Edward Gal & Totilas Atop Rider Rankings Going Into 2010

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Isabell Werth and Warum Nicht. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Isabell Werth and Warum Nicht FRH. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Jan. 14–Edward Gal and Moorlands Totilas entered 2010 atop the FEI World Individual Dressage Rankings for the second straight month, but the newly returned Isabell Werth rocketed back into the top 10 with two horses.

The top seven rankings for December, 2009, remained the same from the previous month.

Imke Schellekens-Bartels on Hunter Douglas Sunrise moved to 8th place from 10th, while Germany’s Matthias Alexander Rath dropped two places to the 10th slot.

Isabell Werth of Germany, who returned to the competition arena after Christmas following a six-month break to have a baby, maintained 3rd place with her Olympic mount, Satchmo.

On Warum Nicht FRH which she competed at the Mechelen, Belgium World Cup event last month, finishing second in the Grand Prix Freestyle and third in the Grand Prix, isabell jumped into 9th place from the 53rd spot.

The top 20 rankings:

Rank Previous Rider Name Horse Name NF Points
1 1 GAL, Edward MOORLANDS TOTILAS NED 2645
2 2 CORNELISSEN, Adelinde JERICH PARZIVAL NED 2345
3 3 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 10 SCHELLEKENS-BARTELS, Imke HUNTER DOUGLAS SUNRISE NED 1946
9 53 WERTH, Isabell WARUM NICHT FRH GER 1883
10 8 RATH, Matthias Alexander STERNTALER-UNICEF GER 1875
11 9 MINDERHOUD, Hans Peter EXQUIS NADINE NED 1855
12 11 THEODORESCU, Monica WHISPER 128 GER 1817
13 12 KYRKLUND, Kyra MAX FIN 1793
14 13 MAX – THEURER, Victoria AUGUSTIN OLD AUT 1784
15 14 HOLZER, Ashley POP ART CAN 1769
16 16 ZU SAYN – WITTGENSTEIN, Nathalie DIGBY DEN 1768
17 15 HINDLE, Emma LANCET 2 GBR 1765
18 17 SALZGEBER, Ulla HERZRUF’S ERBE GER 1721
19 18 KITTEL, Patrick WATERMILL SCANDIC H.B.C. SWE 1702
20 28 HESTER, Carl LIEBLING II GBR 1640