Dutch Fill Top Three Places in World Rankings

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Moorlands Totilas and Edward Gal setting new world Grand Prix Freestyle score at the European Championships. © 2009 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Moorlands Totilas and Edward Gal. © 2009 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Mar. 19–Led by Edward Gal and Moorlands Totilas, Dutch riders fill the top three places and five of the top 10 in the latest International Equestrian Federation (FEI) World Rankings.

Coming into the World Cup Final next week. Edward and Totilas maintained their top ranking with 2,687 points, 280 points ahead of second ranked Adelinde Cornelissen and Jerich Parzival with Anky van Grunsven on Salinero moving into the third spot for the period ending Feb. 28. Anky retained her seventh ranking on IPS Painted Black with Imke Schellekents-Bartels on Hunter Douglas Sunrise in eighth place.

Of the three placings for German combinations in the top 10, two were filled by Isabell Werth, in fourth place from the previous month’s third spot on Satchmo 78 and ninth again on Warum Nicht FRH. She was out of competition for six months, returning to the show ring last Christmas just two months after giving birth to her first child, a boy.

The USA’s Steffen Peters, like Anky, benefiting from victories at the Exquis World Dressage Masters in Palm Beach, moved up one place to fifth from sixth.

Rank Previous Rider Name Horse Name NF Points
1 1 GAL, Edward MOORLANDS TOTILAS NED 2687
2 2 CORNELISSEN, Adelinde JERICH PARZIVAL NED 2407
3 4 VAN GRUNSVEN, Anky SALINERO NED 2202
4 3 WERTH, Isabell SATCHMO 78 GER 2181
5 6 PETERS, Steffen RAVEL USA 2158
6 5 BECHTOLSHEIMER, Laura MISTRAL HOJRIS GBR 2147
7 7 VAN GRUNSVEN, Anky IPS PAINTED BLACK NED 2020
8 8 SCHELLEKENS-BARTELS, Imke HUNTER DOUGLAS SUNRISE NED 1989
9 9 WERTH, Isabell WARUM NICHT FRH GER 1986
10 10 RATH, Matthias Alexander STERNTALER-UNICEF GER 1875
11 11 MINDERHOUD, Hans Peter EXQUIS NADINE NED 1855
12 12 THEODORESCU, Monica WHISPER 128 GER 1817
13 19 KITTEL, Patrick WATERMILL SCANDIC H.B.C. SWE 1797
14 13 KYRKLUND, Kyra MAX FIN 1790
15 17 HOLZER, Ashley POP ART CAN 1790
16 14 MAX – THEURER, Victoria AUGUSTIN OLD AUT 1784
17 15 ZU SAYN – WITTGENSTEIN, Nathalie DIGBY DEN 1768
18 16 HINDLE, Emma LANCET 2 GBR 1765
19 18 SALZGEBER, Ulla HERZRUF’S ERBE GER 1721
20 20 HESTER, Carl LIEBLING II GBR 1640

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