Germany’s Kristina Sprehe Vaults Into Top 20 in World Rankings

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Kristina Sprehe and Desperados. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Kristina Sprehe aboard Desperados 11 took only four competitions in eight months to leap from the Under-25 division into the Top 20 combinations in the world, according to the latest International Equestrian Federation rankings.

The German rider and the 11-year-old Hanoverian stallion (De Niro x Wie Musik Wolkenstein II) were ranked 17th in the world, up from 125th a month earlier, in the standings for the end of March.

The standings, based on results from the past year, showed no change from the previous month at the top with The Netherlands’ Adelinde Cornelissen and Jerich Parzival at No. 1 with 2729 points followed by Great Britain’s Carl Hester and Uthopia on 2526 points and and Laura Bechtolsheimer and Mistral Hojris on 2506 points to rank second and third, respectively.

Kristina garnered 2003 points from competing at four shows–Verden, Donaueschingen, Oldenburg and Dortmund–beginning last August.

The rankings, and previous month’s standing:

1 1 CORNELISSEN, Adelinde JERICH PARZIVAL NED 2729
2 2 HESTER, Carl UTHOPIA GBR 2526
3 3 BECHTOLSHEIMER, Laura MISTRAL HOJRIS GBR 2506
4 4 RATH, Matthias Alexander TOTILAS GER 2471
5 5 DUJARDIN, Charlotte VALEGRO GBR 2395
6 7 SALZGEBER, Ulla HERZRUF’S ERBE GER 2355
7 8 KITTEL, Patrick WATERMILL SCANDIC H.B.C. SWE 2340
8 6 PETERS, Steffen RAVEL USA 2312
9 9 WERTH, Isabell EL SANTO NRW GER 2305
10 10 LANGEHANENBERG, Helen DAMON HILL NRW GER 2242
11 12 ZU SAYN – WITTGENSTEIN, Nathalie DIGBY DEN 2136
12 13 KOSCHEL, Christoph DONNPERIGNON GER 2129
13 14 MAX-THEURER, Victoria AUGUSTIN OLD AUT 2123
14 11 WERTH, Isabell WARUM NICHT FRH GER 2079
15 15 MUÑOZ DIAZ, JUAN MANUEL FUEGO DE CARDENAS ESP 2043
16 16 TRUPPA, Valentina EREMO DEL CASTEGNO ITA 2018
17 125 SPREHE, Kristina DESPERADOS 11 GER 2003
18 17 THEODORESCU, Monica WHISPER 128 GER 1999
19 18 VILHELMSSON SILFVÉN, Tinne DON AURIELLO SWE 1998
20 19 GAL, Edward SISTHER DE JEU NED 1956