Dutch Maintain Dominance in World Rankings

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Victoria Max-Theurer on Augustin OLD. © 2009 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Victoria Max-Theurer on Augustin OLD. © 2009 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Aug. 9–The Dutch maintained their domination in the latest International Equestrian Federation world rankings taking five of the top 10 combinations of riders and horses, while Austria’s Victria Max Theurer on Augustin OLD jumped into 10th place from 25.

Victoria and Great Britain’s Laura Bechtolsheimer on Mistral Hojris again third place behind Edward Gal and Moorlands Totilas and Adelinde Cornelissen and Jerich Parzival were the only pairs who were not Dutch or German in the Top 10.

Canada’s Ashley Holzer on Pop Art in 18th place was the sole non-European in the top 20, while the American paid Tina Konyot and Calecto V were in 30th place. Steffen Peters and Ravel, who had risen as high as third based on their 2009 World Cup and Aachen CDIO victories, dropped further to 33rd place as they engaged in only alight competition schedule to focus on the forthcoming World Equestrian Games.

The latest top 20 standings:

Rank Previous Rider Name Horse Name NF Points
1 1 GAL, Edward MOORLANDS TOTILAS NED 2760
2 2 CORNELISSEN, Adelinde JERICH PARZIVAL NED 2469
3 3 BECHTOLSHEIMER, Laura MISTRAL HOJRIS GBR 2184
4 4 VAN GRUNSVEN, Anky SALINERO NED 2151
5 5 WERTH, Isabell WARUM NICHT FRH GER 2047
6 7 VAN GRUNSVEN, Anky IPS PAINTED BLACK NED 2034
7 6 SCHELLEKENS-BARTELS, Imke HUNTER DOUGLAS SUNRISE NED 2029
8 9 WERTH, Isabell SATCHMO 78 GER 1959
9 8 RATH, Matthias Alexander STERNTALER-UNICEF GER 1896
10 25 MAX – THEURER, Victoria AUGUSTIN OLD AUT 1851
11 12 KOSCHEL, Christoph DONNPERIGNON GER 1805
12 11 THEODORESCU, Monica WHISPER 128 GER 1791
13 10 KITTEL, Patrick WATERMILL SCANDIC H.B.C. SWE 1781
14 13 ZU SAYN – WITTGENSTEIN, Nathalie DIGBY DEN 1749
15 16 BALKENHOL, Anabel DABLINO GER 1747
16 14 SCHMIDT, Hubertus DONNELLY 3 GER 1734
17 17 WILHELMSSON SILFVÉN, Tinne FAVOURIT SWE 1718
18 15 HOLZER, Ashley POP ART CAN 1694
19 18 LEBEK, Susanne POTOMAC 4 GER 1673
20 35 BECHTOLSHEIMER, Laura ANDRETTI H GBR 1662