Dutch Maintain Dressage Rankings Domination, USA & British Riders Push Germany from Top Five

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Laura Bechtolsheimer and Mistral Hojris. © 2009 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Laura Bechtolsheimer and Mistral Hojris. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Apr. 11–The Netherlands maintained dominance of the latest FEI world dressage rankings released Monday, and the USA’s Steffen Peters and Ravel and Great Britain’s Laura Bechtolsheimer and Mistral Hojris pushed Germany out of the top five placings.

Edward Gal and Moorlands Totilas, 2010 World Cup champions, stood atop the leaderboard with 2,707 points, a 300-point lead over No. 2 Adelinde Cornelissen and Jerich Parzival with Anky van Grunsven and Salinero filling the third spot for a sweep of the top places by the Dutch, the same placings as the previous month. Anky was also ranked 7th with IPS Painted Plack.

However, Steffen and Ravel moved up one place to fourth and Laura and Mistral Hojris rounded out the top five.

Germany’s Isabell Werth, who returned to competition at Christmas after a six-month break from competition, dropped two places to sixth on her Olympic mount Satchmo and remained in ninth place with Warum Nicht FRH.

The rankings reflect the results of the previous 12 months.

Rank Previous Rider Name Horse Name NF Points
1 1 GAL, Edward MOORLANDS TOTILAS NED 2707
2 2 CORNELISSEN, Adelinde JERICH PARZIVAL NED 2407
3 3 VAN GRUNSVEN, Anky SALINERO NED 2206
4 5 PETERS, Steffen RAVEL USA 2196
5 6 BECHTOLSHEIMER, Laura MISTRAL HOJRIS GBR 2140
6 4 WERTH, Isabell SATCHMO 78 GER 2090
7 7 VAN GRUNSVEN, Anky IPS PAINTED BLACK NED 2020
8 8 SCHELLEKENS-BARTELS, Imke HUNTER DOUGLAS SUNRISE NED 2013
9 9 WERTH, Isabell WARUM NICHT FRH GER 1980
10 10 RATH, Matthias Alexander STERNTALER-UNICEF GER 1878
11 11 MINDERHOUD, Hans Peter EXQUIS NADINE NED 1822
12 13 KITTEL, Patrick WATERMILL SCANDIC H.B.C. SWE 1799
13 12 THEODORESCU, Monica WHISPER 128 GER 1786
14 15 HOLZER, Ashley POP ART CAN 1777
15 16 MAX – THEURER, Victoria AUGUSTIN OLD AUT 1773
16 18 HINDLE, Emma LANCET 2 GBR 1765
17 17 ZU SAYN – WITTGENSTEIN, Nathalie DIGBY DEN 1759
18 14 KYRKLUND, Kyra MAX FIN 1751
19 19 SALZGEBER, Ulla HERZRUF’S ERBE GER 1751
20 20 HESTER, Carl LIEBLING II GBR 1640