WEG Results Boost Steffen Peters & Ravel World Rankings to 4th Behind Same Top Three

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Ravel with his buddy Betty relaxing at home after WEG.
Ravel with his buddy Betty relaxing at home after WEG.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Oct. 13–Steffen Peters and Ravel of the United States zoomed up the International Equestrian Federation Rankings to 4th place from 35th based on their World Equestrian Games performances, while Edward Gal and Moorands Totilas maintained their No. 1 spot.

Adelinde Cornelissen and Jerich Parzival had earned enough points throughout the year to stay at No. 2 despite the tongue nick that drew blood and led to their automatic disqualification during their opening Grand Prix ride at WEG in Kentucky.

Great Britain’s Laura Bechtolsheimer and Mistral Hojris, cementing their superstar status with three silver medals at WEG, maintained their third place in the rankings.

The placing for Steffen and Ravel, a 12-year-old Contango gelding owned by Akiko Yamazaki, was the most dramatic change in the top 30 rankings as they competed in only three shows in 2010 before WEG, at the Exquis World Dressage Masters in Palm Beach, Florida and two at Del Mar near their base in San Diego, California. The pair won two individual bronze medals.

A big jump also was logged for the Spanish combination of Juan Manuel Muñoz Diaz and the PRE stallion Fuego XII to 11th place from 17th and also for Australia’s Brett Parbery on Victory Salute moving to 35th place from 42nd.

Top 20 rankings:

1 1 GAL, Edward MOORLANDS TOTILAS NED 2771
2 2 CORNELISSEN, Adelinde JERICH PARZIVAL NED 2408
3 3 BECHTOLSHEIMER, Laura MISTRAL HOJRIS GBR 2285
4 35 PETERS, Steffen RAVEL USA 2146
5 4 WERTH, Isabell WARUM NICHT FRH GER 2063
6 6 SCHELLEKENS-BARTELS, Imke HUNTER DOUGLAS SUNRISE NED 2048
7 5 VAN GRUNSVEN, Anky SALINERO NED 2036
8 7 VAN GRUNSVEN, Anky IPS PAINTED BLACK NED 1976
9 8 WERTH, Isabell SATCHMO 78 GER 1962
10 10 MAX – THEURER, Victoria AUGUSTIN OLD AUT 1913
11 17 MUÑOZ DIAZ, JUAN MANUEL FUEGO XII ESP 1844
12 9 RATH, Matthias Alexander STERNTALER-UNICEF GER 1844
13 11 KOSCHEL, Christoph DONNPERIGNON GER 1818
14 14 ZU SAYN – WITTGENSTEIN, Nathalie DIGBY DEN 1780
15 12 THEODORESCU, Monica WHISPER 128 GER 1777
16 13 BALKENHOL, Anabel DABLINO GER 1747
17 15 SCHMIDT, Hubertus DONNELLY 3 GER 1734
18 20 MINDERHOUD, Hans Peter EXQUIS NADINE NED 1731
19 16 KITTEL, Patrick WATERMILL SCANDIC H.B.C. SWE 1715
20 18 HOLZER, Ashley POP ART CAN 1696