Edward Gal & Moorlands Totilas Top World Rankings for First Time

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Edward Gal and Moorlands Totilas. © 2009 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Edward Gal and Moorlands Totilas. © 2009 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Dec. 7–Edward Gal and Moorlands Totilas, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle world record holders, have moved to the top of the FEI World Individual Dressage Rankings for the first time.

Dutch team mate Adelinde Cornelissen and Parzival, who hold the world record score in the Grand Prix Special, dropped to second place after three months on top of the leaderboard, to push Germany’s Isabell Werth and Satchmo 78 to third place. Isabell recently gave birth to a baby boy, and has not competed since June.

Edward and Totilas garnered 2,527 points for the rankings to the end of November, while Adelinde and Parzival were on 2,235 points.

Six of the top 10 places were held by combinations from the Netherlands with Anky van Grunsven in fourth place on Salinero and in seventh place on IPS Painted Black, as they were the previous month.

Rankings that were unchanged from the previous month were Steffen Peters and Ravel of the USA (5), Laura Bechtolsheimer and Mistral Hojris of Great Britain (6), Matthias Alexander Rath and Sternthaler-Unicef  of Germany (8) and Hans Peter Minderhoud and Exquis Nadine of The Netherlands (9).

Imke Schellekens-Bartels and Hunter Douglas Sunrise took over 10th place from Monica Theodorescu and Whisper of Germany.

Rank Previous Rider Name Horse Name NF Points
1 3 GAL, Edward MOORLANDS TOTILAS NED 2527
2 1 CORNELISSEN, Adelinde PARZIVAL NED 2235
3 2 WERTH, Isabell SATCHMO 78 GER 2233
4 4 VAN GRUNSVEN, Anky SALINERO NED 2202
5 5 PETERS, Steffen RAVEL USA 2145
6 6 BECHTOLSHEIMER, Laura MISTRAL HOJRIS GBR 2119
7 7 VAN GRUNSVEN, Anky IPS PAINTED BLACK NED 1984
8 8 RATH, Matthias Alexander STERNTALER-UNICEF GER 1875
9 9 MINDERHOUD, Hans Peter EXQUIS NADINE NED 1855
10 11 SCHELLEKENS-BARTELS, Imke HUNTER DOUGLAS SUNRISE NED 1807