Dutch Tighten Grip on World Rankings

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Imke Schellekens-Bartels and Hunter Douglas Sunrise. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Imke Schellekens-Bartels and Hunter Douglas Sunrise. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 7–Dutch riders tightened their grip at the top of the world rankings, filling four of the top five positions.

The top three places in the rankings to the end of April again went to Edward Gal and Moorlands Totilas, Adelinde Cornelissen and Jerich Parzival and Anky van Grunsven and Salinero.

Imke Schellekens-Bartels and Hunter Douglas Sunrise moved up to fifth, from eighth, right behind Great Britain’s Laura Bechtolsheimer and Mistral Hojris.

Isebell Werth of Germany remained in sixth place on Satchmo, but moved up to seventh place from ninth with Warum Nicht FRH while Anky and IPS Painted Black filled the eighth spot.

The biggest change came from the USA’s Steffen Peters and Ravel tumbling to ninth place from fourth. The pair have competed only sparingly so far this year, opting to focus on the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky in September.

Germany’s Matthias Alexander Rath and Sterntaler UNICEF rounded out the top 10.

The top 20 standings:

Rank Previous Rider Name Horse Name NF Points
1 1 GAL, Edward MOORLANDS TOTILAS NED 2707
2 2 CORNELISSEN, Adelinde JERICH PARZIVAL NED 2413
3 3 VAN GRUNSVEN, Anky SALINERO NED 2206
4 5 BECHTOLSHEIMER, Laura MISTRAL HOJRIS GBR 2140
5 8 SCHELLEKENS-BARTELS, Imke HUNTER DOUGLAS SUNRISE NED 2024
6 6 WERTH, Isabell SATCHMO 78 GER 2020
7 9 WERTH, Isabell WARUM NICHT FRH GER 1987
8 7 VAN GRUNSVEN, Anky IPS PAINTED BLACK NED 1961
9 4 PETERS, Steffen RAVEL USA 1877
10 10 RATH, Matthias Alexander STERNTALER-UNICEF GER 1877
11 12 KITTEL, Patrick WATERMILL SCANDIC H.B.C. SWE 1816
12 13 THEODORESCU, Monica WHISPER 128 GER 1786
13 15 MAX – THEURER, Victoria AUGUSTIN OLD AUT 1773
14 16 HINDLE, Emma LANCET 2 GBR 1765
15 17 ZU SAYN – WITTGENSTEIN, Nathalie DIGBY DEN 1759
16 11 MINDERHOUD, Hans Peter EXQUIS NADINE NED 1744
17 14 HOLZER, Ashley POP ART CAN 1731
18 19 SALZGEBER, Ulla HERZRUF’S ERBE GER 1702
19 20 HESTER, Carl LIEBLING II GBR 1631
20 26 SALZGEBER, Ulla WAKANA GER 1626