third place.

There was only minor shuffling among the top 15 horse and rider combinations for the rankings through to Mar. 31.

The USA’s Steffen Peters and Ravel moved up a spot to No. 6, swapping places with Monica Theodorescu and Whisper. Great Britain’s Laura Bechtolsheimer and Mistral Hojris climbed to 8th place from 10th, while The Netherlands’ Hans Peter Minderhoud and Exquis Nadine and Kyra Kyrklund and Max of Finland each dropped one place to 9th and 10th, respectively.

In the top 40 the biggest gainers were Germany’s Matthias Alexander Rather on Sterntaler-UNICEF who shot up to 16th place from 41st and The Netherlands’ Edward Gal and Sisther de Jeu jumping into the 24th spot from 86.

Rank Prev Rider                         Horse                            Nat  Points
1 1 Isabell WERTH                           SATCHMO                      GER  2208
2 3 Anky VAN GRUNSVEN           IPS SALINERO              NED  2098
3 2 Isabell WERTH                         WARUM NICHT FRH   GER  2086
4 4 Adelinde CORNELISSEN        PARZIVAL                       NED  2043
5 5 Anky VAN GRUNSVEN           IPS PAINTED BLACK    NED  1906
6 7 Steffen PETERS                         RAVEL                               USA   1867
7 6 Monica THEODORESCU        WHISPER                         GER   1852
8 10 Laura BECHTOLSHEIMER MISTRAL HOJRIS          GBR   1838
9 8 Hans Peter MINDERHOUD   EXQUIS NADINE           NED    1794
10 9 Kyra KYRKLUND                    MAX                                   FIN     1770
11 11 Heike KEMMER                     BONAPARTE                    GER    1703
12 12 Ashley HOLZER                     POP ART                           CAN     1692
13 13 Silvia IKLé                               SALIERI CH                     SUI       1691
14 14 Nadine CAPELLMANN        ELVIS VA                          GER      1685
15 15 Nathalie ZU SAYN-WITTGENSTEIN DIGBY              DEN      1685