Dutch Still Rule World Top Rankings, but Anabel Balkenhol & Dablino Vault Up Standings

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Moorlands Totilas and Edward Gal, still No. 1. © 2010 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Moorlands Totilas and Edward Gal, still No. 1. © 2010 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, July 9–Dutch riders maintained their top standings in the latest International Equestrian Federation world rankings, but a newcomer to the top 20 was Anabel Balkenhol and Dablino who vaulted to the 16th place from 133rd at the end of June.

The USA dropped out of the top 20 when Steffen Peters and Ravel went to 30th from 5th place as the pair have competed only sporadically at international level since their World Cup title and the sweep of the CDIO at Aachen, Germany in 2009 to focus this year on World Equestrian Games in Kentucky beginning Sept. 25. But the USA’s Tina Konyot and Calecto V edged up to 28th place from 31.

Canada’s Ashley Holzer and Pop Art at 15th place up from 17th the previous month was the only non-European remaining in the top 20.

Edward Gal and Moorlands Totilas remained No, 1 with Adelinde Cornelissen and Jerich Parzival No. 2 and Great Britain’s Laura Bechtolsheimer and Mistral Hojris moving into the No. 3 spot while Anky van Grunsven and Salinero dropped one spot to 4th.

The top 20 ranked combinations:

1 1 GAL, Edward MOORLANDS TOTILAS NED 2727
2 2 CORNELISSEN, Adelinde JERICH PARZIVAL NED 2423
3 4 BECHTOLSHEIMER, Laura MISTRAL HOJRIS GBR 2164
4 3 VAN GRUNSVEN, Anky SALINERO NED 2151
5 6 WERTH, Isabell WARUM NICHT FRH GER 2028
6 7 SCHELLEKENS-BARTELS, Imke HUNTER DOUGLAS SUNRISE NED 2020
7 8 VAN GRUNSVEN, Anky IPS PAINTED BLACK NED 1961
8 10 RATH, Matthias Alexander STERNTALER-UNICEF GER 1896
9 9 WERTH, Isabell SATCHMO 78 GER 1891
10 11 KITTEL, Patrick WATERMILL SCANDIC H.B.C. SWE 1816
11 12 THEODORESCU, Monica WHISPER 128 GER 1791
12 21 KOSCHEL, Christoph DONNPERIGNON GER 1765
13 14 ZU SAYN – WITTGENSTEIN, Nathalie DIGBY DEN 1749
14 18 SCHMIDT, Hubertus DONNELLY 3 GER 1741
15 17 HOLZER, Ashley POP ART CAN 1731
16 133 BALKENHOL, Anabel DABLINO GER 1709
17 19 WILHELMSSON SILFVÉN, Tinne FAVOURIT SWE 1701
18 20 LEBEK, Susanne POTOMAC 4 GER 1673
19 16 MINDERHOUD, Hans Peter EXQUIS NADINE NED 1671
20 25 SALZGEBER, Ulla WAKANA GER 1634