Changes Near Top of World Rankings

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Kristina Sprehe and Desperados into the world's top 10. © 2012 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

World dressage rankings saw some of the biggest changes in several months ahead of the Olympic Games in London with two riders and horses making it into the top 10 for the first time, according to the International Equestrian Federation tabulation to the end of July.

The Netherlands’ Adelinde Cornelissen and Parzival remained atop the standings while Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro who won two gold medals after the rankings moved to second place from fourth.

Kristina Sprehe, the 26-year-old rider of Desperados who was on the German team, moved up to fifth place from 11th and Victoria Max-Theurer and Augustin OLD who rode as an individual for Austria was elevated to eighth place from the No. 12 spot.

Denmark’s Anna Kasprzak and Donnperignon made the biggest advance, however, going to 17th place from 102nd with Donnperignon.

Top 30 ranked combinations:

Rank Previous Rider Name Horse Name NF Points
1 1 CORNELISSEN, Adelinde JERICH PARZIVAL NED 2704
2 4 DUJARDIN, Charlotte VALEGRO GBR 2637
3 2 BECHTOLSHEIMER, Laura MISTRAL HOJRIS GBR 2547
4 7 LANGEHANENBERG, Helen DAMON HILL NRW GER 2452
5 11 SPREHE, Kristina DESPERADOS FRH GER 2423
6 6 WERTH, Isabell EL SANTO NRW GER 2346
7 8 SALZGEBER, Ulla HERZRUF’S ERBE GER 2303
8 12 MAX-THEURER, Victoria AUGUSTIN OLD AUT 2249
9 10 TRUPPA, Valentina EREMO DEL CASTEGNO ITA 2238
10 9 KITTEL, Patrick WATERMILL SCANDIC H.B.C. SWE 2229
11 14 ZU SAYN – WITTGENSTEIN, Nathalie DIGBY DEN 2113
12 5 HESTER, Carl UTHOPIA GBR 2106
13 15 VILHELMSSON SILFVÉN, Tinne DON AURIELLO SWE 2061
14 13 VAN GRUNSVEN, Anky SALINERO NED 2056
15 27 SCHNEIDER, Dorothee DIVA ROYAL GER 2044
16 17 PETERS, Steffen LEGOLAS 92 USA 2031
17 102 KASPRZAK, Anna DONNPERIGNON DEN 2030
18 24 WERTH, Isabell DON JOHNSON 14 GER 2014
19 19 WERTH, Isabell WARUM NICHT FRH GER 2002
20 21 THEODORESCU, Monica WHISPER 128 GER 2000
21 20 KITTEL, Patrick TOY STORY SWE 1998
22 22 BARBANÇON MESTRES, MORGAN PAINTED BLACK ESP 1974
23 23 DAVISON, Richard ARTEMIS GBR 1968
24 104 SCHELLEKENS-BARTELS, Imke HUNTER DOUGLAS TOOTS NED 1923
25 26 MINDERHOUD, Hans Peter GLOCK’S TANGO NED 1918
26 25 VILHELMSSON SILFVÉN, Tinne FAVOURIT SWE 1908
27 29 WITTIG, Brigitte BLIND DATE 25 GER 1897
28 121 FERRER – SALAT, Beatriz DELGADO ESP 1897
29 30 MILCZAREK, Katarzyna EKWADOR POL 1894
30 31 HELLJESEN, Siril DORINA NOR 1888