Steffen Peters & Legolas Move Into Top 20 in World Rankings

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Steffen Peters and Legolas. © 2012 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Steffen Peters and Legolas have moved into the top 20 in the world rankings  in five months since the 10-year-old Westfalen gelding joined Ravel in California.

The latest International Equestrian Federation rankings show that Steffen and Legolas (Laomedon x Furstin x Florestan II) ranked 17th, up from 89th place a month earlier, and two places behind Ravel, ranked 15th in the world.

Legolas is competing over the next two weeks in the U.S. Grand Prix championships in Gladstone, New Jersey, while Ravel is in California because the 2008 Olympic, 2010 World Equestrian Games double bronze medalist and 2009 World Cup champion mount has been excused from the American Olympic selection trials.

Steffen and Legolas have competed in only four CDIs, all in California, since Akiko Yamazaki bought the horse from Germany late in 2011 as a backup to Ravel, which she also owns. Legolas has won all eight classes in those four events.

Anky van Grunsven and Salinero, her 2008 Olympic gold medal mount now aged 18, was ranked 18th, the first time horse had been in the top 20 in almost two years.

Rank Previous Rider Name Horse Name NF Points
1 1 CORNELISSEN, Adelinde JERICH PARZIVAL NED 2733
2 2 RATH, Matthias Alexander TOTILAS GER 2571
3 3 BECHTOLSHEIMER, Laura MISTRAL HOJRIS GBR 2550
4 5 DUJARDIN, Charlotte VALEGRO GBR 2522
5 4 HESTER, Carl UTHOPIA GBR 2515
6 6 SALZGEBER, Ulla HERZRUF’S ERBE GER 2353
7 9 WERTH, Isabell EL SANTO NRW GER 2346
8 7 LANGEHANENBERG, Helen DAMON HILL NRW GER 2343
9 8 KITTEL, Patrick WATERMILL SCANDIC H.B.C. SWE 2321
10 13 TRUPPA, Valentina EREMO DEL CASTEGNO ITA 2220
11 10 SPREHE, Kristina DESPERADOS 11 GER 2200
12 11 MAX-THEURER, Victoria AUGUSTIN OLD AUT 2155
13 14 ZU SAYN – WITTGENSTEIN, Nathalie DIGBY DEN 2092
14 15 WERTH, Isabell WARUM NICHT FRH GER 2079
15 16 PETERS, Steffen RAVEL USA 2042
16 20 MUÑOZ DIAZ, JUAN MANUEL FUEGO DE CARDENAS ESP 2032
17 89 PETERS, Steffen LEGOLAS 92 USA 2031
18 83 VAN GRUNSVEN, Anky SALINERO NED 2019
19 19 VILHELMSSON SILFVÉN, Tinne DON AURIELLO SWE 2010
20 17 THEODORESCU, Monica WHISPER 128 GER 1999